A Random Walk Down Wall Street The Time Tested Strategy for Successful Investing Especially in the wake of the financial meltdown readers will hunger for Burton G Malkiel s reassuring authoritative gimmick free and perennially best selling guide to investing With million c

  • Title: A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
  • Author: Burton G. Malkiel
  • ISBN: 9780393340747
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Especially in the wake of the financial meltdown, readers will hunger for Burton G Malkiel s reassuring, authoritative, gimmick free, and perennially best selling guide to investing With 1.5 million copies sold, A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio In addition to covering the full range of invesEspecially in the wake of the financial meltdown, readers will hunger for Burton G Malkiel s reassuring, authoritative, gimmick free, and perennially best selling guide to investing With 1.5 million copies sold, A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio In addition to covering the full range of investment opportunities, the book features new material on the Great Recession and the global credit crisis as well as an increased focus on the long term potential of emerging markets With a new supplement that tackles the increasingly complex world of derivatives, along with the book s classic life cycle guide to investing, A Random Walk Down Wall Street remains the best investment guide money can buy.

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    1. Many years ago I bought this book about the stock market. In retrospect, it is the worst book I've ever bought because it made me believe in efficient capital markets. The author made his point with a lot of arrogance - just like finance professors did 15-20 years ago. At the time the markets very certainly not as efficient as the author believed. There have been several updates to the book, but the condescending voice of the author remains.For the statistically interested, the problem with a lo [...]

    2. English (A Random Walk Down Wall Street) / ItalianoA challenging walk around Wall Street, in different time periods that affected the American economy and consequently the World, in order to provide us the necessary elements to understand the main investment rules applied on the stock exchange. Burton G. Malkiel describes with clear examples the differences between audacious investment strategies, designed to quickly profit, and more prudent strategies that aim to increase profits in longer time [...]

    3. Because I read so often, I sometimes think that once in a while I should read something that might materially benefit me. So when my brother gave me this book, I thought "why not?" and dove in.The first thing I noticed is that Malkiel is a surprisingly gifted writer. He is capable of telling a good story, he's cultured enough to make interesting references, and he has that quintessential skill of all popular writers: the ability to present ideas clearly without dumbing them down. For someone in [...]

    4. From talking to friends and reading an internal financial mailing list at work I got the vague impression that this book was somehow too esoteric or controversial to bother with. I am very glad that I decided to read this book.It's hard to work in Silicon Valley without being affected by Wall Street. When I started working I was interested in technology, not business and finance. Business and finance seemed a bit beneath me. (Actually, technology seemed a bit beneath me too. I was kind of a snot [...]

    5. Great theories to learn!I can see why this became a classic for investors.-The Firm-Foundation Theory(Fundamental Analysis)-The Castle-in-the-Air Theory (Technical Analysis)

    6. We live in an age when most people have to control their own retirement destiny by making decisions about 401(k), 403(b), and IRAs. Even people with the most modest incomes are encouraged to confront that reality.Malkiel’s approach is excellent for most of us who are not into stock analysis. He gets high marks for a couple of things: (1) He proposed a market index fund before such a thing even existed. (2) He has revised his book eleven times. In other words he has some street cred. Wall Stree [...]

    7. Investors are bound to have heard about this classic and it’s author, economist Burton Malkiel. In this book, he explains that the market is highly efficient, and no one can accurately predict its ups and downs; it’s a “random walk”. So, the best approach is passive, “buy and hold” investing using diversified index funds held long term. I recommend this book to investors of any level, especially those attracted to active, speculative investing.The book begins with a fairly boring rec [...]

    8. Malkiel's been writing and rewriting this classic tome on investing for the last thirty-five years. I gave him 5 stars for being fully engaged in the process of revision. Sometimes I wish all authors would write (and rewrite) just one good book (and that actors would star in only one movie). But that's like asking investors to put their money in just a few low-cost funds and hold it there for decades hey, that's what Malkiel's talking about! So it's not the most exciting approach to investing; [...]

    9. This is probably the best book ever written on the investment side of personal finances. It goes into extensive detail as to why you should strongly consider index funds or ETFs rather than mutual funds, individual stocks, or help from a personal financial adviser. All 3 of these last alternatives come with a load in terms of either your time or money (or both). First, Mutual funds are managed and rarely outperform the market. For this lack of performance, you get to give away a percentage each [...]

    10. It is one of the book that gave the most influence in my life.I apply that approach the (index funds) to the Nikkei Stock Average and the Dow Jones industrial average stock price.I have already read the book several times by overlapping edition.I carry out the index funds .Periodically I buy itPractice is important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!---------- it probability distribution manner to distribute the investment in each monthThis is the right decisione book is worthy of reading repeat and then You mus [...]

    11. Thank you, Burton, for writing this masterpiece. I always have fear of reading this book because I thought it would be a tough one to read but now I am saying that this book is easy reading with much fun and I am very appreciated for Malkiel's great style of writing. Great lifetime investing advice, fabulous wisdom and a complete book for Americans but As an Iranian person, I am saying It helped me to think sharp and by every piece of my heart I am saying that I am owing you, Burton G. Malkiel : [...]

    12. It's hard to believe at this point that Malkiel's views on the desirability of indexing and not trading and the basic truth of the efficient market hypothesis were ever controversial or not conventional wisdom (the 1 and 2 star reviews here notwithstanding how many geniuses like Peter Thiel blew up betting against Treasuries in the past few years, guys? Efficient markets FTW.), but nevertheless, he was a pioneer. I didn't wind up learning too much from this since it's targeted at beginners, but [...]

    13. Burton Malkiel's "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" is the book that popularized passive investing. As a Princeton professor and board member of the Vanguard Group, Malkiel brought the practical implications of the efficient market hypothesis to the general investing public. The ideas in this book are now so ubiquitously accepted, that I actually learned very little new information. However, I am pleased to have experienced the original source of this powerfully simple yet effective investment phi [...]

    14. A pretty good read for what it's worth. A good primer into basic finance. Personally, it was a good review of finance 101, with a pretty solid explanation of modern portfolio theory, and CAPM. Book seems timely, updated to include a large section on speculative bubbles, and even includes a chapter on behavioral economics. Includes a brief section on the 2008 financial crisis (kind of the standard narrative). It discusses the two competing views of stock prices, which is basically the fundamental [...]

    15. I was already sold on Malkiel's approach to the stock market before I even picked this book up -- I'm a big supporter of Wealthfront, the investment platform for which Malkiel serves as CIO -- but it was a valuable exercise to understand his reasoning in greater detail. A good representative quote:The record of professionals does not suggest that sufficient predictability exists in the stock market or that there are enough recognizable irrationalities to produce exploitable opportunities to earn [...]

    16. This is a great read that explains all of the core concepts related to Wall Street and financial investment, and takes the time to explain the historical significance of them as well. Malkiel discusses valuation (firm foundation vs. castle in the air), technical (charting) and fundamental analysis on his way to modern portfolio theory and behavioral finance. He stops to debunk theories that would deny the efficient-market theory, and then launches into some great practical advice for the investo [...]

    17. Very thorough treatment of the case for long-term index investing. Most of the book is summed up in the first page of the preface."Investors would be far better off buying and holding an index fund than attempting to buy and sell individual securities or actively managed mutual funds."There's not much more to it.The rest is a generally readable and informative background and support for this theory, plus a lot of good general investing understanding.I feel more informed after reading this.

    18. Good introduction to personal finance. For some reason does expect some familiarity with bonds (especially relationship between price, YTM, face value etc.). Argues very persuasively that broad index funds with low fees is best investment around. Gives some advice on individual stock picking, but recommends that it is done with small percentage of portfolio and undertaken with the understanding that it is more fun than profitableIntroduction to basic options trading, hedging strategies. Recommen [...]

    19. Good history of the stock market, talks about the bull and bear markets of the past few hundred years and provides fundamental analysis and explores various trading and investing techniques used. The book explains meticulously and thoroughly about different investment tools and techniques for the average investor. It's a good read for the experienced investors that provides more theory and insight from a very experience investor and fund manager.

    20. Best finance/investing I've ever read. This book offers no get-rich schemes, it simply informs you about investments that are the least risky and offer stable returns. What more could you ask?Remember that scene from The Graduate? Well, don't invest in plastics. Invest in Index Funds. Simple.

    21. Incredibly boring first two parts (though historically informative) but the last part was stellar! Definitely a book I will refer to again.

    22. For those who study finance, after reading this book, you'll realize that most of what you studied in finance (especially Investments courses) are useless. :')

    23. This is a well known introduction to personal finance. I appreciated that it combined theoretical discussion with practical advice.

    24. "The entire investment industry is built on the illusion of skill." - Daniel KahnemanThis book has been on too many colleagues' bookshelves to have not read it before. Alas, I knew well what it was about from other books. I was glad to find a 2007 edition in which Malkiel can reflect on events since his first 1973 edition was published. I followed it with Malkiel's book The Elements of Investing. While he chronicles the development of other fields since 1973, such as behavioral finance, Malkiel' [...]

    25. "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin FranklinLessons learnt: Invest in passive index funds for a very long time with money you won't need until retirement!Stocks go up and stocks go down - that's about it for my knowledge on stock markets. In A Random Walk Down Wall Street Burton G. Malkiel argues that I'm not too different from almost all financial 'advisers'. After reading the book your knowledge has however gained two very important pieces of information: Stocks [...]

    26. Combine this one with "The Four Pillars of Investing" By William Bernstein and that should be enough to cover a large portion of your personal finance education. The chapters on why stock picking doesn't work, even for professionals(at least in a comparatively efficient market), showcase that neither trading nor individual stock selections are the best plan for most, if not all, retail investors. While most of the advice is directed towards the American markets, the book still contains a lot of [...]

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