Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a former member of the Council of Economic Advisers, dean of the Yale School of Management, and has served on the boards of several major corporations, including Vanguard and Prudential Financial. He is the chief investment officer of Wealthfront.
"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 "Talk to 10 money experts and you're likely to hear 10 recommendations for Burton Malkiel's classic investing book, now in its 10th edition." -- The Wall Street Journal "A Random Walk has set thousands of investors on a straight path since it was first published in 1973. Even if you read the book then or more recently, a refresher course is probably in order... A lucid mix of the theoretical and the pragmatic." -- Chicago Tribune "If one of your New Year's resolutions is to improve your personal finances, here's a suggestion: Instead of picking up one of the scores of new works flooding into bookstores, reread an old one: A Random Walk Down Wall Street." -- New York Times "Almost every list of must-read investment books... includes Malkiel's Random Walk." -- Booklist "An engagingly written and wonderfully argued tome." -- Money Magazine "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 "A must-read for any investor." -- The Browser