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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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    Incase Convertible Book Jacket

    One of the first things most new iPad owners should do is find a case for their new investment. Luckily (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at things) you have a number of options from which to choose. I have been using Incase’s Convertible Book Jacket for the last couple of months. Of all the cases I have used thus far for my iPad, this is by far my favorite.

    November 2010 | Computerized-investing

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Bose SoundLink

    I found the SoundLink to offer high-quality sound from a compact package. However, with the exception of true Bose loyalists, I think most would be turned off by the high price tag.

    November 2010 | Computerized-investing

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Online Crime

    New survey results show that computer users are still very complacent about protecting their systems from online crime in spite of the number of virus and malware attacks.

    October 2010 | Computerized-investing

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Automating the Henning Technical-Momentum Trading System

    Using a spreadsheet template to automatically collect the data needed for Henning’s technical approach.

    October 2010 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    A Hybrid Technical-Fundamental Stock Trading System

    Part three of our series on Grant Henning’s stock approaches combines the momentum and value strategies into a hybrid.

    October 2010 | Computerized-investing

  6. Computerized-investing »

    The Top Online Portfolio Managers

    A look at the Editor’s Choices of best websites for tracking your portfolio.

    October 2010 | Computerized-investing

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Das Keyboard Model S Professional

    Around the office, my quest for the perfect keyboard is well-documented. I go through keyboards faster than I go through shoes...

    October 2010 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Toshiba Portege

    In this column over the last several months, I have had the opportunity to review a couple of different tablet PCs...

    October 2010 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Grant Henning’s Fundamental-Value Stock Trading System

    After Henning developed a technical-momentum approach to stock-picking, he discovered that there are times when value stocks with strong earnings do better. A look at Henning's ranking system using a fundamental-value approach.

    September 2010 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Agent 18 StandHear Travel Stand

    Portable device that allows hands-free viewing and audio sharing from an iPhone, iPod, Blackberry Storm or Palm Pre.

    September 2010 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    BBP Expand-It Messenger Laptop Bag

    Stylish and functional expandable messenger bag with removable laptop sleeve.

    September 2010 | Computerized-investing

  12. Stock Screens »

    A Technical-Fundamental System for Stock Selection

    Momentum and value are combined in this active trading strategy based on Grant Henning’s book, “The Value and Momentum Trader.”

    August 2010 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Grant Henning’s Technical-Momentum Stock Trading System

    Henning’s approach is based on the belief that using mathematical models to select stocks can eliminate the guesswork and emotion from the investment process.

    August 2010 | Computerized-investing

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    Archos 9 PCtablet

    Ultra portable “hybrid” Windows 7 tablet PC with a touch screen, WiFi and Bluetooth.

    August 2010 | Computerized-investing

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    Sonos ZonePlayer S5 With ZoneBridge

    All-in-one, five-speaker music system that connects to a router to deliver music wirelessly throughout your home.

    August 2010 | Computerized-investing