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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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