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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. Technical Analysis »

    Illuminating Trends: An Intro to Japanese Candlestick Charting

    In order to draw candlestick charts, you must have open, high, low, and close price data. Without open prices, it is impossible to create true candlestick charts.

    August 2002 | Journal

  2. Stock Screens »

    DRP Stock Characteristics and How to Implement a High-Yield Screen

    During bear markets, dividend-paying value stocks tend to outperform growth-oriented issues. This is echoed by the price-earnings ratios of the DRP and non-DRP universes, 19.6 and 18.9 respectively.

    June 2002 | Journal

  3. Technical Analysis »

    When Nothing Says Something: Understanding Price Gaps

    The size of a gap in trading can provide an indication as to future price activity. The wider the gap, the less apt prices are to follow through in the direction of the gap.

    May 2002 | Journal

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Gauging Market Trends: Market Breadth Data

    How to "read" the market to determine when trends are forming.

    May 2002 | Computerized-investing

  5. Stock Screens »

    An Aggressive Value Approach for Small-Company Investing

    The Oberweis Octagon is a set of rules outlining an approach that seeks to identify rapidly growing companies with prospects for continued future growth, but with stock market valuations that are reasonable given their levels of growth.

    April 2002 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Technical Analysis Software

    In-depth review and comparison of 14 of the most popular programs for technical analysis charting and screening.

    March 2002 | Computerized-investing

  7. Stock Screens »

    Shadow Stocks 2002: Small Caps Out of Wall Street's Spotlights

    Stock Screening: By operating out of the spotlight of Wall Street, Shadow Stocks may offer unique opportunities for individual investors. This year, 186 stocks passed the Shadow Stock screens.

    February 2002 | Journal

  8. Stock Screens »

    The Rookies: Characteristics of the Shadow Stock Newcomers

    Stock Screening: One of the hottest sectors in 2001 has been consumer noncyclicals. This year's Shadow Stock Rookies list contains seven such firms.

    February 2002 | Journal

  9. Features »

    Analyzing Volume & Price Ranges Using Equivolume Charting

    Technical Analysis: While heavy volume on an upward price move is usually viewed as a positive sign, heavy trading volume at the end or top of the price move is ignored. An in-depth look at reading equivolume charts to understand volume and price ranges.

    January 2002 | Journal

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Valuing Stock Using On-Line Tools

    What you'll find at seven sites that provide models for placing a value on a stock.

    January 2002 | Computerized-investing

  11. Features »

    What Steps You Should Take When Your Stock's Price Falls

    Stock Selection Strategies: There are no simple rules that will tell you when to sell a stock, but an in-depth understanding of what economic, industry, and firm fundamentals drive the price will better equip you for making decisions.

    November 2001 | Journal

  12. Stock Strategies »

    What Steps You Should Take When Your Stock's Price Falls

    There are no simple rules that will tell you when to sell a stock, but an in-depth understanding of what economic, industry, and firm fundamentals drive the price will better equip you for making decisions.

    November 2001 | Journal

  13. Features »

    Arms' Ease of Movement: Adding Volume to the Equation

    Technical Analysis: Equivolume is a method that places price activity and trading volume on an equal footing. Volume analysis is useful in identifying levels of support and resistance as well as points where these levels are broken.

    October 2001 | Journal

  14. Features »

    "Winning on Wall Street" Using the Martin Zweig Approach

    Stock Screening: Zweig's strategy seeks to identify companies with strong growth in earnings and sales, a reasonable price-earnings ratio given the company's growth rate, an absence of heavy insider selling, and relatively strong price action.

    September 2001 | Journal

  15. Features »

    Predicting Short-Term Trends: The Cup-With-Handle Pattern

    Technical Analysis: The cup-with-handle is a bullish continuation pattern that is formed by a corrective movement in price--the handle--which follows an upward trend in prices.

    August 2001 | Journal