Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Vice President, Senior Financial Analyst, AAII

Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, 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.

You can follow him on Twitter: @WayneTAAII

Recent Articles by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Three Reversal Patterns Every Investor Should Know

October 15, 2016

Reversal patterns are useful to traders and longer-term investors alike since they signal when the underlying trend in a security is coming to an end.

The Cup-With-Handle Pattern

December 19, 2015

How to identify a chart pattern that may point to the continuation of a price advance.

PC Buyer’s Guide 2015

November 21, 2015

Find out which computer system is best for performing investing-related tasks such as analysis, research and tracking in our annual update.

Key PC Components 2015

November 21, 2015

PC components can impact your overall computing performance. Here’s what you need to know to help you choose the best ingredients for your PC system.


September 19, 2015

A unique chart overlay that indicates the amount of volume for a particular range of closing prices.

Jabra STEP Wireless Earbuds

August 15, 2015

Bluetooth in-ear headphones.


August 15, 2015

CI’s fearless editor hands off the baton.

Mortgage Refinancing Resources

July 18, 2015

Check out these useful websites before embarking on a mortgage-refinancing quest.

Windows 10 Launch

July 18, 2015

What to expect from Microsoft’s newest operating system upgrade.

WaterField Designs Rough Rider 15-Inch Messenger Bag

June 20, 2015

A high-quality leather carrying case built to last.