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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 »

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Stock Screens »

    Tracking the Smart Money: Screening for Insider Activity

    AAII Stock Screens: Who else better knows the future prospects of a company than the insiders? While it would be foolish to base buy and sell decisions solely on insider data, it is useful to know what the smart money is up to. AAII's insider buys screen.

    August 2004 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Implementing a Dividend Yield Screen

    How to find undervalued stocks with a strong dividend history using AAII’s Stock Investor Pro and four Web-based stock screening services.

    July 2004 | Computerized-investing

  6. Stock Screens »

    Keep the Dividends Flowing: Screening for DRPs

    AAII Stock Screens: Selecting from a universe consisting only of firms offering dividend reinvestment plans can result in a concentrated portfolio. But DRPs can provide a beneficial diversification component to aggressive, high-growth stock portfolios.

    June 2004 | Journal

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Technical Analysis Software

    What's new in the realm of software for technical analysis charting and screening? An in-depth look at 14 of the most popular programs.

    March 2004 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Technical Analysis Software

    What's new in the realm of software for technical analysis charting and screening? An in-depth look at 14 of the most popular programs.

    March 2004 | Computerized-investing

  9. Stock Screens »

    The Zweig Approach: Growth Stocks That Can Keep Pace

    A closer look at our top-performing screen over the long term, based on Martin Zweig's approach to identifying stocks that have strong earnings growth and price action, and selling at reasonable price-earnings ratios.

    February 2004 | Journal

  10. Computerized-investing »

    The Foolish 8 Small-Cap Screen

    An inside look at the Motley Fool's small-cap screen.

    January 2004 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Building a Computer for Investing

    Our annual look at the hardware you'll need for most typical computer investing tasks and how much you can expect to pay.

    November 2003 | Computerized-investing

  12. Stock Screens »

    IBD Stable 70: Surviving Downturns With Long-Term Earnings Growth

    The IBD Stable 70 screen has easily outperformed the small-, mid- and large-cap indexes over the last five years. It looks for firms equipped to withstand downturns by isolating those with strong & stable long-term earnings growth.

    October 2003 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    The IBD Stable 70 Screen

    Search for “recession-proof” companies using Investor’s Business Daily’s Stable 70 list as a guide.

    September 2003 | Computerized-investing

  14. The Markets »

    Stocks and the Economic Cycle: What Performs Well--and When

    While stocks as a whole move in advance of the economy, specific sectors have different relative performance throughout the economic cycle.

    August 2003 | Journal

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Point and Figure Charting

    Understanding how to create and interpret rows of X’s and O’s, and where to find point and figure charts.

    July 2003 | Computerized-investing