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mdtls replied to the Markel Corporation board. 2 hours ago

Re: Q1

combined ratio of 83%!!!

Wed Apr 15

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:30 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

"Higher octane fuel will resist engine knocking at high compression ratios."

Yup, and my forced-induction (turbo charged) engines need all the anti-detonation help they can get.

Good point...

Tue Apr 14

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:32 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

"unleaded 102 Octane gasoline. Now low octane gasoline costs over $2.00 a gallon"


102 sure ain't low Octane....Rocket fuel by today's standards. I only wish i could buy 102 Octane out of the pump to feed my horsepower [more]

Wed Apr 1

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:00 PM

Re: Ingored holdings: WMT

ps. i cannot add anything insightful ;)

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:00 PM

Re: Ingored holdings: WMT

Im in since Feb 2012.....looking at +37.4% so far and holding pat.

Tue Mar 31

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mdtls posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:33 PM

OT: follow up to Rate of Return

Thanks to those helping me understand the requirements of my desired 4 bagger in 15 years @ roughly 9.5% year after year.

Now, the bigger question: Is it attainable with BRK sitting at 50% of my port?

Unless something extraordinary [more]

Mon Mar 30

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mdtls posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:17 PM

OT: rate of return needed

I have posed this question to a handful of online retirement calculators and surprisingly have gotten different results.

If my retirement savings goal is a 4 bagger in 15 years...what annual average rate of return do i need?

How [more]

Wed Mar 25

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:41 PM

Re: Question of the day

Are you kidding me?

Canada gave the world the power trio known as RUSH...

As far as i'm concerned, you've given your all and owe nothing more.

"And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To [more]

Tue Mar 17

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:25 PM

Re: Leucadia Letter

We'll have to wait to see how other banks report their latest quarter.

LUK may just be in-line with the industry.

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:07 PM

Re: Leucadia Letter

I'm getting same vibe....

Sat Feb 28

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:29 AM

Re: OT: BBRY / talk me off the ledge

Watsa and Kahn each passed that test....why?

Fri Feb 27

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mdtls posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:04 PM

OT: BBRY / talk me off the ledge

Irving Kahn's 3% position in BBRY is fascinating to me.

Prem Watsa's 33% position is mind boggling.

When a gentlemen of Mr. Kah's experience and track record stakes a position like that, the 'jockey' in me wants to look [more]

Thu Feb 26

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:15 PM

Re: Irving Kahn

I find it interesting Mr. Kahn took such a large position in BBRY.

I wonder what level of 'tech savvy-ness' he possessed at 100+ years.

Perhaps it was just a good 'ole deep value idea.

m

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:34 PM

Re: Irving Kahn

109?

....i'll have what he's having.

Fri Feb 20

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:59 AM

Re: Basis question

50:1 i believe was the 'B' split ratio.

Tue Feb 17

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:24 PM

Re: 13-F is out

I believe there is a poison pill provision above 9%. In other words, we're tapped out for the time being with CBI.

Mon Feb 16

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mdtls replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:46 PM

Re: Way to go Ted....

My comment was made tongue in cheek. Your theory I believe has always been assumed.

I applaude Ted for his conviction. It's a great "look" into his long term thinking.

I bought a slug of WR Grace many years ago but decided [more]

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mdtls posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:25 PM

Way to go Ted....

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-05/berkshire-...

I had no idea the guy doesn't need a day [more]

Thu Feb 5

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mdtls posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:28 PM

ot: CBI foregin taxation

Is there any taxation from the Netherlands on holders of CBI?

Thx.

Anyone want to guess if it might be a 'Western European company' which may become Omaha based?

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