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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. Stock Screens »

    Dow Dogs Make Their Mark With Pure Mechanical Approach

    The Dow Dogs methodology emphasizes out-of-favor Dow stocks that are possibly underpriced relative to others, as indicated by high dividend yields. It is a mechanical approach that forces strict discipline, and requires no investment decision-making expertise--a highly appealing strategy to many individual investors, particularly market neophytes.

    April 2007 | Journal

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: 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 2007 | Computerized-investing

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Individual investor access to real-time market data on-line may become more costly or unavailable. A look at the issues involved.

    March 2007 | Computerized-investing

  4. Stock Screens »

    Over There: Screening for Reasonably Priced ADRs

    Direct investment in foreign-traded stocks is difficult and costly for the individual investor, but an excellent route overseas is to purchase shares of international companies in the form of ADRs. How do you screen for these kinds of stocks? A look at one approach.

    February 2007 | Journal

  5. Features »

    A Roller-Coaster Ride to a Strong Finish in 2006

    It had its ups and downs, but the market had a thrilling end, as did most strategies during 2006. Of the 58 strategies tracked on AAII.com, only four failed to generate positive returns for the year. The value-oriented Enterprising Investor methodology of Benjamin Graham was the leading strategy for the year, while James O’Shaughnessy’s Tiny Titans growth and value strategy was the long-term winner.

    January 2007 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Thoughts on how to approach choosing a personal finance program and an on-line discount broker.

    January 2007 | Computerized-investing

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Money 2007 Premium vs. Quicken 2007 Premier

    Head-to-head competition between the two heavyweights in the personal finance arena and what their updated versions offer.

    January 2007 | Computerized-investing

  8. Stock Screens »

    Valuation Evaluation Using Price-Earnings Relatives

    The price-earnings ratio is one of the most popular measures of company value. But P/Es are not across-the-board comparable. The relative price-earnings ratio approach looks back at the relationship of the price-earnings ratio of a stock either to the price-earnings ratio of the overall market or to that of the company’s industry. How to screen for stocks using P/E relatives.

    November 2006 | Journal

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Individual Investor's Guide to PCs

    What you need to know before purchasing or upgrading a computer system for investing tasks. A look at the coming trends in computer hardware.

    November 2006 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Individual Investor's Guide to PCs

    What you need to know before purchasing or upgrading a computer system for investing tasks. A look at the coming trends in computer hardware.

    November 2006 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Apple's road to recovery leads to advancements for both Apple and Microsoft as they prepare to release new versions of their respective operating systems.

    November 2006 | Computerized-investing

  12. Stock Screens »

    The Lakonishok Approach to Value Investing: A Payoff for Patience

    Can academic theory be put to practice? A University of Illinois finance professor formed an investment management firm using quantitative models to find value companies. A look at the contrarian Lakonishok screen and how it has fared.

    October 2006 | Journal

  13. Stock Screens »

    Avoiding the Traps of Being Early: Value on the Move Screens

    AAII's Value on the Move screens seek value-oriented stocks but attempt to avoid typical value traps by adding criteria for earnings growth and relative strength.

    September 2006 | Journal

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Introducing James O'Shaughnessy's new stock-picking approaches based on the predicting market trends.

    September 2006 | Computerized-investing

  15. Stock Screens »

    Small-Company Investing Using the "Oberweis Octagon"

    AAII's screen patterned after the Oberweis Octagon focuses on rapidly growing companies that are attractively priced. A look at how the screen has performed, and its current holdings.

    August 2006 | Journal