Praveen Puri – Stock Trading Riches

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Stock Trading Riches: The Simple, But Powerful Formula That Transforms Your Stock Picks Into Money Pumps. It teaches my simple stock trading system that uses a mathematical re-balancing formula to buy low and sell high.

Tell us something about yourself.

I was born in Chicago, and have lived my whole life in the Chicago area. As a child, I wanted to be a writer. After college, I neglected the writer inside and focused on programming. I eventually got restless and rediscovered my love of writing, while developing a passion for business, trading, simplicity, minimalism, and Eastern philosophy.

What inspired you to write this book?

Years ago, I became passionate about stock trading, and spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on books, DVDs, seminars, etc. Those techniques never worked for me and I got frustrated. A light bulb went off when I read a book called “Zen in the Markets.” I decided to focus on the present moment and simplicity, and developed a successful trading system that almost feels like meditation. I love sharing it with others who are interested in trading and investing.

How did you choose the title?

I wanted “Stock Trading” in the title, so I just tried adding different words until I found a title I liked and that was available as a URL. The subtitle was developed spontaneously while brainstorming.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I enjoyed writing in school – especially essays in my junior high and high school history classes. I also loved computers, and felt that programming was a marriage of writing and math/logic.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Just write! Fight writer’s block by writing the middle of your story first, and then adding the beginning and end – think of a book like sandwiches layered in a sandwich. For example, write down the main ideas that will become chapters. Pick one chapter, write the middle “meat,” then add the beginning and ending “bread” to complete the chapter. Repeat with the other chapters. Then, you have the middle “meat” chapters of the book. Just add the final “bread” – an introduction chapter and a conclusion chapter. Then, you are done.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

My trading blog:


  1. Louie says

    Seems like it might be a solid book to read. Especially considering the fact that it was partially inspired by the book “Zen in the Markets.”