Risk & Return

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 7/29/2016
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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 13.9 19.6 10.4 20.2 16.6 16.2 1,068.2 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 14.4 12.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 15.0 24.0 -8.1 -6.9 16.6 16.6 735.3 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 17.9 -0.3 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value
T. Rowe Price 1.67 9.7 11.8 57.6 18.0 12.4 11.7 716.5 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 34.2 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
Driehaus 2.22 9.9 14.0 21.4 14.3 14.8 20.3 667.8 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 17.2 -0.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.82 16.2 24.2 5.1 13.7 15.8 20.7 625.0 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 11.9 8.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
Stock Market Winners 1.43 15.8 19.8 3.9 10.6 17.0 14.3 583.4 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 2.1 9.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 14.2 20.0 -2.8 9.1 4.2 20.6 504.8 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 -3.7 41.9 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
MAGNET Simple 2.95 9.4 14.9 27.6 -5.8 -11.0 1.6 476.9 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 32.2 -15.2 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 17.2 25.3 3.4 9.5 14.9 20.3 441.4 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 17.7 1.1 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.55 1.9 3.6 23.0 13.8 17.4 1.0 417.7 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 15.9 3.0 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.35 13.3 15.8 9.8 15.6 17.8 14.3 394.7 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 6.0 14.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.90 15.3 23.2 6.4 11.9 12.5 7.2 327.4 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 5.4 25.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.30 8.8 9.5 3.3 10.2 13.1 10.0 322.5 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 9.2 3.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
Price-to-Sales 1.33 12.7 14.8 24.3 10.1 10.2 9.0 308.7 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 29.5 -5.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 15.3 18.3 -7.6 9.6 13.3 10.8 301.3 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 4.4 8.9 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow 1.21 3.1 3.7 20.6 9.4 13.5 4.0 296.8 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 18.5 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.21 9.7 10.3 2.4 7.9 11.8 9.7 296.1 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 1.7 4.4 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 12.5 14.8 1.2 3.0 7.0 11.8 295.7 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 10.5 -13.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.29 10.5 11.7 6.0 9.6 13.1 10.2 295.3 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 10.4 7.6 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
Oberweis Octagon 1.94 9.9 13.0 14.4 7.8 11.5 5.8 290.8 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 42.9 -5.9 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Lakonishok 1.20 12.6 13.8 3.8 12.1 10.8 12.9 287.0 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 13.6 13.0 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.4 8.6 7.8 9.3 13.1 8.8 282.4 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 14.8 12.1 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.10 13.3 14.0 1.8 8.9 11.6 11.8 282.0 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 6.6 9.6 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
Rule #1 Investing 1.90 7.6 8.6 -30.9 -8.4 1.2 5.4 275.1 -54.0 27.0 -28.5 -9.0 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.27 9.9 10.8 8.0 8.6 9.8 10.3 270.6 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 4.2 3.2 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
Neff 1.63 12.1 15.6 -22.0 -3.3 3.7 6.5 268.9 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 0.5 5.1 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.1 8.5 9.0 7.8 12.4 7.5 263.6 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 14.4 7.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 1.26 7.6 7.9 4.4 8.2 11.6 7.5 261.2 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 10.8 4.4 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 5.3 13.3 14.1 9.6 256.9 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 6.3 14.9 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
Wanger (Revised) 1.43 8.8 9.7 21.7 13.8 15.2 9.5 255.6 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 19.8 1.3 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.3 8.7 3.8 8.2 10.6 7.8 247.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 11.5 8.2 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 8.6 9.4 -3.4 4.7 7.2 5.5 245.9 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 9.4 5.0 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.37 8.5 11.3 -19.6 9.8 5.5 3.0 245.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 17.2 -19.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.27 7.3 7.5 -14.0 12.7 10.6 8.2 243.5 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 4.5 21.6 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
Templeton 1.26 9.1 9.7 -5.4 2.7 12.7 9.9 242.9 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 8.5 13.0 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.05 13.2 13.6 1.2 9.2 9.7 8.6 242.3 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 0.9 3.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
NASDAQ 100 1.78 7.8 8.8 3.1 15.2 14.9 12.1 237.9 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 3.0 17.9 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.50 12.4 15.4 7.1 5.9 10.0 7.5 236.3 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 12.7 1.7 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 5.9 5.9 5.8 8.9 12.6 6.1 235.8 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 9.1 12.5 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.38 12.8 15.2 -1.0 8.0 8.7 7.5 231.4 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 1.0 2.0 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
P/E Relative 1.14 13.7 14.7 2.9 2.6 8.9 10.8 226.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 12.0 5.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -6.9 0.7 22.4 2.1 1.7 -1.1 224.7 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 36.5 -20.4 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.25 9.3 9.9 -1.6 5.7 8.9 8.7 221.0 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 16.9 5.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.5 17.6 -17.7 26.2 17.2 12.2 219.0 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 -7.2 37.3 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum
ADR Screen 1.47 8.0 8.7 4.8 17.7 8.1 5.1 215.7 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 16.9 27.3 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dreman 1.25 9.3 10.0 1.0 4.0 9.9 4.2 205.7 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 7.4 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 13.5 17.1 2.8 4.1 12.7 9.9 205.0 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 3.6 2.4 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
Return on Equity 1.27 10.4 11.4 3.2 3.1 5.6 7.1 203.7 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 7.5 -8.8 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
Dual Cash Flow 1.55 10.1 12.1 1.8 0.6 2.9 3.3 199.5 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 10.2 -3.2 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
S&P 500 1.00 4.4 4.4 3.3 8.8 11.0 5.5 195.7 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 6.3 11.4 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.98 8.5 8.5 5.9 6.8 10.6 6.2 181.4 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 13.9 2.0 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -5.1 0.6 9.7 0.5 1.7 -0.4 161.2 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 17.6 -13.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
Dow Jones 30 0.98 4.7 4.7 4.2 5.9 8.7 5.1 161.0 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 5.8 7.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 14.4 21.6 -22.3 6.9 4.2 13.9 160.5 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 -5.5 44.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 6.7 6.7 6.2 10.0 10.6 4.4 160.0 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 4.3 -4.2 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 4.1 4.7 -1.3 1.3 4.3 -0.2 154.5 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 8.0 -5.8 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.46 9.0 10.2 7.6 4.3 4.8 4.1 148.3 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 27.9 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 10.0 12.5 0.1 6.0 0.2 3.8 144.7 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 16.0 -11.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Magic Formula 1.63 7.7 8.4 2.2 -4.9 -1.8 3.7 131.3 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 12.5 -16.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
Murphy Technology 2.73 -19.1 -2.9 -4.8 -5.0 4.4 1.2 129.7 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 -5.7 -1.3 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.22 2.6 4.8 -1.0 11.5 3.2 2.3 119.4 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 0.4 -1.3 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.10 10.2 14.3 0.6 3.3 -4.3 10.7 118.3 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 5.7 -1.2 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 1.02 8.1 8.1 35.9 7.1 8.1 5.0 104.5 -31.4 12.2 -13.7 16.7 16.0 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
Lynch 1.27 9.2 9.9 -7.9 1.0 -2.9 3.2 103.6 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 9.1 -7.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.36 6.7 6.8 -9.9 -2.4 0.9 7.4 99.7 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -4.0 5.9 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 8.6 9.4 -7.1 5.0 5.3 2.8 95.6 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 2.6 2.5 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.37 8.4 11.0 -43.4 -8.1 -9.8 -1.3 79.3 -64.0 42.9 -40.5 -18.3 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
Zweig 1.91 11.5 16.1 -10.1 1.2 2.8 -1.4 37.9 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 10.8 -14.6 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
Insider Net Purchases 1.91 -11.3 -2.8 -31.9 -11.2 -8.4 -7.4 27.4 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -13.9 -11.9 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
Schloss 1.94 7.4 8.3 -6.8 -7.5 -2.0 -0.4 25.3 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 2.2 -5.9 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.19 7.7 9.1 5.0 -6.5 -6.6 2.8 -20.0 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 5.8 -15.1 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple Revised 2.30 -7.3 0.5 -26.8 -1.8 -10.1 -2.8 -30.4 -31.0 38.9 -35.9 -21.3 -13.7 45.7 -25.0 -45.7 32.9
Muhlenkamp 1.57 -2.9 0.5 -2.4 -10.4 -17.4 -12.5 -49.3 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 4.0 -48.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex 2.75 6.7 7.0 -51.7 -13.7 -13.7 -12.8 -61.2 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -21.1 7.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex Revised 2.20 -3.7 1.8 1.5 -4.6 -10.6 -6.8 -62.0 -21.0 46.3 -25.1 -3.3 -38.4 -5.7 -6.8 -32.5 -21.7