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Here's a Foolish article about Markel from a few weeks ago:

Markel has underperformed the market recently due to an announced investigation into its reinsurance business' reserves, but this isn't likely to cause a permanent strain on the company. Furthermore, the company's recently released quarterly results didn't look too great overall, although as my colleague Steve Symington wrote, all of the issues that caused the lousy performance are short-term headwinds.

Has the company seen better days, yes. Will they see better days, yes. I know how hard it is to see a position drop hard - I've been there many times. But if you believe in the company, believe in its leadership and business strategy, you're not going to be distracted by short term issues. I know I'm not taking my position anywhere.

If you are a Premium Fool, I would encourage you to join in on the Foolish discussion on the company's premium boards:

If you are not a premium service member, there's also a public discussion board for the company:

Who notes if you are a member of a premium service that has recommended or owns shares in the company, you should visit that service's community boards to get focused advice from your service's analyst team...

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