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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.


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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

Biography:
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.

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  1. Computerized-investing »

    Technical Analysis and Charting Software

    The wide and diverse area of technical analysis and charting software includes 21 programs that may be of interest to the typical individual investor. What the current versions of these 21 can offer you.

    March 2006 | Computerized-investing

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Which way the Super Bowl market indicator points in 2006.

    March 2006 | Computerized-investing

  3. Stock Screens »

    Screening for the Future Stock Market Winners

    What does it take to become a winner? In 1989, Marc Reinganum examined the common characteristics of a group of winning stocks. Based on that research, AAII developed the Stock Market Winners screen, a growth and value approach that last year was one of the top performers.

    February 2006 | Journal

  4. Stock Screens »

    From Peak to Valley: The Stock Strategy Landscape in 2005

    It was a rocky start, but the market, as well as most strategies, finally found their footing in 2005, with 43 of the 54 strategies AAII tracks turning in a positive performance for the year. For the second year in a row, the Michael Murphy value-priced technology screen led the way, while the growth-and-value Zweig approach held its long-term standing.

    January 2006 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, financial analyst at AAII, takes the helm at Computerized Investing with this issue.

    January 2006 | Computerized-investing

  6. Stock Screens »

    Getting Your Money's Worth: Screening for Return on Equity

    Return on equity (ROE) is a popular measure of profitability and corporate management excellence. How to screen for stocks with strong and solid ROEs.

    November 2005 | Journal

  7. Computerized-investing »

    PC Buyer's Guide for the Individual Investor

    Factors to consider when purchasing a new computer system, including guidance on the current and future standards for computerized investors.

    November 2005 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    PC Buyer's Guide for the Individual Investor

    Factors to consider when purchasing a new computer system, including guidance on the current and future standards for computerized investors.

    November 2005 | Computerized-investing

  9. Stock Screens »

    The King of Value: Screening for Low Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

    For many investors, cash is 'king' when it comes to selecting stocks, since growth in sales, earnings and asset values is ultimately fueled by a company's cash-generating ability. And now cash may be king when it comes to stock screening as well--AAII's free cash flow screen (low price-to-free-cash-flow) is one of the top-performing value strategies tracked by AAII. A look at the low price-to-free-cash-flow screen.

    October 2005 | Journal

  10. Stock Screens »

    The Revised Foolish 8 Screen: Not-So-Foolish Results

    Small stocks entice investors with the potential for large returns. But how do you select among the thousands of firms? The Motley Fool Web site originally developed a filter to look for profitable, rapidly growing small companies with strong price momentum. A revised version adds valuation and management criteria.

    September 2005 | Journal

  11. Stock Screens »

    How to Profit From Revisions in Analysts' Earnings Estimates

    While actual earnings growth is key over the long term, even small changes in expectations can have a big impact on a stock's price. How tracking revisions in earnings estimates can be turned into a rewarding investment strategy.

    August 2005 | Journal

  12. Stock Screens »

    Mid-Cap and Growth Pull Ahead in Mid-Year Review

    The year has been rough for value-oriented strategies relative to growth approaches, while strategies investing in smaller-cap companies have outperformed strategies that focus on larger firms.

    July 2005 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    It’s Never Too Late: Trading on Stock Upgrades

    Should you buy a stock after it’s upgraded by an analyst? How to judge what direction a stock might take after a positive analyst change.

    July 2005 | Computerized-investing

  14. Stock Screens »

    A Conservative Approach to Screening for High Dividend Yields

    Dividend-paying stocks provide a bit of a safe harbor during market tempests. Our high-yield screen offers a conservative approach to investing in dividend-paying stocks.

    June 2005 | Journal

  15. Stock Screens »

    John Neff's Approach to Contrarian Investing

    Searching for stocks with low-price-earnings ratios, solid earnings growth and increasing dividend yields, using the successful approach of the former manager of the Vanguard Windsor Fund.

    May 2005 | Journal