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    • A Splendid Exchange

    • How Trade Shaped the World
    • By: William J. Bernstein
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
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      4 out of 5 stars 145

    In A Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein tells the extraordinary story of global commerce from its prehistoric origins to the myriad controversies surrounding it today. He transports listeners from ancient sailing ships that brought the silk trade from China to Rome in the second century to the rise and fall of the Portuguese monopoly in spices in the 16th.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting and Germane to Today's World

    • By Mark on 07-18-08

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Ages of the Investor

    • A Critical Look at Lifecycle Investing
    • By: William J. Bernstein
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Just as grownups do not believe in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus, "Investing adults" know that there is no such creature as the Stock-picking Fairy or the Market-timing Fairy. Further, there is no Risk Fairy who will write you cheap options that will protect your stock holdings against loss. Investing adults are familiar with Gene Fama, Zvi Bodie, Jack Bogle, and Burton Malkiel, and understand that a mean variance optimizer does not blend vegetables. In other words, this series is not for beginners.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • RETIREMENT OVERVIEW

    • By DS on 03-19-13

    Regular price: $10.00