Position trading is an approach recommended by both Gann and Baumring, saying that there were maybe only about 4 good trades per year in any market. Markets would go into congestions of accumulation or distribution for years awaiting a new trend, and meanwhile one trades other markets. Gann taught the same principles on his higher level, saying that MOST money was always made in following a strong trend.
Baumring Reading List
Dr. Baumring's reading lists were very comprehensive, covering all areas of the markets, sciences and metaphysical fields.
Baumring was an intensive scholar who read 1800 words a minute and had a photographic memory, thus extendinghis scope.
Baumring's 10,000 volume library included around 500 books which he saw as core information.
Technical Analysis involves using technical tools and mathematical measurements in order to determine expected directional movements, reverses or changes in the market.
Advanced forms of this technique use mathematical and scientific or geometric tools to project market action or forecast future movement, looking at elements of price, time and trend.
Weather has a strong influence on the potential prices of crops, so Astrological weather forecasting was of great interest to market analysts.
We publish George McCormack's Long Range Astro-weather Forecasting which is considered one of the better classics.
A.J. Pearce also wrote some sections on weather forecasting which are classics.
Celestial Mechanics deals particularly with the motion of celestial bodies, especially the solar system, but also wider regions of cosmic space.
The subject explores the relationships and processes of heavenly bodies, examining cycles of time, motions of celestial bodies, and the influences between cosmic and local forces.
A branch of Chaos Theory, fractals are beautiful self-similar patterns mathematically generated from non-linear equations.
Fractals apply directly to financial market phenomena, and time-periodic market charts show that similar patterns permeate each time level.
Gann and Baumring saw common patterns foreshadowing coming events within consistent structure.
Esoteric and Pythagorean sciences love to play with the value and meaning of numbers, from the complex mathematical theories of the Platonists, via Fibonacci’s ideas, to number progressions, ratios, proportions, sequences, and chaos theory.
We specialize in the overlap of numerical and esoteric systems positing a more integrated cosmology.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of his writings, going into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings includes supplementary rare source materials, and is the most reliable compliation of Gann’s unadulterated vital work.
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.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumring’s work.
Catalin Plapcianu Quantifying Market Activity through the Squaring of Multidimensional Pricetime
About the Author
The Institute of Cosmological Economics is proud to support the advanced research of Catalin Plapcianu - an engineer, mathematician and market analyst who brings original and sophisticated insights to technical analysis through the integration of scientific and mathematical principles with the most refined elements of Gann analysis. He develops complex algorithms distilling advanced Gann insights into algorithmic logic which is then used to generate automated forecasting and trading systems.
Catalin Plapcianu is a native of Romania. His first academic accreditation was a Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering from his homeland. Upon graduating, he relocated to Switzerland and completed a Masters qualification in International Business from Geneva's International University. After completing his Masters, he has maintained a basis of operations in Switzerland for some years while developing his interest and research in the financial markets, before returning to his home country where he now resides.
Preliminary Market Studies
His first exposure to the world of finance and markets was through fundamental analysis. Over the course of time he found that this approach to the markets did not fulfil his desire to understand and forecast future price movements. His natural propensity for engineering and mathematical modelling inevitably led him away from the world of fundamentals and into the more sophisticated mechanics of Technical Analysis. During this time, he received his membership in the STA and specialised in the work of Tom Demark and Trevor Neil, developing several research papers and technical indicators relating to their work.
With an established foundation in the mathematics and mechanics of technical analysis, he found that his natural intuitions and formative notions relating to market behavior were not adequately supported by technical analysis alone. He found himself seeking something deeper and even more powerful.
First Encounters with The Work of W.D. Gann
While studying materials in the STA, Plapcianu encountered some literature discussing the work of W.D. Gann and his spectacular results published in his famous 1909 Ticker Interview. Upon researching the legacy of the enigmatic Gann in greater detail, he realized that his intuitions of a deeper science behind the markets were correct. This breakthrough in his research lead him to an extensive search into understanding Gann’s real wisdom. During this time Plapcianu undertook and an exhaustive analysis of Gann’s past trades and gained unforeseen insights into many of Gann's mathematical, Kabalistic and astrological theories.
Collaborating with The Institute of Cosmological Economics
His research into the deeper facets of Gann's legacy eventually led him to the lesser known Gann works housed within the Institute of Cosmological Economics. He also studied the oeuvre of one of the leading Gann contemporaries, Daniel T. Ferrera, and various other historical sources within the ICE Catalog. As his studies revealed deeper insights, his ability to engineer accurate and dependable indicators increased significantly. After several years, Plapcianu approached the Institute of Cosmological Economics with a market forecasting and timing technique that was to become his inaugural ICE Publication: Technical Analysis and Time Projection - The Harmony of Mathematics and Nature.
During the time of writing his first book, Plapcianu began a deep and dedicated study of the legacy of work of the most advanced scholar on the work of Gann - Dr. Jerome Baumring. This study set him on an 8-year journey into the deep mathematical, astronomical, scientific and esoteric concepts presented by Baumring leading far down the rabbit hole to the deepest levels of Gann analysis.
During this study, he would regularly hire professors in physics and mathematics to give him focused primer courses in various fields and specialties within physics and mathematics. Plapcianu feels that he has unravelled 40% of Baumring’s work so far, and he continues his research into the refined field where Gann and the cutting edges of scientific theory coincide.
Breakthroughs & Proprietary Indicators
After several years of this hard, dedicated work, often engrossing 18 hours a day for many months at a time for years on end, Plapcianu broke through to a new and deeper level of understanding in the relationship of space/time geometry to market phenomena.
These hard earned insights have enhanced his technical and creative faculties and are the driving force behind a unique and highly sophisticated series of proprietary indicators to forecast market movements with even greater accuracy.
Some elements of these indicators have already been deployed on the Bloomberg system for large institutional clientele, but he was dissatisfied with the cost of the Bloomberg and other institutional systems, so began developing his own stand-alone App to run his algorithms. This new series of indicators are currently being redeveloped on a new platform by Plapcianu himself, who has spent the last year learning to program C# so that he could program his algorithms in complete secrecy and with total control of all processes. We excitedly await the completion of Plapcianu’s App programming project.
The Trilogy – The Square, The Triangle, The Circle
Plapcianu’s latest offering will be presented in 3 volumes (only Volume 1 is currently available) and will reveal a new approach to analyzing and trading the markets.
All three volumes will be concerned firstly with defining, identifying and ranking turning points, and secondly, with their prediction.
This Trilogy is intended to be ranked increasingly in terms of difficulty. The notions presented in each sequential work will need to be well understood in order to pass on to the next, due to the interconnectivity between the parts.
In this three-part series, the author will systematically document the mathematical foundations of this system, which have never before been revealed, with irrefutable clarity. The system will be documented and quantified theoretically and mechanically through a series of programmed algorithms.
Volume 1 – The Square
Plapcianu's Square presents, for the first time, the true meaning and mechanics of the Squaring of Price & Time. It provides proof that the financial markets are mathematically controlled and predictable.
The course demonstrates that all market movement can be categorized into only 9 possible binary cases that 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. This chart provides an objective mathematical determination of the exact nature of price swings and pivot points, allowing the energetic balancing of price and time to be calculated through the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Once the swings and turning points are thus mathematically defined, they can be identified as conical transformations of the circle, and the calculation of acceleration and deceleration rates for each swing becomes possible. Four types of nonlinear distribution in the extent of a swing will be presented and applied to the projection of hyperbolic acceleration/deceleration curves, which dynamically mold the curvature of future market action.
These hyperbolic curves consistently identify and capture large tradable segments of sequential swings in any market, on any time frame, from minute to monthly.
We are pleased to support the continuing hard for of Catalin Plapcianu and look forward to sharing his imminent release at the earliest possible opportunity.
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, a Cambridge educated scholar, takes an individualistic approach to market analysis, focusing on deep principles and exploring trading techniques based on foundational systems.
This deep, many layered approach provides non-correlated confirmation of Gann from different angles, such as financial astrology based on ancient systems.
Law of Vibration
Research works or market systems based upon Gann’s theory of the Law of Vibration. Includes many scientific and esoteric work getting into harmonics, cycles, and cosmology as it relates to causative systems of order behind the markets. Primary reference and research section for those studying deep Gann analysis.
Long Term Investing
The time window is a main consideration when investing.
Position trading methods will be of importance to the long term investor because he will want to know when to expect his greatest returns, and when to exit or hedge his position.
Much of Gann’s work focuses on long term market movements, as he always tried to see the BIG picture.
Biographies of market masters, traders and historical figures in our field.
The two fundamental elements of reality are space and time, and of the markets price and time.
Gann always said that Time is the most important variable.
If you know exactly WHEN to place your trades, when the market will turn, top, bottom, react or breakout, you will be able to trade or invest with great precision.
Non-linear dynamic mathematics, known as Chaos Theory, seeks order in seeming random patterns, exploring subjects like Fractals, System Mechanics, Lorentz Attractors, and more.
Dr. Baumring originated the idea that Chaos theory provided insight into market phenomena, and later the great Mandelbrot tried to apply Chaos theory to the markets.
Special Learning Systems use maximally efficient techniques to accelerate learning, enhancing memory, rapid mathematical calculation techniques, artistic systems, physical, and mental or spiritual training programs.
Ancient and modern intellectual technologies combine to create new fruitful approaches to learning and understanding.
In Magic Squares the addition of each of the rows and columns add up to the same number.
From Ancient times thinkers have explored these mathematical mysteries, uncovering deep ordering principles underlying numbers and geometry.
Within his esoteric market analysis systems Gann used a "Squares of Nine" and a "Square of Four".