The results are in! Last week’s poll at Value Investing News asked, “What is your minimum required margin of safety for buying stocks?” Sixty-eight of you voted and here are the results:
Responses ranged from under 10% to over 60%. The most popular response was for a margin of safety between 25% and 32%. I voted for the 33% to 49% margin of safety category. Thirty percent of the respondents sought margins of safety above 50%! I wish I could be skilled enough to find opportunities in quality companies that had that high a margin of safety.
Be sure to vote in this week’s poll. We are asking members of Value Investing News: “As a shareholder, which would you rather have, buybacks or dividends? ” Please visit the previous link and voice your opinion.