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Wayne Thorp

author Image Wayne A. Thorp is a vice president and the senior financial analyst at AAII and former 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


Wayne A. Thorp is a vice president and the senior financial analyst at AAII and the former editor of Computerized Investing. As a financial columnist for AAII, Thorp has written extensively on technical analysis, stock screening and stock analysis. He oversees the CI Market Dashboard—a collection of market, valuation and economic indicators that help gauge the direction of the market—and writes its commentary. Thorp is also is the product manager for the Stock Investor Pro computerized fundamental database 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 »

    Calculating a Firm’s Cash Burn Rate

    The rate of cash consumption for a young technology firm can reveal whether it is self-sustaining or if there is a need for additional future financing.

    August 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Online Data Breaches: Bigger, Faster & Costlier

    In the aftermath of arguably the largest online data breach ever, new data shows consumers underestimate the likelihood and impact of having their personal information compromised.

    August 2014 | Computerized-investing

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Sennheiser Presence Bluetooth Headset

    Hands-free headset with Bluetooth 4.0 technology offering longer battery life and range.

    July 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Social Media and “Pump and Dump” in the 21st Century

    While it is hard to argue with how much technology has made investing easier, there are always two sides to every coin.

    July 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    AOC E2460Sd LED Backlit Monitor

    Energy-efficient, 24-inch wide-screen display for home or office.

    June 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch Tablet

    Windows 8 touch-screen tablet with 8-inch display.

    June 2014 | Computerized-investing

  7. Computerized-investing »

    New Beginnings

    Computerized Investing loses a staff member, gains a new one and takes over AAII’s Best of the Web Guide.

    June 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Windows XP: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    It’s time to put your Windows XP system out to pasture and slam the door on would-be cyber-attacks to the now unsupported operating system.

    May 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Mobile Power Banks: mophie powerstation XL & New Trent PowerPak Ultra

    Comparison of two high-capacity mobile power banks.

    May 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Contour Design RollerMouse Red

    Unique Ergonomic “mouse” offers excellent precision and control.

    May 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word for iPad

    Microsoft productivity apps optimized for the iPad.

    April 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Lenovo Flex 14 Laptop

    Dual-mode, “convertible” Windows 8 notebook with touch screen.

    April 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Technical Trading Systems, Part 2: Designing the Framework

    The second installment in the series on how to set up your own technical trading system discusses the characteristics of successful systems and initial decisions when structuring a system.

    April 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Protecting Yourself From Heartbleed

    In the aftermath of the Heartbleed bug, there are several steps you can, and should, take to protect yourself online.

    April 2014 | Computerized-investing

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    Electronic-Only Service Launches in March

    Computerized Investing is being re-launched as a monthly electronic service with a new design, new content and new features.

    March 2014 | Journal