MKL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. A.M. Best Affirms Markel's Ratings - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Credit rating agency A.M. Best Co. affirmed the issuer credit rating (ICR) for Markel Corp. (MKL) at "bbb+" as well as the ...
  2. What's New At Loews?

    June 5, 2012
    A year ago, it looked like Loews, the New York-based holding company, would be trading above $60 by early 2012. That didn't ...
  3. A Look At The Baby Berkshires

    March 9, 2012
    Using value investing principals, Warren Buffet has turned Berkshire Hathaway into a model of success and made his shareholders ...
  4. Fairfax Financial: No Stone Goes Unturned

    January 19, 2012
    Fairfax continues to make smaller acquisitions in its attempt to buy value. Long-term, it's a winning strategy.
  5. Harbinger Group: The Next Berkshire-Hathaway?

    April 20, 2011
    Learn more about Harbinger Group's future and whether or not it can become the next great holding company.
  6. One Undervalued Insurance Company

    June 24, 2010
    Since 2001, White Mountains has increased its book value per share from $151 to over $400 today.
  7. OneBeacon's Quest For Profits

    June 15, 2010
    OneBeacon's move to become a specialty insurer could be a signal to buy.
  8. Value Investing The Fenimore Way

    May 5, 2010
    Fenimore Asset Management is one of the better value investors in the business. We'll look at their top 10 holdings.
  9. The Over-diversified Diversification Portfolio

    September 3, 2009
    There is a cheaper way to create an over-diversified portfolio and you can do it by owning mutual funds.
  10. The Insurance Market Totters Between Hard And Soft

    August 18, 2009
    The insurance industry continues to hover on the brink of a hard market but is still weak as it feels the impact of the recession. ...
  11. ProAssurance Hits A Home Run

    February 27, 2009
    This company reported a solid quarter and strong year despite the troubles plaguing the rest of the insurance industry.
  12. Markel Posts Rare Drop In Book Value

    November 19, 2008
    Specialty insurer Markel took a hit from hurricanes in the third quarter but has great historical returns.
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