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Wayne Thorp

Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, is senior financial analyst and a vice president at AAII. He is the former editor of Computerized Investing and now oversees the content strategy for AAII. He has written extensively on the topics of technical analysis, quantitative stock selection, stock valuation and analysis and technology. He is the program manager for Stock Investor Pro, AAII's fundamental stock screening and research database programs. Wayne is also on the advisory committees of AAII's Stock Superstars and Dividend Investing newsletters.

Many individuals work with a financial adviser to help them achieve their financial goals. There are many potential benefits to hiring an investment adviser. They typically have more knowledge of money management than you do, especially when it comes to matters such as investment...

Individuals have varying needs for assets that are readily available. How does one decide the appropriate level? A Keynesian analysis comes from the late Baron of Tilton. How much of a liquid balance should investment portfolios contain? That question crops up frequently in financial...

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that, based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2016 through the third quarter of 2017, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will receive a 2% cost of living adjustment...

In a recent survey from Hearth Insights, fewer than one in five Americans feel like they’re living the “American Dream.” However, how do you define that dream? As Anthony Ghosn, Heath’s chief executive officer said, that dream is “a complex concept that involves a variety...

Performance statistics are probably the single most scrutinized feature of any mutual fund. These figures are, of course, important indicators of how well a portfolio manager has performed in the past. As such, they can serve as useful flags of a possibly good manager or a possibly...

One of the most impactful socio-economic trends taking place in this country is the aging of the population. At the last count in 2014, there were over 46 million seniors in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Furthermore, data shows that the senior population...

It is well-known that the best way to motivate someone to go see an estate planning attorney is to arrange a trip to a faraway place. There are, of course, excellent reasons for consulting with an estate planning attorney other than exotic travel. Up-to-date estate plan documents...

The number of articles being written about the “dangerous” levels of the U.S. stock market is coming at an ever-increasing rate. And perhaps, for good reason. The Dow Jones industrial average has notched 42 all-time highs in 2017, the S&P 500 index has booked 37...

When you go through a complete market cycle—from the start of a new bull to the bottom of the next bear—your real objective is to nail down as much of the profits you’ve built as possible. But most investors give back more of their profits than they should, and too many...

For many retirees, health care will likely be their biggest expense. For this reason, it isn’t surprising that 41% of those participating in a recent Voya Financial survey said that their biggest fear about retirement expenses is the cost of health care. However, that same...