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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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  1. Computerized-investing »

    Annual PC Buyer's Guide

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

    November 2008 | Computerized-investing

  2. Stock Screens »

    The Philip Fisher Approach to Screening Common Stocks for Uncommon Profits

    Philip Fisher was one of the first money managers to focus on qualitative factors. But he was first and foremost a growth stock investor, and he provided enough detail to establish some basic quantitative screens. A look at AAII's Philip Fisher screen, which seeks to highlight stocks with good growth potential.

    October 2008 | Journal

  3. Features »

    The Warren Buffett Way of Finding Excellent Firms at Attractive Prices

    The legend of Warren Buffett and his investment prowess is well-documented. Buffett first seeks to identify an excellent business and then invests in it only if the price is right. A look at how to screen for firms using the Warren Buffett approach, based on the book “Buffettology” by Mary Buffett and David Clark.

    September 2008 | Journal

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: When Technology Strikes Back

    While I am not proud to admit it, I am cursed when it comes to technology, specifically computers. What happened when I decided to upgrade the router on my home wireless network.

    September 2008 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Stock Screening & System Backtesting With Zacks Research Wizard

    With software from Zacks you can screen for stocks and, more uniquely, perform backtesting using historical data to identify promising investing techniques.

    September 2008 | Computerized-investing

  6. Stock Screens »

    Sorting Out the Winners in the Low Price-to-Book Stock Universe

    A mountain of research points to the long-term success of value-based stock selection, and University of Chicago accounting professor Joseph Piotroski further refines the approach, using basic financial criteria to help separate the winners from the losers. A look at our stock screen based on the Piotroski approach.

    August 2008 | Journal

  7. Stock Screens »

    The Election-Year Effect: For Now, 2008 Stock Market Bucks the Trend

    So far this year, the market has been unable to overcome a series of obstacles, and as of the first week of June, the S&P 500 was down 7.3% This has carried over to the AAII stock screens: of the 56 screens tracked at AAII.com, only 20 are up for the year, although 43 are outperforming the S&P 500.

    July 2008 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: The Bear Days of Summer

    Notes on portfolio trackers, BeeSoft's ProTA techincal analysis & charting program, and Windows XP.

    July 2008 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Trading Rule #1 Stocks

    How to implement a trading strategy based on the stocks that pass Phil Town’s Rule #1 approach. Three technical tools that can help you stay one step ahead of the institutional investors.

    July 2008 | Computerized-investing

  10. Stock Screens »

    Using DRPs: An Approach Focused on Value With Downside Protection

    June 2008 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Web-Based Stock Screening Services

    An investigation of Web sites that allow you to filter thousands of stocks based on various criteria to quickly identify a more manageable group possessing similar qualities that merit further analysis. The 10 best stock screening services are described, with details on the depth of their data and flexibility of their screening.

    May 2008 | Computerized-investing

  12. Stock Screens »

    Martin Zweig's Winning Approach to Investing in Long-Term Growth Stocks

    Investors looking for growth prospects seek firms that are leading the pack, but that will also maintain that lead in the years ahead. This is the approach advocated by Martin Zweig. A look at AAII's screen that follows the Martin Zweig approach.

    May 2008 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook: Apple Pulls a Microsoft

    Apple's surreptitious inclusion of the new Safari Web browser as a default "update" choice is a good reminder to be vigilant whenever responding to automatic prompts--it's all too easy to accidentally install unwanted programs.

    May 2008 | Computerized-investing

  14. Stock Screens »

    Ralph Wanger's Survival Guide to Investing in Small-Cap Stocks

    Ralph Wanger's investing style of holding small companies with financial strength, entrepreneurial managers, and understandable businesses allowed him to generate enviable returns while managing the Acorn Fund between 1970 and 2003. A look at AAII's screen that follows the Ralph Wanger approach.

    April 2008 | Journal

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Technical Analysis & Charting Programs

    An investigation of 11 software packages for analyzing the market activity of a stock that are geared toward the typical individual investor. Our comprehensive grid and program summaries are designed to help you focus on the technical analysis and charting software that can provide the features you need.

    March 2008 | Computerized-investing