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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 3/31/2015
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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 16.9 28.0 -22.9 42.9 34.5 23.1 865.5 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 -9.0 -0.3 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.87 13.3 19.1 58.1 34.2 23.9 12.4 228.8 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 23.5 37.3 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.91 16.3 25.2 37.5 28.3 18.3 19.0 231.2 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 7.5 44.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.4 20.5 7.7 27.6 21.4 16.9 814.2 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 3.3 12.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.92 16.2 25.2 2.0 25.6 13.2 10.3 274.1 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 -2.9 25.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
Rule #1 Investing 1.80 10.6 13.9 38.6 25.2 21.4 13.5 574.7 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 0.0 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.6 20.0 23.6 22.8 19.1 14.7 287.0 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 9.7 8.9 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 17.1 25.8 21.3 21.2 21.9 23.9 489.9 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 11.2 8.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.75 18.6 27.7 29.9 20.1 21.5 25.3 395.2 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 15.4 5.5 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 13.2 16.6 1.5 19.6 15.1 10.0 212.5 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 4.8 1.7 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.8 9.9 6.1 19.4 15.1 10.6 195.7 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 5.9 1.3 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 14.3 18.3 7.3 18.5 17.5 13.0 180.3 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -2.2 2.4 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 8.1 8.5 33.0 18.4 15.3 9.7 237.8 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 10.6 21.6 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.8 9.0 10.9 18.1 15.4 10.1 238.8 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 2.8 12.1 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
Driehaus 2.25 9.7 13.6 18.8 18.0 18.9 21.1 465.9 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 9.8 -0.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Templeton 1.26 10.3 11.2 12.6 17.8 18.5 10.8 241.1 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 2.9 13.0 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 9.1 9.9 10.6 17.7 17.6 10.5 271.3 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 6.6 3.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.30 11.0 12.3 8.7 17.3 16.3 10.9 241.5 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 7.6 7.6 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
Stock Market Winners 1.45 16.1 20.5 9.0 17.0 28.7 12.6 447.4 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 5.3 9.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.35 14.0 16.6 16.7 16.9 21.5 16.2 324.1 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 4.9 14.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 16.1 16.8 15.8 9.1 202.4 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 2.5 14.9 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
NASDAQ 100 1.80 7.9 8.9 20.5 16.3 17.2 11.3 209.5 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 2.3 17.9 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
Oberweis Octagon 1.93 10.0 13.3 -1.8 15.8 11.6 7.8 230.2 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 3.3 -5.9 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 6.8 6.8 1.1 15.8 11.6 5.4 127.7 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -5.3 -4.2 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.9 8.3 7.3 15.8 14.9 8.4 223.8 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 3.6 4.4 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.4 8.8 6.6 15.5 14.3 8.7 218.5 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 1.3 7.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.57 0.2 2.5 7.3 15.4 16.3 0.3 257.1 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 3.4 3.0 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.0 6.0 9.3 15.4 13.2 7.2 187.2 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 -0.7 12.5 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.8 9.2 10.6 15.3 14.0 8.7 211.7 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 4.9 8.2 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 14.1 14.5 13.6 15.3 15.6 10.5 216.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 5.4 3.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.2 11.0 5.2 15.1 14.9 11.0 269.0 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 2.6 4.4 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
Lakonishok 1.20 13.4 14.7 16.5 14.6 15.7 14.3 251.4 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 6.2 13.0 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.1 15.0 14.0 14.2 18.0 12.6 246.8 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 4.9 9.6 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
Murphy Technology 2.76 -16.2 -1.7 -8.2 14.2 11.5 4.2 175.6 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 1.2 -1.3 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.0 9.0 -2.1 14.1 12.7 6.7 156.0 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 -0.7 2.0 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 9.5 10.6 3.3 14.0 11.5 7.6 229.8 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 3.0 5.0 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 9.3 13.9 11.4 7.2 153.6 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 4.4 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
S&P 500 1.00 4.5 4.5 10.4 13.6 12.1 5.8 159.2 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 0.4 11.4 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
P/E Relative 1.13 15.2 16.3 9.1 13.5 13.4 14.5 208.6 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 4.5 5.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
Neff 1.63 14.0 18.7 7.0 13.4 14.5 11.2 324.5 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.5 5.1 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
ADR Screen 1.48 7.9 8.6 -2.9 12.8 8.8 6.8 151.1 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 -4.5 27.3 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.5 10.6 -1.5 12.2 1.3 4.4 90.8 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 1.6 2.5 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.2 3.0 5.1 11.9 13.3 3.3 198.6 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 -0.8 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 11.3 13.9 -4.8 11.7 6.9 6.6 190.0 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 3.3 -3.2 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.4 16.1 12.6 11.6 14.4 7.3 214.9 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 6.9 2.0 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.2 11.3 2.8 11.5 10.6 10.5 224.5 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 0.1 3.2 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
Price-to-Sales 1.32 13.0 15.1 1.1 10.8 12.5 9.4 223.1 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 6.1 -5.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.9 4.8 8.0 10.4 10.4 5.4 133.6 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 -0.3 7.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.12 10.0 13.9 -2.1 10.3 -7.4 5.5 100.9 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 0.0 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 9.9 10.7 1.2 10.2 14.3 9.3 194.5 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 -1.2 5.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.27 8.2 10.3 10.3 9.5 1.9 1.8 147.7 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 2.5 -19.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.5 16.1 -10.3 9.4 13.2 15.8 255.7 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 4.1 -13.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.4 22.1 38.2 8.4 9.4 25.3 396.5 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 3.5 41.9 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.21 2.5 4.7 15.5 7.9 -7.1 -0.1 76.2 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 14.8 -1.3 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Zweig 1.91 12.4 17.8 -17.7 7.6 1.2 1.9 46.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 10.9 -14.6 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 4.9 5.3 -7.2 7.2 6.5 1.3 135.3 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -1.8 -5.8 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
Return on Equity 1.28 10.9 12.2 0.1 6.3 10.5 8.8 177.5 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 4.2 -8.8 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.38 9.6 10.8 0.6 4.7 7.3 6.5 118.8 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -0.1 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
T. Rowe Price 1.66 8.5 9.8 4.4 4.5 20.3 7.5 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 0.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Value 2.20 8.1 10.0 -13.6 3.8 -3.6 10.1 -16.7 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 1.2 -15.1 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.36 7.7 8.1 3.9 3.7 8.7 11.3 119.0 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -0.2 5.9 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 10.4 13.1 -7.3 3.1 -1.1 4.7 96.5 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 6.4 -11.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.14 10.8 15.6 5.1 3.0 4.2 15.0 111.4 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 6.3 -1.2 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.96 7.0 7.0 -9.6 2.2 4.4 5.0 48.9 -31.4 12.0 -13.7 -16.7 16.0 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -6.3 -0.4 -8.0 2.0 -3.5 -3.7 89.8 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 9.8 -11.9 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
Lynch 1.24 10.4 11.4 -18.2 1.6 -1.0 5.0 109.0 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 2.8 -7.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
MAGNET Complex 2.73 8.4 11.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -5.9 -28.9 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -13.8 7.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -5.7 0.3 -14.6 -0.7 0.5 0.8 117.8 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 0.1 -13.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
Magic Formula 1.64 8.3 9.5 -15.0 -0.9 -0.5 4.4 126.9 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 3.5 -16.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -9.4 -0.3 -23.0 -2.5 -1.5 -1.0 130.2 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -1.5 -20.4 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Schloss 1.93 8.2 9.7 13.9 -3.3 -0.6 3.5 22.5 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -8.8 -5.9 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.77 11.9 16.0 0.5 -6.3 9.4 12.6 145.9 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 20.5 -20.6 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 Value
MAGNET Simple 2.97 9.5 15.6 0.2 -17.3 -1.0 11.0 298.5 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 6.9 -15.2 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.58 -4.9 -0.7 -52.7 -28.2 -26.4 -12.9 -62.6 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -5.6 -48.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum