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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 6/30/2014
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
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 11.0 14.7 80.6 31.9 37.9 14.6 593.4 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 54.5 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 99.8 Growth & Value
ADR Screen 1.48 8.6 9.7 73.8 10.9 15.2 9.5 177.4 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 34.2 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.5 17.6 72.1 20.5 18.3 8.5 132.1 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 19.7 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.77 14.8 21.3 69.6 22.6 37.7 18.3 780.1 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 11.8 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 147.2 Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 2.8 4.8 50.5 0.9 -1.3 0.9 73.3 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 11.4 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 107.9 Growth & Value
Cash Rich Firms 1.37 10.4 11.9 48.1 16.1 11.7 5.9 113.2 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 16.4 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 56.9 Value
Murphy Technology 2.76 -12.6 -0.4 45.8 21.9 20.9 9.4 247.8 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 26.1 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 28.8 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.23 12.2 13.4 44.6 6.6 14.5 11.3 161.2 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 19.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 82.8 Growth & Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.06 18.6 31.4 44.3 54.9 46.8 27.3 1,122.5 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 14.9 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 34.6 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.92 17.0 26.7 42.0 21.5 22.2 11.5 282.2 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 24.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.96 10.0 9.8 37.3 18.5 19.5 8.0 174.4 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 8.6 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 16.4 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.6 7.8 37.0 15.3 18.0 6.7 137.3 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 1.0 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.43 9.0 10.1 36.2 19.5 19.1 11.2 185.5 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 3.6 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 24.7 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.91 16.2 25.1 36.0 11.9 10.4 18.8 178.2 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 30.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 12.2 15.2 35.8 11.0 18.2 8.5 214.7 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 8.5 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 76.0 Growth
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.35 14.0 16.7 34.5 19.7 25.2 17.6 283.1 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 8.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 Earnings Estimates
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.33 16.6 19.9 34.0 17.4 23.6 15.4 236.0 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 3.7 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
NASDAQ 100 1.81 7.6 8.6 33.1 18.3 21.1 9.8 175.0 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 7.2 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 53.5 Indexes
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 11.1 14.3 32.8 3.6 6.6 9.7 114.2 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 2.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 92.1 Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.9 11.2 32.8 14.3 19.7 8.6 236.3 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 10.2 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 65.8 Indexes
Zweig 1.83 13.6 19.4 32.3 9.7 6.0 5.9 62.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 5.1 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 17.3 26.3 31.6 20.4 29.1 26.4 427.8 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 7.7 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 110.0 Earnings Estimates
Price-to-Sales 1.32 13.7 16.0 29.8 12.5 20.4 10.9 232.5 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 3.6 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 47.1 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.37 14.7 17.7 29.7 17.6 23.9 17.8 297.8 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 1.2 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 57.9 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 6.3 6.3 27.9 12.0 14.3 4.0 165.9 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 4.5 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 31.5 Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.05 14.3 14.7 27.5 12.0 22.2 11.4 191.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 0.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.11 8.9 9.2 27.4 17.6 22.2 10.5 223.4 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 10.0 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 33.7 Indexes
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.2 6.2 27.1 16.9 19.2 8.1 175.6 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 7.3 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 31.6 Indexes
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.21 10.5 11.4 26.6 14.6 21.0 10.6 203.3 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 7.3 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 27.9 Value
Lakonishok 1.20 13.2 14.5 26.2 10.3 20.5 15.1 205.2 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 4.2 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
Dividend Screen: DRPs 1.10 8.8 9.1 26.2 12.6 16.8 6.1 180.7 -50.4 20.5 -18.2 6.3 26.1 10.9 1.9 19.8 29.4 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.6 17.2 25.8 13.6 21.7 12.1 204.7 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 4.0 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.30 10.9 12.3 25.6 16.8 22.0 11.2 220.6 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 5.1 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 38.1 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 9.0 9.8 25.5 16.0 23.0 10.7 241.7 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 1.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 30.7 Indexes
Oberweis Octagon 1.91 10.6 14.3 25.4 15.8 24.2 10.7 243.7 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 1.2 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dividend Screen: Non-DRPs 0.91 13.9 13.2 24.6 16.0 18.1 9.0 199.5 -48.1 17.6 -15.3 7.3 22.2 18.1 4.3 25.3 25.4 Growth & Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.4 11.3 24.3 18.2 22.2 10.9 253.3 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 2.6 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 57.5 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.32 -5.7 1.3 24.1 1.8 13.4 1.5 198.9 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 1.8 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 106.2 Earnings Estimates
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 8.0 8.4 24.0 15.4 20.5 8.7 207.0 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 2.6 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 23.8 Indexes
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.6 27.7 23.7 17.6 26.2 25.6 315.7 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 2.2 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 86.3 Earnings Estimates
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.8 9.2 23.4 13.5 20.1 9.0 193.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 6.7 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 35.0 Indexes
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.0 7.2 23.3 10.4 16.8 7.6 158.2 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 2.8 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 39.6 Growth
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.6 11.7 23.0 13.9 19.6 11.2 221.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 2.3 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 68.0 Growth & Value
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.6 12.2 22.9 -2.8 -6.6 -3.5 -29.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -7.5 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -3.6 1.3 22.4 2.8 11.8 2.6 158.4 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 2.7 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 76.0 Earnings Estimates
S&P 500 1.00 4.4 4.4 22.0 14.1 16.4 5.6 145.7 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 6.1 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 23.5 Indexes
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.0 6.0 22.0 16.2 18.5 7.7 174.9 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 7.0 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 21.2 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.22 8.5 8.9 21.5 16.6 20.4 9.1 205.4 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 4.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 20.6 Indexes
Neff 1.63 14.4 19.3 21.1 12.0 22.6 11.5 305.7 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.9 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 Growth & Value
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.11 14.0 14.9 20.1 15.0 21.1 13.4 208.3 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 2.2 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 Growth & Value
IBD Stable 70 1.19 10.3 11.0 19.5 16.6 22.2 8.9 214.0 -50.6 18.4 -21.9 -3.9 34.3 24.6 3.7 21.2 56.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.37 10.1 11.5 19.2 8.3 14.0 10.1 126.1 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 1.8 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.75 12.7 17.4 18.8 4.7 16.0 15.5 166.0 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 3.5 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 48.5 Value
Return on Equity 1.28 11.4 12.8 17.5 8.2 17.4 9.8 180.1 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -4.1 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 40.0 Growth
Templeton 1.24 10.4 11.3 17.2 24.4 21.7 11.6 217.7 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 8.2 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 Growth & Value
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 0.1 2.4 16.4 18.4 20.9 0.0 247.0 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 3.5 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 -7.7 Value
Dreman 1.25 10.2 11.1 16.3 13.7 15.4 8.2 138.9 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 5.9 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 37.2 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.91 8.6 8.4 15.1 9.1 10.1 8.6 76.7 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 14.7 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 7.9 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.51 14.7 19.0 15.0 18.6 21.8 14.8 169.6 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -3.7 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 11.1 16.3 14.8 -5.3 12.7 16.9 108.9 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 3.7 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Insider Net Purchases 1.85 -6.1 -0.3 14.3 0.3 3.9 -4.0 92.2 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -2.0 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 59.0 Specialty
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.3 3.1 13.5 15.0 19.7 2.8 196.2 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 5.1 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 8.1 Value
P/E Relative 1.13 15.4 16.6 13.2 12.0 19.8 15.3 186.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 2.0 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 51.8 Earnings Estimates
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.7 4.7 12.9 10.7 14.8 4.9 121.1 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 1.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 18.8 Indexes
Magic Formula 1.64 9.2 10.9 11.8 2.5 10.5 5.2 161.4 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -0.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 97.0 Value
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.2 20.7 10.7 22.2 32.9 15.5 390.2 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 3.5 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.4 16.0 10.6 8.8 16.9 7.4 178.4 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 -3.6 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.24 9.4 13.0 9.3 8.6 30.4 17.5 373.4 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -8.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.74 15.1 21.4 8.0 2.9 17.8 24.7 289.1 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 15.1 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 168.4 Value
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.8 8.3 6.9 4.6 13.8 15.1 111.6 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 2.0 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 22.2 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.3 14.7 0.0 -7.3 8.2 5.0 105.1 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 0.0 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 161.0 Growth & Value
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.6 10.0 0.0 13.4 24.0 10.8 330.5 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 0.0 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.5 -4.1 -6.6 10.6 1.3 102.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -32.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Value 2.21 8.4 10.7 -5.6 -8.1 -2.4 13.3 -14.3 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -11.6 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.91 8.0 9.4 -18.3 -3.9 -5.6 3.0 9.3 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -23.4 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 57.5 Value
MAGNET Simple 2.98 9.9 16.8 -18.9 -17.0 11.6 14.7 324.4 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -3.5 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.51 -3.9 -0.3 -31.6 -29.7 -21.4 -10.4 -60.3 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -48.4 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum