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Posts Tagged ‘Markel Corp (MKL)’

Tom Gayner

Why I’m Buying Markel

Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. You could argue then, compellingly......(read more)
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

American International Group Inc (AIG), AFLAC Incorporated (AFL), Markel Corporation (MKL): Three Insurance Companies Poised to Outperform

The insurance industry is quite risky and competitive. However, investing in the sector can be remarkably profitable when it comes to well-run companies......(read more)
How Slower Growth, Falling Oil Will Boost This Airline

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Invest with Buffett

Living in Nebraska in the 1980s and 1990s, I met several Nebraskans who had a chance to be early investors with Warren Buffett, but regretted they passed......(read more)
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

American International Group Inc (AIG), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B): No, Rising Rates Won’t Crush These Stocks

Source: 401(K) 2012. I’ve seen it hundreds of times now. When interest rates go up, bond values go down. That’s a lesson from Finance 101......(read more)
hedge funds vs. mutual funds

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), Markel Corporation (MKL): Four Warren Buffett Myths Debunked

As arguably the greatest investor of all time and one of the richest people on the planet, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett possesses......(read more)
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

American International Group Inc (AIG), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), Markel Corporation (MKL): A Stalwart, an Upstart, and a Turnaround: Which Stock Should You Buy?

Finding undervalued companies can be very difficult in a bull market like the one we’re currently experiencing. Even with the market cooling off......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

EOG Resources Inc (EOG), Bunge Ltd (BG), State Street Corporation (STT): Markel Corporation (MKL) Just Dumped These 4 Stocks

If you happen to be a huge market nerd who keeps close track of SEC filings, you probably know Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)  recently released its......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Arch Coal Inc (ACI), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Google Inc (GOOG): Promising Recent Buys From Markel Corporation (MKL)’s Portfolio

Since taking the helm as President of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)‘s asset management division in December 1990, noted value investor Tom Gayner......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Markel Corporation (MKL), Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (PTP): Two Great Stocks I’m Buying

This article is part of our Real-Money Stock Picks series. As is all too often the case, Warren Buffett nailed it. In his 2011 letter to Berkshire Hathaway......(read more)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG): Stocks That Win by Playing a Different Game

When golfer Phil Mickelson won The Open Championship in Scotland, he seemed to be playing a different game compared with his competitors. His aggressive......(read more)

Looking for the Next Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) has delivered truly amazing returns for investors who were smart enough to invest with Buffett and Munger for the......(read more)
Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:ALTE)

Together, Do Markel Corporation (MKL) and Alterra Look Cheap?

Last December, Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) shocked the market by announcing a $3.1 billion deal to acquire fellow insurer Alterra Capital. The deal......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Markel Corporation (MKL) Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is

If you’ve read some of my musings here at the Fool, you’re probably aware I have no qualms extolling the virtues of Markel Corporation (NYSE......(read more)

Why Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) Stock Is the Ideal Buy-and-Hold Investment

No investor is a bigger superstar than Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)‘s Warren Buffett. But the beauty of Berkshire Hathaway stock is that......(read more)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG): Top Stocks With 3-Digit Price Tags

When people go shopping for most things, human nature typically invokes an adverse reaction to items with higher price tags. At the very least, expensive......(read more)
How Slower Growth, Falling Oil Will Boost This Airline

The World’s Mini-Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)s

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) has been one of the best investing success stories of the past half-century. Under Buffett’s......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), The Walt Disney Company (DIS): Better Than Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)?

Without a doubt, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) stands alone as the most successful financial holding company in history. Thanks largely to the......(read more)

Is Markel Corporation (MKL) The Next Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)?

Warren Buffett’s success with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) has inspired countless investors to emulate the insurance and private equity......(read more)

Markel Corporation (MKL): Two Reasons Warren Buffett Shouldn’t Buy

Earlier this month, I outlined a few reasons Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett might be compelled to spend some of his $15 billion......(read more)

Markel Corporation (MKL): Three Reasons Warren Buffett Should Buy It

Shortly after Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) CEO Warren Buffett spent $12 billion in cash last month to acquire 50% of H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE......(read more)

Markel Corporation (MKL), The Allstate Corporation (ALL): How One Company Is Preparing for the Fed’s About-Face

Zero-percent interest rates aren’t going to last forever. That’s pretty obvious. What’s less obvious is the best way to plan for the......(read more)

Markel Corporation (MKL), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): 5 Stock Ideas for Young Investors Today

So you’re a young investor who’s paid off your debt. You’ve set up your emergency fund, and you’re maxing out your retirement contributions......(read more)

American International Group Inc (AIG), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): How to Apply Buffett’s Investing Secrets to Your Portfolio

Warren Buffett is hands-down the most followed investor in the world. As the Oracle of Omaha, he has lead his firm, Berkshire-Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK......(read more)

Deere & Company (DE), Markel Corporation (MKL): 3 Bold Buffett Predictions for the Rest of 2013

Let’s face it: As the longtime CEO of the world’s most successful diversified financial holding company, and currently the world’s fourth......(read more)

Finding the Once and Future Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)

If there is a Holy Grail in stock investing, it’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A). If there’s a Merlin in the investing world, it’s Warren......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

5 Key Quotes from Markel Corporation (MKL)’s President and CIO

Last month, I found five quotes from Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) CEO Alan Kirshner that any long-term investor can appreciate. While Kirshner doesn......(read more)
Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) & Buffett’s Hidden $2.3 Billion Acquisitions

After the much anticipated release of Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) shareholders last week, many news......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

5 Key Quotes From Markel Corporation (MKL)’s CEO

Compared to many other chief executive officers, Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) CEO Alan Kirshner sure doesn’t spend much time in the limelight.......(read more)
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)

3 Things to Watch for in American International Group, Inc. (AIG)’s Earnings Release

One of the companies bringing up the rear of earnings season, American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) is set to release its fourth-quarter and full......(read more)
Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO)

5 Low-Beta Stocks That Can Surge: Altria Group, Inc. (MO), Markel Corporation (MKL)

It’s typically the highly volatile stocks that catch our attention, jumping and dropping sharply over time. We often think that they may serve us......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Akre Capital Management’s Stock Picks for 2013 Include Mastercard

Charles Akre’s Akre Capital Management has filed its 13F for the fourth quarter of 2012, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end......(read more)
Tom Gayner

Tom Gayner and Markel’s Top Stock Picks for 2013 Include Carmax

Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) is an insurance company which invests its capital in the financial markets and therefore reports many of its long equity......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

After a Solid 2012, What’s Next for Markel Corporation (MKL)?

With the release of its strong fourth-quarter earnings report Monday, specialty insurer Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) effectively capped what has arguably......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Mini-Berkshire Hathaway Acquiring a Competitor: Markel Corporation (MKL)

Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) entered into an agreement to acquire Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:ALTE) on December 19, 2012 for what works out......(read more)

Insiders are Crazy About These 5 Stocks

Studies show that stocks bought by insiders tend to beat the market, though the effect is generally very small. The best results come from consensus insider......(read more)
Chuck Royce

Insiders Have Been Buying These Stocks

Studies show that statistically stocks bought by insiders tend to outperform the market (read about studies on insider trading) though overall the effect......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Multiple Insiders Bought Shares of Markel

Our database of insider trading activity shows some recent purchases at insurance company Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Three insiders bought between......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Hedge Fund Manager Charles Akre’s Top Stock Picks Include Mastercard

Chuck Akre has been managing money through one vehicle or another since 1989. For some time Akre operated the FBR Focus fund before relaunching as the......(read more)

Adage Buys in $ADLR, Barach Protest, Fir Tree 5.5% in $MF

Adage Capital Built a New Position in $ADLR (InsiderMonkey) Adage Capital filed on November 16th for its new position in Adolor Corp (ADLR). The SEC 13G......(read more)
Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL)

Insider Trading: Steven A. Markel Bought $MKL

Steven A. Markel recently bought 12,500 shares in Markel Corp (MKL). Steven A. Markel is the vice chairman and director in Markel Corp. According to the......(read more)