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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 »

    Three Reversal Patterns Every Investor Should Know

    Reversal patterns are useful to traders and longer-term investors alike since they signal when the underlying trend in a security is coming to an end.

    October 2016 | Computerized-investing

  2. Features »

    AAII Stock Screens 2015 Review: Small-Cap Wins During a Large-Cap Year

    Though the relatively flat year favored large-cap growth stocks, the Foolish Small Cap 8 came out on top. There was also a shake-up in the long-term performance rankings.

    January 2016 | Journal

  3. Stock-investor-pro »

    An Introduction to Stock Investor Pro

    In this presentation from the 2015 AAII Investor Conference, Wayne A. Thorp, Stock Investor Pro program manager and AAII’s senior financial analyst demonstrates the fundamental stock screening and research database. If you are new to the program or looking for a refresher course, Wayne provides an overview of the program and its key features.

    January 2016 | Stock-investor-pro

  4. Computerized-investing »

    The Cup-With-Handle Pattern

    How to identify a chart pattern that may point to the continuation of a price advance.

    December 2015 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    PC Buyer’s Guide 2015

    Find out which computer system is best for performing investing-related tasks such as analysis, research and tracking in our annual update.

    November 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    Key PC Components 2015

    PC components can impact your overall computing performance. Here’s what you need to know to help you choose the best ingredients for your PC system.

    November 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    A unique chart overlay that indicates the amount of volume for a particular range of closing prices.

    September 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    Jabra STEP Wireless Earbuds

    Bluetooth in-ear headphones.

    August 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    CI’s fearless editor hands off the baton.

    August 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    Mortgage Refinancing Resources

    Check out these useful websites before embarking on a mortgage-refinancing quest.

    July 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    Windows 10 Launch

    What to expect from Microsoft’s newest operating system upgrade.

    July 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    WaterField Designs Rough Rider 15-Inch Messenger Bag

    A high-quality leather carrying case built to last.

    June 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    Equivolume Charts

    Integrating volume with price plots makes it easier to verify the trading volume for price tops and bottoms, for support and resistance breakouts and more.

    June 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    Hacking the National Pastime

    Latest data breach comes from inside the sacred world of baseball.

    June 2015 | Computerized-investing

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    ibattz Mojo Refuel Invictus & OtterBox Resurgence Power Case

    Two battery cases for iPhone 6, one offering better protection and the other with greater battery capacity.

    May 2015 | Computerized-investing