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Will Ashworth

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.

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May 2020

10 Best Value Stocks for Gritting Out the Downturn

The last time value stocks were in style, Abraham Lincoln still had a Pennsylvania Avenue address. OK, it hasn't been quite that long. Still, for years, even the best value stocks have taken a back ...

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April 2020

Bankruptcy Watch: 10 Retail Stocks at Growing Risk

Retailers across the country are working diligently to ensure that their businesses aren't the next victim of the coronavirus. The e-commerce revolution might have brought the industry to its knees, but ...

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March 2020

23 Dividend Cuts and Suspensions Chalked Up to the Coronavirus

Most investors buy dividend stocks for the consistent income they generate. Whether we're talking about Achievers, Aristocrats or Kings, or just plain ol' dividend payers, their income provides certainty ...

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April 2020

20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession

As a general rule, the best stocks to invest in while the economy is plunged in a recession tend to be boring, get-the-job-done companies. They have to be. In a recession, there's typically not a lot ...

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April 2020

7 Best Growth ETFs to Reap the Recovery's Rewards

NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky used to say, "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been." During these trying times, these are wise words. As it applies to growth stocks, you'll ...

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March 2020

10 Solid Social Distancing Stocks to Buy

Many of us probably weren't even aware of the concept of social distancing until the past couple of months. Sadly, it has been necessarily used so often during the coronavirus outbreak, we'd all be blasphemously ...

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March 2020

7 Drowsy Dividend Stocks to Sell or Stay Away From

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 29,551.42 on Feb. 12. Investors continued to pile into stocks despite excessive valuations and global fears of the coronavirus – an outbreak that ...

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February 2020

10 Dividend ETFs to Buy for a Diversified Portfolio

Assets in U.S. dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown exponentially over the past decade. In 2009, America's dividend ETFs collectively held less than $20 billion. By September 2019, they had ...

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February 2020

15 Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Mighty Returns

Mid-cap stocks aren't exactly spotlight hogs. Many investors buy into large companies because they tends to be more stable, plus information and media coverage are more readily available. Investors ...

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January 2020

The 10 Best Utility Stocks to Buy for 2020

When investors think defense, they think utility stocks. The S&P 500's utility sector behaved anything but defensively in 2019, however. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) delivered a 25.9% ...

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December 2019

10 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy for 2020

Uncertainty heading into a presidential election cycle, a continued trade war with China (it's only a "Phase One" agreement, after all) and potentially sluggish U.S. economic growth has many Wall Street ...

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November 2019

10 Top Stock Picks of America's Largest Pension Funds

One of the simplest things that everyday investors can do to improve their performance over the long haul is to study the best practices and investments of the world's top investors. And while that typically ...

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November 2019

The 13 Best Health-Care Stocks to Buy for 2020

One of the most attractive reasons to invest in health-care stocks continues to be the world's aging population. The United Nations says people age 65 and older are the fastest-growing age group worldwide. ...

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November 2019

The 7 Best New ETFs of 2019

More than a thousand new ETFs have launched over the past five years. That includes nearly 200 fund debuts through the lion's share of 2019. But ETFs are hitting the market at a slower pace than in ...

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November 2019

The 25 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for U.S. Investors

The U.S. is home to literally thousands of dividend payers, which would seem to eliminate the need to look elsewhere for income. But there's a convincing case to be made for at least a couple dozen Canadian ...

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October 2019

10 Money-Losing Stock Picks That Might Make You Money Anyway

Investors spent much of 2019 gobbling up a healthy helping of recent initial public offerings (IPOs) and other companies that haven't made a penny in profits. However, the rapid rise and fall of WeWork ...

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October 2019

7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits

Investors are rapidly moving toward investing with environmental, social and corporate-governance (ESG) qualities in mind. Assets in ESG ETFs and other exchange-traded products (ETPs) grew by $7.6 billion, ...

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