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Any thoughts on Markel here?

Thanks all.

Book per share has grown at 5.0%/year in the last 5.25 years. Ho hum.

Not very good. Stock price is back where it was about 4 years ago.

Is it possible there's more sizzle than steak in the modern Markel?

Feels like it.

Markel has raised $600mcapital via preference shares on terms that are not that great ( 6% dividend).

That's not good, either. 6%...

Since I've owned it (Dec 2012), Markel has actually done better than Berkshire - up 117% vs 107% - but worse than SPY - up 147%. I think I'll take it.
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