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Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of December 26 and a Sell Date of April 12 has resulted in a geometric average return of 5.38% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 17 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success and the return outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 1.12% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Fairly Well with the period of seasonal strength for the Financial sector, which runs from November 22 to April 13. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Financial Sector Seasonal Chart.

Markel’s primary business is property and casualty insurance, and the company focuses primarily on specialty lines, ranging from areas such as executive liability to commercial equine insurance. The acquisition of Alterra in 2013 added substantial reinsurance operations, which now account for a little over 20% of premiums. The company uses capital generated by its insurance operations to buy noninsurance operations in diverse areas, such as bakery equipment manufacturing and residential homebuilding.

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