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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 7/31/2014
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
Muhlenkamp 1.53 -5.6 -1.4 -47.5 -34.5 -25.4 -11.8 -60.3 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -56.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.5 11.9 18.8 -3.9 -7.2 -3.8 -29.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -10.6 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Schloss 1.91 7.7 8.9 -26.6 -5.7 -5.1 2.3 9.3 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -29.0 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 57.5 Value
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -8.5 -1.5 -8.8 -5.7 -2.9 -4.7 92.2 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -18.8 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 59.0 Specialty
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 2.5 4.7 24.3 1.7 -2.8 1.8 73.3 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 9.1 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 107.9 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.21 8.3 10.5 -15.5 -9.8 -2.7 12.8 -14.3 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -13.0 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 Growth & Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.71 10.6 13.5 8.9 -2.6 2.7 9.5 114.2 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 -8.0 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 92.1 Value
Zweig 1.84 12.9 18.4 6.3 5.7 2.8 4.7 62.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 -8.4 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.2 14.5 -2.1 -9.0 3.6 5.2 105.1 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 161.0 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple 2.99 9.6 15.9 -27.3 -21.4 5.5 11.9 324.4 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -13.5 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 10.8 15.8 3.7 -9.0 5.8 16.5 108.9 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 -2.5 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -4.5 0.8 5.0 4.0 6.5 3.2 158.4 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -4.8 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 76.0 Earnings Estimates
Magic Formula 1.64 9.0 10.6 1.6 2.5 7.1 5.7 161.4 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -3.7 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 97.0 Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -6.8 0.8 5.7 2.6 7.3 2.1 198.9 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -5.8 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 106.2 Earnings Estimates
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.92 7.9 7.8 0.3 6.4 7.3 7.6 76.7 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 4.7 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 7.9 Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.91 16.2 25.1 33.0 10.2 7.5 19.2 178.2 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 32.7 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Cash Rich Firms 1.37 10.2 11.6 34.5 14.7 8.8 6.5 113.2 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 12.7 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 56.9 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.5 -17.7 -6.7 9.6 2.5 102.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -31.6 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.6 8.0 -2.2 3.2 10.0 14.7 111.6 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -2.0 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 22.2 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.24 11.6 12.8 30.7 3.1 10.8 10.5 161.2 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 9.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 82.8 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.37 9.9 11.2 9.7 6.8 11.5 9.9 126.1 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 6.1 6.2 19.9 12.5 12.1 4.0 165.9 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 2.6 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 31.5 Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.6 4.6 6.9 10.9 12.5 5.0 121.1 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 -0.1 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 18.8 Indexes
ADR Screen 1.48 8.6 9.6 59.3 12.9 12.8 9.8 177.4 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 35.1 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.2 15.8 3.8 7.8 13.0 7.5 178.4 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 -5.4 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 8.0 15.4 13.7 8.3 138.9 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 4.9 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 37.2 Growth & Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.75 12.6 17.2 6.1 4.4 13.7 15.7 166.0 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 2.4 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 48.5 Value
Dividend Screen: DRPs 1.10 8.7 8.9 16.2 13.2 14.0 6.2 180.7 -50.4 20.5 -18.2 4.2 26.1 10.9 1.9 19.8 29.4 Growth & Value
S&P 500 1.00 4.2 4.2 14.5 14.3 14.3 5.8 145.7 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 4.5 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 23.5 Indexes
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 11.9 14.7 19.3 10.6 14.5 9.1 214.7 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 3.4 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 76.0 Growth
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.74 15.1 21.5 10.8 1.6 14.6 25.1 289.1 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 18.0 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 168.4 Value
Return on Equity 1.29 11.1 12.4 2.4 7.0 14.6 10.0 180.1 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -8.4 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 40.0 Growth
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.0 7.1 17.3 10.7 15.3 8.5 158.2 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 3.0 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 39.6 Growth
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.4 17.5 47.3 17.4 15.3 9.3 132.1 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 20.5 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.4 7.6 25.5 16.0 15.8 7.2 137.3 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -2.4 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.43 8.7 9.6 19.7 18.2 16.0 11.1 185.5 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 -3.4 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 24.7 Growth & Value
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.4 11.5 15.1 12.7 16.2 11.8 221.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 -0.3 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 68.0 Growth & Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 5.9 5.9 14.3 17.0 16.3 7.8 174.9 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 5.3 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 21.2 Indexes
Dividend Screen: Non-DRPs 0.91 13.7 13.0 14.8 15.6 16.3 8.9 199.5 -48.1 17.6 -15.3 5.2 22.2 18.1 4.3 25.3 25.4 Growth & Value
Lakonishok 1.20 12.8 14.1 12.5 10.0 16.5 14.6 205.2 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 -0.6 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.7 10.9 19.0 13.6 16.6 8.8 236.3 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 5.3 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 65.8 Indexes
Price-to-Sales 1.32 13.2 15.4 11.0 10.5 16.7 11.0 232.5 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -4.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 47.1 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.6 8.0 9.7 14.4 16.9 8.7 207.0 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 -3.1 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 23.8 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 1.20 8.5 8.9 11.3 13.2 16.9 9.0 193.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 2.1 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 35.0 Indexes
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.7 9.5 22.4 18.5 16.9 7.8 174.4 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 4.6 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 16.4 Growth & Value
Templeton 1.25 9.7 10.5 1.3 19.2 17.0 10.9 217.7 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 -2.7 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.22 8.2 8.6 8.4 15.6 17.1 9.2 205.4 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 -0.8 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 20.6 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.3 3.0 10.1 16.5 17.2 2.9 196.2 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 4.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 8.1 Value
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.0 6.1 19.5 16.7 17.3 8.4 175.6 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 6.0 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 31.6 Indexes
P/E Relative 1.13 15.2 16.4 4.1 13.9 17.5 15.3 186.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 0.4 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 51.8 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 16.6 26.0 32.6 19.3 18.1 11.4 282.2 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 16.1 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 -0.1 2.4 13.1 19.5 18.2 -0.2 247.0 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 2.4 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 -7.7 Value
Oberweis Octagon 1.92 10.3 13.8 9.7 14.6 18.3 10.0 243.7 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -4.8 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 14.2 18.2 -4.2 15.6 18.3 14.1 169.6 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -12.5 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Murphy Technology 2.76 -12.8 -0.5 35.1 25.1 18.5 10.6 247.8 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 24.2 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 28.8 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.31 10.6 11.9 11.1 15.9 18.7 11.1 220.6 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 0.7 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 38.1 Indexes
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 10.3 11.1 15.9 14.5 18.7 10.5 203.3 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 3.6 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 27.9 Value
IBD Stable 70 1.19 10.1 10.8 10.0 15.4 18.9 8.8 214.0 -50.6 18.4 -21.9 -6.7 34.3 24.6 3.7 21.2 56.0 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.11 8.6 8.8 14.6 17.4 18.9 10.5 223.4 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 5.3 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 33.7 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 8.7 9.4 10.0 15.0 18.9 10.7 241.7 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 -4.2 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 30.7 Indexes
Neff 1.63 14.0 18.7 6.1 12.0 19.0 11.5 305.7 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 -3.0 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 Growth & Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.2 11.1 15.5 17.1 19.1 11.5 253.3 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 0.1 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 57.5 Growth & Value
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.11 13.9 14.7 10.6 13.9 19.3 12.8 208.3 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 0.3 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 Growth & Value
NASDAQ 100 1.81 7.7 8.6 26.0 18.1 19.4 10.8 175.0 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 8.4 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 53.5 Indexes
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 13.9 14.3 12.4 11.2 19.6 11.1 191.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 -3.7 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.3 16.7 7.7 13.5 19.6 11.9 204.7 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 -1.6 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.24 9.1 12.4 -7.2 7.3 19.7 18.4 373.4 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -15.3 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.37 14.6 17.6 23.6 16.7 20.9 18.2 297.8 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 1.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 57.9 Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.33 16.3 19.6 13.4 17.2 20.9 15.2 236.0 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 0.8 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.6 16.2 22.3 21.5 21.9 16.7 283.1 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 2.0 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.3 27.2 7.2 17.7 22.2 25.1 315.7 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 -3.0 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 86.3 Earnings Estimates
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.7 10.2 4.4 4.5 24.1 11.8 330.5 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 17.0 25.7 16.2 18.1 24.4 25.7 427.8 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 1.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 110.0 Earnings Estimates
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.0 20.4 2.1 18.3 28.6 14.6 390.2 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 0.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.77 14.7 21.0 47.0 22.1 31.3 18.1 780.1 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 9.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 147.2 Value
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.9 14.5 56.2 29.3 33.9 14.5 593.4 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 99.8 Growth & Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.06 18.3 30.9 28.1 50.6 43.5 27.1 1,122.5 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 10.9 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 34.6 Value