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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 10/31/2014
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 1.58 -5.0 -0.8 -51.0 -27.1 -24.6 -12.0 0.0 -60.3 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -52.3 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Value 2.21 8.1 10.0 -20.4 -0.4 -3.3 10.7 0.0 -14.3 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -17.4 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
Zweig 1.89 11.9 16.7 -19.0 2.1 0.6 1.4 0.0 62.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 -24.8 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.92 8.2 9.7 -17.8 2.4 -2.2 3.6 0.0 9.3 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -17.2 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
MAGNET Simple 2.99 9.6 15.6 -13.5 -19.7 5.2 14.0 0.0 324.4 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -13.5 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.4 -13.4 -0.9 8.7 1.6 0.0 102.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -31.6 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -9.0 -0.1 -13.2 0.9 2.6 -0.1 0.0 198.9 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -19.0 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -8.1 -1.3 -10.6 5.4 -3.0 -5.1 0.0 92.2 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -16.6 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -5.8 0.2 -8.0 3.2 3.1 1.4 0.0 158.4 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -13.9 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
Magic Formula 1.65 8.6 9.9 -7.2 5.7 3.2 4.3 0.0 161.4 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -10.8 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.75 12.2 16.4 -6.1 1.9 8.6 14.6 0.0 166.0 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 -4.7 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 10.6 15.3 -4.2 -5.1 4.4 15.2 0.0 108.9 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 -6.1 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.71 10.4 13.1 -3.8 4.2 0.3 7.7 0.0 114.2 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 -10.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Return on Equity 1.29 11.1 12.4 -3.4 10.6 13.7 9.8 0.0 180.1 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -5.9 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.37 14.2 17.0 -2.1 16.2 19.0 17.1 0.0 297.8 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 -2.7 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.1 14.3 -2.1 11.2 2.8 6.5 0.0 105.1 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.24 10.9 12.0 -1.5 4.6 5.7 7.7 0.0 161.2 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 0.0 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
IBD Stable 70 1.19 10.2 10.9 0.9 18.0 17.6 8.0 0.0 214.0 -50.6 18.4 -21.9 -3.1 34.3 24.6 3.7 21.2 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.53 14.4 18.6 2.4 24.6 21.4 15.0 0.0 169.6 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -2.9 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
Oberweis Octagon 1.92 10.2 13.6 2.4 21.2 17.8 9.3 0.0 243.7 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -3.6 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.4 16.2 2.7 14.5 13.5 8.0 0.0 178.4 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 3.2 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Neff 1.64 14.0 18.8 3.2 16.3 18.4 11.4 0.0 305.7 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.3 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
Driehaus 2.26 9.4 13.0 3.5 17.0 21.0 19.1 0.0 373.4 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -5.6 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.6 10.1 4.4 4.5 24.4 9.9 0.0 330.5 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
Price-to-Sales 1.33 13.1 15.2 4.5 14.1 15.9 10.2 0.0 232.5 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -3.5 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.2 7.3 4.7 18.3 16.1 7.0 0.0 137.3 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -4.3 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.5 7.9 4.7 7.6 9.5 13.9 0.0 111.6 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -0.8 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.06 17.8 29.8 5.1 56.5 33.9 26.7 0.0 1,122.5 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 3.4 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 5.6 5.9 5.7 13.9 9.3 3.0 0.0 165.9 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -0.9 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.0 20.4 5.7 16.4 33.9 14.3 0.0 390.2 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 4.6 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dual Cash Flow 1.54 11.5 14.2 6.2 12.8 11.7 7.9 0.0 214.7 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 -1.7 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.38 9.8 11.0 6.3 10.2 11.9 8.7 0.0 126.1 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -2.1 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
P/E Relative 1.13 15.2 16.4 6.5 15.6 17.4 15.0 0.0 186.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 4.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.2 16.7 7.0 21.1 18.0 11.6 0.0 204.7 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 1.4 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.3 8.8 7.0 19.6 18.0 9.2 0.0 205.4 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 4.4 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.1 26.8 7.1 20.2 21.5 24.0 0.0 315.7 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 -1.7 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
Templeton 1.26 10.0 10.9 7.7 22.9 19.0 11.2 0.0 217.7 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 5.2 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.3 11.1 8.0 18.6 18.0 11.3 0.0 253.3 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 3.3 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.32 8.9 9.6 8.0 19.0 19.9 10.5 0.0 241.7 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 1.8 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.8 8.2 8.0 18.5 17.8 8.6 0.0 207.0 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 2.1 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.4 11.5 8.2 14.6 15.2 11.4 0.0 221.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 2.6 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 13.9 14.3 8.6 15.1 18.9 10.5 0.0 191.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 0.0 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.31 10.7 12.0 9.3 20.0 19.3 11.3 0.0 220.6 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 4.8 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 1.20 8.6 9.0 10.0 16.9 16.6 8.9 0.0 193.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 5.7 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 0.1 2.5 10.1 20.1 18.6 -0.2 0.0 247.0 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 4.8 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.4 3.1 10.3 16.3 16.3 3.3 0.0 196.2 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 3.3 5.1 11.0 13.2 -1.4 1.6 0.0 73.3 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 17.4 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.0 14.8 11.2 16.8 19.6 12.7 0.0 208.3 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 5.9 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.8 4.8 11.3 13.3 12.4 5.7 0.0 121.1 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 4.9 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 16.7 25.2 11.8 20.8 23.6 24.2 0.0 427.8 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 0.2 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.94 8.4 8.3 11.8 8.8 9.7 7.9 0.0 76.7 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 15.4 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.5 10.7 12.0 17.4 15.0 8.2 0.0 236.3 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 5.5 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 12.3 17.4 14.4 7.8 0.0 138.9 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.5 9.5 13.1 19.0 16.4 7.3 0.0 174.4 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 5.5 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
Murphy Technology 2.77 -14.8 -1.2 13.2 24.2 15.1 6.6 0.0 247.8 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 9.9 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.7 8.9 13.4 21.3 18.7 10.4 0.0 223.4 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 9.2 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 10.4 11.2 13.4 15.8 18.1 10.9 0.0 203.3 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 8.8 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.3 19.7 13.4 21.9 21.7 15.0 0.0 236.0 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 6.4 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 10.0 11.3 13.8 18.3 7.5 5.8 0.0 113.2 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 10.8 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
S&P 500 1.00 4.4 4.4 14.9 17.2 14.3 6.0 0.0 145.7 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 9.2 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.9 10.0 14.9 22.4 18.2 11.4 0.0 185.5 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 5.1 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
Lakonishok 1.20 13.0 14.3 15.0 15.3 16.3 14.7 0.0 205.2 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 6.5 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.0 6.0 15.1 19.9 16.1 7.7 0.0 174.9 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 9.4 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.6 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.0 15.8 0.0 283.1 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 4.5 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.6 12.2 18.7 -1.5 -2.6 -5.8 0.0 -29.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -3.7 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.3 6.4 19.4 19.7 17.4 8.9 0.0 175.6 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 12.6 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.6 7.8 20.0 19.5 16.3 9.0 0.0 158.2 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 16.7 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
NASDAQ 100 1.80 7.8 8.9 23.1 20.8 20.1 10.8 0.0 175.0 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 15.8 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.6 20.9 25.6 31.3 27.4 18.9 0.0 780.1 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 12.6 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.3 21.9 26.3 7.9 13.1 25.5 0.0 289.1 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 32.1 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 16.5 25.7 27.0 29.2 18.8 11.2 0.0 282.2 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 18.8 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
ADR Screen 1.48 8.4 9.3 34.9 18.1 10.6 8.4 0.0 177.4 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 31.0 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 16.6 25.9 35.1 30.9 10.5 21.0 0.0 178.2 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 56.0 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.8 14.2 43.3 32.4 30.3 14.3 0.0 593.4 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 13.0 18.7 48.2 30.5 19.7 11.2 0.0 132.1 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 48.0 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum