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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 11/28/2014
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
Rule #1 Investing 1.81 10.7 14.2 48.8 34.7 28.2 13.8 574.7 -54.0 27.0 -26.8 50.3 47.1 11.3 -1.0 40.0 99.8 Growth & Value
O'Neil's CAN SLIM 1.92 16.3 25.3 43.6 28.3 9.7 20.1 213.1 -10.1 69.6 -23.1 46.4 13.1 18.0 -10.2 -9.6 97.3 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM Revised 3rd Edition 1.86 12.9 18.4 48.9 29.8 19.0 10.2 179.2 -27.8 52.7 -26.7 44.0 55.2 7.3 -30.1 42.7 16.8 Growth With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor Revised 1.75 15.3 21.9 31.4 9.8 11.5 24.2 353.0 -49.9 36.4 -22.4 34.0 2.1 -4.9 -4.1 32.9 168.4 Value
ADR Screen 1.48 8.4 9.3 32.8 19.2 9.9 7.7 172.5 -68.7 31.1 -29.7 31.8 33.2 1.4 -25.9 18.8 53.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Tiny Titans 1.93 16.5 25.7 26.8 33.0 18.4 10.2 272.1 -67.3 37.4 -21.0 21.4 54.4 20.0 -22.9 21.1 71.1 Value With Price Momentum
Inve$tWare Quality Growth 1.26 7.7 8.0 20.9 22.3 16.4 8.9 203.8 -44.7 18.2 -22.0 20.9 30.4 19.7 -9.4 17.3 39.6 Growth
NASDAQ 100 1.81 8.0 9.1 24.4 23.6 19.7 10.7 209.8 -50.1 25.0 -27.5 20.8 35.0 16.8 2.7 19.2 53.5 Indexes
S&P 500 Growth (TR) 1.10 6.5 6.5 19.1 21.0 16.8 8.9 198.0 -44.4 10.8 -16.5 16.0 35.5 14.6 4.7 15.0 31.6 Indexes
Graham--Defensive Investor (Utility) 0.94 8.3 8.2 14.2 8.8 9.0 7.2 77.4 -31.4 12.0 -13.4 15.1 10.0 1.2 8.6 4.6 7.9 Value
S&P 500 Value (TR) 1.00 6.1 6.1 14.5 20.9 15.2 7.4 187.6 -56.0 11.3 -17.1 11.9 33.7 17.7 -0.5 15.1 21.2 Indexes
S&P 500 1.00 4.6 4.6 14.5 18.3 13.5 5.8 159.1 -52.6 10.8 -16.8 11.9 29.6 13.4 0.0 12.8 23.5 Indexes
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.78 14.5 20.7 15.1 31.3 25.4 17.7 777.9 -62.8 51.2 -31.7 11.5 97.8 1.1 -7.0 39.2 147.2 Value
S&P MidCap 400 Value (TR) 1.12 8.7 8.9 13.7 21.6 18.0 9.9 224.8 -49.4 15.7 -21.8 10.5 34.3 20.1 -2.4 22.8 33.7 Indexes
Dogs of the Dow 1.22 2.6 3.3 11.9 17.1 15.7 3.5 210.2 -69.0 17.1 -23.4 10.1 27.9 9.6 10.7 19.4 8.1 Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Est Growth 1.34 16.4 19.8 14.8 23.8 21.3 14.4 256.5 -50.2 15.7 -23.1 10.0 59.5 9.0 -0.3 29.7 24.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Templeton 1.26 10.1 11.1 12.8 25.0 19.7 11.0 222.3 -40.0 14.5 -23.1 9.8 29.4 31.0 3.2 22.4 54.7 Growth & Value
Dreman With Est Revisions 1.36 13.7 16.3 17.2 20.6 22.4 15.4 288.7 -39.9 21.4 -26.2 9.7 35.8 13.0 21.6 26.5 62.9 Earnings Estimates
Lakonishok 1.21 13.1 14.4 12.2 16.4 16.2 14.2 219.6 -32.5 16.6 -17.9 9.2 26.8 7.5 -0.6 32.7 53.5 Value With Price Momentum
Dreman 1.25 10.1 11.0 9.6 18.5 14.0 7.0 144.7 -55.0 23.9 -22.2 8.5 27.6 20.6 -11.7 22.7 37.2 Growth & Value
Buffett: Hagstrom 1.12 14.0 14.9 11.0 18.0 19.3 12.5 227.3 -39.8 13.2 -19.0 8.5 35.4 13.0 8.2 27.7 30.0 Growth & Value
Stock Market Winners 1.46 16.0 20.5 12.6 19.2 35.1 13.8 411.7 -51.3 22.0 -23.4 8.0 34.8 13.6 21.2 124.6 -9.0 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Dow Jones 30 0.97 5.0 4.9 10.8 13.9 11.5 5.5 134.3 -49.3 11.8 -15.1 7.6 26.5 7.3 5.5 11.0 18.8 Indexes
S&P MidCap 400 1.20 8.6 9.0 10.6 17.7 16.1 8.5 195.0 -50.5 14.8 -21.8 7.5 31.6 16.1 -3.1 24.9 35.0 Indexes
Piotroski: High F-Score 2.07 17.8 30.0 5.4 69.9 33.9 27.0 1,043.2 -53.6 43.1 -42.0 7.5 137.6 91.7 -36.4 138.8 34.6 Value
Dogs of the Dow: Low Priced 5 1.58 0.3 2.6 10.3 20.8 18.1 0.2 259.9 -82.9 27.6 -34.8 7.4 34.5 15.7 13.1 17.3 -7.7 Value
Weiss Blue Chip Div Yield 1.22 10.3 11.1 10.8 15.3 16.5 10.1 203.7 -43.1 16.0 -16.8 7.4 21.3 19.2 7.6 26.9 27.9 Value
S&P MidCap 400 Growth (TR) 1.31 10.8 12.1 4.3 19.6 18.6 10.7 219.4 -47.7 19.0 -22.2 7.3 32.8 15.8 -0.9 30.6 38.1 Indexes
P/E Relative 1.13 15.3 16.5 7.7 16.5 16.6 14.4 199.0 -27.6 18.4 -18.3 6.6 29.5 14.3 -1.9 29.6 51.8 Earnings Estimates
Est Rev: Top 30 Up 1.84 16.9 25.5 11.8 23.9 24.0 23.5 421.9 -37.8 36.4 -26.7 6.5 42.1 21.9 -2.3 47.6 110.0 Earnings Estimates
Murphy Technology 2.77 -15.4 -1.4 9.0 25.7 16.5 5.8 193.0 -58.3 58.5 -44.9 6.2 39.7 42.3 -29.8 40.0 28.8 Growth & Value
Fisher (Philip) 2.20 1.8 4.4 9.7 11.8 -2.9 -0.1 64.2 -58.2 32.8 -27.9 5.6 39.5 -0.6 -50.9 9.2 107.9 Growth & Value
All Exchange-Listed Stocks 1.38 9.5 10.6 7.6 18.1 14.2 7.3 219.5 -58.6 23.9 -22.1 4.7 38.1 14.8 -12.3 26.2 65.8 Indexes
S&P SmallCap 600 Value (TR) 1.23 8.3 8.7 6.4 19.5 17.4 8.2 206.1 -51.0 18.4 -19.6 4.7 35.6 17.8 -1.2 24.7 20.6 Indexes
Cash Rich Firms 1.38 9.6 10.8 7.1 17.0 5.0 4.4 91.7 -45.6 17.6 -20.7 4.6 36.6 10.5 -32.8 14.4 56.9 Value
T. Rowe Price 1.67 8.6 10.0 4.4 4.5 23.9 9.3 349.4 -62.5 33.5 -20.0 4.4 28.5 -15.0 117.4 11.9 40.1 Growth & Value
Buffettology: EPS Growth 1.22 10.3 11.1 5.4 19.3 17.6 11.1 258.7 -48.4 15.1 -20.8 4.1 38.4 17.4 3.8 20.5 57.5 Growth & Value
Buffettology: Sustainable Growth 1.29 10.4 11.5 6.3 16.2 14.7 11.0 226.2 -41.9 16.5 -20.4 3.9 35.8 8.8 0.7 18.4 68.0 Growth & Value
Est Rev: Up 5% 1.76 18.2 27.1 5.8 20.7 21.6 23.3 322.4 -23.4 30.8 -21.7 3.8 27.7 28.8 6.1 35.9 86.3 Earnings Estimates
Kirkpatrick Bargain 1.37 7.7 8.1 5.9 8.7 8.8 13.3 114.5 -43.2 21.1 -21.7 3.4 7.3 14.9 3.6 9.4 22.2 Growth & Value
Value on the Move--PEG With Hist Growth 1.06 14.0 14.5 5.8 16.7 18.1 10.1 199.7 -50.1 12.7 -19.1 3.4 49.2 4.3 1.0 31.7 23.9 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
O'Neil's CAN SLIM No Float 1.40 13.3 16.0 5.2 14.4 12.1 8.0 196.6 -61.6 23.5 -35.5 2.7 30.8 8.9 -3.9 20.6 36.9 Growth With Price Momentum
Neff 1.64 14.0 18.7 0.1 18.2 18.5 10.1 303.6 -52.8 32.6 -21.7 2.4 39.5 15.0 -4.2 35.0 52.5 Growth & Value
Dividend (High Relative Yield) 0.97 9.3 9.2 5.1 17.1 14.9 6.4 158.0 -40.4 12.5 -14.2 2.1 40.6 9.8 3.0 19.4 16.4 Growth & Value
S&P SmallCap 600 1.28 7.8 8.1 3.0 18.1 17.2 7.7 204.3 -52.2 17.3 -20.2 1.7 39.7 14.8 -0.2 25.0 23.8 Indexes
O'Shaughnessy: Growth 1.52 13.1 16.5 -0.4 21.7 17.1 9.6 195.8 -57.2 18.6 -17.9 0.9 38.7 28.8 -7.5 21.3 22.4 Value With Price Momentum
S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (TR) 1.32 8.8 9.5 2.1 18.4 19.2 9.6 238.0 -51.1 17.0 -21.7 0.8 42.6 14.9 4.1 28.0 30.7 Indexes
Wanger (Revised) 1.44 8.7 9.7 3.5 22.9 16.3 10.0 177.4 -51.3 22.8 -19.8 0.6 51.1 23.5 -5.2 12.5 24.7 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: All Cap 1.38 9.7 11.0 1.6 9.1 11.0 7.4 118.0 -52.1 18.4 -21.5 -1.9 18.4 12.4 -5.0 29.4 23.3 Value With Price Momentum
Kirkpatrick Growth 2.15 10.7 15.5 -2.8 -0.6 2.2 14.5 97.5 -38.7 64.1 -23.1 -1.9 18.1 -9.8 -11.6 15.3 80.2 Growth With Price Momentum
O'Shaughnessy: Value 1.34 5.5 5.8 0.4 14.8 8.2 2.2 149.3 -69.1 22.0 -23.8 -2.0 29.6 20.3 -11.2 7.4 31.5 Value
Foolish Small Cap 8 Revised 2.14 10.1 14.2 -2.1 13.5 -1.2 5.5 100.9 -64.0 28.1 -31.1 -2.1 0.4 41.8 -49.2 15.4 161.0 Growth & Value
Dual Cash Flow 1.54 11.4 14.0 1.3 14.2 10.8 6.7 182.4 -61.0 34.7 -23.6 -2.6 48.9 5.1 -21.6 31.0 76.0 Growth
O'Shaughnessy: Small Cap Growth & Value 1.53 14.3 18.5 -1.7 23.3 21.4 13.6 171.2 -50.6 18.5 -18.2 -3.1 46.8 30.3 -0.3 26.1 -3.3 Value With Price Momentum
Driehaus 2.27 9.4 13.1 3.1 17.9 20.0 18.8 401.5 -53.4 51.3 -25.7 -3.3 47.7 16.7 -14.1 65.7 106.0 Growth With Price Momentum
Lynch 1.24 10.7 11.7 -7.5 5.5 4.4 6.1 111.1 -47.5 18.9 -21.3 -3.7 24.3 0.7 -27.9 24.9 82.8 Growth & Value
O'Shaughnessy: Growth Market Leaders 1.23 7.1 7.3 6.6 20.7 16.2 6.7 139.2 -50.5 13.6 -18.6 -4.7 48.5 15.8 -1.2 15.7 12.6 Value With Price Momentum
Price-to-Sales 1.33 12.9 15.0 -2.4 13.6 14.6 9.1 204.3 -55.1 18.3 -20.6 -5.2 36.3 11.3 -2.6 29.6 47.1 Growth & Value
Oberweis Octagon 1.92 10.1 13.4 -7.2 19.8 21.7 7.2 219.2 -70.6 24.6 -23.2 -6.1 38.9 32.6 -14.7 78.4 2.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Return on Equity 1.29 10.9 12.2 -7.8 10.4 12.4 8.7 168.3 -47.2 14.6 -22.2 -8.1 34.2 10.1 -5.7 32.0 40.0 Growth
Graham--Defensive Investor (Non-Utility) 1.38 13.8 16.5 -7.2 12.8 16.5 15.5 259.0 -52.1 25.8 -17.3 -8.6 33.9 18.9 7.0 31.4 57.9 Value
Fundamental Rule of Thumb 1.71 10.4 13.1 -9.1 5.4 0.1 5.5 89.2 -57.0 33.8 -19.2 -9.4 46.1 -6.9 -35.2 17.7 92.1 Value
MAGNET Complex 2.71 8.4 11.6 -2.2 -1.8 -4.3 -6.8 -32.0 -55.9 63.0 -28.2 -11.4 32.9 -19.6 6.9 -20.4 -31.1 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Graham--Enterprising Investor 1.75 11.8 15.8 -12.4 -0.6 6.6 12.6 126.9 -50.3 33.1 -23.4 -11.7 9.6 1.1 -1.1 43.5 48.5 Value
Magic Formula 1.65 8.5 9.8 -10.0 6.8 3.1 4.1 130.9 -51.6 30.7 -22.4 -12.1 27.9 7.9 -30.6 26.6 97.0 Value
Zweig 1.89 12.3 17.5 -12.2 6.9 3.9 2.2 33.4 -54.4 32.7 -24.2 -13.7 26.2 6.4 -18.3 12.8 -13.3 Growth & Value
MAGNET Simple 2.99 9.5 15.5 -14.4 -19.5 -0.7 13.1 276.3 -75.9 52.1 -34.0 -14.4 -31.1 -12.4 19.5 56.1 339.5 Growth & Value With Price Momentum
Est Rev: Down 5% 1.96 -6.1 0.0 -14.3 5.2 2.6 0.0 110.1 -63.8 33.5 -30.5 -16.5 28.2 9.2 -31.1 30.3 76.0 Earnings Estimates
Insider Net Purchases 1.87 -8.2 -1.3 -7.3 4.9 -3.0 -6.0 62.8 -65.5 27.8 -27.2 -17.0 21.5 11.5 -31.4 7.4 59.0 Specialty
Kirkpatrick Value 2.22 8.1 10.0 -20.4 1.5 -5.2 7.8 -19.6 -23.3 49.0 -25.3 -17.0 21.9 19.4 -15.1 -25.5 -8.9 Growth & Value
Schloss 1.92 8.2 9.7 -30.8 3.2 -3.8 5.5 18.0 -37.6 27.1 -40.4 -17.4 16.7 13.1 -35.1 12.5 57.5 Value
Est Rev: Lowest 30 Down 2.34 -9.9 -0.5 -21.1 2.1 1.1 -2.1 122.8 -71.0 43.0 -29.9 -24.1 29.7 9.3 -34.1 37.8 106.2 Earnings Estimates
Foolish Small Cap 8 2.26 7.8 9.3 -26.5 -2.3 5.0 0.5 106.3 -67.7 38.8 -25.9 -31.6 32.9 16.9 -14.9 25.2 48.1 Growth With Price Momentum
Muhlenkamp 1.58 -4.5 -0.4 -50.7 -24.1 -24.0 -12.7 -60.9 -49.0 21.0 -26.2 -49.1 -14.3 -3.0 -45.9 2.7 45.2 Growth & Value With Price Momentum