Homepage of Jayesh Patel and you probably don't know anything about
Jayesh Patel, right?
Do you really care to know about me? Frankly, in my opinion, you will
get bored! You are warned!!
I can tell you what I like to do or how I look in this interconnected
world of the Internet. The invent of Internet is sort of a good thing
for someone like me who at times is inward going and has limited topics
to talk with others. If something does not have enough ROI or meaning
IMO, I will probably avoid to talk about it.
If I can not do something about something, I do not like to talk about
it! You would be surprised to see how well I am with stock prices, math
and numbers but when it comes to typical weather/temperature numbers
in LA or any part of my world, I am too bad!!! It is weather, silly,
I can't do anything about it so why bother with how hot it is or how
humid it is!!
Over last decade, I have extended my brain mega times! I hate to store
any info (unless ROI is really good) in my brain cells! Instead, I use
my extended brain- Google I mean. When some info is only a few clicks
away, why waste memory/brain cells on it? I would push few buttons on
my desktop or on my cell phone and I would get what I need! Isn't that
the best use of technology? Use technology as a slave and spare life
for more meaningful things.
I never thought I would write a book but I did and most of my readers
love it! It is a book on stock market trading. Google "Jayesh Patel
CFA" and it should bring you to my book website www.profitfromprices.com
. I have not spent any money on publishing or marketing. I get readers,
again thanks to Google, from the Internet and by referrals. The topic
is tough but the approach is as simple as it can be. No complex models,
no confusing theories. I use 4 daily prices for stocks, Open, High,
Low and Close, with Volume and do simple comparison to determine the
actual demand and supply for any stock. If you are curious, click
here to know the power of stock prices. (Inside tip: If you are
in stock trading, do spend five minutes reading that page. It will be
one of the best favors you have done yourself. If you are not in trading,
please do not read anything about stock trading or my book. Stock trading
is a dangerous addiction!)
I never thought I would get into teaching but that is what I did after
finishing engineering in India. I worked as an Assistant Lecturer at
L D College of Engineering and taught the first batch of MCA students!
I wanted to go to the USA for higher studies and also wanted to go to
Manekchowk (Ahmedabad Stock Market) to trade stocks so that job made
perfect sense. Today I would say that if you want to work for someone
(I mean do a job), there is no better job than teaching in a college.
It keeps you fresh, free and lively.
I never imagined that I would work for a company!!! But unfortunately
I decided to leave India after a very extended bear market in Indian
stocks (I founded and managed NSE stock broker company- InvestMentor
Securities Ltd from 1992 to 1999) and now I am in same boring job for
last many many years! When I graduated, I took the Sanskrit slogan literally-
Sa Vidya ya vimuktye- True Education is supposed to free you- not enslave
Got bored? I told you it is no fun to know about me! If you are still
not bored and care to know more about me, it is your choice!
I am going to tell more about me hoping to be better able to connect
with you than doing PR for myself. I want to give you some clues so
if we ever crossed roads, you can identify me and connect with me.
I was born in Langhnaj, a village in Mehsana district of Gujarat. Father
was a Principal in a school in Ahmedabad, India where I studied from
Grade 1 to Grade 10 (Well, it has its benefits and costs too if you
are studying in a school where your father is Principal). I am greatly
influenced by my father, Ramanbhai Somnath Patel who passed away in
1996. I still miss him and remember him usually every day when I close
my eyes in front of God while offering my morning prayer.
Then studied in AG Higher Secondary and then completed Computer Engg
from the first batch in L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. I think
I studied seriously only in 2 grades - 10th and 12th, when I had state
wide Board examinations. Had worked so hard in the 12th, I had sort
of decided to enjoy my engineering school. I watched lot of movies in
first few years. Then Gujarati bug stuck me. Was looking for ways to
earn while I was studying so got hooked up with stocks! I was the first
in family to own stock. Enjoyed school years thoroughly- most of my
school friends did not like to call Jayesh so I was a Jaylo for them
LOL. Played street cricket a lot and enjoyed kite flying tremendously.
Being a Gujarati, most fun as a kid was naturally in catching kites
This is turning into an autobiography, right? And I would hate to waste
your time... so let me cut it short.
Was impressed by the Internet in 1999 after leaving hectic stock broking
environment of NSE in Ahmedabad and migrating to a tech job (big downgrade
as such in work satisfaction). Wanted to create my website. The website
was originally for fun. Then as a means to store things I liked in one
place. Then as it happens with most other things in life, I was losing
interest in this website. Then Google came on horizon with Ad-sense!
As a Gujarati, Ad-sense did make sense to justify my website! So it
got a new birth.
Here are the places where I have my marks on the Internet:
- My Homepage- this
website of course.
- Also wanted to create an Internet face of the company that I had
founded in India- Investmentor
Securities LTD so created a few pages for it too. That was my
second website on the Internet. (It is currently managed by actual
employees at http://www.investmentoronline.com/
- Stock trading book
- Somehow wanted to be on the top of Google,
MSN and Yahoo
if someone searched for "Best
stock trading book" so as a part of it, acquired http://www.beststocktradingbook.com/
(I did make it to TOP 10 for all these 3 search engines at one time.
Not sure where I rank now.)
- My brother is very much in to Gujarati Kavita
so he and I created Kavilok
website at http://www.kavilok.com/
- I have few blogs too: For Stock trading tips, you can see my posts
at http://profitfromprices.blogspot.com/. (I have few more- inactive
ones- can't remember right now but will add here when I find them.)
- Was reading a book (sorry forgot the author name but he was Subway's
founder and unfortunately can't remember book's name either) at my
sister's home. Had read just 10 pages but author's message stuck me-
"start small" so was looking for an idea to do something
new. The result is http://www.onlinepassportphoto.com-
a service to help people save money for passport
photos and to help them get best of their faces on their passports.
This has turned out to be a big blessing for people looking for passport
photos for countries other than the USA! Most places do not take photos
for OCI India or PAN Card, or for Australian or UK passport photos
and we help people get any sized, any type photos for one low price!
- Latest hobby to photography. I might have thousands of photos on
the Internet. Here
is a sample on Flickr.com or on jayeshpatelphotography.wordpress.com
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