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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 »

    Mean Variance Optimization: Multi-Asset Portfolio

    Using the Solver function in Excel to test scenarios that minimize risk or maximize return in a multi-asset portfolio.

    October 2011 | Computerized-investing

  2. Stock Screens »

    Screening for Tomorrow’s Stock Market Winners

    Potential future winning stocks have nine characteristics, according to Marc Reinganum. This strategy finds such stocks.

    October 2011 | Journal

  3. Computerized-investing »

    PC Buyer’s Guide 2011

    The relevant factors to consider when buying a new PC to help you in the computerized investment and tracking process, including such tasks as portfolio management and tracking, stock and mutual fund screening, and technical analysis and charting.

    October 2011 | Computerized-investing

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1” Wi-Fi Tablet

    Android tablet that is giving the iPad 2 a run for its money.

    September 2011 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Innoband HomePlug AV Wireless N Starter Kit

    Extend your home networking and wireless coverage through your existing power lines.

    September 2011 | Computerized-investing

  6. Computerized-investing »

    JVC Everio GZ-HM860 HD Camcorder

    Full HD camcorder that also takes 11-megapixel photos.

    September 2011 | Computerized-investing

  7. Computerized-investing »

    BearExtender PC Wi-Fi USB Receiver

    Wi-Fi USB receiver that extends the range of USB and built-in Wi-Fi products.

    September 2011 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    soundmatters foxL v2.2 Bluetooth Speaker

    Portable speaker offering a wireless Bluetooth connection.

    August 2011 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Eye-Fi Pro X2 Wireless Memory Card

    Memory card with Wi-Fi access for instant photo and video uploading.

    August 2011 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Magellan eXplorist 610 GPS Receiver

    Back in April I reviewed the Magellan Roadmate 9055 GPS navigation system. With its large display and short battery life, the Roadmate 9055 isn’t designed for excursions outside of the car. For those looking for true portable GPS capabilities designed for outdoor enthusiasts, Magellan has its eXplorist family of dedicated outdoor GPS receivers. The company recently gave me one of their 610 models to review. The 610 is at the higher end of the eXplorist product line, sporting a three-inch color touch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, three-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Furthermore, the 610 comes preloaded with topographical maps and supports geo-caching.

    August 2011 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Convertible Tablet

    In this column I have reviewed a couple of convertible tablet PCs—basically, lightweight laptops with screens that swivel around to convert into a tablet. My past experience hasn’t been overly positive: The computers are usually woefully underpowered, and having used an iPad for a few years, the tablet usually does not live up to what I have come to expect. So it was with some trepidation that I decided to take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 tablet. Using the review model that was loaned to me for the last couple of months has restored my faith that you can have a workhorse PC and tablet in one package.

    August 2011 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Kodak Playsport Video Camera Model Zx3

    Last year I reviewed the Kodak Zi8, an impressive pocket-sized video camera that offers HD video recording. Recently, I had a chance to review another Kodak video camera—the Playsport Zx3. This camera, which was loaned to me for the review, is another HD video camera that fits in your pocket, and this one is waterproof down to 10 feet.

    July 2011 | Computerized-investing

  13. Computerized-investing »

    BlueAnt Sense Bluetooth Speakerphone

    Hands-free cell phone operation has been become an important issue over the last few years, as states and municipalities have enacted laws to cut down on the number of distracted drivers. As a result, a flood of devices have come to market allowing drivers to dial, answer and end cell phone calls without taking their eyes off the road.

    July 2011 | Computerized-investing

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Otterbox Motorola XOOM Defender Series Case

    A few months ago I purchased a Motorola XOOM tablet to allow me to review Android-based apps. After spending several hundred dollars on such a delicate piece of technology, I started looking for a case to protect my investment. The first one I tried was the Otterbox Defender, which was given to me by the company. This two-piece case has one layer of hi-impact polycarbonate and another of silicone. The case gives you access to the XOOM’s various ports and plugs and still allows you to operate the camera without any obstruction. This protection, however, does come at a price—it ups the total weight of the case and tablet by a third. So it comes down to protection versus weight. For me, protection wins out.

    July 2011 | Computerized-investing

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Fujifilm FinePix XP30

    As point-and-shoot digital cameras have become more of a commodity product, manufacturers are trying to come up with ways to differentiate from the competition. Fujifilm claims to be the first to offer a water-, shock- and freezeproof digital camera with built-in GPS—the FinePix XP30. This 14.2-megapixel camera also sports a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 5x optical zoom and 720-pixel high-definition video recording. For the last couple of weeks I have been testing a review model loaned to me by the company. While the promise of such a rugged camera is intriguing, for me the proof is in the picture quality. Suffice to say, I wasn’t blown away.

    July 2011 | Computerized-investing