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 4/30/2015
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
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.96 6.9 6.9 -14.1 1.3 3.8 4.9 47.3 -31.4 12.0 -13.7 -17.6 16.0 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 Value
MAGNET Complex 2.73 8.5 11.9 5.5 1.4 0.7 -4.1 -25.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -9.2 7.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.13 9.8 13.5 -7.6 1.3 -7.1 5.4 89.6 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -5.6 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 Growth & Value
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.36 7.4 7.7 2.2 1.6 7.1 11.4 108.0 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 -5.3 5.9 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 Growth & Value
Oberweis Octagon 1.93 9.7 12.7 -5.8 10.0 8.6 8.2 203.8 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -5.0 -5.9 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.53 14.1 18.0 3.5 18.2 15.2 13.5 172.3 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -5.0 2.4 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.92 16.1 25.0 1.8 25.8 9.1 11.2 271.8 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 -3.5 25.7 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 Value With Price Momentum
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.28 10.0 11.0 2.5 10.9 9.2 10.7 213.6 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 -3.2 3.2 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 Growth & Value
Muhlenkamp 1.59 -4.6 -0.5 -41.9 -27.7 -27.6 -12.6 -61.5 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -2.8 -48.5 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 9.8 10.5 1.0 10.4 13.2 9.6 190.2 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 -2.6 5.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 Value
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 17.1 28.5 -14.0 47.0 32.8 24.5 945.5 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 -1.5 -0.3 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 6.9 7.0 6.3 17.5 11.1 6.1 136.8 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -1.5 -4.2 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 Value With Price Momentum
Schloss 1.94 8.4 10.2 22.9 0.5 0.8 4.8 33.1 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -0.9 -5.9 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 Value
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.2 8.6 7.2 15.5 12.4 9.2 212.8 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 -0.5 7.5 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 Indexes
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.0 10.8 5.3 13.6 13.6 11.4 258.3 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 -0.4 4.4 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 Growth & Value
T. Rowe Price 1.66 8.5 9.8 4.4 4.5 19.3 8.3 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 0.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 Growth & Value
Dow Jones 30 0.97 4.9 4.8 7.6 10.5 10.1 5.8 134.5 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 0.1 7.5 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.51 12.9 16.2 0.4 17.7 11.4 10.3 199.5 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 0.4 1.7 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 Value With Price Momentum
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.1 9.0 -1.9 14.3 12.5 7.2 159.8 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 0.8 2.0 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple 2.97 9.4 15.1 -5.5 -17.5 -1.1 11.8 276.0 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 0.8 -15.2 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.1 6.1 9.6 16.5 13.1 7.5 191.5 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 0.8 12.5 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 1.27 7.8 8.1 7.8 15.4 13.0 8.8 216.0 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 1.1 4.4 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 Indexes
S&P 500 1.00 4.5 4.5 10.7 14.2 11.9 6.1 161.4 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 1.3 11.4 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 Indexes
Dual Cash Flow 1.53 11.2 13.8 -3.7 11.2 4.8 7.1 186.0 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 1.8 -3.2 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 5.1 5.5 -5.6 9.5 7.6 1.9 143.9 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 1.8 -5.8 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 Value
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.4 3.1 5.3 12.5 13.9 3.6 206.7 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 1.9 6.8 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 Value
Templeton 1.26 10.2 11.1 17.4 17.3 17.7 11.2 238.6 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 2.1 13.0 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 Growth & Value
Murphy Technology 2.76 -16.0 -1.6 -7.8 16.6 9.4 5.2 179.2 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 2.5 -1.3 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.7 9.0 10.8 18.1 14.3 10.4 237.6 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 2.5 12.1 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 Indexes
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.35 13.8 16.3 13.3 17.7 20.3 16.7 314.3 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 2.5 14.2 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 Earnings Estimates
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 16.3 17.0 15.6 9.3 203.9 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 3.0 14.9 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 Indexes
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 13.9 14.3 14.0 13.9 14.0 10.7 209.1 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 3.1 3.5 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
S&P MidCap 400 1.19 8.6 9.1 10.6 14.9 12.8 9.2 206.8 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 3.3 8.2 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.32 8.9 9.7 11.3 16.9 15.8 10.8 260.7 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 3.6 3.9 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 Indexes
P/E Relative 1.13 15.1 16.2 11.2 13.7 12.7 14.8 207.1 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 3.9 5.3 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 Earnings Estimates
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.37 9.5 10.6 4.1 14.8 10.3 8.3 233.9 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 4.2 5.0 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 Indexes
NASDAQ 100 1.80 7.9 9.0 23.2 17.4 17.1 12.0 215.3 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 4.2 17.9 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 Indexes
Neff 1.63 14.0 18.7 9.2 14.4 13.4 12.3 331.7 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 4.2 5.1 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 Growth & Value
Lakonishok 1.20 13.2 14.6 17.3 15.3 14.3 14.9 245.2 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 4.3 13.0 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 Value With Price Momentum
ADR Screen 1.48 8.3 9.1 5.0 16.2 11.3 8.3 174.5 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 4.3 27.3 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.6 10.7 3.4 14.1 1.9 5.8 96.3 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 4.5 2.5 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 Value
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.8 9.7 6.2 18.8 13.4 11.2 192.1 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 4.6 1.3 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 Growth & Value
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.0 14.9 17.4 14.2 17.1 12.9 245.8 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 4.6 9.6 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 Growth & Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.30 10.8 12.1 9.2 16.9 14.4 11.1 233.6 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 4.8 7.6 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 Indexes
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.14 10.7 15.4 5.8 0.5 2.9 15.6 108.5 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 4.8 -1.2 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 Growth With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.25 9.5 13.2 22.4 17.2 15.9 21.2 439.7 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 4.8 -0.7 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Value 2.20 8.2 10.2 1.7 3.7 -4.0 11.3 -13.7 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 4.9 -15.1 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 16.1 24.9 37.1 26.9 17.8 18.6 223.4 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 4.9 44.1 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 11.8 14.8 11.1 7.6 155.8 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 5.3 7.7 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 Growth & Value
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.8 8.2 34.4 18.0 14.6 9.7 222.3 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 5.5 21.6 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 Growth
Return on Equity 1.28 10.9 12.2 1.2 7.7 9.7 9.4 181.2 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 5.6 -8.8 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 Growth
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.95 -5.1 0.6 -5.0 2.5 -0.1 2.0 129.6 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 5.6 -13.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 Earnings Estimates
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.4 20.6 12.3 32.4 19.5 17.9 834.1 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 5.6 12.4 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.39 13.3 15.9 16.3 10.7 13.6 7.5 210.8 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 5.6 2.0 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 Growth With Price Momentum
Magic Formula 1.64 8.4 9.6 -12.6 -0.2 -1.6 5.9 132.4 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 6.0 -16.5 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.33 -8.4 0.1 -10.4 1.1 -1.8 0.7 147.7 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 6.0 -20.4 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 Earnings Estimates
Price-to-Sales 1.32 12.9 15.0 3.3 11.2 11.0 9.9 223.5 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 6.3 -5.1 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 Growth & Value
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.57 0.5 2.7 9.3 16.0 17.6 0.7 270.6 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 7.3 3.0 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 Value
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.83 16.9 25.5 19.3 19.3 19.5 24.8 470.3 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 7.5 8.3 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 Earnings Estimates
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -6.5 -0.4 10.7 1.3 -5.1 -2.9 87.7 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 8.6 -11.9 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 Specialty
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.39 9.9 11.3 10.0 9.2 8.4 8.0 138.5 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 8.9 -1.4 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.6 16.3 -6.4 11.3 12.7 16.8 272.7 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 9.1 -13.1 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 Value
Stock Market Winners 1.45 16.2 20.6 15.6 17.3 29.0 13.4 467.5 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 9.2 9.7 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Zweig 1.91 12.4 17.7 -13.8 7.2 1.5 2.3 46.0 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 10.6 -14.6 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 Growth & Value
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.9 14.5 21.3 31.1 24.1 14.9 647.5 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 10.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.75 18.3 27.3 29.4 18.6 19.6 25.8 377.4 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 11.3 5.5 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 Earnings Estimates
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.6 20.0 31.3 23.3 18.4 15.4 294.3 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 11.8 8.9 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.7 22.6 43.6 13.9 11.8 25.1 441.8 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 12.9 41.9 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.70 10.6 13.5 1.6 5.6 -0.9 6.6 109.6 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 13.5 -11.6 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 Value
Lynch 1.25 10.9 12.0 -10.7 6.2 1.0 6.4 131.0 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 13.7 -7.2 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.87 12.9 18.5 50.3 32.8 22.2 12.4 205.8 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 14.8 37.3 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 Growth With Price Momentum
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.28 8.5 11.1 25.9 15.1 4.4 4.0 182.6 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 17.0 -19.9 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 Growth With Price Momentum
Fisher (Philip) 2.22 4.0 5.4 21.6 15.7 -5.6 0.9 97.6 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 28.7 -1.3 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 Growth & Value
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.78 12.2 16.7 15.4 -3.0 8.5 14.9 175.9 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 35.2 -20.6 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 Value