I am an owner of MKL, and my average cost is $390. Its already 8% of my portfolio. What do you all think of adding 20% to my MKL positon?
Its the 3rd largest holding in my portfolio. The others include BRK.b - 15%, LUK - 9.5%
There's nothing wrong with being emotionally attached to a stock, especially a good one, in fact it is encouraged and a pretty good overall philosophy.
However, that doesn't mean you'll make as much money as the guy who bought it at $200/share a few months ago.
Reason for choosing all three?
I like all of them,
BRK.b – I think they can do better than the market. I have one of the best asset allocator working for me. And WB have put the excess cash to work in the last few months, and you will see the results in the coming decade.
MKL – I think they can do better than BRK.b, because they are much smaller than BRK.b.
LUK – I think they can do better than the above two, it’s a lot riskier than the above and I am betting on the jockey here. Looking at the past, they have done a wonderful job, and I am betting they will do good going forward. Its my steroid.
I also own BAM, FAIRX & SEQUX which are 6%, 5% & 6% respectively.
Why don't I own only one and put 100% on it?
I am not looking for home runs.
There is no guarantee that the past performance can be repeated.
I am not smart enough to know which one is the best going forward.
I don't feel comfortable, owning just one stock.
But what I know is that the people who run the above stocks and funds are honest, have sizable part of their net worth invested in them along with mine, and they will do everything to increase the net worth.
On average, I think I will do fine holding the above.
You may want to place a call to Kramer during his 15 minute cycle of "Am I diversified" ;-)
You own both BRK.B and MKL.... hmmm....
QUESTION: Do you know how many shares of BRK.B of Merkel Corp. owns in there portfolio.
True investors know this number... and realize that MKL is one of the best back doors too owning shares of BRK.B.
Not good Ed. LUK is a different story... but you should dump your BRK.B and ride Buffett's wave sitting on Merkel's back!
The market has been going up for the past three months. I personally think the "market" is forcasting the economy a year down the line. If you are a holder as oppossed to being a trader I would say that anytime you can buy Markel is a good time to buy. If you are a "holder" add as you can. Everything I have ever read about Markel, as a company, has been positive. If you have a few bucks I think it is a good buy.