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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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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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October 2019

The 15 Best Recession-Resistant Stocks to Buy

There’s little question as to what makes the most recession-resistant stocks to buy so resilient. Many of them offer products that Americans simply can’t go without, or that are much more attractive ...

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August 2019

10 BDCs to Buy for Big-Time Income

The market for business development companies (BDCs) just got a little more institutional. For those of you unfamiliar with BDCs, here’s a quick primer. Business development companies provide firms ...

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August 2019

The Disruptors: 10 Innovative and Irritating Stock Picks

The idea of disruptors – single companies that (usually quickly) change the landscape of an entire industry or sector – isn’t new. Henry Ford and Ford Motor (F) revolutionized automaking in the early ...

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August 2019

10 Top Stocks That Show Gender Diversity Counts

Data shows that if you want to generate alpha and outperform the major indexes, some of the top stocks to buy are companies that practice gender diversity. Catalyst, the global nonprofit dedicated to ...

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July 2019

10 Stocks to Buy for Kingly Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow (FCF) is one of the most important financial metrics you can study – especially if you’re a buy-and-hold investor. FCF is the cash remaining after a company has paid its expenses, ...

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June 2019

10 Growth ETFs to Buy for Backside Protection, Too

Growth exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are as straightforward as they sound: They’re portfolios of growth stocks. By definition, a growth stock is any company with an above-average growth profile. In ...

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April 2019

The 10 Best Consumer Discretionary ETFs to Buy

Consumer discretionary stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been among the most closely watched area of the market this year. That’s because consumer spending, and the health of the economy broadly, ...

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April 2019

7 Best Stocks to Buy to Make a Buck Off Air Travel

A big swath of the country is finally coming out of a deep freeze that kept many of us hunkered down in our homes for most of this winter. That’s because traveling was neither easy nor fun, whether by ...

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March 2019

10 of the Worst Stock Calls By the Pros

How many times have you seen articles discussing the best market calls of all time? Probably quite a few. They’re everywhere. But you don’t hear much about the worst market calls of all time. That’s ...

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March 2019

7 Dividend ETFs to Buy for Investors of Every Stripe

In good times and bad, dividend stocks act almost like rent checks, coming monthly or quarterly like clockwork. Many investors, whether you’re a professional working on Wall Street or a regular Joe on ...

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February 2019

10 Communications Services Stocks to Buy for 2019

It has been more than two years since real estate companies were pulled from the financials sector under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) and put into their own sector. Then late last ...

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February 2019

The 10 Best Consumer Stocks to Buy for 2019

The rough end to 2018 put analysts on their toes as they looked ahead toward 2019. Some experts suggested that with U.S. GDP growth projected to slow, investors should rotate into more defensive sectors ...

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January 2019

The 11 Hottest IPOs to Watch For in 2019

The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2018 saw 190 companies take the plunge, raising $47 billion in collective proceeds. That IPO tally was higher than the 160 offerings in 2017, and far better ...

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January 2019

Best Health Care Stocks to Buy for 2019

Health care stocks were the best sector in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index in 2018, according to Yardeni Research. The sector’s 4.7% gain last year isn’t exactly eye-popping. But consider that ...

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November 2018

10 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary believes that small-cap stocks are the perfect investment over the next few years as trade issues get sorted out and tax cuts deliver their full impact. “I say ...

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November 2018

10 Best Value Stocks to Buy Now

Value stocks are en vogue again. As recently as the end of May, stock prognosticators were calling for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to hit 30,000. Some suggested the Dow would reach that number ...

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