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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 8th Revised edition edition (13 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393325350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393325355
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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"Deservedly a perennial bestseller." The Economist "[A] most entertaining and useful book." The Times Higher Educational Supplement "[This] timeless classic... offers a vast array of advice on how investors can tilt the odds in their favour." The Observer "Entertaining and informative." Financial Times

About the Author

Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a former member of the Council of Economic Advisers, dean of the Yale School of Management, and has served on the boards of several major corporations, including Vanguard and Prudential Financial. He is the chief investment officer of Wealthfront.


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As a beginner I learnt more about investing from this book than by any other available. It's dense reading however, but if you want a thorough run down on everything, and how to invest sensibly for the long term, then this is great. Highly recommend.
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Good book, gives the basics which have not changed no matter what people say, still relevant.
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I am fairly scientific but this book shows me how anyone (myself included) sees trends where in fact there are none.

Some of the stuff is US specific but this book is highly worthwhile for any investor.

THIS BOOK WILL COST YOU MUCH LESS THAN YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISER!
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Great Book for explaining how to successfully invest.
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Perfect as expected
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A++, everything as described. Would do business again.
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Do you want to get rich quickly? Then this is not the book for you! But if you really do want to get rich, albeit slowly, then this book has plenty of useful information.

In "A Random Walk Down Wall Street," Burton Malkiel starts off by taking us through a history of speculative crazes, beginning with the 17th-century Dutch tulip mania and ending (in the most recent, 2015 edition) with the 2008 crash of the real estate bubble. The first third of the book is devoted to describing how NOT to invest if you don't want to lose your shirt. Wannabe investors would do well to heed Malkiel's warnings that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. That being said, the first section is not hectoring or sententious, but an animated stroll through investing history, brought to life by Malkiel's dry wit and vigorous writing style. A former professor at Princeton as well as an experienced participant in the world of finance and investing, Malkiel brings his teaching abilities to the page, so that reading him is like listening to a really good lecture.

The second section covers different approaches to investing and analysis. Like a good professor, Malkiel expects us to keep up here, and for those of us who come into the book knowing absolutely nothing about the subject, this is probably the section that is the most difficult to follow. I did, however, come away from it bearing at least a hazy idea of the difference between technical and fundamental analysis, and what beta is, as well as why none of these things are very good at predicting future returns.

In the final section Malkiel gets to the heart of the matter and gives his advice to fledgling investors.
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The book deals with complex financial theories by comparing them down to easily relatable scenarios which are informative and humourous. With very little prior knowledge of financial markets or products I found this book fascinating!
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