Why You Should Love Markel's Latest Results

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Matt Argersinger and analyst Paul Chi discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Matt and Paul discuss Markel, a well-managed insurance company that's built in the Berkshire Hathaway mold. Recent years haven't been kind to the insurance industry, but Markel stands out for its underwriting discipline, market-beating investment track record, and steady diversification into lucrative, non-insurance-related businesses. Markel's latest results show a company that's firing on all cylinders and a stock that's poised for market-beating growth in the years ahead. Get Matt and Paul's full take by watching the video/

The financial heavies are getting a lot of press these days, and much of it is negative. But there's one small bank that's flying under the radar. It has some of the best operational numbers you'll ever see. The Motley Fool featured it in its brand-new free report: "The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying." We invite you to download a free copy. To find out the name of the bank Warren Buffett would probably be interested in if he could still invest in small banks, just click here.

Matthew Argersinger owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Markel, and Alleghany and has options on Berkshire Hathaway. Paul Chi owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Markel, and Alleghany. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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