A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing / Edition 10

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing / Edition 10

by Burton G. Malkiel
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ISBN-10:
0393081435
ISBN-13:
9780393081435
Pub. Date:
01/10/2011
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
JA2012 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
wwilson6022 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a solid introduction to investment. It makes a strong case that the best investment strategy is simply to buy index funds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredible -- how much quality information this book provides. Highly insightful.
SenadBogdani More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best investing, finance, economics, business adminstration, wall-street book that I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a finance major and graduating soon going into a career in financial analysis and I recommend this book to every finance and economics undergraduate I meet. If you read this you will automatically boost your chance if you are able to reference material in this book in a interview and you will also make the material you learn in classes easier to understand because you will be able to relate it back to some of the material you read in this book. Not only is it packed full of information but it is also an entertaining read and I myself found it all very interesting. In some of the upper level class the professor would mention a technique, equation, theory or statistical study and I would find myself going "Hey I've heard of that before!" all from this book.
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jackdav38 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ever writen on this subject. Updated for post-Crash economy. Malkiel defends the "weak" form of the Efficient Markets Theory, arguing that investment strategies based on "charting" or technical analysis wil not pay off. 
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