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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 »

    The Foolish 8 Small-Cap Screen

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

    January 2004 | Computerized-investing

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Quicken 2003 Premier vs. Money 2003 Deluxe

    A head-to-head comparison of the latest incarnations of these two popular personal finance programs.

    January 2003 | Computerized-investing

  14. Stock Screens »

    The Foolish Approach to Investing in Small-Cap Stocks

    The Motley Fool's Foolish 8 method for investing in small caps looks for profitable and rapidly growing companies with strong price momentum.

    November 2002 | Journal

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Historical Data Providers

    Nineteen vendors that provide past price, volume, and breadth statistics on stocks, indexes, mutual funds, options or futures.

    September 2002 | Computerized-investing