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When selecting a stock screening strategy, there are a number of factors to consider, including your time horizon and risk tolerance, as well as how closely you are able to monitor your stock portfolio. While historical performance is an important component of the selection process, the market can go through periods of extreme fluctuation. As a result, it is also useful to see how various strategies perform over different market conditions. One of the values of the AAII stock screens is that you can compare the performance and risk of a variety of strategies against broad market indexes and other strategies.

The risk and return data provided here allows you to evaluate the riskiness of the AAII stock screens relative to the overall market and their price performance, including on a risk-adjusted basis and over the latest bear and bull market periods.

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Data as of 3/31/2015
Strategy Historical Annual
Risk & Return
Avg Ann'l Price Gain (%) Price Gain (%) Category
Risk
Index (X)
Risk Adj
Return (%)
Since
Inception
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Bull Mkt
Bear Mkt
Best Worst YTD 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Muhlenkamp 1.58 -4.9 -0.7 -52.7 -28.2 -26.4 -12.9 -62.6 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -5.6 -48.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex 2.73 8.4 11.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -5.9 -28.9 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -13.8 7.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Value 2.20 8.1 10.0 -13.6 3.8 -3.6 10.1 -16.7 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 1.2 -15.1 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.93 8.2 9.7 13.9 -3.3 -0.6 3.5 22.5 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -8.8 -5.9 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
Zweig 1.91 12.4 17.8 -17.7 7.6 1.2 1.9 46.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 10.9 -14.6 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.96 7.0 7.0 -9.6 2.2 4.4 5.0 48.9 -31.4 12.0 -13.7 -16.7 16.0 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.21 2.5 4.7 15.5 7.9 -7.1 -0.1 76.2 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 14.8 -1.3 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -6.3 -0.4 -8.0 2.0 -3.5 -3.7 89.8 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 9.8 -11.9 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.5 10.6 -1.5 12.2 1.3 4.4 90.8 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 1.6 2.5 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 10.4 13.1 -7.3 3.1 -1.1 4.7 96.5 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 6.4 -11.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.12 10.0 13.9 -2.1 10.3 -7.4 5.5 100.9 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 0.0 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.24 10.4 11.4 -18.2 1.6 -1.0 5.0 109.0 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 2.8 -7.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.14 10.8 15.6 5.1 3.0 4.2 15.0 111.4 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 6.3 -1.2 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -5.7 0.3 -14.6 -0.7 0.5 0.8 117.8 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 0.1 -13.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.38 9.6 10.8 0.6 4.7 7.3 6.5 118.8 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -0.1 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.36 7.7 8.1 3.9 3.7 8.7 11.3 119.0 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -0.2 5.9 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
Magic Formula 1.64 8.3 9.5 -15.0 -0.9 -0.5 4.4 126.9 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 3.5 -16.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 6.8 6.8 1.1 15.8 11.6 5.4 127.7 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -5.3 -4.2 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -9.4 -0.3 -23.0 -2.5 -1.5 -1.0 130.2 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -1.5 -20.4 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.9 4.8 8.0 10.4 10.4 5.4 133.6 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 -0.3 7.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 4.9 5.3 -7.2 7.2 6.5 1.3 135.3 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -1.8 -5.8 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.77 11.9 16.0 0.5 -6.3 9.4 12.6 145.9 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 20.5 -20.6 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.27 8.2 10.3 10.3 9.5 1.9 1.8 147.7 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 2.5 -19.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum
ADR Screen 1.48 7.9 8.6 -2.9 12.8 8.8 6.8 151.1 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 -4.5 27.3 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 9.3 13.9 11.4 7.2 153.6 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 4.4 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.0 9.0 -2.1 14.1 12.7 6.7 156.0 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 -0.7 2.0 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
S&P 500 1.00 4.5 4.5 10.4 13.6 12.1 5.8 159.2 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 0.4 11.4 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
Murphy Technology 2.76 -16.2 -1.7 -8.2 14.2 11.5 4.2 175.6 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 1.2 -1.3 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
Return on Equity 1.28 10.9 12.2 0.1 6.3 10.5 8.8 177.5 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 4.2 -8.8 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 14.3 18.3 7.3 18.5 17.5 13.0 180.3 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -2.2 2.4 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.0 6.0 9.3 15.4 13.2 7.2 187.2 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 -0.7 12.5 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 11.3 13.9 -4.8 11.7 6.9 6.6 190.0 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 3.3 -3.2 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 9.9 10.7 1.2 10.2 14.3 9.3 194.5 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 -1.2 5.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.8 9.9 6.1 19.4 15.1 10.6 195.7 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 5.9 1.3 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.2 3.0 5.1 11.9 13.3 3.3 198.6 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 -0.8 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 16.1 16.8 15.8 9.1 202.4 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 2.5 14.9 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
P/E Relative 1.13 15.2 16.3 9.1 13.5 13.4 14.5 208.6 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 4.5 5.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
NASDAQ 100 1.80 7.9 8.9 20.5 16.3 17.2 11.3 209.5 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 2.3 17.9 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.8 9.2 10.6 15.3 14.0 8.7 211.7 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 4.9 8.2 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.2 16.6 1.5 19.6 15.1 10.0 212.5 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 4.8 1.7 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.4 16.1 12.6 11.6 14.4 7.3 214.9 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 6.9 2.0 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 14.1 14.5 13.6 15.3 15.6 10.5 216.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 5.4 3.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.4 8.8 6.6 15.5 14.3 8.7 218.5 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 1.3 7.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
Price-to-Sales 1.32 13.0 15.1 1.1 10.8 12.5 9.4 223.1 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 6.1 -5.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.9 8.3 7.3 15.8 14.9 8.4 223.8 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 3.6 4.4 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.2 11.3 2.8 11.5 10.6 10.5 224.5 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 0.1 3.2 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.87 13.3 19.1 58.1 34.2 23.9 12.4 228.8 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 23.5 37.3 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 9.5 10.6 3.3 14.0 11.5 7.6 229.8 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 3.0 5.0 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
Oberweis Octagon 1.93 10.0 13.3 -1.8 15.8 11.6 7.8 230.2 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 3.3 -5.9 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.91 16.3 25.2 37.5 28.3 18.3 19.0 231.2 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 7.5 44.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 8.1 8.5 33.0 18.4 15.3 9.7 237.8 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 10.6 21.6 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.8 9.0 10.9 18.1 15.4 10.1 238.8 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 2.8 12.1 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
Templeton 1.26 10.3 11.2 12.6 17.8 18.5 10.8 241.1 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 2.9 13.0 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.30 11.0 12.3 8.7 17.3 16.3 10.9 241.5 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 7.6 7.6 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.1 15.0 14.0 14.2 18.0 12.6 246.8 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 4.9 9.6 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
Lakonishok 1.20 13.4 14.7 16.5 14.6 15.7 14.3 251.4 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 6.2 13.0 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.5 16.1 -10.3 9.4 13.2 15.8 255.7 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 4.1 -13.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.57 0.2 2.5 7.3 15.4 16.3 0.3 257.1 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 3.4 3.0 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.2 11.0 5.2 15.1 14.9 11.0 269.0 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 2.6 4.4 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 9.1 9.9 10.6 17.7 17.6 10.5 271.3 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 6.6 3.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.92 16.2 25.2 2.0 25.6 13.2 10.3 274.1 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 -2.9 25.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.6 20.0 23.6 22.8 19.1 14.7 287.0 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 9.7 8.9 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Simple 2.97 9.5 15.6 0.2 -17.3 -1.0 11.0 298.5 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 6.9 -15.2 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.35 14.0 16.6 16.7 16.9 21.5 16.2 324.1 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 4.9 14.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
Neff 1.63 14.0 18.7 7.0 13.4 14.5 11.2 324.5 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.5 5.1 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
T. Rowe Price 1.66 8.5 9.8 4.4 4.5 20.3 7.5 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 0.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.75 18.6 27.7 29.9 20.1 21.5 25.3 395.2 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 15.4 5.5 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.4 22.1 38.2 8.4 9.4 25.3 396.5 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 3.5 41.9 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
Stock Market Winners 1.45 16.1 20.5 9.0 17.0 28.7 12.6 447.4 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 5.3 9.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.25 9.7 13.6 18.8 18.0 18.9 21.1 465.9 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 9.8 -0.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 17.1 25.8 21.3 21.2 21.9 23.9 489.9 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 11.2 8.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
Rule #1 Investing 1.80 10.6 13.9 38.6 25.2 21.4 13.5 574.7 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 0.0 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.4 20.5 7.7 27.6 21.4 16.9 814.2 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 3.3 12.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 16.9 28.0 -22.9 42.9 34.5 23.1 865.5 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 -9.0 -0.3 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value