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carl777 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:12 PM

Re: Book +8.3%

"But book only increased by 8.3%. How the hell does that work? "

The growth in Book was dragged down by the negatives in Other Comprehensive Income (OTI). OTI was -$1.3B. In 2013 it was +$16.6B and in 2012 it was +$9.9B, all post [more]

Wed Feb 18

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carl777 posted to the Markel Corporation board. 4:22 PM

MKL's Equity Portfolio

The latest update on the Markel equity portfolio continues to be something I really do not understand.
http://www.dataroma.com/m/holdings.php?m=MKL
During 4Q2014, about 50 different [more]

Wed Feb 4

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carl777 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:12 PM

Re: More CBI

" So far, nothing. But I happened upon this (from this board, in early 2013), and thought I'd share it for anyone who is thinking about CBI at what seem to be mouth-watering prices. It's from Meryl Witmer, Berkshire board member and apparently [more]

Wed Jan 28

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carl777 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:47 PM

Re: Fool Me Once, Shame On You...

"I figure that the maximum market drop probably occurred in 2009 with ~37%"
WuLong -I do not understand why you are estimating a maximum drop based on previous calendar year drops, a somewhat arbitrary period. If you are going to use [more]

Sat Jan 17

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carl777 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:30 AM

Re: OT: Idea

You are in a situation of dealing with a totally start-up company opportunity. My suggestions come from my experience with angel and venture capital (VC) investing, which I approach very differently from my public company investments. It requires a [more]

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