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By Zhipeng Yan A Random Walk Down Wall Street - The Get Rich Slowly but Surely Book Burton G. Malkiel “Not more than half a dozen really good books about investing have been written in the past fifty years. This one may well be the classics category.” ----- FORBES This is a detailed abstract of the book. The opinions in the abstract only reflect those of the author’s not mine, though I largely agree with most of his opinions. The “I” in the abstract refers to the author. If you are only interested in how to make investment, you can read Part four directly. However, I strongly suggest you read the whole abstract. At least, you don’t need to read the 400-page book. Part One: Stocks and Their Value .................................................................................. 2 Chapter 1. Firm Foundations and Castles in the Air .................................................... 2 Chapter 2. The Madness of Crowds ................................................................................ 3 Chapter 3. Stock Valuation from the sixties through the Nineties ............................... 5 Chapter 4. The Biggest Bubble of All: Surfing on the Internet .................................... 8 Chapter 5. The Firm-foundation Theory of Stock Prices ............................................. 9 Part Two: How the Pros Play the Biggest Game in Town .......................................... 10 Chapter 6. Technical and Fundamental analysis ......................................................... 10 Chapter 7. Technical analysis and the Random walk theory ..................................... 13 Chapter 8. How good is Fundamental analysis? .......................................................... 14 Part Three: The New Investment Technology ............................................................. 15 Chapter 9. A New Walking Shoe: Modern Portfolio Theory ..................................... 15 Chapter 10. Reaping Reward by Increasing Risk ....................................................... 16 Chapter 11. Potshots at the Efficient-Market Theory and Why they Miss ............... 18 Part Four: A Practical Guide for RANDOM WALKers and other Investors .......... 21 Chapter 12. A Fitness manual for RANDOM WALKers ........................................... 21 Chapter 13. Handicapping the Financial Race: A Primer in Understanding and Projecting Returns form Stocks and Bonds. ................................................................ 26 Chapter 14. A life-Cycle Guide to Investing ................................................................. 27 Chapter 15. Three Giant steps down Wall street ......................................................... 29 - 1 -
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By Zhipeng Yan Preface 1. Investors would be far better off buying and holding an index fund than attempting to buy and sell individual securities or actively managed mutual funds. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course AEM 3240 taught by Professor Curtis,r. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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