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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 @AAII_CI.


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Areas of Expertise: computerized investing, stock analysis, stock screening, technical analysis

Twitter Feed: @AAII_CI

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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    VectorVest RealTime

    This popular market timing program for active traders now offers ranking, system testing, and portfolio management functionality that is updated throughout the trading day.

    October 2009 | Computerized-investing

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    The Best of the AAII Journal »

    Value Investing Using the Fundamental Rule of Thumb

    Earnings yield, dividend yield, and the ratio of earnings retained to book value are well-known value factors that are often used by value investors. The Fundamental Rule of Thumb approach combines all three, and allows you to calculate a trade-off score that may help uncover stocks meriting further analysis. How to screen using the Fundamental Rule of Thumb approach

    September 2009 | Journal

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    Beating the Market With Charles Kirkpatrick

    The market downturn over the last year or so has been a nightmare for many investors. On one end of the spectrum are the “buy and hold” investors who saw their portfolios battered by the broad-based decline in equities.

    September 2009 | Computerized-investing

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    Attracting Winning Stocks: The MAGNET Stock Selection Process

    Jordan Kimmel takes a three-pronged approach to stock selection, combining value, growth, and momentum investing approaches into a singular investing model that he terms The MAGNET Stock Selection Process. A look at the MAGNET philosophy and approach.

    August 2009 | Journal

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    Adapting the Kimmel Approach: AAII's Simple & Complex MAGNET Screens

    How can you implement the MAGNET approach in a stock screening program? A look at two AAII stock screens based on Kimmel's MAGNET stock selection process.

    August 2009 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: Retooling CI for Expanded Coverage

    We altered our print schedule and expanded each print issue of CI with more pages and more regular columns, and we added exclusive on-line content, allowing us to provide our readers with more in-depth and useful information on a more frequent basis.

    July 2009 | Computerized-investing

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    2009 Mid-Year Stock Screen Review: Is a Market Rebound in Progress?

    Only time will tell whether we are experiencing a true turnaround, but the typical exchange-listed stock is up over 27% for the year, and many of the AAII stock screens have turned in performances that dwarf the broader market.

    July 2009 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Valuing Stocks the Warren Buffett Way

    Measure the attractiveness of a stock using a spreadsheet built on Warren Buffett’s valuation models.

    July 2009 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Retooling CI for Expanded Coverage

    We altered our print schedule and expanded each print issue of CI with more pages and more regular columns, and we added exclusive on-line content, allowing us to provide our readers with more in-depth and useful information on a more frequent basis.

    July 2009 | Computerized-investing

  10. Stock Screens »

    Investing in Stocks With DRPs: Adding Yield to Your Returns

    A value approach to screening for the stocks of companies that offer dividend reinvestment plans (DRPs). The AAII screen tracks companies from both DRP and non-DRP universes

    June 2009 | Journal

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    Rules of Attraction: The MAGNET Stock Selection Process

    Most investment strategies, especially fundamental stock screens, typically have some sort of style “bias”—leaning more toward a value- or growth-oriented approach. However, Jordan Kimmel blends value, growth and momentum investing styles into a singular approach, which he termed the MAGNET Stock Selection Process.

    June 2009 | Computerized-investing

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    Rules of Attraction: The MAGNET Stock Selection Procsss

    Jordan Kimmel blends value, growth and momentum investing styles into a singular approach, which he termed the MAGNET Stock Selection Process.

    June 2009 | Computerized-investing

  13. Stock Screens »

    Graham's Defensive Investor Screens: An Intrinsic Approach for Stormy Times

    Benjamin Graham's approach to investing focused on a concept of intrinsic value that would prevent an investor from being misled during extreme market conditions. For those seeking an approach to guide them through today’' stormy markets, the Graham Defensive Investor screens are worth a closer look.

    May 2009 | Journal

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    Market Expectations vs. Results: Tracking Analyst Earnings Revisions

    Changes in earnings expectations, no matter how slight, can have a significant impact on a stock's price. Tracking these expectations and their changes is an important component of stock analysis, and tracking significant revisions can be turned into a rewarding investment strategy. Developing a screen for analyst revisions.

    April 2009 | Journal

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    Technical Analysis & Charting Web Sites

    An in-depth look at 12 of the best sites for analyzing a stock’s price and volume data on-line and tracking trends with charting tools.

    March 2009 | Computerized-investing