Risk & Return

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 7/31/2015
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
Rule #1 Investing 1.87 9.1 11.4 -28.9 18.0 17.1 8.5 442.5 -54.0 27.0 -28.5 -28.9 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.97 6.7 6.7 -9.7 -0.5 3.8 3.6 50.5 -31.4 12.0 -13.7 -18.5 16.0 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
Murphy Technology 2.77 -19.1 -2.7 -33.4 10.9 7.9 1.7 141.3 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 -16.2 -1.3 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.08 16.3 26.9 -24.4 40.2 25.9 20.6 902.2 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 -15.9 -0.3 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value
Schloss 1.94 7.9 9.3 15.8 -1.9 -1.0 2.2 34.5 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -12.6 -5.9 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
Dual Cash Flow 1.54 10.5 12.7 -16.1 9.8 4.9 4.2 194.2 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 -10.4 -3.2 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 15.7 24.3 -0.6 26.4 11.8 7.8 301.6 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 -8.1 25.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Simple 2.98 9.1 14.3 -9.8 -10.6 -0.1 5.8 352.2 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -8.0 -15.2 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
MAGNET Complex 2.73 8.5 11.9 11.9 11.7 4.5 -2.8 -19.6 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -6.8 7.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Value 2.21 7.8 9.4 -8.0 -0.4 2.2 8.8 -23.8 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -5.7 -15.1 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 6.7 6.7 0.1 17.5 13.1 4.6 144.8 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -4.6 -4.2 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
Magic Formula 1.65 7.9 8.8 -17.1 -0.5 -1.6 4.3 126.3 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -4.4 -16.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 4.5 5.0 -12.1 9.2 6.6 0.8 157.8 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -4.3 -5.8 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
P/E Relative 1.13 14.4 15.4 0.8 12.0 12.4 12.5 216.9 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 -3.9 5.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.40 9.2 10.3 -3.8 7.8 6.6 5.2 130.7 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -3.8 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.3 9.1 1.1 19.2 14.1 8.3 192.3 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 -3.5 1.3 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 8.7 8.6 -5.9 12.7 12.4 5.7 165.7 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 -3.5 2.0 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.0 2.8 -1.2 8.8 13.2 3.0 229.0 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 -3.1 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -6.1 0.1 -11.9 3.5 0.4 -0.9 138.1 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -3.0 -13.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -9.6 -0.4 -17.8 3.3 -1.3 -1.9 165.4 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -2.7 -20.4 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Templeton 1.26 9.8 10.7 13.1 20.0 17.7 9.9 262.4 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 -2.5 13.0 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.5 7.8 5.4 5.8 10.0 10.5 121.7 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -2.4 5.9 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.1 8.4 6.2 16.4 14.6 7.3 233.7 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 -2.0 7.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 14.0 18.0 14.7 21.1 18.7 10.8 196.9 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -2.0 2.4 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
Price-to-Sales 1.33 12.3 14.2 -3.1 9.5 11.6 7.6 228.9 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -2.0 -5.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.7 4.7 6.8 10.8 11.1 5.2 150.5 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 -0.7 7.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.4 8.6 5.8 18.5 15.5 8.6 254.8 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 -0.6 12.1 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 12.7 15.9 2.8 18.7 15.1 8.0 214.0 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 -0.6 1.7 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.0 11.0 3.2 13.9 11.5 9.6 243.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 -0.4 3.2 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 5.9 5.9 6.8 16.7 14.6 6.7 217.5 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 -0.1 12.5 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
T. Rowe Price 1.66 8.4 9.6 0.0 10.3 21.2 7.5 418.1 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 0.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 9.2 10.2 -0.2 15.3 11.6 6.4 258.2 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 0.1 5.0 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.0 21.4 20.5 17.5 9.1 21.3 522.4 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 0.2 41.9 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
Dreman 1.25 9.7 10.5 3.3 16.2 11.5 5.9 202.6 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 0.5 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.26 10.1 11.0 -14.4 7.4 -0.8 4.3 121.2 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 0.8 -7.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
Neff 1.63 13.7 18.2 9.3 15.5 13.6 10.1 372.7 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 0.8 5.1 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
Oberweis Octagon 1.93 9.8 12.9 -0.1 12.8 12.0 6.8 241.4 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 1.0 -5.9 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.1 15.6 -12.7 9.8 12.0 14.0 291.1 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 1.5 -13.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.0 10.8 6.1 16.5 15.6 10.1 286.6 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 1.7 4.4 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.3 10.4 -7.4 14.9 4.1 3.9 110.5 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 1.8 2.5 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.23 9.9 10.6 3.5 13.1 16.1 9.3 226.2 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 1.8 5.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
S&P 500 1.00 4.5 4.5 9.0 15.1 13.8 5.5 186.2 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 2.2 11.4 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.8 8.1 10.5 17.3 15.4 7.3 246.0 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 2.5 4.4 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.6 16.1 15.0 20.8 22.0 14.7 350.7 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 2.7 14.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.5 8.9 9.6 16.9 14.6 7.6 234.4 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 3.5 8.2 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
Insider Net Purchases 1.88 -7.0 -0.7 12.5 2.5 -3.1 -4.9 86.9 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 3.6 -11.9 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
ADR Screen 1.48 8.1 8.9 -2.2 22.3 9.3 7.4 201.1 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 3.8 27.3 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.2 20.2 7.0 36.7 20.9 15.9 958.2 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 4.2 12.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
Return on Equity 1.28 10.7 11.9 3.9 10.0 10.2 7.1 194.3 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 4.4 -8.8 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.14 10.6 15.2 5.8 7.5 3.8 13.7 116.9 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 4.4 -1.2 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 13.8 14.7 14.8 15.4 18.1 11.4 275.2 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 4.9 9.6 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.57 0.3 2.5 5.9 11.5 17.3 0.0 321.0 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 5.3 3.0 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
Lakonishok 1.20 13.1 14.4 20.7 18.2 16.8 13.5 272.9 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 6.2 13.0 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 13.9 14.3 14.4 19.1 15.2 8.9 238.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 6.4 3.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.6 6.6 15.5 18.5 17.9 9.0 239.0 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 6.5 14.9 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.80 11.2 15.0 -16.0 -7.2 2.5 10.9 139.7 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 8.3 -20.6 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 Value
NASDAQ 100 1.80 8.0 9.1 17.9 20.2 19.7 11.1 227.8 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 8.3 17.9 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.31 9.0 9.8 17.8 19.8 18.4 9.7 309.1 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 8.6 3.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.91 16.0 24.7 18.1 32.3 16.9 17.1 235.2 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 8.8 44.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.30 10.9 12.2 12.0 18.8 16.8 9.8 273.1 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 9.1 7.6 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 16.8 25.4 20.5 22.9 22.9 22.1 589.9 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 12.8 8.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
Driehaus 2.25 9.6 13.5 32.7 21.0 20.0 19.4 532.7 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 13.1 -0.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.5 16.2 22.5 14.5 15.8 6.6 234.7 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 13.6 2.0 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 10.5 13.3 9.3 11.2 1.6 4.9 144.4 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 13.8 -11.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.0 26.7 21.5 19.4 21.3 22.5 423.8 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 13.8 1.1 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
Zweig 1.91 12.4 17.8 8.3 11.2 4.4 0.2 53.3 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 16.2 -14.6 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.5 19.9 25.6 27.0 21.2 13.2 334.5 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 16.3 8.9 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Stock Market Winners 1.45 16.4 20.8 27.6 18.7 28.1 12.7 558.0 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 17.2 9.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.58 -2.8 0.6 40.6 -19.9 -21.7 -12.0 -48.0 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 18.5 -48.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.27 8.4 8.9 42.1 27.2 19.2 9.1 299.6 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 20.4 21.6 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
Fisher (Philip) 2.22 3.4 5.1 12.6 20.8 -3.1 0.0 121.7 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 24.4 -1.3 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.26 10.6 15.8 40.2 13.9 4.8 7.0 216.9 -64.0 42.9 -31.1 40.2 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.88 13.6 19.8 66.0 45.5 34.4 13.2 287.7 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 45.6 37.3 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.31 9.5 13.4 100.1 26.7 17.1 4.5 329.5 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 70.9 -19.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum