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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.

On Monday, February 5, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 1,150 points, which at the time was the biggest single-day point drop in the index’s history (even though it did not crack the top 20 in terms of single-day percentage declines). That day, The Wall Street Journal...

If you are like most people, you learned history in classes that largely covered facts related to dates, places and people … and you probably couldn’t wait until the school bell rang. Sadly, children’s exposure to history is often framed in a way that is less interesting...

Last week’s featured AAII article on the AAII blog outlined ways in which individuals can organize their personal financial files. It turned out to be one of the most popular posts in the blog’s history. As the article points out, there are a number of reasons to keep...

Performance statistics are probably the single most scrutinized feature of any stock 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...

These days you can do pretty much anything via mobile apps. On a given day I can schedule a car to pick me up, pay for my commuter train ticket, deposit a check and order my dinner all without having to dial a phone or log into my computer. In the finance world, I can manage my bank...

Are your file cabinets overflowing? Everyone needs to keep certain personal financial files more or less permanently. But which files should you keep, and why do you need to keep them? How long should you keep them and in what format? This post serves as a brief guide to organizing...

Stocks have been on quite a run since the start of 2018, fueled by strong earnings reports and data showing continued economic growth both at home and abroad. Through Friday’s close, the S&P 500 index has closed at a record high 14 times, which marks the most records for...

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake … when you make it again. —Franklin P. Jones It is not that easy to talk about one’s mistakes. In the early days of Tocqueville Asset Management, I suggested that the senior partners jointly write...

As we near the ninth anniversary of the current bull market the U.S. economy, by most indications, is chugging along nicely. As stocks continue to rise, the economy grows and unemployment falls, economists look to inflation as the next potential tripwire. For the last several years,...

A “conservative” approach doesn’t necessarily need to translate into more conservative investments in your portfolio during your retirement years. Look in almost any financial publication or informational brochure aimed at individual investors and you will find broad asset...