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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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