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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 »

    Rule #1 Stock Screening

    Translating Phil Town’s Rule #1 approach into a stock screen for finding “wonderful” companies at attractive prices.

    September 2007 | Computerized-investing

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on the Vista operating system as Microsoft prepares to release the first service pack for the program.

    September 2007 | Computerized-investing

  3. Stock Screens »

    A Top-Line Approach: The Price-to-Sales Ratio Screen

    Price-to-sales ratios came into their own during the dot-com era, when earnings-based valuation models proved useless. Several years after the bursting of the Internet bubble, price-to-sales ratios continue to be a useful stock selection methodology. A look at one approach

    August 2007 | Journal

  4. Stock Screens »

    Strong Market Performance Powers First-Half 2007 Results

    Most AAII stock screens are outperforming the broad market indexes. The Benjamin Graham Defensive Non-Utility screen is at the top of the first-half performance list, with a year-to-date gain of 35.4%. The O'Shaughnessy Tiny Titans screen tops the long-term list, with a cumulative gain of 3,290.9% since the start of 1998.

    July 2007 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Introduction to Candlestick Charting

    An overview of a technical analysis technique similar to bar charting, but with added nuances.

    July 2007 | Computerized-investing

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on the difference between connection speeds advertised by Internet service providers and the slower speeds that users commonly experience.

    July 2007 | Computerized-investing

  7. Stock Screens »

    Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Value Investing With a Dividend Boost

    Dividend reinvestment plans offer investors a low-cost approach to investing in dividend-paying stocks. How should you screen these firms? A look at a high-yield approach.

    June 2007 | Journal

  8. Features »

    Driehaus' Growth & Momentum Investing: A Roller-Coaster Ride

    The Driehaus approach is based on the philosophy of Richard Driehaus, one of 25 money managers named to the Barron’s All-Century Team in 2000. The screen focuses on small and mid-cap companies with rapidly growing earnings--and stock prices to match.

    May 2007 | Journal

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Stock Valuation Spreadsheet

    An update to a simple spreadsheet that you can use to gauge what a stock is actually worth.

    May 2007 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    When "journalistic integrity" and advertising collide.

    May 2007 | Computerized-investing

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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