« Back to Author Index

Wayne Thorp

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

Articles by this Author

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 at AAII and the editor of Computerized Investing, a newsletter considered to be the premier publication covering the use of personal computers for financial planning, investment analysis and portfolio management. As a financial columnist for AAII, Thorp has written a column for the AAIIJournal on technical analysis as well as articles on stock screening and analysis. He is also product manager for the Stock Investor Pro computerized fundamental data 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 »

    The Rule #1 Approach to Finding Wonderful Companies

    Warren Buffett’s #1 rule of investing is: Don't lose money And how do you accomplish that small feat? By investing in wonderful companies at attracive prices, according to Phil Town, author of a new book that outlines his approach. A look at AAII's new stock screen based on Town's methodology.

    October 2007 | Journal

  2. Stock Screens »

    Style Diversification Using the James O'Shaughnessy Approach

    While stock investors have been debating the merits of growth versus value strategies for decades, James O'Shaughnessy has shown that both approaches work--but on different kinds of stocks. How to screen for growth and value using the O'Shaughnessy approach.

    September 2007 | Journal

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Rule #1 Stock Screening

    Translating Phil Town’s Rule #1 approach into a stock screen for finding “wonderful” companies at attractive prices.

    September 2007 | Computerized-investing

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on the Vista operating system as Microsoft prepares to release the first service pack for the program.

    September 2007 | Computerized-investing

  5. Stock Screens »

    A Top-Line Approach: The Price-to-Sales Ratio Screen

    Price-to-sales ratios came into their own during the dot-com era, when earnings-based valuation models proved useless. Several years after the bursting of the Internet bubble, price-to-sales ratios continue to be a useful stock selection methodology. A look at one approach

    August 2007 | Journal

  6. Stock Screens »

    Strong Market Performance Powers First-Half 2007 Results

    Most AAII stock screens are outperforming the broad market indexes. The Benjamin Graham Defensive Non-Utility screen is at the top of the first-half performance list, with a year-to-date gain of 35.4%. The O'Shaughnessy Tiny Titans screen tops the long-term list, with a cumulative gain of 3,290.9% since the start of 1998.

    July 2007 | Journal

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Introduction to Candlestick Charting

    An overview of a technical analysis technique similar to bar charting, but with added nuances.

    July 2007 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on the difference between connection speeds advertised by Internet service providers and the slower speeds that users commonly experience.

    July 2007 | Computerized-investing

  9. Stock Screens »

    Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Value Investing With a Dividend Boost

    Dividend reinvestment plans offer investors a low-cost approach to investing in dividend-paying stocks. How should you screen these firms? A look at a high-yield approach.

    June 2007 | Journal

  10. Features »

    Driehaus' Growth & Momentum Investing: A Roller-Coaster Ride

    The Driehaus approach is based on the philosophy of Richard Driehaus, one of 25 money managers named to the Barron’s All-Century Team in 2000. The screen focuses on small and mid-cap companies with rapidly growing earnings--and stock prices to match.

    May 2007 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Stock Valuation Spreadsheet

    An update to a simple spreadsheet that you can use to gauge what a stock is actually worth.

    May 2007 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    When "journalistic integrity" and advertising collide.

    May 2007 | Computerized-investing

  13. Stock Screens »

    Dow Dogs Make Their Mark With Pure Mechanical Approach

    The Dow Dogs methodology emphasizes out-of-favor Dow stocks that are possibly underpriced relative to others, as indicated by high dividend yields. It is a mechanical approach that forces strict discipline, and requires no investment decision-making expertise--a highly appealing strategy to many individual investors, particularly market neophytes.

    April 2007 | Journal

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Technical Analysis & Charting Web Sites

    An in-depth look at 12 of the best sites for analyzing a stock’s price and volume data on-line and tracking trends with charting tools.

    March 2007 | Computerized-investing

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Individual investor access to real-time market data on-line may become more costly or unavailable. A look at the issues involved.

    March 2007 | Computerized-investing