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AlphaShares CIO, Dr. Burton Malkiel, has written several influential finance books including A Random Walk Down Wall Street.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street A Random Walk Down Wallstreet: Editions 1-9

This classic book, first published in 1973, has been updated nine times. The book seeks to reconcile market efficiencies and perceived inefficiencies, such as bubbles, at different times. Malkiel believes in a form of efficient market theory. Simply put, the market may not be perfectly efficient at all times, but it's efficient enough to make it very difficult and costly to try to beat it. In the end, an investor is better off holding a market index fund that invests in everything under the sun. It is not worth the cost and effort trying to find undervalued stocks or high-growth mutual funds.

From Wall Street to the Great WallFrom Wall Street to the Great Wall: How Investors Can Profit from China’s Booming Economy

It is no secret that China has the world's fastest-growing economy. The trick is how average investors can tap into the opportunities it affords. Burton G. Malkiel, longtime friend and adviser to ordinary investors through his great book A Random Walk Down Wall Street, now gives them China. In From Wall Street to the Great Wall he explains why and how the Chinese economy is poised for significant gains in the near future. It highlights not only Chinese firms and industries but also multinationals in the United States and elsewhere that are likely to benefit from China’s explosive growth. Following this tour and analysis of investment opportunities in China, including the stock, commodities, real estate, and even art and collectibles markets, the book reviews these options and sets forth a grand strategy, including sample portfolios, for investing in China.

The Elements of InvestingThe Elements Of Investing

In his classic book The Elements of Style, Professor William Strunk Jr. whittled down the art of powerful writing to a few basic rules. Forty years later, E.B. White initiated a revision, and thus The Elements of Style became known as Strunk & White. Following this same format, authors Charles Ellis and Burton Malkiel, two of the investment world's greatest thinkers, have combined their talents to produce The Elements of Investing-a short, straight-talking book about investing and saving that will put you on a path towards a lifetime of financial success.

Global Bargain HuntingGlobal Bargain Hunting: The Investors Guide to Profits in Emerging Markets

From Chile to China, Indonesia to India, developing countries around the world are experiencing enormous economic expansions — some that are several times greater than the growth rates of the West. In Global Bargain Hunting, bestselling financial writer Burton Malkiel and J. P. Mei, an expert in Asian emerging markets, provide ordinary investors with the information they need to profit from the explosive economic growth expected in developing countries in the coming years. Authoritative, comprehensive, and practical, this book covers the most exciting money-making investments of the 21st century-investments that nobody will want to miss or can afford to ignore.