The student that changed my life

The “Monday Effect” is a well-known stock market anomalies that suggest certain cyclical and seasonal patterns in stock prices, potentially challenging the Random Walk Hypothesis, which posits that stock prices move unpredictably and independently of their past movements. Let’s explore this anomaly with some case studies and statistics:

The Monday Effect, was first reported by Frank Cross in 1973, suggesting that stock returns on Mondays are typically lower than other days of the week.

Case Studies and Statistics:

  • Historical Analysis: Studies in the late 20th century often found that stock returns on Mondays were indeed lower on average than on other days. For example, a study might show negative average returns for Mondays over several years, compared to slight positive average returns for other weekdays.
  • Changing Trends: More recent studies, however, have shown that this effect has diminished or disappeared. Advances in market efficiency, the proliferation of algorithmic trading, and global trading practices may have eroded the Monday Effect.
  • Explanations: Various theories have been proposed for the Monday Effect, including the settlement of trades from the previous week and negative news over the weekend affecting investor sentiment.

Implications and Current Perspectives

In the world of trading, I was merely a day trader. My life was a rollercoaster of making money one day and losing it the next. My mood swung wildly, dictated by the financial outcomes of my trades. I was not exchanging value with others, not contributing to a community or an organization. I was just on my PC, isolated and without a clear mission or vision. My focus was solely on producing my monthly income. When I fell short, panic and anxiety would creep in, affecting my personal life, my relationships with my family and friends. I sought solitude, avoiding social gatherings and becoming increasingly withdrawn. My life was devoid of purpose until I began my mentorship journey with Albert.

Albert introduced me to a new identity. I was no longer just a trader; I became a mentor. This transformation gave my life a new meaning and a higher purpose. Two years ago, I was just doing technical charting to produce income. I was plagued by depressive thoughts and low-frequency vibrations. Even ideas like suicide crossed my mind a couple of times. Today, my bank of happiness is abundant. I have never been happier in my life, and I owe a large part of this transformation to my mentorship journey with Albert.

With Albert, I learned to become patient. I learned to accept that every person has a different capacity to learn. I learned that people acquire knowledge in different ways. Some people prefer to read, some prefer to watch videos, and some prefer to listen to podcasts. This experience and new learning made me a better person in my personal life. I became a better father, a better husband, a better friend, and a better communicator. I even became better in trading. I became an investor, a wealth manager, a writer, and most importantly, I became a mentor.

Today, I see myself on a journey to affect the life of one million people. This is the legacy I am building. This became possible because my journey started with Albert the ambitious. Today, I am not just Mohamad Mrad, the day trader. I am Mohamad Mrad, the mentor, the investor, the wealth manager, the writer, and the man on a mission to make a difference.