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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 3/31/2014
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 2.06 18.9 32.1 68.1 51.9 65.8 28.3 1,152.8 -53.6 -42.0 17.8 137.6 92.0 -36.4 138.8 34.6 34.6 Value
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.77 14.9 21.4 87.7 21.7 53.4 17.9 749.1 -62.8 -31.7 7.8 97.8 1.0 -7.0 39.2 147.2 147.2 Value
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.6 21.3 27.8 21.9 38.1 13.7 402.0 -51.3 -23.4 6.0 34.8 14.0 21.2 124.6 -9.0 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 17.3 26.1 24.8 15.6 37.2 25.6 386.2 -37.8 -26.7 -0.8 42.1 22.0 -2.3 47.6 110.0 110.0 Earnings Estimates
Rule #1 Investing 1.77 9.9 12.5 48.6 19.5 37.2 10.1 386.6 -54.0 -26.8 8.4 47.1 11.0 -1.0 40.0 99.8 99.8 Growth & Value
Driehaus 2.23 9.5 13.3 13.3 7.7 36.6 17.2 376.5 -53.4 -25.7 -8.1 47.7 17.0 -14.1 65.7 106.0 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.7 10.1 17.5 12.4 33.9 11.3 330.5 -62.5 -20.0 0.0 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 40.1 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple 2.98 9.9 16.6 -33.3 -19.7 31.8 13.6 297.8 -75.9 -34.0 -9.5 -31.1 -12.0 19.5 56.1 339.5 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Neff 1.63 14.4 19.4 27.3 9.7 31.7 11.2 296.6 -52.8 -21.7 0.6 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 52.5 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.37 14.9 18.0 29.2 16.3 31.7 17.7 296.4 -52.1 -17.3 0.9 33.9 19.0 7.0 31.4 57.9 57.9 Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.75 18.5 27.5 11.6 14.7 30.7 24.8 281.2 -23.4 -21.7 -6.3 27.7 29.0 6.1 35.9 86.3 86.3 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.92 17.0 26.8 47.3 17.1 29.7 12.4 266.8 -67.3 -21.0 19.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.9 16.6 28.4 18.8 29.5 17.2 263.5 -39.9 -26.2 2.6 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 62.9 Earnings Estimates
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.74 14.9 21.2 1.0 -3.1 29.1 22.0 259.2 -49.9 -22.4 6.2 2.1 -5.0 -4.1 32.9 168.4 168.4 Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.5 11.4 28.5 18.0 28.5 10.6 250.8 -48.4 -20.8 1.8 38.4 17.0 3.8 20.5 57.5 57.5 Growth & Value
Oberweis Octagon 1.91 10.6 14.3 15.3 11.4 27.5 9.1 236.3 -70.6 -23.2 -1.0 38.9 33.0 -14.7 78.4 2.1 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 9.1 9.9 27.5 16.1 27.4 10.9 235.6 -51.1 -21.7 0.1 42.6 15.0 4.1 28.0 30.7 30.7 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 -0.3 2.2 19.0 19.2 27.2 -0.7 232.7 -82.9 -34.8 -0.7 34.5 16.0 13.1 17.3 -7.7 -7.7 Value
IBD Stable 70 1.18 10.6 11.4 23.4 17.2 26.4 9.2 222.8 -50.6 -21.9 -1.2 34.3 25.0 3.7 21.2 56.0 56.0 Growth
Price-to-Sales 1.31 13.7 16.0 25.3 10.8 26.2 9.5 219.7 -55.1 -20.6 -0.4 36.3 11.0 -2.6 29.6 47.1 47.1 Growth & Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 9.8 11.0 29.4 10.9 26.1 7.9 219.2 -58.6 -22.1 4.6 38.1 15.0 -12.3 26.2 65.8 65.8 Indexes
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.7 11.8 24.8 13.5 25.9 11.0 215.8 -41.9 -20.4 0.6 35.8 9.0 0.7 18.4 68.0 68.0 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.30 10.9 12.3 27.9 16.0 25.7 11.0 214.1 -47.7 -22.2 2.1 32.8 16.0 -0.9 30.6 38.1 38.1 Indexes
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.33 16.5 19.7 36.0 15.5 25.6 14.9 213.2 -50.2 -23.1 -3.3 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.8 17.6 29.1 13.7 25.2 13.0 207.8 -57.2 -17.9 5.0 38.7 29.0 -7.5 21.3 22.4 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 12.2 15.2 38.5 7.1 25.0 8.7 204.7 -61.0 -23.6 5.0 48.9 5.0 -21.6 31.0 76.0 76.0 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.11 8.7 8.9 21.6 14.5 25.0 10.1 205.6 -49.4 -21.8 4.0 34.3 20.0 -2.4 22.8 33.7 33.7 Indexes
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.11 14.2 15.1 21.9 16.1 24.9 13.8 204.1 -39.8 -19.0 0.8 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 30.0 Growth & Value
Templeton 1.24 10.3 11.1 26.2 21.9 24.8 11.1 202.8 -40.0 -23.1 3.2 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 54.7 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.26 8.0 8.4 26.3 14.5 24.7 8.9 201.7 -52.2 -20.2 0.8 39.7 15.0 -0.2 25.0 23.8 23.8 Indexes
Lakonishok 1.20 13.3 14.6 13.7 9.9 24.7 15.4 201.7 -32.5 -17.9 3.0 26.8 8.0 -0.6 32.7 53.5 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
Murphy Technology 2.76 -15.1 -1.3 33.9 14.8 24.6 7.4 200.1 -58.3 -44.9 8.8 39.7 42.0 -29.8 40.0 28.8 28.8 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.22 8.5 8.9 24.0 14.9 24.5 9.2 198.6 -51.0 -19.6 2.1 35.6 18.0 -1.2 24.7 20.6 20.6 Indexes
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.32 -5.6 1.3 18.3 -3.0 24.5 1.2 199.0 -71.0 -29.9 1.8 29.7 9.0 -34.1 37.8 106.2 106.2 Earnings Estimates
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.21 10.4 11.3 16.8 14.4 23.8 10.3 191.0 -43.1 -16.8 2.9 21.3 19.0 7.6 26.9 27.9 27.9 Value
NASDAQ 100 1.81 7.5 8.3 27.6 15.4 23.8 9.6 156.8 -50.1 -27.5 0.1 35.0 17.0 2.7 19.2 53.5 53.5 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.1 2.9 15.0 15.3 23.2 2.2 184.1 -69.0 -23.4 0.8 27.9 10.0 10.7 19.4 8.1 8.1 Value
Dividend Screen: Non-DRPs 0.91 13.7 13.1 15.1 14.4 23.1 8.3 182.9 -48.1 -15.3 1.3 22.2 18.0 4.3 25.3 25.4 25.4 Growth & Value
P/E Relative 1.13 15.6 16.8 15.5 10.7 23.1 15.6 182.8 -27.6 -18.3 0.8 29.5 14.0 -1.9 29.6 51.8 51.8 Earnings Estimates
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.7 9.1 19.5 11.7 23.0 8.6 181.9 -50.5 -21.8 2.7 31.6 16.0 -3.1 24.9 35.0 35.0 Indexes
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.6 16.3 13.3 10.2 22.8 8.0 179.7 -61.6 -35.5 -3.2 30.8 9.0 -3.9 20.6 36.9 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.43 9.0 10.1 38.5 18.1 22.7 11.5 178.6 -51.3 -19.8 1.1 51.1 24.0 -5.2 12.5 24.7 24.7 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.05 14.2 14.6 29.7 12.0 22.7 10.9 178.2 -50.1 -19.1 -4.0 49.2 4.0 1.0 31.7 23.9 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Return on Equity 1.28 11.5 12.9 18.5 8.3 22.6 10.0 177.1 -47.2 -22.2 -5.1 34.2 10.0 -5.7 32.0 40.0 40.0 Growth
Dividend Screen: DRPs 1.10 8.7 8.9 19.6 11.8 22.0 6.3 170.2 -50.4 -18.2 2.4 26.1 11.0 1.9 19.8 29.4 29.4 Growth & Value
Magic Formula 1.64 9.4 11.2 15.9 -1.7 21.7 5.4 167.1 -51.6 -22.4 1.7 27.9 8.0 -30.6 26.6 97.0 97.0 Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 5.8 5.8 20.5 13.9 21.3 7.4 162.8 -56.0 -17.1 2.3 33.7 18.0 -0.5 15.1 21.2 21.2 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.51 14.8 19.1 16.8 14.4 21.2 14.5 161.3 -50.6 -18.2 -6.6 46.8 30.0 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.96 9.8 9.7 31.9 17.0 21.2 7.9 161.6 -40.4 -14.2 3.6 40.6 10.0 3.0 19.4 16.4 16.4 Growth & Value
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 5.9 5.9 23.1 15.4 21.1 7.7 160.5 -44.4 -16.5 1.4 35.5 15.0 4.7 15.0 31.6 31.6 Indexes
ADR Screen 1.48 8.4 9.3 73.3 6.1 20.9 8.4 158.7 -68.7 -29.7 25.2 33.2 1.0 -25.9 18.8 53.2 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Lynch 1.23 12.2 13.5 38.7 1.5 20.6 11.4 155.4 -47.5 -21.3 16.6 24.3 1.0 -27.9 24.9 82.8 82.8 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -3.7 1.3 18.1 -1.4 20.6 2.1 155.2 -63.8 -30.5 1.5 28.2 9.0 -31.1 30.3 76.0 76.0 Earnings Estimates
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.25 7.0 7.2 23.3 11.3 20.5 7.6 153.9 -44.7 -22.0 1.1 30.4 20.0 -9.4 17.3 39.6 39.6 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 6.0 6.1 19.5 9.9 20.5 3.6 153.7 -69.1 -23.8 -0.3 29.6 20.0 -11.2 7.4 31.5 31.5 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.74 12.5 17.0 9.5 1.4 19.6 14.6 144.8 -50.3 -23.4 -4.8 9.6 1.0 -1.1 43.5 48.5 48.5 Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.90 15.9 24.4 9.3 8.3 19.2 17.5 140.8 -10.1 -23.1 12.6 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
S&P 500 1.00 4.1 4.1 19.3 12.2 18.6 5.2 134.7 -52.6 -16.8 1.3 29.6 13.0 0.0 12.8 23.5 23.5 Indexes
Dreman 1.25 10.2 11.1 17.6 11.2 18.3 7.8 131.9 -55.0 -22.2 2.8 27.6 21.0 -11.7 22.7 37.2 37.2 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 8.2 10.3 -1.0 -8.4 17.6 2.8 124.5 -67.7 -25.9 -25.6 32.9 17.0 -14.9 25.2 48.1 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.4 7.6 23.1 14.2 17.6 6.0 125.2 -50.5 -18.6 -4.2 48.5 16.0 -1.2 15.7 12.6 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.37 10.1 11.4 15.0 5.9 16.8 10.2 117.4 -52.1 -21.5 -2.1 18.4 12.0 -5.0 29.4 23.3 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.7 4.6 12.9 10.1 16.7 4.7 116.3 -49.3 -15.1 -0.7 26.5 7.0 5.5 11.0 18.8 18.8 Indexes
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 11.2 14.5 31.4 -2.4 16.2 9.3 112.0 -57.0 -19.2 1.5 46.1 -7.0 -35.2 17.7 92.1 92.1 Value
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.36 7.9 8.4 -1.8 3.6 16.1 15.2 110.8 -43.2 -21.7 1.6 7.3 15.0 3.6 9.4 22.2 22.2 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.85 12.2 17.1 51.7 9.6 15.8 5.4 108.0 -27.8 -26.7 7.3 55.2 7.0 -30.1 42.7 16.8 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
Insider Net Purchases 1.82 -5.0 0.2 9.9 -1.0 15.6 -3.4 106.4 -65.5 -27.2 5.3 21.5 12.0 -31.4 7.4 59.0 59.0 Specialty
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.5 15.0 0.0 -6.6 15.5 5.5 105.1 -64.0 -31.1 0.0 0.4 42.0 -49.2 15.4 161.0 161.0 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.14 11.1 16.3 6.0 -4.6 15.0 15.9 101.1 -38.7 -23.1 -0.1 18.1 -10.0 -11.6 15.3 80.2 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Cash Rich Firms 1.37 10.1 11.4 29.6 4.2 14.2 5.3 93.8 -45.6 -20.7 5.8 36.6 10.0 -32.8 14.4 56.9 56.9 Value
Zweig 1.82 14.2 20.4 35.3 5.9 12.2 6.6 77.8 -54.4 -24.2 15.0 26.2 6.0 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 -13.3 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.90 8.3 8.1 5.4 7.7 10.5 7.7 64.7 -31.4 -13.4 6.9 10.0 1.0 8.6 4.6 7.9 7.9 Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 1.2 4.1 16.8 -9.1 8.8 2.1 52.6 -58.2 -27.9 -1.9 39.5 -1.0 -50.9 9.2 107.9 107.9 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.91 8.1 9.5 -15.8 -17.4 1.5 4.4 7.5 -37.6 -40.4 -24.7 16.7 13.0 -35.1 12.5 57.5 57.5 Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.20 8.8 11.7 6.1 5.6 -0.7 13.0 -3.6 -23.3 -25.3 -0.5 21.9 19.0 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 -8.9 Growth & Value
Muhlenkamp 1.40 3.0 4.0 4.3 -19.5 -4.6 -4.0 -21.0 -49.0 -17.6 2.9 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex 2.72 8.7 12.4 22.9 7.2 -6.6 -3.2 -29.0 -55.9 -28.2 -7.5 32.9 -20.0 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum