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Safety is very important to many investors. They try to buy when stocks offer a margin of safety — or they want safe dividends.

We have metrics to define such concepts.

A margin of safety might mean the stock is trading at less than 80% of its book value. There’s room for its share price to grow before being perceived as “overvalued.” Of course, this assumes the book value is accurate, and the company’s assets could be sold for their estimated fair value.

But we have two obvious problems with that…

The book value depends on the assumptions of management and accountants. If the management team isn’t honest, the book value is unreliable. And while accountants follow strict rules, they don’t account for changes in the market that can diminish the value of an asset.

Safe dividends are usually just a small portion of the company’s cash flow. And that assumes the company can suffer a business loss and maintain the dividend.

It ignores the reality that markets change. Any company — even a market leader — can see its business decline over time.

Of course, with proper analysis, there is only a small probability that a negative event will occur in any given year. Still, small probabilities add up to large risks over time.

There’s Always Risk

Let’s say there is just a 1% chance of a negative event in any given year. Over 30 years, that results in a 26% probability.

Even the best analysts can’t always see long-term risks. Thirty years ago, Ford was considered a great car company. Its share price had gained 750% in the previous 10 years and was set to deliver another 550% gain in the next five years.

But then, in 2007, analysts started to understand that Ford and other automakers were also finance companies. In the 2008 crisis, Ford lost more than 90% of its share value. A business that had survived the Great Depression and stagflation of the 1970s was almost bankrupt.

Looking ahead, I expect to see another crisis in the next 30 years. In fact, we will probably see several major global events. No one knows what they will be, or we will take action to prevent the problems from occurring.

I also understand that issues can arise at any time. But the point is that risks are smaller in the short term.

Benefit From Short-Term Strategies

Let’s look at the risk and safety of a quick three-day trade…

We can assume there is a 1% chance of a negative event on any given day. There’s a 2.97% probability of that event over three days. In other words, we have a 97% probability of success on that trade.

While cumulative risk isn’t a standard way of thinking about trades, it’s an important idea. It’s also one of the reasons I prefer short-term strategies.

In one of my premium trading services, I recommend very short-term trades that are open for just one to three days. I can model the risk on these trades for a better shot at profits — only accepting signals with at least a 90% probability of success.

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Until next time,

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Mike Carr

Chief Market Technician