A Random Walk Down Wall Street

The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

Burton G. Malkiel (Author, Princeton University)


The best investment guide money can buy, with over 1.5 million copies sold, now fully revised and updated.

In today’s daunting investment landscape, the need for Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring, authoritative, and perennially best-selling guide to investing is stronger than ever. A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio. This new edition features fresh material on exchange-traded funds and investment opportunities in emerging markets; a brand-new chapter on “smart beta” funds, the newest marketing gimmick of the investment management industry; and a new supplement that tackles the increasingly complex world of derivatives.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2016
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35224-5
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 496 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

A Random Walk has set thousands of investors on a straight path…. A lucid mix of the theoretical and the pragmatic.” — Chicago Tribune

“A must-read for any investor.” — The Browser

“Imagine getting a week-long lesson on investing from someone with the common sense of Benjamin Franklin, the academic and institutional knowledge of Milton Friedman and the practical experience of Warren Buffett. That’s about what awaits you in the latest edition of this must-read by Burton Malkiel.” — Barron's

“Not more than half a dozen really good books about investing have been written in the past fifty years. This one may well belong in the classics category.” — Forbes

“An engagingly written and wonderfully argued tome.” — Money

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