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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 »

    Using Excel Web Queries to Retrieve Data

    A step-by-step guide to using Excel to import data from the Web into a spreadsheet for manipulation and analysis.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Jabra STONE Bluetooth Headset

    Bluetooth in-car speakerphone with built-in FM transmitter that also allows you to stream and control music from your phone to your car stereo.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Klipsch iGroove SXT iPod Speaker System

    With seemingly everyone these days owning an iPod personal music player, a booming cottage industry has sprung up providing a variety of accessories.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: Making the Most of Your Subscription

    A valuable benefit of subscribing to Computerized Investing is the CI E-Newsletter. This monthly e-mail has recently been redesigned to offer you more, including an interactive Discussion of the Month.

    March 2010 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Corsair Padlock 2 Flash Drive

    Corsair’s Padlock 2 flash drive offers secure data transport

    March 2010 | Computerized-investing

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Benjamin Graham's Net Current Asset Value Approach

    One of Benjamin Graham's original selection methodologies dating back to the early 1930s has been largely overlooked. The methodology focuses on stocks trading at prices less than their net current asset values (NCAVs). This CI Online Exclusive explains the NCAV approach, highlighting how you can use computerized stock screening tools to identify stocks meeting Graham's criteria.

    February 2010 | Computerized-investing

  7. Stock Screens »

    2009 Year-End Screening Review: The Bulls Stage a Rally

    The stock screens on AAII.com took advantage of the rebounding markets to post strong gains. It was a relative newcomer, however, that delivered the best performance.

    January 2010 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Technical Analysis & Charting Programs

    What to look for in a software package that helps you analyze the market activity of a stock, and in-depth reviews of the top programs in this area.

    January 2010 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Roth IRA Conversion

    A spreadsheet from AAII for calculating whether or not it is beneficial for you to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2010.

    January 2010 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    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.

    January 2010 | Computerized-investing

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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