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oec2000

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Annual Report is out.
« on: March 06, 2009, 05:06:22 PM »
http://www.fairfax.ca/Assets/Downloads/AR2008.pdf

I get a nice warm and fuzzy feeling reading it! ;D

Makes me want to go out and buy more LEAPs - oops, too late, markets are closed for the week.


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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 06:59:34 PM »
Anyone know why printing the AR is not being allowed from Adobe?
The fundamental algorithm of life: repeat what works. –Charlie Munger

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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 07:34:49 PM »
They paid $21.93 for their Wells Fargo shares. 

Still no mention of their total portfolio yield (unless I missed it).

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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 08:00:40 PM »
Vinod,

It won't print because the document security settings has been set to forbid printing or copying content from the report.

It may not be intentional.  I am not sure why they would do that intentionally.


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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 08:41:23 PM »
Anyone know why printing the AR is not being allowed from Adobe?

Time for you to get the kindle - then you don't need to print out.

No, I am not long AMZN. ;)


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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009, 06:01:44 AM »
Omagh - Thanks!

Nodnub -  I wonder if this is FFH's attempt at going green  :)

oec2000 - Can we read other documents besides books on Kindle? If I can read annual reports, I am going to buy one.

Vinod

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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009, 07:09:47 AM »
In my opinion, the screen on the kindle is too small to display a whole 8.5x11" page legibly.  I am still waiting for an eink based reader which has a physical size of at least A4 for the screen.

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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009, 07:20:24 AM »
I've perused the AR.  A very complete document, as always.  I really feel better about the company when I look at the accident year loss triangles and see the performance of the past 5 or 6 years at C&F!

I am completely baffled about why this company was trading at US$220 over the past week.

The $1.5B in holding company cash is a wonderful wild card.  It is entirely conceivable that a portion of this could be used to repurchase a couple million shares at current prices, with no meaningful effect on holdco strength.  A gift from Mr. Market?

SJ

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Re: Annual Report is out.
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009, 07:21:57 AM »
There already is such a creature...

https://www.irexshop.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_35&products_id=69&osCsid=da8958780eeee3476978a3f5a6055df7

Plus, there's Plastic Logic's product due out in 2010.  That's the game changer IMO.

http://www.plasticlogic.com/product.html