A Random Walk Down Wall Street

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

By Burton Gordon Malkiel

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393325355, 456pp.

Publication Date: January 2004

A Random Walk Down Wall Street is 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. Burton G. Malkiel shows how to analyze the potential returns, not only for stocks and bonds but also for the full range of investment opportunities, from money market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles. Whether you want to verse yourself in 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
Malkiel holds the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professorship at Princeton University. He serves as a governor on the American Stock Exchange and was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. He currently sits on the boards of several major corporations.