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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Stock Screens »

    The Peter Lynch Approach: Investing in "Understandable" Stocks

    AAII Stock Screens: Searching for attractively valued growth stocks that haven't yet captured the attention of Wall Street? The Lynch approach emphasizes a thorough understanding of the company and whether the stock can be purchased at a reasonable price.

    April 2005 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Web-Based Technical Analysis & Charting Services

    An in-depth look at 19 of the best sites for analyzing a stock's price and volume data on-line and tracking trends with charting tools.

    March 2005 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Web-Based Technical Analysis & Charting Services

    An in-depth look at 19 of the best sites for analyzing a stock's price and volume data on-line and tracking trends with charting tools.

    March 2005 | Computerized-investing

  10. Stock Screens »

    The IBD Stable 70: Screening for Long-Term Growth and Stability

    AAII Stock Screens: Searching for "recession-proof" stocks? The IBD Stable 70 screen attempts to identify companies that have strong and stable long-term earnings growth—characteristics that have allowed firms to weather downturns in the past.

    February 2005 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Money 2005 Premium Vs. Quicken 2005 Premier

    Check out the newest features and functionality of the two most popular personal finance programs on the market.

    January 2005 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Computer Systems for the Individual Investor

    Looking to upgrade your home computer? Factors to consider, plus guidance on the current standards for computerized investors today and in the future.

    November 2004 | Computerized-investing

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Computer Systems for the Individual Investor

    Looking to upgrade your home computer? Factors to consider, plus guidance on the current standards for computerized investors today and in the future.

    November 2004 | Computerized-investing

  14. Stock Screens »

    The Best of Both Worlds: Value on the Move Screens

    AAII Stock Screens: Most buyers want value for their money, but many stock investors also seek growth. How to combine value and growth measures to identify potential attractively priced companies that are also experiencing growth.

    September 2004 | Journal

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Investor Sentiment as a Contrarian Indicator

    Using AAII's Investor Sentiment Survey to forecast the direction of the market.

    September 2004 | Computerized-investing