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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.

Gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a solid 4.1% pace in the second quarter, its best pace since 2014, according to CNBC. Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all the final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly)...

The question every investor wants to know is: How well am I doing? Although some people are satisfied with simply watching the dollars grow, most investors want that translated into a performance figure. Bragging rights aside, there is a good reason to determine your own portfolio’s...

Earnings and dividend growth rate assumptions are a primary factor in almost all fundamental models of common stock valuation. The greater the anticipated future growth in firm earnings, the greater the stock valuation will be, assuming risk remains unchanged. But estimating earnings...

According to The New York Times, more than $2.5 trillion in mergers were announced during the first half of 2018, as fears of Silicon Valley’s growing ambitions helped drive a record run of deal-making. Four of the 10 biggest deals were struck in part to fend off competition...

Volatile and uncertain market conditions are particularly troublesome for those who have recently retired or are near retirement. The decisions made during this critical period can significantly determine whether savings will last throughout one’s lifetime. Christine Fahlund,...

For the last several weeks, the on-again, off-again threat of trade war with China has been pushing and pulling the market. In the latest development, earlier this week President Donald Trump says he is “ready” to place tariffs on every Chinese good imported to the U.S. Speaking...

When it comes to diversifying an investment portfolio, most people probably think of stocks and bonds, as well as investing across different sectors and industries. However, there is a category of investments gaining in popularity that offer additional diversification benefits:...

The term “yield” is thrown about often by the financial press and others. The trouble is that yield has many different meanings and implications for investors. This workshop will try and sort out some of the major differences. It will not, however, attempt to present mathematically...

Broker, registered investment adviser, financial planner, insurance agent, investment adviser and wealth managers: These are a few of the common terms used to describe various financial professionals. Many individual investors are confused by these terms, and do not have a clear...

It’s hard to believe it’s already July. I recently moved to the far western suburbs of Chicago surrounded by farmland and the corn is already tasseled out, let alone “knee high by the Fourth of July.” Back-to-school ads are starting to pop up and before we...