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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 11/28/2014
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
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.94 8.3 8.2 14.2 8.8 9.0 7.2 77.4 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 15.1 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 7.9 Value
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.3 9.2 5.1 17.1 14.9 6.4 158.0 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 2.1 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 16.4 Growth & Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 5.0 4.9 10.8 13.9 11.5 5.5 134.3 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 7.6 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 18.8 Indexes
S&P 500 1.00 4.6 4.6 14.5 18.3 13.5 5.8 159.1 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 11.9 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 23.5 Indexes
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.1 6.1 14.5 20.9 15.2 7.4 187.6 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 11.9 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 21.2 Indexes
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 14.0 14.5 5.8 16.7 18.1 10.1 199.7 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 3.4 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 19.1 21.0 16.8 8.9 198.0 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 16.0 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 31.6 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.7 8.9 13.7 21.6 18.0 9.9 224.8 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 10.5 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 33.7 Indexes
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.0 14.9 11.0 18.0 19.3 12.5 227.3 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 8.5 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 Growth & Value
P/E Relative 1.13 15.3 16.5 7.7 16.5 16.6 14.4 199.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 6.6 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 51.8 Earnings Estimates
S&P MidCap 400 1.20 8.6 9.0 10.6 17.7 16.1 8.5 195.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 7.5 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 35.0 Indexes
Lakonishok 1.21 13.1 14.4 12.2 16.4 16.2 14.2 219.6 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 9.2 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.6 3.3 11.9 17.1 15.7 3.5 210.2 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 10.1 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 8.1 Value
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 10.3 11.1 10.8 15.3 16.5 10.1 203.7 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 7.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 27.9 Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.3 11.1 5.4 19.3 17.6 11.1 258.7 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 4.1 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 57.5 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.1 7.3 6.6 20.7 16.2 6.7 139.2 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -4.7 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.3 8.7 6.4 19.5 17.4 8.2 206.1 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 4.7 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 20.6 Indexes
Lynch 1.24 10.7 11.7 -7.5 5.5 4.4 6.1 111.1 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 -3.7 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 82.8 Growth & Value
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 9.6 18.5 14.0 7.0 144.7 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 8.5 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 37.2 Growth & Value
Templeton 1.26 10.1 11.1 12.8 25.0 19.7 11.0 222.3 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 9.8 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 Growth & Value
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.7 8.0 20.9 22.3 16.4 8.9 203.8 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 20.9 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 39.6 Growth
S&P SmallCap 600 1.28 7.8 8.1 3.0 18.1 17.2 7.7 204.3 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 1.7 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 23.8 Indexes
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.29 10.4 11.5 6.3 16.2 14.7 11.0 226.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 3.9 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 68.0 Growth & Value
Return on Equity 1.29 10.9 12.2 -7.8 10.4 12.4 8.7 168.3 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -8.1 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 40.0 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.31 10.8 12.1 4.3 19.6 18.6 10.7 219.4 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 7.3 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 38.1 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.32 8.8 9.5 2.1 18.4 19.2 9.6 238.0 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 0.8 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 30.7 Indexes
Price-to-Sales 1.33 12.9 15.0 -2.4 13.6 14.6 9.1 204.3 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -5.2 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 47.1 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 5.5 5.8 0.4 14.8 8.2 2.2 149.3 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -2.0 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 31.5 Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.4 19.8 14.8 23.8 21.3 14.4 256.5 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 10.0 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.7 16.3 17.2 20.6 22.4 15.4 288.7 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 9.7 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 Earnings Estimates
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.7 8.1 5.9 8.7 8.8 13.3 114.5 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 3.4 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 22.2 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.8 16.5 -7.2 12.8 16.5 15.5 259.0 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 -8.6 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 57.9 Value
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.6 10.8 7.1 17.0 5.0 4.4 91.7 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 4.6 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 56.9 Value
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.38 9.7 11.0 1.6 9.1 11.0 7.4 118.0 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -1.9 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.5 10.6 7.6 18.1 14.2 7.3 219.5 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 4.7 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 65.8 Indexes
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.40 13.3 16.0 5.2 14.4 12.1 8.0 196.6 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 2.7 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.7 9.7 3.5 22.9 16.3 10.0 177.4 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 0.6 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 24.7 Growth & Value
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.0 20.5 12.6 19.2 35.1 13.8 411.7 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 8.0 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
ADR Screen 1.48 8.4 9.3 32.8 19.2 9.9 7.7 172.5 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 31.8 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.52 13.1 16.5 -0.4 21.7 17.1 9.6 195.8 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 0.9 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.53 14.3 18.5 -1.7 23.3 21.4 13.6 171.2 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -3.1 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Dual Cash Flow 1.54 11.4 14.0 1.3 14.2 10.8 6.7 182.4 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 -2.6 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 76.0 Growth
Muhlenkamp 1.58 -4.5 -0.4 -50.7 -24.1 -24.0 -12.7 -60.9 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -49.1 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 0.3 2.6 10.3 20.8 18.1 0.2 259.9 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 7.4 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 -7.7 Value
Neff 1.64 14.0 18.7 0.1 18.2 18.5 10.1 303.6 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.4 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 Growth & Value
Magic Formula 1.65 8.5 9.8 -10.0 6.8 3.1 4.1 130.9 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -12.1 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 97.0 Value
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.6 10.0 4.4 4.5 23.9 9.3 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 Growth & Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.71 10.4 13.1 -9.1 5.4 0.1 5.5 89.2 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 -9.4 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 92.1 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.3 21.9 31.4 9.8 11.5 24.2 353.0 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 34.0 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 168.4 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.75 11.8 15.8 -12.4 -0.6 6.6 12.6 126.9 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 -11.7 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 48.5 Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.2 27.1 5.8 20.7 21.6 23.3 322.4 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 3.8 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 86.3 Earnings Estimates
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.5 20.7 15.1 31.3 25.4 17.7 777.9 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 11.5 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 147.2 Value
NASDAQ 100 1.81 8.0 9.1 24.4 23.6 19.7 10.7 209.8 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 20.8 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 53.5 Indexes
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.7 14.2 48.8 34.7 28.2 13.8 574.7 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 99.8 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.84 16.9 25.5 11.8 23.9 24.0 23.5 421.9 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 6.5 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 110.0 Earnings Estimates
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.9 18.4 48.9 29.8 19.0 10.2 179.2 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 44.0 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -8.2 -1.3 -7.3 4.9 -3.0 -6.0 62.8 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -17.0 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 59.0 Specialty
Zweig 1.89 12.3 17.5 -12.2 6.9 3.9 2.2 33.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 -13.7 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.92 8.2 9.7 -30.8 3.2 -3.8 5.5 18.0 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -17.4 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 57.5 Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 16.3 25.3 43.6 28.3 9.7 20.1 213.1 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 46.4 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Oberweis Octagon 1.92 10.1 13.4 -7.2 19.8 21.7 7.2 219.2 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -6.1 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 16.5 25.7 26.8 33.0 18.4 10.2 272.1 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 21.4 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.96 -6.1 0.0 -14.3 5.2 2.6 0.0 110.1 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -16.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 76.0 Earnings Estimates
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 17.8 30.0 5.4 69.9 33.9 27.0 1,043.2 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 7.5 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 34.6 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.1 14.2 -2.1 13.5 -1.2 5.5 100.9 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 161.0 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 10.7 15.5 -2.8 -0.6 2.2 14.5 97.5 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 -1.9 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 1.8 4.4 9.7 11.8 -2.9 -0.1 64.2 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 5.6 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 107.9 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.22 8.1 10.0 -20.4 1.5 -5.2 7.8 -19.6 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -17.0 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.3 -26.5 -2.3 5.0 0.5 106.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -31.6 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.27 9.4 13.1 3.1 17.9 20.0 18.8 401.5 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -3.3 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.34 -9.9 -0.5 -21.1 2.1 1.1 -2.1 122.8 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -24.1 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 106.2 Earnings Estimates
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.4 11.6 -2.2 -1.8 -4.3 -6.8 -32.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -11.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Murphy Technology 2.77 -15.4 -1.4 9.0 25.7 16.5 5.8 193.0 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 6.2 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 28.8 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple 2.99 9.5 15.5 -14.4 -19.5 -0.7 13.1 276.3 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -14.4 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum