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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 @AAII_CI.


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Areas of Expertise: computerized investing, stock analysis, stock screening, technical analysis

Twitter Feed: @AAII_CI

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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    Point & Figure Charts Revisited

    Technical Analysis: Point & figure charts can be tricky to construct. A step-by-step example shows how to plot the X's and O's for one stock over a two-week period.

    November 2000 | Journal

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    Web-Based Technical Analysis Software

    Seventeen sites that provide charting and technical indicator services are gaining on traditional technical analysis software programs.

    November 2000 | Computerized-investing

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    ID'ing When to Buy and Sell Using the Stochastic Oscillator

    Technical Analysis: Stochastics work best with those securities that are currently rading within a particular range and may prove useful in identifying buying and selling points.

    October 2000 | Journal

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    Screening for the Smart Money: What the Insiders Are Doing

    Stock Screening: Insiders have front-line knowledge of what is taking place at a company and, therefore, are the most informed about those things that will impact the cost of the company's stock.

    September 2000 | Journal

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    Analyzing Supply and Demand Using Point and Figure Charts

    Technical Analysis: The usefulness of point and figure charts lies in their ability to filter out short-term price fluctuations that occur during longer, more established trends.

    August 2000 | Journal

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    Building & Testing a Trading System

    How you can set up your own trading system and test its potential profitability.

    July 2000 | Computerized-investing

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    Measuring Internal Strength: Wilder's RSI Indicator

    Technical Analysis: Wilder's relative strength index measures a stock's price relative to itself over time. Its popularity lies in its versatility in identifying market extremes and illustrating points of divergence that may signal a reversal of trend.

    May 2000 | Journal

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    Technical Analysis Software

    Sixteen programs for technical analysis and charting cover Mac and Windows platforms and offer a wide range of features.

    May 2000 | Computerized-investing

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    A Look at Momentum Investing: Screening for Stocks on a Roll

    Stock Screening: Momentum investors purchase stocks that are rapidly rising in price in the belief that the rising price will attract other investors, who will drive up the price even more. One key is recognizing when the momentum is beginning to fade.

    April 2000 | Journal

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    The MACD: A Combo of Indicators for the Best of Both Worlds

    Technical Analysis: The moving average convergence/divergence, better known as the MACD, combines the characteristics of the trend-following moving average with an oscillator, which is more responsive in choppy markets.

    January 2000 | Journal

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    The Trader's Reference Guide--Part 5

    Part Five concludes our series on active trading by reviewing the basics.

    January 2000 | Computerized-investing

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    Using Moving Averages in a Systematic Trading Strategy

    Technical Analysis: The advantage to using moving averages in a trading system is that you will tend to be on the "right" side of the market. However, you will always be entering or exiting positions after the trend has reversed itself.

    October 1999 | Journal

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    An Intro to Moving Averages: Popular Technical Indicators

    Technical Analysis: In essence, moving averages are "bending trendlines." They are popular because of their relative simplicity and their ability to confirm a trend or announce the reversal of a trend.

    August 1999 | Journal

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    Using Triangle Patterns to Determine Price Movement

    Technical Analysis: Over time, peaks and troughs on a price chart may narrow, forming a triangle pattern of two converging trendlines. How to read triangle patterns for possible clues to future price trends.

    May 1999 | Journal

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    Recognizing Chart Patterns: A Guide to Spotting Price Trends

    Technical Analysis: The main purpose of using stock charts is to identify trends, and trendlines are one of the simplest tools. How to spot patterns in price charts.

    January 1999 | Journal