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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 Software

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

    March 2002 | Computerized-investing

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Features »

    Monitoring the Smart Money by Using On-Balance Volume

    Technical Analysis: The OBV tracks the activity of smart money--large traders and investors who have inside details regarding the company's fundamentals--so you can benefit from their information without actually knowing it.

    May 2001 | Journal

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Market Sentiment

    A look at surveys and indicators that measure where the market has been or where it is headed.

    May 2001 | Computerized-investing

  13. Features »

    Screening for Stock Using the Lakonishok Approach

    Stock Screening: Josef Lakonishok carries the Benjamin Graham torch based on his academic research and success in investment management. His basic philosophy is to buy out-of-favor companies that are beginning to show signs of awakening.

    April 2001 | Journal

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Historical Price Data Providers

    A survey of 17 vendors that offer historical price, volume, and distribution data on a variety of domestic and foreign instruments.

    March 2001 | Computerized-investing

  15. Features »

    How to Test and Interpret Trading System Performance

    Technical Analysis: Many forces are at work when you trade a system—commissions, slippage, protective stops, idle interest, margin, and short trading can all influence a trading system's performance results.

    January 2001 | Journal