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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 8/29/2014
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
ADR Screen 1.48 8.7 9.7 62.2 15.7 12.6 9.7 183.2 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 35.1 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.9 14.4 52.1 33.2 33.8 15.3 574.7 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 99.8 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 16.7 26.1 49.4 28.2 19.0 12.8 271.5 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 16.1 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.6 17.8 48.0 23.1 17.3 9.7 145.6 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 20.5 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.77 14.7 21.1 46.7 31.7 28.1 19.5 784.7 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 9.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 147.2 Value
Murphy Technology 2.76 -12.2 -0.3 44.3 30.5 16.6 10.9 256.0 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 24.2 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 28.8 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.91 16.2 25.0 37.8 19.2 8.5 19.0 183.7 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 32.7 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.06 18.2 30.6 34.4 54.1 40.4 27.4 1,056.0 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 10.9 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 34.6 Value
Cash Rich Firms 1.37 10.4 11.8 32.9 19.7 10.1 7.3 116.4 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 12.7 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 56.9 Value
NASDAQ 100 1.81 7.8 8.9 32.8 22.1 20.2 11.5 191.6 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 8.4 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 53.5 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.4 7.6 31.6 19.9 16.0 7.9 133.1 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -2.4 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.8 16.4 31.4 26.4 22.1 17.0 277.3 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 2.0 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 Earnings Estimates
Wanger (Revised) 1.43 8.9 10.0 29.9 24.4 18.8 12.1 184.6 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 -3.4 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 24.7 Growth & Value
Zweig 1.85 13.4 19.3 29.6 15.7 6.6 6.3 64.1 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 -8.4 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 Growth & Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.74 15.5 22.1 28.8 5.9 14.5 25.8 341.8 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 18.0 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 168.4 Value
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.3 6.3 27.5 20.3 17.9 8.9 184.0 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 6.0 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 31.6 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.37 10.2 11.6 26.2 12.9 13.6 10.8 134.1 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.7 9.6 25.8 20.2 16.7 7.6 166.6 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 4.6 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 16.4 Growth & Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.8 11.0 25.7 18.4 16.1 9.3 233.5 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 5.3 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 65.8 Indexes
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.33 16.6 20.0 25.5 23.0 22.1 16.3 251.0 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 0.8 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.11 8.8 9.1 25.5 22.6 18.9 11.1 225.7 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 5.3 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 33.7 Indexes
Lynch 1.24 11.4 12.5 25.5 6.2 9.3 9.7 133.4 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 9.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 82.8 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.5 17.1 25.0 21.0 20.0 13.0 208.7 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 -1.6 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 12.0 14.9 24.9 15.8 13.6 9.8 209.8 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 3.4 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 76.0 Growth
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 3.0 4.9 24.6 9.8 -1.6 2.0 76.4 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 9.1 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 107.9 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 6.2 6.3 24.4 16.9 11.6 4.0 166.5 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 2.6 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 31.5 Value
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 17.0 25.8 24.0 23.0 23.9 26.5 411.4 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 1.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 110.0 Earnings Estimates
Lakonishok 1.20 13.1 14.4 23.4 15.4 16.7 15.3 209.2 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 -0.6 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.1 6.1 23.0 21.0 15.9 8.1 180.9 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 5.3 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 21.2 Indexes
Dividend Screen: DRPs 1.10 8.8 9.1 22.8 16.4 14.3 6.4 184.7 -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 4.4 4.4 22.7 18.0 14.4 6.1 151.1 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 4.5 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 23.5 Indexes
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.3 7.5 21.7 17.0 15.4 8.8 176.5 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 3.0 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 39.6 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 1.20 8.7 9.2 21.5 18.0 17.1 9.6 194.1 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 2.1 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 35.0 Indexes
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.21 10.4 11.2 21.5 17.6 18.9 10.8 202.5 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 3.6 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 27.9 Value
Oberweis Octagon 1.91 10.5 14.1 20.8 23.4 19.5 10.5 244.2 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -4.8 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.5 11.9 20.1 -3.6 -6.5 -3.9 -30.5 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -10.6 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 0.1 2.5 20.1 22.5 17.9 0.1 250.2 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 2.4 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 -7.7 Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.31 10.8 12.2 18.8 20.7 19.0 11.7 216.0 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 0.7 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 38.1 Indexes
Price-to-Sales 1.32 13.4 15.7 18.5 15.8 17.4 11.7 224.5 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -4.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 47.1 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 14.1 14.5 18.3 14.8 19.6 11.6 190.7 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 -3.7 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Neff 1.63 14.2 19.0 18.3 18.8 20.4 12.0 304.4 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 -3.0 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 Growth & Value
Dividend Screen: Non-DRPs 0.91 13.7 13.1 18.3 17.6 15.2 8.5 197.7 -48.1 17.6 -15.3 5.2 22.2 18.1 4.3 25.3 25.4 Growth & Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.3 11.1 17.8 18.4 19.2 11.7 252.1 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 0.1 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 57.5 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.8 8.2 17.5 19.2 17.4 9.3 202.1 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 -3.1 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 23.8 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.22 8.4 8.8 17.1 20.5 17.3 9.7 203.0 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 -0.8 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 20.6 Indexes
Dreman 1.25 10.2 11.1 17.0 19.5 15.0 8.4 142.3 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 4.9 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 37.2 Growth & Value
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.5 11.6 16.8 14.4 16.5 11.8 220.9 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 -0.3 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 68.0 Growth & Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.4 3.2 16.7 18.1 16.9 3.0 201.3 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 4.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 8.1 Value
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.11 14.0 14.8 16.7 16.1 19.3 13.2 210.5 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 0.3 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.4 27.3 16.3 22.7 22.1 26.0 310.2 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 -3.0 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 86.3 Earnings Estimates
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 8.9 9.6 16.2 19.7 19.5 11.2 234.3 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 -4.2 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 30.7 Indexes
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.37 14.6 17.6 16.1 20.1 20.8 18.3 302.4 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 1.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 57.9 Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.8 4.7 15.4 13.7 12.5 5.3 124.7 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 -0.1 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 18.8 Indexes
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.71 10.6 13.6 14.1 4.1 2.2 9.4 96.0 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 -8.0 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 92.1 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 14.5 18.8 14.0 23.1 19.2 15.6 169.8 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -12.5 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.74 12.8 17.4 13.5 6.1 12.8 16.4 176.2 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 2.4 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 48.5 Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 10.9 15.9 13.5 -7.9 4.4 17.1 101.9 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 -2.5 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.92 8.2 8.1 13.4 8.6 8.5 7.8 70.6 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 4.7 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 7.9 Value
P/E Relative 1.13 15.4 16.6 12.9 18.2 18.1 15.9 193.2 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 0.4 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 51.8 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.32 -6.7 0.8 12.5 8.2 6.5 2.3 179.5 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -5.8 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 106.2 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -4.4 0.9 10.2 8.6 5.4 3.5 142.3 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -4.8 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 76.0 Earnings Estimates
IBD Stable 70 1.19 10.1 10.8 10.1 18.0 17.6 8.5 207.1 -50.6 18.4 -21.9 -6.7 34.3 24.6 3.7 21.2 56.0 Growth
Magic Formula 1.64 9.0 10.6 9.9 6.7 5.6 5.9 154.7 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -3.7 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 97.0 Value
Return on Equity 1.28 11.2 12.5 8.6 10.8 15.2 10.6 175.0 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -8.4 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 40.0 Growth
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.7 8.2 8.2 4.9 8.8 15.5 111.2 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -2.0 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 22.2 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.4 16.1 7.1 12.3 14.7 8.1 186.1 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 -5.4 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
Templeton 1.26 10.0 10.9 6.9 23.5 18.3 11.8 207.3 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 -2.7 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 Growth & Value
Stock Market Winners 1.46 15.9 20.2 5.1 15.2 32.3 15.0 372.2 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 0.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.7 10.2 4.4 4.5 24.9 11.2 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.2 14.4 -2.1 -9.3 5.1 6.0 100.9 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 161.0 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.21 8.5 10.8 -3.7 -6.4 -3.4 13.5 -11.0 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -13.0 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 Growth & Value
Driehaus 2.24 9.0 12.2 -7.9 10.7 19.0 18.8 327.9 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -15.3 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -8.1 -1.3 -8.0 1.7 -2.7 -4.1 64.4 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -18.8 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 59.0 Specialty
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.5 -13.8 -0.1 11.0 2.8 106.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -31.6 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
Schloss 1.91 8.0 9.4 -18.7 1.5 -3.6 3.1 10.0 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -29.0 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 57.5 Value
MAGNET Simple 2.98 9.7 16.0 -28.8 -19.5 5.3 13.2 291.1 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -13.5 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.54 -4.9 -0.9 -45.7 -28.7 -24.9 -11.4 -64.0 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -56.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum