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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 11/28/2014
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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 17.8 30.0 5.4 69.9 33.9 27.0 1,043.2 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 7.5 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 34.6 Value
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.5 20.7 15.1 31.3 25.4 17.7 777.9 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 11.5 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 147.2 Value
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.7 14.2 48.8 34.7 28.2 13.8 574.7 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 99.8 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.84 16.9 25.5 11.8 23.9 24.0 23.5 421.9 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 6.5 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 110.0 Earnings Estimates
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.0 20.5 12.6 19.2 35.1 13.8 411.7 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 8.0 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.27 9.4 13.1 3.1 17.9 20.0 18.8 401.5 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -3.3 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.3 21.9 31.4 9.8 11.5 24.2 353.0 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 34.0 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 168.4 Value
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.6 10.0 4.4 4.5 23.9 9.3 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.2 27.1 5.8 20.7 21.6 23.3 322.4 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 3.8 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 86.3 Earnings Estimates
Neff 1.64 14.0 18.7 0.1 18.2 18.5 10.1 303.6 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.4 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 Growth & Value
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.7 16.3 17.2 20.6 22.4 15.4 288.7 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 9.7 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 Earnings Estimates
MAGNET Simple 2.99 9.5 15.5 -14.4 -19.5 -0.7 13.1 276.3 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -14.4 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 16.5 25.7 26.8 33.0 18.4 10.2 272.1 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 21.4 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 0.3 2.6 10.3 20.8 18.1 0.2 259.9 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 7.4 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 -7.7 Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.8 16.5 -7.2 12.8 16.5 15.5 259.0 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 -8.6 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 57.9 Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.3 11.1 5.4 19.3 17.6 11.1 258.7 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 4.1 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 57.5 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.4 19.8 14.8 23.8 21.3 14.4 256.5 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 10.0 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.32 8.8 9.5 2.1 18.4 19.2 9.6 238.0 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 0.8 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 30.7 Indexes
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.0 14.9 11.0 18.0 19.3 12.5 227.3 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 8.5 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 Growth & Value
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.29 10.4 11.5 6.3 16.2 14.7 11.0 226.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 3.9 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 68.0 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.7 8.9 13.7 21.6 18.0 9.9 224.8 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 10.5 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 33.7 Indexes
Templeton 1.26 10.1 11.1 12.8 25.0 19.7 11.0 222.3 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 9.8 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 Growth & Value
Lakonishok 1.21 13.1 14.4 12.2 16.4 16.2 14.2 219.6 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 9.2 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.5 10.6 7.6 18.1 14.2 7.3 219.5 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 4.7 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 65.8 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.31 10.8 12.1 4.3 19.6 18.6 10.7 219.4 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 7.3 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 38.1 Indexes
Oberweis Octagon 1.92 10.1 13.4 -7.2 19.8 21.7 7.2 219.2 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -6.1 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 16.3 25.3 43.6 28.3 9.7 20.1 213.1 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 46.4 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.6 3.3 11.9 17.1 15.7 3.5 210.2 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 10.1 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 8.1 Value
NASDAQ 100 1.81 8.0 9.1 24.4 23.6 19.7 10.7 209.8 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 20.8 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 53.5 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.3 8.7 6.4 19.5 17.4 8.2 206.1 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 4.7 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 20.6 Indexes
Price-to-Sales 1.33 12.9 15.0 -2.4 13.6 14.6 9.1 204.3 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -5.2 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 47.1 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.28 7.8 8.1 3.0 18.1 17.2 7.7 204.3 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 1.7 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 23.8 Indexes
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.7 8.0 20.9 22.3 16.4 8.9 203.8 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 20.9 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 39.6 Growth
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 10.3 11.1 10.8 15.3 16.5 10.1 203.7 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 7.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 27.9 Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 14.0 14.5 5.8 16.7 18.1 10.1 199.7 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 3.4 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
P/E Relative 1.13 15.3 16.5 7.7 16.5 16.6 14.4 199.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 6.6 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 51.8 Earnings Estimates
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 19.1 21.0 16.8 8.9 198.0 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 16.0 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 31.6 Indexes
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.40 13.3 16.0 5.2 14.4 12.1 8.0 196.6 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 2.7 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.52 13.1 16.5 -0.4 21.7 17.1 9.6 195.8 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 0.9 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 1.20 8.6 9.0 10.6 17.7 16.1 8.5 195.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 7.5 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 35.0 Indexes
Murphy Technology 2.77 -15.4 -1.4 9.0 25.7 16.5 5.8 193.0 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 6.2 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 28.8 Growth & Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.1 6.1 14.5 20.9 15.2 7.4 187.6 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 11.9 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 21.2 Indexes
Dual Cash Flow 1.54 11.4 14.0 1.3 14.2 10.8 6.7 182.4 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 -2.6 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 76.0 Growth
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.9 18.4 48.9 29.8 19.0 10.2 179.2 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 44.0 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.7 9.7 3.5 22.9 16.3 10.0 177.4 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 0.6 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 24.7 Growth & Value
ADR Screen 1.48 8.4 9.3 32.8 19.2 9.9 7.7 172.5 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 31.8 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.53 14.3 18.5 -1.7 23.3 21.4 13.6 171.2 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -3.1 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Return on Equity 1.29 10.9 12.2 -7.8 10.4 12.4 8.7 168.3 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -8.1 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 40.0 Growth
S&P 500 1.00 4.6 4.6 14.5 18.3 13.5 5.8 159.1 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 11.9 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 23.5 Indexes
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.3 9.2 5.1 17.1 14.9 6.4 158.0 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 2.1 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 16.4 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 5.5 5.8 0.4 14.8 8.2 2.2 149.3 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -2.0 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 31.5 Value
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 9.6 18.5 14.0 7.0 144.7 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 8.5 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 37.2 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.1 7.3 6.6 20.7 16.2 6.7 139.2 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -4.7 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
Dow Jones 30 0.97 5.0 4.9 10.8 13.9 11.5 5.5 134.3 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 7.6 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 18.8 Indexes
Magic Formula 1.65 8.5 9.8 -10.0 6.8 3.1 4.1 130.9 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -12.1 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 97.0 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.75 11.8 15.8 -12.4 -0.6 6.6 12.6 126.9 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 -11.7 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 48.5 Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.34 -9.9 -0.5 -21.1 2.1 1.1 -2.1 122.8 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -24.1 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 106.2 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.38 9.7 11.0 1.6 9.1 11.0 7.4 118.0 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -1.9 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.7 8.1 5.9 8.7 8.8 13.3 114.5 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 3.4 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 22.2 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.24 10.7 11.7 -7.5 5.5 4.4 6.1 111.1 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 -3.7 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 82.8 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.96 -6.1 0.0 -14.3 5.2 2.6 0.0 110.1 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -16.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 76.0 Earnings Estimates
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.3 -26.5 -2.3 5.0 0.5 106.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -31.6 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.1 14.2 -2.1 13.5 -1.2 5.5 100.9 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 161.0 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 10.7 15.5 -2.8 -0.6 2.2 14.5 97.5 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 -1.9 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.6 10.8 7.1 17.0 5.0 4.4 91.7 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 4.6 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 56.9 Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.71 10.4 13.1 -9.1 5.4 0.1 5.5 89.2 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 -9.4 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 92.1 Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.94 8.3 8.2 14.2 8.8 9.0 7.2 77.4 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 15.1 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 7.9 Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 1.8 4.4 9.7 11.8 -2.9 -0.1 64.2 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 5.6 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 107.9 Growth & Value
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -8.2 -1.3 -7.3 4.9 -3.0 -6.0 62.8 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -17.0 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 59.0 Specialty
Zweig 1.89 12.3 17.5 -12.2 6.9 3.9 2.2 33.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 -13.7 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.92 8.2 9.7 -30.8 3.2 -3.8 5.5 18.0 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -17.4 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 57.5 Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.22 8.1 10.0 -20.4 1.5 -5.2 7.8 -19.6 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -17.0 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 Growth & Value
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.4 11.6 -2.2 -1.8 -4.3 -6.8 -32.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -11.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.58 -4.5 -0.4 -50.7 -24.1 -24.0 -12.7 -60.9 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -49.1 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum