Your Margin of Safety

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:

Poll results - What is your margin of safety?

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.

2 thoughts on “Your Margin of Safety

  • July 31, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Wow, the results are all over the map. I also voted for the 33 – 49 Margin of safety. I like these polls you’re doing.

  • August 1, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I’m glad you like the polls, Ken. Any suggestions for a future question to ask?

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