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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

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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    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

  3. 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

  4. Stock Screens »

    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

  5. Computerized-investing »

    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

  6. Computerized-investing »

    The Pitfalls of On-Line Tax Preparation

    As my recent experience attests, you cannot blindly rely on the output of tax services.

    March 2009 | Computerized-investing

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: The Pitfalls of On-Line Tax Preparation

    As my recent experience attests, you cannot blindly rely on the output of tax services.

    March 2009 | Computerized-investing

  8. Stock Screens »

    Finding a Stock's "True Value" Using The Price-Earnings Relative Screen

    While the price-earnings ratio is a popular measure of value, ratios are not across-the-board comparable. How do you judge a company's price-earnings ratio? One approach is to look at price-earnings relative ratios.

    February 2009 | Journal

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: Looking Beyond the Present

    While it will take years to see the true impact 2008 will have on the financial well-being of millions, I am confident that the system, while shaken, is not broken.

    January 2009 | Computerized-investing

  10. Stock Screens »

    2008 AAII Stock Screen Roundup: Piotroski Strategy Defeats the Bear

    For many investors, 2008 cannot end soon enough, with the S&P 500 index down 40.3% for the year (through early December). During periods like this, very few long-only stock selection strategies generate gains, including AAII’s stock screens. However, one screen proved to be the exception--the low price-to-book-value strategy developed by Joseph Piotroski gained 32.6% through December 5.

    January 2009 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Money Plus Premium vs. Quicken Premier

    A side-by-side evaluation of the latest versions of the two most widely used personal finance programs on the market.

    January 2009 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Looking Beyond the Present

    While it will take years to see the true impact 2008 will have on the financial well-being of millions, I am confident that the system, while shaken, is not broken.

    January 2009 | Computerized-investing

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Computerized Investing’s Guide to Buying a PC

    A look at the current trends in computer hardware and what you need to know before purchasing a new system or upgrading your system.

    November 2008 | Computerized-investing

  14. Stock Screens »

    David Dreman's Contrarian Strategy: Profiting From the Market's "Mistakes"

    David Dreman is a renowned contrarian investor who sees stocks and markets driven by emotions that often push prices from their intrinsic or "fair" value. A look at how to screen stocks based on the David Dreman approach.

    November 2008 | Journal

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    Editor's Outlook: Apple: Then and Now

    Despite Apple's continued strong growth, it has yet to crack 10% market share in U.S. PCs. As a result, the historical dearth in investment analysis and tracking programs continues.

    November 2008 | Computerized-investing