There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s theories. For those seeking a solid, Master’s Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferrera’s works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gann’s work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gann’s work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gann’s Square of 9, Gann’s Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gann’s swing trading system, another on the details of Gann’s 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 Master’s degree in Gann and technical analysis.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gann’s private courses represent the most important of all of Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980’s 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 couldn’t be further from the truth! Each of Gann’s “courses” were actually small, “sections” 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 1940’s and that he “called” 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 Gann’s death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950’s as “new” like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his “Master Courses”, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jones’ from the 60’s until now. So these “master” 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 Gann’s 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 Baumring’s 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 “supposed” collections of Gann’s writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available…
While W.D. Gann’s own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcher’s collection, most people will find Gann’s 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 Gann’s, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gann’s techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gann’s 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.
The Power of Strategic Leveraging How to Generate Higher Returns with Leverage Linked to System Performance
From Catalin Plapcianu’s Course The Square: Quantitative Analysis of Financial Price Structure
The Square by Catalin Nicolae Plapcianu ( $3,000.00 )
The importance of leveraging is not something that is fully understood by most traders as being a KEY component in the development of a trading system capable of producing spectacular returns like those demonstrated by W. D. Gann in his famous 1909 Ticker Interview. In fact, many traders do not understand that the ability to use higher degrees of leverage is based almost solely upon the degree of accuracy of the predictions generated by the system. When Gann’s associate, William Gilley stated:
“He has taken half a million dollars out of the market in the past few years. I once saw him take $130, and in less than one month run it up to over $12,000. He can compound money faster than any man I ever met."
This capacity to compound money at rates of 12,500% return in one month is only achieved through the exactitude of predictions coupled with an aggressive leveraging of account margin.
It should be clear there is NO market that is capable of moving 12,000% in one month. In fact, if you calculate the complete movement of every swing that occurs in the market, it will be found that most markets move approximately 70% per month. Therefore, if you caught every swing in the market, the maximum you could make would be only 70%. Since no one trades every complete swing, even if one captured half of each swing, this would only produce a 35% return, unleveraged. Therefore, the ONLY way that that such huge returns can be generated is by using extreme leverage. And in order to use extreme leverage, a trader must be able to take positions with precise accuracy and incredibly limited risk. The reason for this is that when using such extreme leverage, if one’s projections are not precise, the stop losses, even when very tightly placed, would be so large that only a few losses would quickly drain an account.
Therefore, an important element in the development of a trading system capable of producing returns in the 100’s to 1000’s of percent is the proper strategic use of leverage in one’s trading. And the degree of leverage is, by necessity, dependent upon the accuracy and precision of the signals or projections generated by the trading system. A system that generates less accurate signals, say within a 10-20% range of the price or time of an expected turning point must limit its risk by using little to no leverage. However, a methodology that produces highly accurate projections in both price and time, down to minutes and cents, will allow increasing levels of leverage in accordance to the percentage of accuracy of the system.
This is a key element in the development and use of the Hyperbolic and Circular algorithms presented in this series, particularly as they advanced through their 3 Levels of sophistication. The Hyperbolic algorithm, being a trend following system, is by nature not fundamentally seeking exact turning points, but is rather focused upon catching increasingly larger trend segments, so that one would not use the highest degrees of leverage with it. However, as it advances from the Hyperbolic 1 to Hyperbolic 3, the increasing functions coordinated across both price and time and then price/time, do significantly heighten the accuracy of its projections, allowing for an ongoing ramping up of leverage as the algorithm progresses to its more advanced stages.
At the same time, the statistical analysis features provided with the Hyperbolic 1-3 subscription Apps contribute to this leverage evaluation, since it is possible to determine specific risk parameters in different markets on different timeframes through backtesting, thereby allowing various appropriate degrees of leverage to be applied in different situations according to the statistical performance of the system. In the following Leverage Analysis, 5 markets have been selected from our prior Statistical Performance section, and a leverage analysis has been run on them demonstrating the results of each algorithmic application when run through 2 times, 5 times and 10 times leverage on the same trading signals. Following this summary, we have provided the actual trades generated in each of these cases for three of the sample markets, so as to give some detail of the difference in results and the capabilities of the algorithms when systematically applied.
Following the Leverage Analysis, are provided a set of account records demonstrating the results of actual real-time trading in the most advanced type of scenario. This uses the Circular 3 algorithm, the most advanced tool presented in this series, which is specifically developed to project very accurate turning points in both price and time. It is so exact that 3 out of 10 times it hits BOTH price and time EXACTLY! When it is not exact, another 4 of 10 times it is within 5% of the turning point in price and time. The final 3 occurrences fall farther outside these parameters and are considered misses.
When the algorithms perform with this level of accuracy, the leverage can be jacked up to extreme levels, like those used by W. D. Gann to produce the returns that he is so famous for. In the real-time trading records below, you will see that the account began with a mere 1000 Swiss Franc value, and was traded using 100 times leverage! Because of the precise accuracy of these projections, this massive leverage could be applied, using a stop loss in the currency markets of only 1 pip. Using this strategy, the Circular 3, which was NOT automated at that time, but was being traded manually, was able to produce a 1732% return in 5 months, turning a 1000 CHF account into 18324.38 CHF, a 4156.8% Annualized Return. This is a beautiful example demonstrating the power of these indicators when taken to their more advanced levels.
Hyperbolic 1 (Beta Version) Leverage Analysis
For these initial Level 1 indicators, we generally do NOT recommend using excessively high leveraging, though we will leave this determination to the level of experience and knowledge of the trader. As this series progresses, the Hyperbolic and Circular indicators on Level 2 and Level 3 will become more precise and efficient, allowing more highly leveraged positions to be safely taken with these more advanced indicators. However, even with the Level 1 indicators, in many cases leveraging 2x will work fine without significantly increasing risk, while producing double the returns. And in some cases, even higher leverage can be relatively safely used, according to the statistical results provided by the backtesting.
The following analysis and study of these variations is provided to help traders better understand the results of using different degrees of leverage when trading the Hyperbolic 1 algorithm. The primary factors required to determine the viability and degree of leveraging are the number of consecutive losses, or Loss Run, and the Maximum % Drawdown variables shown in the far right columns of the Statistical Performance section. As will be seen below, the smaller the Maximum % Drawdown, the higher the leverage possible, and the larger the % Drawdown, the less desirable it is to leverage the system. With this in mind, it is prudent to backtest longer data sets in order to determine probable drawdowns over extended periods.
We will give examples of three of cases below, the first showing a small maximum % drawdown (0.84%) in the USDJPY, then a mid-range drawdown (3.99%) with Google, and an extremely high drawdown (25.64%) in Facebook. It will be seen with the Facebook example that leveraging the account above 2x wiped out the entire account, exactly the situation we most want to avoid. The table shows a sample of 5 markets from Appendix 1, along with the results of trading them for the defined backtest period using a 2x, 5x, and 10x leverage factor. We will illustrate the 3 cases mentioned above just to show the potential positive and negative results which can occur using these various levels of leverage with the Hyperbolic 1 algorithm.
Hyperbolic 1 (Beta): Leveraged Returns
Summary of total returns across 5 markets using 3 different leverage factors(2x, 5x, 10x):
JPYUSD Leverage Study
60 Minute Interval
3 Month Backtest
Total Profit in 3 Months Non-Leveraged = 7.1%
Total Returns with 3 Increasing Leverage Factors – Trade Details 3 Month Returns:
Chart 1 – 2x Leverage = 14.6%
Chart 2 – 5x Leverage = 39.4%
Chart 3 – 10x Leverage = 89%
Google Leverage Study
15 Minute Interval
2 Month Backtest
Total Profit in 2 Months Non-Leveraged = 33.4%
Total Returns with 3 Increasing Leverage Factors – Trade Details – 2 Month Returns:
Chart 1 – 2x Leverage = 73.3%
Chart 2 – 5x Leverage = 264.4%
Chart 3 – 10x Leverage = 944.6%
Facebook Leverage Study
23 Month Backtest
Total Profit in 23 Months Non-Leveraged = 208.1%
Total Returns with 3 Increasing Leverage Factors – Trade Details 23 Month Returns:
Chart 1 – 2x Leverage = 538.3%
Chart 2 – 5x Leverage = -$57,326 Loss
Chart 3 – 10x Leverage = -$648,826 Loss
This example shows how using leverage can be HIGHLY RISKY!
The 23.75% drawdown caused the total loss of -$57,326 with 5x Leverage, and with 10x Leverage, a total loss of -$648,826 beneath the initial account value.
Following is a set of account records demonstrating the results of actual real time trading using the Circular 3 algorithm. This is the most advanced tool presented in this series, which is specifically developed to project very accurate turning points in both price and time. The Circular 3 algorithm is so exact that 3 out of 10 times it hits BOTH price and time EXACTLY! When it is not exact, another 4 of these times it is within 5% of the turning point in price and time. The final 3 occurrences fall farther out than this and are considered misses.
When the algorithms perform with this level of accuracy, the leverage can be jacked up to extreme levels, like those used by W. D. Gann to produce the returns that he is so famous for. In the real-time trading records below, you will see that the account began with a mere 1000 Swiss Franc value, and was traded using 100 times leverage. Because of the precise accuracy of these projections, this massive leverage could be applied, using a stop loss in the currency markets of only 1 pip. Using this strategy, the Circular 3, which was NOT automated at that time, but was being traded manually, was able to produce a 1732% return in 5 months, turning a 1000 CHF account into 18324.38 CHF, a 4156.8% Annualized Return.
On the 9th of May, just before the trade that made 3233.42 CHF there was an even 1000 CHF in the account.
Adding up all the P/L in the far right column we get 18324.38 CHF by the end of October, a 1732% profit on initial capital in 5 months.
These are the actual account records showing every trade in the sequence which produced this return. To see the types of turning points that were being identified by the Circular 3 algorithm, simply look back to the Forex charts for those currencies traded back at that time.
The intent of this course is to present, for the first time, the true meaning and mechanics of the Squaring of Price & Time.
It will provide absolute proof that the financial markets are mathematically controlled and predictable.
It will demonstrate that ALL market movement can be categorized into only 9 possible binary cases that will exist in any type of vibrational chart. Because "pivot" points in the market have 3 bars composing them, these 9 types will then be intersected with each other, resulting in 81 possible cases, represented in a 9x9 grid called the Universal Swing Chart, which logically orders and defines every possible variation of market action.
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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gann’s, 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 1000’s 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 1920’s through the 1970’s, 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 20’s. 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 90’s 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 Gann’s system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumring’s 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. Baumring’s 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 100’s) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gann’s 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 “Numerical Astrophysics” 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 “best of the best” 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 Gann’s 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! Baumring’s 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, “If you only are looking to make money, don’t bother studying Gann, it’s too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.” (Note: we have excellent books on these alternatives…) 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 Gann’s 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.