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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 »

    Technical Analysis Software

    What's new in the realm of software for technical analysis charting and screening? An in-depth look at 14 of the most popular programs.

    March 2004 | Computerized-investing

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Technical Analysis Software

    What's new in the realm of software for technical analysis charting and screening? An in-depth look at 14 of the most popular programs.

    March 2004 | Computerized-investing

  3. Stock Screens »

    The Zweig Approach: Growth Stocks That Can Keep Pace

    A closer look at our top-performing screen over the long term, based on Martin Zweig's approach to identifying stocks that have strong earnings growth and price action, and selling at reasonable price-earnings ratios.

    February 2004 | Journal

  4. Computerized-investing »

    The Foolish 8 Small-Cap Screen

    An inside look at the Motley Fool's small-cap screen.

    January 2004 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Building a Computer for Investing

    Our annual look at the hardware you'll need for most typical computer investing tasks and how much you can expect to pay.

    November 2003 | Computerized-investing

  6. Stock Screens »

    IBD Stable 70: Surviving Downturns With Long-Term Earnings Growth

    The IBD Stable 70 screen has easily outperformed the small-, mid- and large-cap indexes over the last five years. It looks for firms equipped to withstand downturns by isolating those with strong & stable long-term earnings growth.

    October 2003 | Journal

  7. Computerized-investing »

    The IBD Stable 70 Screen

    Search for “recession-proof” companies using Investor’s Business Daily’s Stable 70 list as a guide.

    September 2003 | Computerized-investing

  8. The Markets »

    Stocks and the Economic Cycle: What Performs Well--and When

    While stocks as a whole move in advance of the economy, specific sectors have different relative performance throughout the economic cycle.

    August 2003 | Journal

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Point and Figure Charting

    Understanding how to create and interpret rows of X’s and O’s, and where to find point and figure charts.

    July 2003 | Computerized-investing

  10. The Markets »

    Telling Curves: What Bond Yields Reveal About the Markets

    Studies have shown that the overall pattern of interest rate movements can provide an indication of the direction of future economic activity, as well as the markets themselves.

    May 2003 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: RiskGrades: Judging Investment Volatility

    How to use a new risk measure to get a handle on the asset and portfolio risk you are facing.

    May 2003 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Web-Based Technical Analysis Services

    A survey of 15 of the best Internet sites for technical analysis and charting.

    March 2003 | Computerized-investing

  13. Stock Screens »

    Shadow Stock Rookies: What the Newcomers Look Like

    The price-earnings ratios for the Shadow Stock rookies range from 3.2 for freight carrier B&H Ocean Carriers, to 102.6 for OYO Geospace Corp., a maker of seismic data instruments.

    February 2003 | Journal

  14. Stock Screens »

    Out of Wall Street's Spotlights: AAII's 2003 Shadow Stock Listing

    This year's list consists of 159 companies, including 44 newcomers. Detailed financial data for all 159 Shadow Stocks is available in spreadsheet form in the Download Library area under Files from AAII.

    February 2003 | Journal

  15. The Markets »

    A Look at the Big Picture: Measures of Market Breadth

    The movement of many stocks is not effectively captured by most major market indexes, so many investors turn to market breadth indicators to gain a feel for the full range of stocks participating in the movement of the market.

    January 2003 | Journal