How to Analyze a Stock

The AAII Atlanta Chapter presents ...


discussed by

Wayne A. Thorp, CFA
Financial Analyst, AAII; Editor, Computerized Investing

Attend this meeting & learn:

  • about the important factors that affect stock values
  • how to use fundamental tools in valuing a stock
  • where to find the best stock information on-line

AAII has been developing and testing a variety of stock screens for over 10 years. While many members follow these screens, a common question is “What now?” once they have their list of passing companies. Using real-world examples and some of today’s most useful financial

About Wayne A. Thorp, CFA
Wayne A. Thorp is the financial analyst for the American Association of Individual Investors and is the editor of Computerized Investing, a bimonthly newsletter considered to be the premier publication covering the use of personal computers for financial planning, investment analysis, and portfolio management. As a financial columnist for AAII, Wayne has written a column for the AAII Journal on technical analysis as well as articles on the markets and selecting and analyzing stocks. He also is part of the development team for the Stock Investor computerized fundamental data and screening program and serves on the Stock Superstars Report (SSR) advisory committee.

Special Bonus Presentation

We are pleased to announce a special bonus session for our May chapter meeting that will appeal to those interested in a special type of technical analysis referred to as Elliott Wave Theory.

Speaker: Wayne Gorman

Senior Tutorial Instructor for Elliott Wave International

  “Elliott Wave Theory”

Wayne Gorman will present an introduction to Elliott Wave theory and how to profitably apply it to investing in stocks and a variety of other asset classes. Wayne Gorman has more than 25 years of experience in trading, forecasting and portfolio management. Elliott Wave International was founded by Robert Prechter and is located in Gainesville , GA.

Per the website (, “The Elliott wave principle is a form of technical analysis that attempts to forecast trends in the financial markets and other collective activities. It is named after Ralph Nelson Elliott (1871–1948), an accountant who developed the concept in the 1930s: he proposed that market prices unfold in specific patterns, which practitioners today call Elliott waves. Elliott published his views of market behavior in the book The Wave Principle (1938), in a series of articles in Financial World magazine in 1939, and most fully in his final major work, Nature’s Laws – The Secret of the Universe (1946).[1] Elliott argued that because humans are themselves rhythmical, their activities and decisions could be predicted in rhythms, too. Critics argue that the Elliott wave principle is pseudoscientific and contradicts the efficient market hypothesis… Robert Prechter came across Elliott's works while working as a market technician at Merrill Lynch. His fame as a forecaster during the bull market of the 1980s brought the greatest exposure to date to Elliott's theory, and today Prechter remains the most widely known Elliott analyst.”

  • Registration Starts at 6:30pm
  • Program Starts at 7:00pm
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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