Today's stock market is not for the faint-hearted. At a time when high-frequency traders and hedge funds seem to have the upper hand, one might ask what the average investor is to do. Turn to the rock-solid advice in Burton G. Malkiel's best-selling guide to investing. A Random Walk Down Wall Street now features new material on exchange traded funds and investment opportunities in emerging markets as well as a brand-new chapter on "smart beta" funds. And as always, Malkiel's core insights-on stocks, bonds and money markets as well as property investment trusts and tangible assets-along with the book's life-cycle guide to investing, will restore confidence and composure to anyone seeking a calm route through today's financial markets.
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.