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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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    Monitoring the Smart Money by Using On-Balance Volume

    Technical Analysis: The OBV tracks the activity of smart money--large traders and investors who have inside details regarding the company's fundamentals--so you can benefit from their information without actually knowing it.

    May 2001 | Journal

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    Market Sentiment

    A look at surveys and indicators that measure where the market has been or where it is headed.

    May 2001 | Computerized-investing

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    Screening for Stock Using the Lakonishok Approach

    Stock Screening: Josef Lakonishok carries the Benjamin Graham torch based on his academic research and success in investment management. His basic philosophy is to buy out-of-favor companies that are beginning to show signs of awakening.

    April 2001 | Journal

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    Historical Price Data Providers

    A survey of 17 vendors that offer historical price, volume, and distribution data on a variety of domestic and foreign instruments.

    March 2001 | Computerized-investing

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    How to Test and Interpret Trading System Performance

    Technical Analysis: Many forces are at work when you trade a system—commissions, slippage, protective stops, idle interest, margin, and short trading can all influence a trading system's performance results.

    January 2001 | Journal

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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