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Wayne Thorp

author Image Wayne A. Thorp is a vice president and the senior financial analyst at AAII and former editor of Computerized Investing. Follow him on Twitter at @WayneTAAII.

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Areas of Expertise: computerized investing, stock analysis, stock screening, technical analysis

Twitter Feed: @WayneTAAII

Topics Presented in Speeches: “How to Analyze a Stock,” “Finding a Stock Winner: First Step Screening,” “Computerized Stock Screening & Analysis” and “Stock Screening Using Stock Investor Pro


Wayne A. Thorp is a vice president and the senior financial analyst at AAII and the former editor of Computerized Investing. As a financial columnist for AAII, Thorp has written extensively on technical analysis, stock screening and stock analysis. He oversees the CI Market Dashboard—a collection of market, valuation and economic indicators that help gauge the direction of the market—and writes its commentary. Thorp is also is the product manager for the Stock Investor Pro computerized fundamental database and screening program and serves on the Stock Superstars Report (SSR) and Dividend Investing (DI) advisory committees.

Thorp is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2002. He has been with AAII since 1997.

Articles by this Author

  1. Stock Screens »

    A Technical-Fundamental System for Stock Selection

    Momentum and value are combined in this active trading strategy based on Grant Henning’s book, “The Value and Momentum Trader.”

    August 2010 | Journal

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Grant Henning’s Technical-Momentum Stock Trading System

    Henning’s approach is based on the belief that using mathematical models to select stocks can eliminate the guesswork and emotion from the investment process.

    August 2010 | Computerized-investing

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Archos 9 PCtablet

    Ultra portable “hybrid” Windows 7 tablet PC with a touch screen, WiFi and Bluetooth.

    August 2010 | Computerized-investing

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Sonos ZonePlayer S5 With ZoneBridge

    All-in-one, five-speaker music system that connects to a router to deliver music wirelessly throughout your home.

    August 2010 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    The Dot-Com Turns 25

    Thought on the evolution of the Web on the 25th anniversary of the registration of the first dot-com domain name.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Using a Spreadsheet to Construct Moving Averages

    A spreadsheet from AAII for calculating three types of moving averages and generating buy and sell signals from them.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Buy-and-Hold Versus Market Timing

    A look at Theodore Wong’s research into building a moving average crossover system and testing it against a buy-and-hold approach.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    The Top Web-Based Stock Screening Services

    What to look for in online services that help filter through a database of stocks to identify potential opportunities.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  9. CI in the Journal »

    CBOE's Volatility Index (VIX)

    An explanation of the so-called “fear gauge” and how it has fared in recent years.

    July 2010 | Journal

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Netbook Tablet

    Windows 7 mini laptop that converts into a tablet netbook with a touch-sensitive screen.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Powermat 2X Wireless Charging Mat

    Wireless charging station that supports a number of mobile electronic devices.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Excel Plug-ins

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera

    The camcorder offers an impressive array of features at a budget-friendly price.

    July 2010 | Computerized-investing

  14. Screening on Jim Slater's Zulu Principle image

    Computerized-investing »

    Screening on Jim Slater's Zulu Principle

    In the 15-plus years I have been reading investing texts—especially related to stock screening—I have found the subject to be decidedly centered in the U.S. Therefore, when I ran across a book written on the other side of the pond in England, I jumped at the chance to see what it had to say.

    June 2010 | Computerized-investing

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    Klipsch Image S4i In-Ear Headset With Mic and 3-Button Remote Headphones

    The first third-party headset offering full control of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPod music and video content.

    June 2010 | Computerized-investing