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A Random Walk Down Wall Street, 12th Edition

The Time Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
Written by: Burton G. Malkiel
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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

Today's stock market is not for the faint of heart. At a time of frightening volatility, what is the average investor to do? The answer: Turn to Burton G. Malkiel's advice in his reassuring, authoritative, gimmick-free, and perennially best-selling guide to investing. Long established as the first book to purchase before starting a portfolio or 401(k), A Random Walk Down Wall Street now features new material on "tax-loss harvesting", the crown jewel of tax management; the current bitcoin bubble; and automated investment advisers; as well as a brand-new chapter on factor investing and risk parity. 

And as always, Malkiel's core insights - on stocks and bonds, as well as real estate investment trusts, home ownership, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles - along with the book's classic life-cycle guide to investing, will help restore confidence and composure to anyone seeking a calm route through today's financial markets.

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  • P. Kastenholz
  • 2019-06-27

Why no pdf of charts???

I'm disappointed that the charts are not available in pdf like many of the other finance books I have listened too.

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  • Cassidy
  • 2019-03-15

a wonderful update to a classic

the author mentions so many interesting ideas and even though the book is a bit repetitive, the style and jokes make it very readable.

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  • Will
  • 2019-05-22

Essential for beginning investors

This book is essential for anyone interested in starting to invest. Would make an excellent gift for any new college grad.

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  • skatensteel
  • 2019-10-15

Horrible book for Audiobook.

For a person that is trying to learn about the market, this book is extremely difficult to understand by only hearing at it. You need to accompany it with the written version. It has sections when it literally gives you actual math to think about. Extremely misleading, you learn very little like that. Mostly if investing in the market is something you have not done on your own beyond a simple 401K. Extremely disappointed.

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  • Afueramor
  • 2019-04-07

Boring to listen to

I really did not care for this guy and his voice, he had a smugness to him in a weird style of speaking that I just found a really annoying. I think this actual book has lots of tables and data which again makes listening to not enjoyable.

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  • M ABOU-BEIH
  • 2019-08-31

A joy to read

Very incormative book and a great joy to listen to. The author did a great job substantiating his point of view with historical encounters and facts from the stock market. I really enjoyed the book.

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  • Allyson & Alfredo Gonzalez
  • 2019-08-15

Informative

So much information. This book helps build a great foundation and ease some nervous about jumping into the market. Great book.

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  • volan
  • 2019-08-15

Excellent investment advice, poor narration

Like the title says, I believe that the advice provided in the book is excellent and practical. The author provides premise, data, and conclusions for his theories based on decades of work.

Unfortunately the narrator did not do the book justice, he has a very steccato style. That takes away from the listening experience.

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  • Bennet Saumer
  • 2019-08-14

Terrible

It is impossible to understand a single word, terrible voice, even worse when trying to adjust the speed. Terrible product!

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  • Andrea
  • 2019-07-28

Muchas palabras pocos consejos

Un libro muy largo para dar pocos consejos relevantes. Se puede resumir en lo siguiente: tener un portafolio balanceado que incluya REITS, ETFs de mercados emergentes, empresas pequeñas (Russell 3000), en ETFs indexados.
La narración no es tan clara como en otros libros de audible