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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

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. Stock Screens »

    Hagstrom's Buffett Approach to Analyzing a Stock as a Business

    Whether you are looking to buy a company, or just purchase shares for your portfolio, a fundamental approach begins with an understanding of the value of a business--the Warren Buffett approach. In his book, "The Essential Buffett," Robert Hagstrom argues that it is possible to duplicate Buffett's approach. A look at screening for stocks using Hagstrom's Buffett approach.

    December 2009 | Journal

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: Investor Tools Change With Economy

    Thoughts on the consolidation of investment software and Web services due to the troubled economy, and how it affects investors.

    December 2009 | Computerized-investing

  3. Stock Screens »

    Using Triggers to Beat the Market: The Charles Kirkpatrick "Relative" Approach

    Despite the stock market’s recent wild ride, many still believe that stocks are the best investment vehicle available--including Charles Kirkpatrick, president of Kirkpatrick & Co., a technical research firm, and publisher of the Kirkpatrick Market Strategist. A focus on Kirkpatrick’s "relative" investment philosophy.

    November 2009 | Journal

  4. Stock Screens »

    Building Stock Screens Using the Kirkpatrick "Relative" Approach

    How can individual investors implement the Kirkpatrick approach? A look at AAII's stock screens based on Charles Kirkpatrick's stock selection processes.

    November 2009 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Computerized Investing PC Buyer's Guide

    This is intended to aid those who are looking for a personal computer to perform common investment tasks.

    November 2009 | Computerized-investing

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: Making the Most of Twitter

    Whether or no Twitter is just another in a long line of Internet fads that rise and fall in the blink of an eye, there is a wealth of information you can glean from those 140-character messages.

    October 2009 | Computerized-investing

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    Making the Most of Twitter

    Whether or no Twitter is just another in a long line of Internet fads that rise and fall in the blink of an eye, there is a wealth of information you can glean from those 140-character messages.

    October 2009 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    XLQ: Excel Spreadsheet Add-In

    A program from QMatix that allows you to retrieve free end-of-day price and volume data as well as subscription-based real-time data.

    October 2009 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    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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    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

  11. Computerized-investing »

    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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    Stock Screens »

    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

  14. 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

  15. Stock Screens »

    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