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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 »

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Computerized-investing »

    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

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Top Picks in Computerized Investing Products

    This year's choices for the best software and Web sites for the typical investor in the areas of portfolio management, stock and fund screening, and technical analysis.

    November 2008 | Computerized-investing

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Stock Screens »

    Using DRPs: An Approach Focused on Value With Downside Protection

    June 2008 | Journal