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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.

Happy holidays from everyone at AAII.   We couldn’t continue our mission of helping individuals build their investment wealth without the support of our members and readers such as yourself.   We wish you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year in 2017.   Sincerely, The...

How much of a liquid balance should investment portfolios contain? That question crops up frequently in financial planning as investors try to determine their overall portfolio. The first part of the question, of course, is: “What is liquidity?” Liquidity refers to the time...

Everyone has a different view of retirement and, thus, different goals they hope to achieve in retirement. The goals may include taking better care of themselves, traveling more, spending more time with friends and family, etc. AAII Weekly Survey Question To get an idea of the biggest...

The covered call provides extra income to a buy-and-hold strategy. In exchange for this income, there is a risk of lost opportunity. If the stock’s price rises well above the fixed strike price of the call, you have your 100 shares of stock called away below current market value....

Bitcoin has been grabbing a lot of headlines in recent weeks as its price has risen from $5,000 in mid-October to an all-time high of more than $16,600 last week before settling at $14,490 on Friday, according to Bloomberg. While many people have heard the terms bitcoin, cryptocurrency...

What’s more important, your retirement or your child’s college education? Financial planners generally suggest that the former should receive priority, but many parents also want to plan for their children’s higher education. While financial priorities are a...

Sometime this month the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on net neutrality, with all indications pointing toward a rolling back of current policies. While a lot has been written following this announcement, there is still a general misunderstanding, I feel, about...

One cannot simply look at the price of a security and determine if the price is enticing: A $10 stock may be more expensive than a $100 stock when the price is related to current and expected dividend payments, growth and capital appreciation. The dividend yield is a basic, but...

The Alliance for Investor Education is sponsoring a free Investor Boot Camp on Tuesday, December 5, at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Attendees of Funding Your Future: The 2017 Investor Boot Camp will hear from experts on a range of investing topics, explore free resources,...

As tax reform works its way through Congress, many homeowners, including me, are paying close attention to what may happen to the mortgage interest deduction. Once considered untouchable, the tax break is now in potential danger of being revised if not eliminated. The House and...