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A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investingby Burton G Malkiel
Synopses & Reviews
The million-copy bestseller, now fully up-to-date and ready for post-dot-com investors. Using the dot-com crash as an object lesson in how not to manage your portfolio, here is the best-selling, gimmick-free, irreverent, and vastly informative guide to navigating the turbulence of the market and managing investments with confidence. A Random Walk Down Wall Streetis well established as a staple of the business shelf, the first book any investor should read before taking the plunge and starting a portfolio. With its life-cycle guide to investing, it matches the needs of investors at any age bracket. Malkiel shows how to analyze the potential returns, not only for stocks and bonds, but for the full range of investment opportunities, from money-market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets such as gold and collectibles. Whether you want to brief yourself on the ways of the market before talking to a broker or follow Malkiel's easy steps to managing your own portfolio, this books remains the best investing guide money can buy.
Book News Annotation:
Malkiel (economics, Princeton U.) presents his latest guide for individual investors, updated throughout to reflect changes since publication of the 2003 edition. The text covers the full range of investment products currently available, explaining the financial innovations of recent years and how consumers can benefit from them, and providing a clear and accessible description of academic advances in investment theory and practice. Also included are a new chapter on the new field of behavioral finance--which studies the psychology behind investment decisions--and what investors should learn from the insights of behavioralists, and new material on practical investment strategies for investors who have retired or are about to retire. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The million-copy bestseller, revised and updated with new investment strategies for retirement and the insights of behavioral finance.
The best investment guide money can buy, with over 1.5 million copies sold, now fully revised and updated.
E specially 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. Long established as the first book to purchase before starting a portfolio, A Random Walk Down Wall Streetfeatures 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. Malkiel also evaluates the full range of investment opportunities in today"s volatile markets, from stocks, bonds, and money markets to real estate investment trusts and insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets such as gold and collectibles. These comprehensive insights, along with the book"s classic life-cycle guide to investing, chart a course for anyone seeking a calm route through the turbulent waters of the financial markets.
Updated with a new chapter that draws on behavioral finance, the field that studies the psychology of investment decisions, here is the best-selling, authoritative, and gimmick-free guide to investing. Burton Malkiel evaluates the full range of investment opportunities, from stocks, bonds, and money markets to real estate investment trusts and insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets such as gold and collectibles. This edition includes new strategies for rearranging your portfolio for retirement, along with the book's classic life-cycle guide to investing, which matches the needs of investors in any age bracket. long ago established itself as a must-read, the first book to purchase before starting a portfolio. So whether you want to brief yourself on the ways of the market before talking to a broker or follow Malkiel's easy steps to managing your own portfolio, this book remains the best investing guide money can buy.
About the Author
Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics at Princeton University.
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