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 7/29/2016
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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
MAGNET Simple Revised 2.30 -7.3 0.5 -26.8 -1.8 -10.1 -2.8 -30.4 -31.0 38.9 -35.9 -21.3 -13.7 45.7 -25.0 -45.7 32.9
MAGNET Complex 2.75 6.7 7.0 -51.7 -13.7 -13.7 -12.8 -61.2 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -21.1 7.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.37 8.4 11.0 -43.4 -8.1 -9.8 -1.3 79.3 -64.0 42.9 -40.5 -18.3 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
Insider Net Purchases 1.91 -11.3 -2.8 -31.9 -11.2 -8.4 -7.4 27.4 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -13.9 -11.9 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
Rule #1 Investing 1.90 7.6 8.6 -30.9 -8.4 1.2 5.4 275.1 -54.0 27.0 -28.5 -9.0 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.5 17.6 -17.7 26.2 17.2 12.2 219.0 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 -7.2 37.3 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Murphy Technology 2.73 -19.1 -2.9 -4.8 -5.0 4.4 1.2 129.7 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 -5.7 -1.3 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 14.4 21.6 -22.3 6.9 4.2 13.9 160.5 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 -5.5 44.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.36 6.7 6.8 -9.9 -2.4 0.9 7.4 99.7 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -4.0 5.9 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 14.2 20.0 -2.8 9.1 4.2 20.6 504.8 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 -3.7 41.9 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
MAGNET Complex Revised 2.20 -3.7 1.8 1.5 -4.6 -10.6 -6.8 -62.0 -21.0 46.3 -25.1 -3.3 -38.4 -5.7 -6.8 -32.5 -21.7
Fisher (Philip) 2.22 2.6 4.8 -1.0 11.5 3.2 2.3 119.4 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 0.4 -1.3 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Neff 1.63 12.1 15.6 -22.0 -3.3 3.7 6.5 268.9 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 0.5 5.1 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.05 13.2 13.6 1.2 9.2 9.7 8.6 242.3 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 0.9 3.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.38 12.8 15.2 -1.0 8.0 8.7 7.5 231.4 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 1.0 2.0 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.21 9.7 10.3 2.4 7.9 11.8 9.7 296.1 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 1.7 4.4 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
Stock Market Winners 1.43 15.8 19.8 3.9 10.6 17.0 14.3 583.4 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 2.1 9.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Schloss 1.94 7.4 8.3 -6.8 -7.5 -2.0 -0.4 25.3 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 2.2 -5.9 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 8.6 9.4 -7.1 5.0 5.3 2.8 95.6 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 2.6 2.5 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
NASDAQ 100 1.78 7.8 8.8 3.1 15.2 14.9 12.1 237.9 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 3.0 17.9 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.52 13.5 17.1 2.8 4.1 12.7 9.9 205.0 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 3.6 2.4 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.57 -2.9 0.5 -2.4 -10.4 -17.4 -12.5 -49.3 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 4.0 -48.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.27 9.9 10.8 8.0 8.6 9.8 10.3 270.6 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 4.2 3.2 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 6.7 6.7 6.2 10.0 10.6 4.4 160.0 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 4.3 -4.2 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 15.3 18.3 -7.6 9.6 13.3 10.8 301.3 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 4.4 8.9 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.27 7.3 7.5 -14.0 12.7 10.6 8.2 243.5 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 4.5 21.6 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.90 15.3 23.2 6.4 11.9 12.5 7.2 327.4 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 5.4 25.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.10 10.2 14.3 0.6 3.3 -4.3 10.7 118.3 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 5.7 -1.2 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Dow Jones 30 0.98 4.7 4.7 4.2 5.9 8.7 5.1 161.0 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 5.8 7.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
Kirkpatrick Value 2.19 7.7 9.1 5.0 -6.5 -6.6 2.8 -20.0 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 5.8 -15.1 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.35 13.3 15.8 9.8 15.6 17.8 14.3 394.7 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 6.0 14.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
S&P 500 1.00 4.4 4.4 3.3 8.8 11.0 5.5 195.7 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 6.3 11.4 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 5.3 13.3 14.1 9.6 256.9 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 6.3 14.9 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.10 13.3 14.0 1.8 8.9 11.6 11.8 282.0 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 6.6 9.6 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
Dreman 1.25 9.3 10.0 1.0 4.0 9.9 4.2 205.7 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 7.4 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
Return on Equity 1.27 10.4 11.4 3.2 3.1 5.6 7.1 203.7 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 7.5 -8.8 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 4.1 4.7 -1.3 1.3 4.3 -0.2 154.5 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 8.0 -5.8 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
Templeton 1.26 9.1 9.7 -5.4 2.7 12.7 9.9 242.9 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 8.5 13.0 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
Lynch 1.27 9.2 9.9 -7.9 1.0 -2.9 3.2 103.6 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 9.1 -7.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 5.9 5.9 5.8 8.9 12.6 6.1 235.8 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 9.1 12.5 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.30 8.8 9.5 3.3 10.2 13.1 10.0 322.5 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 9.2 3.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 8.6 9.4 -3.4 4.7 7.2 5.5 245.9 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 9.4 5.0 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
Dual Cash Flow 1.55 10.1 12.1 1.8 0.6 2.9 3.3 199.5 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 10.2 -3.2 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.29 10.5 11.7 6.0 9.6 13.1 10.2 295.3 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 10.4 7.6 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 12.5 14.8 1.2 3.0 7.0 11.8 295.7 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 10.5 -13.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.26 7.6 7.9 4.4 8.2 11.6 7.5 261.2 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 10.8 4.4 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
Zweig 1.91 11.5 16.1 -10.1 1.2 2.8 -1.4 37.9 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 10.8 -14.6 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.3 8.7 3.8 8.2 10.6 7.8 247.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 11.5 8.2 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.82 16.2 24.2 5.1 13.7 15.8 20.7 625.0 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 11.9 8.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
P/E Relative 1.14 13.7 14.7 2.9 2.6 8.9 10.8 226.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 12.0 5.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
Magic Formula 1.63 7.7 8.4 2.2 -4.9 -1.8 3.7 131.3 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 12.5 -16.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.50 12.4 15.4 7.1 5.9 10.0 7.5 236.3 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 12.7 1.7 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
Lakonishok 1.20 12.6 13.8 3.8 12.1 10.8 12.9 287.0 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 13.6 13.0 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.98 8.5 8.5 5.9 6.8 10.6 6.2 181.4 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 13.9 2.0 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 13.9 19.6 10.4 20.2 16.6 16.2 1,068.2 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 14.4 12.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.1 8.5 9.0 7.8 12.4 7.5 263.6 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 14.4 7.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.4 8.6 7.8 9.3 13.1 8.8 282.4 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 14.8 12.1 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.55 1.9 3.6 23.0 13.8 17.4 1.0 417.7 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 15.9 3.0 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 10.0 12.5 0.1 6.0 0.2 3.8 144.7 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 16.0 -11.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 1.02 8.1 8.1 35.9 7.1 8.1 5.0 104.5 -31.4 12.2 -13.7 16.7 16.0 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.25 9.3 9.9 -1.6 5.7 8.9 8.7 221.0 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 16.9 5.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
ADR Screen 1.47 8.0 8.7 4.8 17.7 8.1 5.1 215.7 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 16.9 27.3 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.37 8.5 11.3 -19.6 9.8 5.5 3.0 245.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 17.2 -19.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.22 9.9 14.0 21.4 14.3 14.8 20.3 667.8 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 17.2 -0.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -5.1 0.6 9.7 0.5 1.7 -0.4 161.2 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 17.6 -13.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 17.2 25.3 3.4 9.5 14.9 20.3 441.4 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 17.7 1.1 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 15.0 24.0 -8.1 -6.9 16.6 16.6 735.3 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 17.9 -0.3 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.21 3.1 3.7 20.6 9.4 13.5 4.0 296.8 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 18.5 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
Wanger (Revised) 1.43 8.8 9.7 21.7 13.8 15.2 9.5 255.6 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 19.8 1.3 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.46 9.0 10.2 7.6 4.3 4.8 4.1 148.3 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 27.9 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
Price-to-Sales 1.33 12.7 14.8 24.3 10.1 10.2 9.0 308.7 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 29.5 -5.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple 2.95 9.4 14.9 27.6 -5.8 -11.0 1.6 476.9 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 32.2 -15.2 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
T. Rowe Price 1.67 9.7 11.8 57.6 18.0 12.4 11.7 716.5 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 34.2 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -6.9 0.7 22.4 2.1 1.7 -1.1 224.7 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 36.5 -20.4 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Oberweis Octagon 1.94 9.9 13.0 14.4 7.8 11.5 5.8 290.8 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 42.9 -5.9 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum