There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gannís market theory, the Law of Vibration, and the outright practical, looking for working tools and techniques that will help with applied trading. Though our greatest interest is in the cosmological theory behind Gannís work, and the universe in general, we also specialize on the practical tools that traders need to specifically analyze and trade the markets. Some Gann experts excel at theory, while others are simply practical traders who are less focused on ideas in deference to trading techniques. This category will specifically focus upon the books and courses that provide very specific and applied tools from Gannís toolbox used for real time trading. Some may explore deeper theoretical principles and some may just focus on pure trading tools, but this category will give working techniques to better fill the arsenal of any trader. We often recommend that new Gann students focus first on developing a practical trading ability, so that they can fund their future research with profits from their trades, and then also apply new insights from their theoretical study to their practical trading as they advance. This section will help to identify those most practical tools.
Dan Ferrera is one of the most respected market analysts and educators in the Gann field. For 20 years his works have been some of the most popular in our catalog. Aside from being one of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he also has produced his own advanced work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, developed prior to his analysis and presentation of Gannís theories. For those seeking a solid, Masterís Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferreraís works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gannís work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gannís work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gannís Square of 9, Gannís Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gannís swing trading system, another on the details of Gannís complex geometrical and mathematical tools, one on astrological Bible interpretation, on teaching how to create yearly forecasts like his own yearly Outlooks, which give a prediction for each year, and more. If you are wanting to get a first taste of Gann and to save yourself years of hard work putting together his ideas, Ferrera is a perfect place to start, and walking through his series of fantastic is like getting a Masterís degree in Gann and technical analysis.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gannís private courses represent the most important of all of Gannís writings, and go into much greater detail than his public book series, with which most people are only acquainted. They should be carefully studied in their full detail, as they contain the deepest insights into Gannís theories ever presented. Stock traders must be sure to study all the commodity courses and vice versa, since Gann often put techniques that applied to all markets in only one or another course.
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann, both his courses and books. Our set of Gannís courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980ís from dozens of original rare private course that were distributed by Gann throughout his career. Many people mistakenly think that Gann just wrote two courses called the Master Stock Course and Master Commodity Course. This couldnít be further from the truth! Each of Gannís ďcoursesĒ were actually small, ďsectionsĒ of a few pages to a few dozen pages, individually bound in paper folders. These various pieces were then compiled into different sets which he sold as various collections at different prices to different students over the decades. Some were more commonly sold to all students, while other were more secretive and sold only to close private students who often signed non-disclosure agreements, and paid exorbitantly high prices. It is these rarest pieces that make the difference between one collection and another.
The later courses Gann sold in the 1940ís and that he ďcalledĒ the Master Courses were nothing but various compiled collections of these smaller pieces, and would vary according to who purchased them and what price they paid, and were never set until after Gannís death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950ís as ďnewĒ like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his ďMaster CoursesĒ, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jonesí from the 60ís until now. So these ďmasterĒ courses are and have always been incomplete collections. Further, the Lambert Gann courses sold by Billy Jones through the turn of the century, were retyped and re-edited by Billy so that they did not provide the original unadulterated content that Gann produced, making them unreliable, edited versions. Our editions are exact facsimiles of the original copies sold by Gann, with no editing or adulteration of any kind.
Our 6 Volume set of Gannís Collected Writings was further supplemented by new finds of rare pieces, like those mentioned above, rediscovered by the Institute over the past 30 years since Baumringís death, and comprises the most complete and the only properly organized set of courses that are available. Gann has very particular sets that he sold only to his higher end clientele, placed in specific order to provide a particular logic to his work. Our collection maintains this order and includes a further collection of rare and historical courses, letters and private materials which make our collection the most complete and important collection available. Serious students of Gann should beware most ďsupposedĒ collections of Gannís writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gannís unadulterated and most important work availableÖ
While W.D. Gannís own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcherís collection, most people will find Gannís work to be extremely vague, complicated and difficult to penetrate on their own. In our experience, it can take many years, if not decades for the ordinary analyst to, by themselves, digest and apply the deeper techniques of Gannís, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gannís techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gannís ideas, and making them accessible to any trader. We believe that the best teachers in this field are not competitors, but are fellow contributors to an ongoing field of research, and that their work is mutually supportive and will provide expanded insights when more material is understood.
We maintain the largest collection of secondary works on Gann Theory of anyone in the field. Many of these books we publish ourselves, and are written by top Gann experts and experienced Gann traders from across the world. However, we also review works written by other Gann experts across the field, and add to our catalog any material we consider to be of high quality and importance from the global community of Gann analysts. With our experience in the field, we are well qualified and to provide a peer review of these materials, so as to filter out the best quality work from that of a lower caliber, and then present these to our clientele who demand the highest standards. So any book or course that you find in this catalog can generally be considered to be of the upper echelon of works on Gann analysis. We have new authors submit their research to us ongoingly, so that we are always adding new items to our catalog with fresh insights, alternative techniques or new ideas. In this way we are able to save our clients significant wasted funds in exploring the territory at their own cost.
It’s a Bear Market! Do You Know What To Do With Your Money? Critical New Tools For Surviving & Profiting From The Global Financial Crisis
The following article is written by William Bradstreet Stewart of ICE, and was published in Trader’s World Magazine:
In these dangerous times of economic crisis, with the world teetering on the brink of Global Financial Meltdown, too many people simply remain either in denial about the true nature of the situation, or in the dark as to what to do to preserve their remaining capital, and what investment strategy to take for the near and long term future. It has become apparent that the advice of Wall Street firms, the Federal Reserve and the US Government is at best useless, if not intentionally misleading or thoroughly corrupt, so where does one now look for guidance and direction?
People are losing their homes while watching their jobs and life savings evaporate before their eyes, and in so doing, are realizing that the complex investment vehicles, multitudinous hedge funds, and long taught strategy of “buy & hold” sold to them by investment advisors are completely tenuous if not thoroughly delusional. Sure a “buy & hold” strategy may work in a 20+ year bull market, like that experienced from 1985 to 2007, or over a 60 year lifetime of investment, but in a bear market, or in the more moderate time frames in which most people invest, such strategies can serve either to produce no returns at all, or significant losses, depending upon when the assets are purchased and sold. Take a look at the 1960’s -1980’s where the market sputtered up and down within a trading range for 20 years, and think about how these strategies would have served the average investor during those times. If such a market were to occur again today, do you have any idea what to do?
People are now beginning to realize that the concept of an ever expanding price valuation in the financial and even real estate markets, within a time range shorter than 20 years, could be a complete myth, as is evidenced by a study of the past 100 years. There are long periods when the markets make very little upside progress, and one must consider whether we may not be entering into such a time right now, and if so, what can one do to make money or even just to survive? We would like to show you some tools which we think will help to answer these questions.
The following chart presents a cycle model of the S&P 500 from 2000 to 2036, created by Daniel T. Ferrera in his book, Wheels Within Wheels: (Red line = Forecast, Blue line = Current market)
If there is any chance that this cycle forecast is correct, it shows that we have entered a Bear Market with projected bottoms potentially as far out as 2022, before the next bull market begins again. Other cycle models created by Mr. Ferrera, based off of the Dow Jones, project the potential bottom in 2016-2018, sooner, but still a long way off. Other more conservative models we have seen, at best, project the next major bottom around 2013. Many of these models do project a short 1 year to 18 month bear market rally, which we have been seeing of late, but the expected highs are not overly impressive, probably nothing much more than those we’ve already been seeing. If there is any chance that these forecasts are true, all those now looking for a bottom in the markets to begin investing again, could be sadly disappointed with the future results of their investments over the next, at least three, if not 10+ years.
It is often repeated that there is no likelihood of seeing a bottom in the financial markets until the real estate market has bottomed. Anyone who lived in California in the 1990’s, and watched while NOTHING sold for 6 years, while all the leveraged investors who had built their fortunes since the 70’s went bankrupt, will understand that we are nowhere near a bottom in real estate. In fact current statistics on housing prices imply that things will probably get a lot worse before they seriously improve. And if that is true, it certainly does not bode well for the economy and markets in general. If this is the case, what are people to do to make money for the next 10-15 years?
We suggest two answers to this question, first, gain an education which will give you a better insight into the markets than has been provided by the mainstream financial advisors, and second, LEARN TO TRADE! Though we may not see new highs on the Dow and S&P for another 15 years, this does not mean that there are not incredible money making opportunities in front of us all right now, if not some of the greatest opportunities ever presented in the history of the markets. One just needs to know how to take advantage of them through foresight and strategy.
The following chart presents a blow-up of the S&P 500 cycle model presented above for the time period from 2000 thru 2008. This model was published in Dan Ferrera’s Wheels Within Wheels in 2002. It perfectly called the 2002 bottom, the ensuing bull market, and nailed the October 2007 top to within 1 week. Those who had this book, and followed this forecast were out of the markets at the perfect time, at an all-time historical bubble high, and many have been short the entire way down. What a shame it is that the larger financial institutions do not avail themselves of such pertinent knowledge. Had they done so, we may not have seen the massive collapse of the banking and investment industry, and along with it, much of the global economy. And Ferrera’s forecast extends out for almost another 100 years, to 2108, past the time that any of us will even likely be alive.
Knowing that most mainstream analysts, advisors and hedge funds have utterly failed in every way to help their clients avoid this financial disaster, it leaves the individual to his own means to attempt to navigate the dangerous waters of today’s markets by himself. Obviously, there are materials available to such individuals that will assist them in this quest, books like Ferrera’s Wheels Within Wheels or his yearly financial outlooks, but one is still left with the need to learn how to effectively trade these modern markets. It's one thing to have a general cyclic indication of market expectations, but an entirely different thing to know how to take advantage of and trade those insights in real time. If Ferrera's S&P Forecast is even close to being correct, we are in a Bear Market for the next 10-15 years, or best case scenario, we'll see a sideways trading range for most of that period, like we saw in the 1960’s -80’s. In this kind of market, the "buy and hold" strategy taught to most investors will be worse than useless, so people need to find a new way to make money in these volatile and uncertain times. The ONLY way to do this is to learn to project, in advance, turning points and to trade them! With people losing their jobs everywhere, it’s comforting to know that a trader works for himself, so has no fear of losing his job and joining the ranks of the unemployed, if he can trade!
For the trader, these highly volatile markets offer one of the greatest opportunities in history to generate unimagined returns. With the kind of volatility we have seen in the last two years, with intraday swings of 100’s of points on the Dow, and some stocks jumping and collapsing by 50% almost overnight, those who know how to forecast and trade such swings have the regular opportunity to generate returns that would have taken decades in times past. Such trading requires the ability to pinpoint exact turning points on a daily and even intraday level. Or for a more intermediate term investor, projecting the turns on a daily and weekly time frame is all that is needed to catch the general trend of the market as it bounces from its high to low within a trading range. This is not as complicated as one may think, for with the right tools, foreseeing and trading the intermediate trends of a trading range is almost obvious. Many professional traders do this all the time, but generally the process is not taught to the common investor or beginning trader.
If one asks professional traders what the most fundamental necessities required to make consistent profits in the markets are, they will generally all boil their expertise down to a few key fundamentals. These fundamentals turn out to be, first and foremost, good risk management! Second, effective tools that clearly identify future turning points, specifically, highly tradable points after which a significant market movement transpires. And finally, techniques which identify price level entry points, exit target points, and techniques for trend determination. It is somewhat universally agreed upon by successful traders that if you know WHEN to take your positions, WHERE to enter and exit your trades to maximize profits, as well as where to place your stops so as to limit your risk without getting knocked out of your positions, and HOW to determine the nature of the ensuing trend, that you will be successful in your trading endeavors.
Many people spend a lifetime studying numerous trading books and courses without ever finding a consistent means to achieve their desired results, though really with the right direction and proper material they could probably surmount this obstacle without great cost or difficulty. The first step is in learning to favorably bias the risk/reward equation. One must develop a “statistical advantage” before even beginning to trade, through applying both account management skills, followed by consciously biasing the risk/reward ratio of one’s trading strategy. This is really the only way to make a living in the trading business. Everyone always talks about the upside of trading, believing that with unlimited potential for gain and limited losses, that it’s inevitable that given enough time and resources you will eventually hit it big. However, in reality, success in this endeavor is very low, because nobody truly understands how to properly apply these principles of risk management when they first begin trading. Even many long time traders have never mastered these most fundamental ideas, and that is what separates the successful traders from the unsuccessful.
Again, it is Dan Ferrera who has clearly realized that this problem lies at the core of most failed trading attempts, and with this in mind he developed a specialized trading course, The Keys To Successful Speculation, which directly addresses these issues, clearly laying out the principles of risk management in direct and simple terms that any beginning trader can quickly master and apply to their trading. Most people just don’t realize that it is this side of trading that is blocking them from success. Ferrera’s Keys provides the “statistical advantage” through risk management that will allow a trader to skew the risk/reward equation in their favor all the time. He then teaches an advanced variant of W. D. Gann's Swing Trading system which will teach any trader to swing trade any market with great proficiency and success.
Along with Ferrera's Keys, we have another tradung course, Market Vibrations, which presents Gann's secondary and more advanced trading approach, what we call Leveraged Position Trading. Rather than trading the short term daily and weekly swings like with Keys, Market Vibrations instead seeks important intermediate to major trade setups, from which one expects a significant trend. It teaches a safe optiosn strategy, safe that buying stocks or underlying markets, which allows traders with small accounts to generate large returns like Gann did back in teh early 1900's where he turned $250 accounts int $12,000, the equivalent of turning a $25,000 account today into over a million dollars. To do this one must be able to generate leverage in safe way, and this course teaches how to do that.
These two courses alone will provide the tools necessary to allow most analysts to trade the markets with a positive succes rate, and to take advantage of the incredible opportunity the volatility of today's markets presents. Whether you are a conservative investor or speculative trader, these tools will allow you to call turns and trade the short or long term trends of the market, whether it is going up or down, while allowing you to limit your risk and while maximizing your returns. This kind of trading may be the only way for the individual investor or trader to make money over the coming decade of unstable markets and crumbling economies.
Dr. Goulden takes a different approach to market analysis than most normal traders and educators. As a Cambridge educated scholar, Goulden is interested in deep principles and in exploring the foundations and implications of both trading techniques and the systems behind them. Before he was ever interested in the markets, he was asked by a friend why Gannís tools and system are considered to be based upon metaphysical principles. He found this question intriguing and engaged in deep research in the field to answer this question. In this process he recreated a new set of tools based upon principles of Ancient Geometry and Celestial Mechanics. His tools are taken from the same sources as Gannís and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gannís, so that traders often use them as non-correlated cross-confirmation tools giving similar technical indications but from different perspectives.
His work is deep and has many layers of application and exploration that can be derived from it. His latest work on financial astrology, The Secrets of the Chronocrators, looks back to the astrological and astronomical systems of the ancients, reviving the more mathematical and technical astrology of the Great Masters of the medieval and prior times. Exploring principles like Spherical Astronomy and subtle movements of the Solar System, it seeks to develop a more advanced and scientific system of astrology determination as distinguished from the simpler forms that are generally known. It represents a new movement to re-explore the deeper scientific systems of the ancients that were lost in the press towards the development of a purely mechanical science.
Goulden is a superb educator and the most active Forum moderator that we have seen, with each of his Forums for his courses having 1000ís of posts with detailed questions and answers, deviling deeply into further and new fields of research beyond what is presented in his courses. His Online Forums serve as an advanced classroom where the details of his theories are discussed and elaborated and where students share their research and work with each other while overseen by Goulden, who continually presents new ideas and suggestions.
Hasbrouck Space and Time
One of our great historical discoveries is the Hasbrouck Space-Time Archives, a collection of rare research materials and forecast letters lost for over 30 years. This research develops a new theory of market influence based upon Solar Field Force Theory that was developed during the birth of the space age. The Hasbroucks were deeply connected to the esoteric and financial market communities from the 1920ís through the 1970ís, and contributed a new and recontextualized presentation of information taken from older original esoteric sources. They present a new field of study of solar phenomena, space weather prediction, earthquake prediction and market forecasting.
Muriel Hasbrouck was the inspiring force behind the research, which a foundation in Theosophy and trained as a classical pianist, she pursued an interest in original source works in astrology, through the turn of the 19th century into the early 20ís. She studies with greats like Walter Russell, Paul Foster Case, Aleister Crowley, and Israel Regardie within the esoteric fields. In the market realms she was close with many of the great analysts of her day like Edson Gould, Edward Dewey, Hamilton Bolton, SA Nelson, and more. She and her husband Louis produced a well-received forecasting letter for 30 years called Space Time Forecasting of Economic Trends, and are now quite famous for forecasting the exponential bull market of the 90ís and subsequent crash 50 years in advance! Their theories of Solar influence upon human and earthly experience through geomagnetic influences still lie at the cutting edge of scientific speculation.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gannís system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gannís Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumringís work, or that even so much as attempts to approach the core ideas developed by Baumring. This study is for those who are interested in the mysteries behind the markets and the ordering system behind the universe itself. This is the study of cosmological theory on its deepest level, and of the interaction between man and the cosmos in which he lives, explored through an examination of causation and propagation of forces in the financial markets.
Dr. Baumringís course program is not easy, and should not be approached without the willingness to commit at least a few years to the study. It is a long and detailed course, requiring the equivalent level of research and difficulty as most PhD programs, but in the field of Gann Analysis, which is not taught at any university. It requires many years of challenging work including the reading of many dozens (if not 100ís) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gannís approach to the markets. It is a very serious study that should only be approached by those willing to dedicate themselves to intense thinking and vast research across many fields of knowledge including: astronomy, biology, physics, finance, cycles, wave mechanics, geometry, mathematics, astrology, numerology, number theory, numerous esoteric and alternative scientific theories, and much, much more. Baumring summarized his system by the term ďNumerical AstrophysicsĒ in an attempt to give a modern name to an ancient theory that Gann himself had discovered.
Of all the analysts and traders we have known, the most advanced have all come to their understanding through following the lead of Dr. Baumring, or through having gone through a similar and parallel study and path of research to his. His teachings represent the ďbest of the bestĒ of all material on Gann publicly available, but it will not give up its secrets to a mere superficial perusal. Baumring does not spell out simple explanations of how Gannís techniques work, but rather leads his students into the depth of the science behind the system, while slowly elaborating how the techniques build upon this deeper science. For those seeking a fast path to the application of Gann exoteric trading principles, this is NOT it! Baumringís work is not merely some market trading program, and indeed if approached this way may be found to be dissatisfactory.
Baumring himself often said to his students, ďIf you only are looking to make money, donít bother studying Gann, itís too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.Ē (Note: we have excellent books on these alternativesÖ) There are much easier and more direct methods to learn to effectively trade the markets than studying Gann. Those in more of a hurry to apply Gannís work to trading may want to begin with the work of Ferrera or one of our most applied analysts, like Prandelli or Gordon Roberts, and save the Baumring work for a later time to explore at your leisure.