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A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2003

    Packed with Knowledge!

    The first edition of Bernard Malkiel¿s A Random Walk Down Wall Street appeared in 1973, a few years after the twentieth century¿s first big computer technology bubble, the go-go era, popped. This, the newest and eighth edition, appears after the popping of the dot.com bubble, the last of the twentieth century¿s great computer technology bubbles. Investors burned in the first bubble could have been excused; after all, they didn¿t have Malkiel¿s book. But it¿s astounding how avidly Internet speculators threw aside all that Malkiel and others had taught them. This book belongs on every investor¿s bookshelf, and ought to be consulted, or at least touched to the forehead, before any investment decision. Most investment books aren¿t trustworthy, because their authors are salespeople who are really making a pitch instead of trying to inform you. Malkiel is disinterested. He is a teacher with the intellectual discipline of a true financial economist, and yet he writes as vividly as a good journalist. We recommend this classic: all you need to know about the market is between its covers.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    A Classic Investment Book

    This book is a solid introduction to investment. It makes a strong case that the best investment strategy is simply to buy index funds.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

    Don't Ignore The Classics. This is why they are.

    This book representa the one constant in an ever changing world of diversity and speculation in investments. Our investment decisions are becoming increasingly affected by diverse cultural points of view, rapidly changing technolgy trends, limited resources, and new investment vehicles. For readers looking for traditional guidance in value investing, this book presents the fundamentals and for that reason is highly recommended for both new and veteran investors, especially those who have lost money despite their best investment attempts. Be advised that value in the context of this book does not mean cheap, but rather, improving the odds to minimize risk for long term growth. This is the book for traditionalists and ones that would be so.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Excellent and entertaining guide to simple investing.

    The author states his investment advice in succinct terms in the first chapter, then uses the rest of the book to explain how he came to that conclusion and the history of investing. Entertaining and useful.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Worldwide bestselling classic. Full of relevant, useful wisdom,

    Worldwide bestselling classic. Full of relevant, useful wisdom, very easy to read-understand-apply to your daily life.
    Excellent book on investing, should be required reading for all people.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    Masterpiece, superb.

    Masterpiece, superb.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Incredible -- how much quality information this book provides.

    Incredible -- how much quality information this book provides. Highly insightful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    The best investment content there is for an investor. Absolutely

    The best investment content there is for an investor. Absolutely how much I learned form reading this book, very highly recommend.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Best investing, finance, economics, business adminstration, wall

    Best investing, finance, economics, business adminstration, wall-street book that I have ever read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Phenomenal book

    Phenomenal book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Highly recommend

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    Exceptional

    Exceptional

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2014

    This book really gives you a heads up on how you should be inves

    This book really gives you a heads up on how you should be investing and to not be manipulated by mainstream news and analysts. Malkiel will talk about a number of studies on how predictable and unpredictable markets can be and how not to fall into the trap of short-term investments, but rather move towards a long-term investment if your seeking reasonable returns for the future. Overall, great book a must read for anybody going into finance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Exceptional nonfiction business book!

    Exceptional nonfiction business book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Any individual on wall street, in investing will tell you this i

    Any individual on wall street, in investing will tell you this is the book to read if you want to be in the same place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    From David Dodd>Ben Graham>Warren Buffett>Joel Greenbla

    From David Dodd>Ben Graham>Warren Buffett>Joel Greenblatt>Kyle Basss all are great investment book writers, but
    this book is better than any of their publications. Best investment book ever written. Princenton Professor Bernard Malkiel (author) provides an easy to follow book, just about everything you would ever need to know about wall street, investing, finance, theory, eocnomics, fun -- easy book to read, a must buy for any past, current, future investor. A masterpiece.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Highly recommend

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