Will Ashworth

Will Ashworth

Will Ashworth lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He's worked in and around the financial services industry for much of his adult life. He loves investing and is passionate about helping others learn how to put their money to work.

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  1. Entrepreneurship

    Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  2. Financial Analysis

    The 4 R's Of Investing In Retail

    In retail, successfully managing return on investment (ROI) and other financial indicators is the key to a healthy business.
  3. Stocks

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors such as Warren Buffett. Since their transactions are so widely followed, ...
  4. Stocks

    Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters over-allotment, the Chicago-based sandwich shop is selling 8.49 million shares to the public at between $9 and ...
  5. Stocks

    How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - in the price of its stock. By the end you’ll have a better understanding what moves ...
  6. Financial Analysis

    Is Jarden Burning The Candle From Both Ends?

    On September 3 Jarden (NYSE:JAH) announced it was acquiring Yankee Candle Company for $1.75 billion. Almost all the media I've seen since regarding the acquisition has been quite favorable. As I write ...
  7. Stocks

    Duck Dynasty's Success: Why An A&E IPO Makes Sense

    A&E Television Network (AETN) premiered its fourth season of Duck Dynasty August 14. The one-hour episode garnered 11.8 million viewers, the highest number ever to watch a non-fiction cable show. A&E is ...
  8. Stocks

    Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    Estee Lauder (EL) delivered beautiful Q4 earnings August 15 on a day when the Dow lost 225 points due to Wal-Mart's (WMT) mediocre results. The world's largest retailer believes the U.S. economy is heading ...
  9. Stocks

    Weight Watchers Goes On A Diet--Time To Buy?

    Weight Watchers stock hit a 52-week low August 2 on dismal second-quarter results. The weight-loss company faces increased online competiton from free social apps. While the outlook for 2013 is getting ...
  10. Stocks

    Noodles Doubles In IPO Debut: Time To Sell?

    Fast Casual restaurant chain Noodles and Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) priced its IPO June 27 at $18. In its first day of trading it closed up 98%, one of the top 10 first-day returns for U.S. IPOs since 2001. ...
  11. Pensions

    McKesson CEO's $159 Million Pension: Should Shareholders ...

    Drug distribution company McKesson (NYSE:MCK) revealed in a June 21 regulatory filing that had CEO John Hammergren retired March 31, he would have been entitled to a $159 million pension. The largest pension ...
  12. Stocks

    Best Buy: Is E-Commerce Its Savior?

    Best Buy held its annual meeting June 20. The message it sent was clear: its stores are a big part of its future, especially when it comes to e-commerce. Can online sales save the company? I think so; ...
  13. Stocks

    HD Supply Or Home Depot: Which is the Better Stock?

    HD Supply, the former industrial distributor business Home Depot (NYSE:HD) sold for $8.5 billion in 2007, is going public next week between $22-$25 per share. Should investors go with the new kid on the ...
  14. Stocks

    Restoration Hardware: Has It Come Too Far Too Fast?

    Restoration Hardware is the fifth best performing IPO over the last 12 months, up 185% since November 2, 2012. On June 14 it upped its 2013 guidance causing its stock to rise more than 5% on the news. ...
  15. Stocks

    AmazonFresh: Good Or Bad Move For The Stock?

    AmazonFresh, Amazon's online grocery business, is moving out of the testing phase and into Los Angeles, and then San Francisco later this year. Many have tried and failed at online grocerie,s but none ...
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