Robert D'Agostino

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
4.0 out of 5 stars Has Solid Information, June 15 2004
This book has its rough spots, but all in all it's definitely worth the money. This book has a very comprehensive treatment of risk, reward, and diversification, and these alone make it worth reading. I dispute some things that Malkiel says. He seems emotionally attached to the efficient market theory, and no piece of evidence can make him question it. It gets a little annoying to read page after page of examples that clearly show inefficient stock pricing, only to have Malkiel "explain away" the apparent contradiction with the efficient market theory. Throughout the book he also unnecessarily insults practicioners of technical and fundamental analysis, which is probably why… Read more