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 Keys To Successful Speculation An Applied Technical Trading Manual
Integrating the essentials of Risk Management with a Gann based Swing Trading System
By Daniel T. Ferrera
The Most Important Key To Successful Trading - Risk Management
The secret to trading is not in the particular method. It’s found by manipulating the risk:reward ratio and applying that to whatever method you use. For example, if you assign a risk reward of 4:1 to your method and your bet size or risk amount is $1000 on any trade and you mechanically exit at 4x this or $4000 then on a $20K account you have 20 chances at hitting the target objective. Assuming your method is only 30% accurate, you would be right 3 times out of ten or 6 times out of 20. The 14 losses would draw you down to $6,000, but the 6 winners would boost the account to +$24,0000 giving an approximate balance of $30K. Biasing the Risk: Reward is the secret to success. That is what Keys to Successful Speculation is all about. People tend to overly focus on the method of analysis or position taking, but it really doesn't matter. It’s how you manage the method that makes the money.
- Daniel Ferrera
How is it that professional gamblers can earn a lucrative living from games of chance with lower odds of success than the financial markets? To answer this question, one has to study the account strategies used by this unique group of professionals. The secret to trading is not actually found within the particular method or approach to the market. Methods may provide some statistical advantage, but are primarily used to identify opportunities. It will not provide adequate advice as to how to properly expose your account assets for the possible opportunity recognized by the trading methodology.
Understanding and manipulating the risk to reward ratio and applying that understanding to whatever particular approach you utilize in your trading is the real secret to success. Proper management of the account balance, tolerable loss and fully understanding the speculative bias of Risk and Reward is the ultimate secret to long term trading success. That is what Keys to Successful Speculation is really all about, and it’s the same approach professional gamblers use to earn their profits from games of chance at casinos with far lower odds of success.
When you fully grasp the concepts within Keys, you will understand that the method doesn't matter, which is what the majority of traders focus upon. What truly matters is how you manage your method because this is what really stacks the odds in your favor and makes the money for your account. For those who are new to trading, Keys to Successful Speculation provides you with a complete yet practical trading approach to get you started as soon as you feel ready. However, this approach to the market is not the only method that can be used with Keys. Absolutely any system can be traded with Keys once the main message of Risk to Reward ratio and proper account management are fully understood.
The course even provides a home trading exercise where the buy and sell decisions are literally based upon flipping a coin every 27-days and applying the trading and account management rules in Keys to grow the account. To my knowledge, every student who has completed this experiment has found it to be profitable even though the approach is completely random. This a direct result of Keys being based upon the same or similar methods professional gamblers use to consistently beat games of chance. So if you can make profits with a randomly generated trading signal, imagine what you can then do when you use better techniques that produce a better than 50% odds. Once you know how to trade through Keys, you can then focus upon timing and other analysis techniques that better skew the odds in your favor, to 60% or 70%, perhaps better. But even before you have ANY advanced trading techniques, and even with random trade indications, this methodology will have you making profits and limiting your losses. No trader using this approach will ever bankrupt their account again, but making bad decisions. The discipline taught here is THE KEY to successful trading!
- Daniel Ferrera
The most commonly repeated question we are asked over and over again by market students is, “What one book can I read that will teach me all the basics I need to begin trading?” This is a difficult question, because most books only give bits and pieces of the knowledge needed to begin from scratch and to learn all the necessary details of setting up an account, money management, risk management, entry strategies, stop placement, exit strategies, etc. The best response we can give is to outline a study course of the best works that are available, which every researcher must then integrate into a trading strategy for himself. Some are able to do this, in time, but many are not able to make the transition over that psychological gap between theory and practice. This problem has finally been resolved with the release of this Daniel Ferrera's course, The Keys To Successful Speculation.
Those of you who have studied Ferrera's other courses, know that his prior works have primarily focused upon uncovering the deeper and more complex, esoteric elements of Gann analysis, cycle theory, and the like. Yet Dan recognized that many students of this deeper analysis are blocked or confused when it came to developing successful trading strategies and applications from the more complex material. There is a huge gulf between analyzing the markets and trading the markets, a gulf that many researchers never successfully breach. This new trading course, what we consider to be a sort of Trading 101 Course, takes a radically different approach than anything he has produced before.
The Keys To Successful Speculation presents a fully intact trading manual, which will clearly teach anyone, including those with absolutely no prior knowledge of the markets, Gann, or forecasting in general, to successfully trade in any market, from stocks, to futures, to options, in any time frame, from day trading to long term trading, beginning with very limited capital, as little as a few thousand dollars. This book is not esoteric, and is not focused on abstract analytical and theoretical principles, but is totally application orientated, specifically outlining a clear trading strategy which incorporates all of the necessary principles of money management, charting, risk management, swing trading, signal generation, the use of options and much more. We have never found another course that so clearly and easily provides all the needed instruction to take one from the confused status of an inexperienced trader or complete beginner, to the status of one who is able to make regular trades in the right way, producing consistent profits for their efforts. Taking this first step from confusion to a clear trading program and strategy is essential for anyone who desires to be a successful trader.
Besides laying out a trading plan that anyone can understand and learn to apply, Keys provides a strategic logic upon which more advanced analysts can overlay their deeper understanding and market research to produce even more successful return streams, and more powerful trading systems. Successful trading requires that one have a plan of strategy, whatever the level of trader, and this course provides that logic and strategic thinking that is required to develop that trading plan.
We feel that this course will provide the first and most important step to the long sought success that many aspiring traders have been working towards.
Overview of Keys, Principles and Methodology
We asked Dan to give a brief overview of this trading methodology and some examples and he responded with the following:
System objectivity/discretional approach. The approach is very straight forward and easy to apply and understand. Subjectivity is eliminated as much as possible.
System%predictability/timeframe: The methods work on all time frames without changing any rules and works in a consistent manner.
Win/losses/drawdown/min capital req. Average capital would be $5,000 but someone could start trading it with options for less upfront capital. Drawdowns are kept well under control if you follow the entire method and the number of winners should out do the losses by an average of 6 to 1 with a risk to reward ratio that is always greater than 3 to 1.
System return/time. This depends on what time frame you use when you trade it. In the book, I illustrate a trading run on the S&P emini that resulted in a 200% return in 9-months using only one of the trading approaches presented in the material. I made every attempt to keep things simple.
System math/logic support. The logic is based on laws of motion and laws of attraction, but no complex math formulas are used nor needed to exploit these advantages. Only a new perspective is required.
Psychological and other consequences/amount of work to learn and make/stick to decision. The approach is pretty easy to learn. I cannot predict how long it will take anyone to overcome any psychological issues they may have from prior experiences, but I personally believe that if one really follows everything discussed in KEYS, that they will and should make money from trading in this way.
Here are a few examples of Keys trades in Soybeans and in Bonds. I did one on a daily and the other on an intra-day so that people can see that it works on all time frames. The trades were generated using the first 3 swing patterns. There a 7 entry methods in total, so this is about half. Anyway, the entries used were Lost Motion, 2-lower tops or 2-higher lows and 4th time at the same price.
Authorized purchase of this course gives access to the Keys To Speculation Ferrera Trading Salon, which is dedicated to trading and applied principles, and contains over 600 posts of questions and answers between Ferrera and students of this course over a period of 4 years. Ferrera no longer monitors this forum, but every imaginable question has been asked and answered here, with hundreds of examples of applications of these techniques. Every question you will ever ask has already been answered in this Private Online Forum.
Trade Station Indicators
Ferrera also has developed a few TradeStation indicators which are available for those who request them, since not as many people use TradeStation anymore. The indicators are in no way necessary to easily apply the techniques in this course.
"It is a pleasure to write this recommendation for Dan Ferrera's Keys to Successful Speculation. Over the last ten years I developed a number of unique tools for trading markets, but never felt like I had the correct method for utilizing these tools. I never had risk and money management rules that I could rely on. Recently I was going to through my library looking for some guidelines and picked up Dan's Key's again. I was blown away by how perfect this book is for what I was looking for. What I found was not what I expected to find. I expected forecasting techniques, which I already have in abundance, but what I found is far more useful; I found how to make forecasting techniques very profitable. What I found is how to favorably bias the risk / reward equation as the primary rule of trading. What a gift!
With this any method of trading becomes profitable. One can use moving averages, Gann Theory, Cycle theory, Elliott Wave, Fibonacci, trend line methods, stochastics, it does not matter. The true objective is not to make a smarter trading system, its to make a smarter trader and Keys is the one book I have found that does that. It does not matter what trading system you use, Keys provides a "Statistical advantage" before you even begin to trade by applying both account management skills and then consciously biasing the risk:reward ratio of the game. I am convinced that this is the only way to make a living in the trading business.
Everyone always talks about the upside of trading believing that with unlimited gain potential and limited losses that it's eventually inevitable that given enough time and resources that you will surely hit it big. However in reality, success in this endeavor is very low because nobody truly understands how to apply this concept when they begin actual trading. Keys teaches this and if you really look at it from a consistent theme basis, you will see that all the entry triggers in the book are just techniques to begin applying Dan's real message of skewing risk:reward in your favor all the time. I am very grateful for Dan's work and wanted to write and tell you so."
SR – Fairfield, IA
"I was drawn to Daniel Ferrera ‘Keys to Successful Speculation’ due to Money Management (MM), similar like what “a bee is drawn to a honey-pot”. I am intuitive on what next needs to be worked and mastered in my trading plan, and MM was on my mind for at least 2 months. However when I read the testimonials on Dan’s book, I was apprehensive in in my attitude to receiving the book and doubted whether I was making a sound investment. 90% of the Testimonials for Dan’s book for the “Keys” are missing the point, and do not understand what Dan has presented in his book, other than it ‘works’.
I found every page literally juicing with information with how Life works and operates in the NOW. From the invisible life of the atom to the physical side and affects that we see in our world today. It reminds me of Emerson’s essay on “Cause and Effect”. The same applies to the financial world too. What Dan presents is the Matrix of Life that is so subtle that if one has “ears to hear, and eyes to see”, you will pick up on that. Which leads me to say also that I can see that it ties in with what Gann is communicating too. Furthermore also what Gann communicates is “Safety First” in the Markets through MM and sound rules in your trading plan, which if you stick to, always makes you money! I now have my Trading Plan well-rounded with MM as a key part of my structure and foundation in building my wall to stay ahead of the masses. Keys gets you in the right mind-set, and furthermore having the right mind-set is 99% of the secret to trading. If you start out with making “MONEY” without having the right mind-set, you’re sunk before you’ve started. You might as well try playing the Lotto rather than Trading for a Profession. MM is like a backbone, similar to what a spine is to the human body.
I don’t know what it is about human nature, but it is human nature to look into a ”crystal ball” to predict the future, but that is not reality. One has to trade what is on the right of a screen and primarily on what they see NOW, and not some projected future, which may or may not happen. Dan puts your mind in the NOW and focuses on MM, trade plans, exits, and so forth in a clear and simple way that sticks. Best of all it takes out all of the EMOTION out of the equation, which trips us up all the time in regards to trading, and gets you to a level to where you are comfortable and live with. Dan presents literal “Keys” that will unlock your potential to making money out of the Markets, and am glad to have bought the book, as I has turned out to be one of my sound investments amongst many that I have made. Best of all it is a reference manual on how to trade the Financials that I will point to if my children should ever want to take up Trading as a Profession.
Thanks Dan for a brilliant piece of work and literature that you have shared for today and tomorrow, and to pass on to my kids. I am extremely grateful."
GH, Adelaide, AU
"Boy, I must thank you and Dan for making this book available!! That has got to be among the greatest titles on Trading that I have ever seen. It is a Tome of incalculable value. I really mean that. It is clear to me that it will be tremendously useful in my trading -- to have the *Key* to Trading... it's all down hill from there, if you really apply the discipline.
It is one tremendous volume! -- everything about it... the print style, the book contents, the Gann bonuses at the end. I don't know how others were able to underestimate it, but I can tell I made the right decision *by far* (to purchase it)! It has got to be one of the most valuable books I own, perhaps the MOST valuable, and I own some *very* expensive and exclusive trading books and courses. Thanks so much for making things like this available!! So begins a great adventure :)."
MB, Bowie, MD
"I really like Keys, I use Wheels and Dan's annual reports as reference but I think the practicality of Keys is awesome! I think Keys is the best trading book I have purchased to date and I have bought some real BS... I definately think it is the best course I've seen so far for trading. I think the practicality of Keys is what differentiates it from other courses. Thanks,"
"Thanks to Sacred Science & Dan for keeping the light burning brightly for those of us still seeking a suitable methodology. After being financially & emotionally damaged for years this course has me unable to sleep. When I got to the top of the page 94 & Dan says 'this concludes the course' the blood drained from my face. I was thinking to myself "money management is the big message to come from that course, I'll keep it in mind."
Then I got to the red light green light section. Combined with the boxing the chart, it's pure genius! Why did this not occur to me, after 15 years of struggle & anguish & occassionally giving up on myself. I have tried to combine time frames with various timing methods on the swing charts for years, the one thing that held me in check was the starting point & end point. The methodology is now clear. I know the struggle is over. This is all about money management & my trading plan. I now need to adapt to knowing that the future is assured (financially at least). I now feel drained because it was the fight & struggle that kept me going for so long. I will adapt.
Thanks so much to Dan,"
"From despair to elation. I have been trading for about 10 years. I have spent more on trading systems, books and charts then I have made in the market. I have seen a thousand different trading strategies and I have tried almost all of them with only greater losses trading to show for my investment. I have had such poor trading results that I became scared to actually put on a trade. I would just sit and stare at my computer screen, saying: "I should of bought here or I should have sold there." I had just about given up on finding something that would actually work and make me a successful trader.
I read a little bit of Dan’s other books at a friend’s house and thought they were really interesting. My friend said that he got an email about Dan’s new book, so I thought I would take one more chance, throughout my 10-years of trading, I have said this over and over again. I had my tax return check and decided to give Keys a try.
I read the book a few times as was suggested and realized there might actually be something to this approach and trading philosophy. Then the day came to putting on a real life trade, I froze up again, I couldn’t pull the trigger. I watched the charts for a couple more days and I looked at all the past setups and made an ultimatum. I would put on the next trade or I would quit watching the markets all together and just give up. The time came, to put on a trade. I hit the send button, I was short the S&P Emini, the trade didn’t do much at first but then it started to move in my favor. It worked perfectly!
The next trade was another Emini trade this time I went long, and this time it wasn’t as hard to pull the trigger on this trade but I still had to mentally force myself to do it. This trade also worked. I immediately called my brokerage firm and had them send me for almost 70% of my profits. I can’t wait for this check to arrive!!! I have never received a check from all my days of trading unless it was to close out my account due to losses.
While writing this, I put on another trade. I went short the Emini again, I had an easier time pulling the trigger this time but things went wrong and I got stopped out for a small loss. I didn’t have those feelings of despair this time because my stop was mentally and emotionally tolerable. The trade also gave me a chance to re-enter, so I did. At this point, the trade has moved far enough in my favor that I can’t lose anything. I am so happy I finally found something that really works. I don’t know why Dan would even sell this material to the public. I feel liberated!!!!! Thanks So Very Much!"
"I wanted to write a review about my experiences using Dan’s latest book “The Key’s To Successful Speculation”. But before I do that, I wanted to write about what brought me to buy this new course. I am 35 years old. I have been trading on and off inconsistently since I was 25. I always felt to succeed in the markets you had to have some complicated plan to make money from the markets because you are trading against the smartest minds in the world. I have spent so much money reading numerous trading books on technical analysis and how to make money in the stock market that it is too many to write about. I have bought so many different technical analysis software programs including (Advanced Get, MetaStock, Nature’s Pulse, AIQ, Omega Research, etc…) and other add on software to go with these programs to find a “Holy Grail” to trading that I just about given up trading and just invest in mutual funds because I never had a trading plan to consistently make money.
When I became aware of Dan’s new course, I was a little skeptical. I have spent so much money in the past; I couldn’t imagine another trading course that would make me become the trader I wanted to become. I was just about ready to leave for my golf trip to Palm Dessert with some friends and in came my tax return check from the IRS. After rereading the book’s contents, I gave it one last shot and bought Dan’s book to learn how to trade.
I started reading his book and boy was I surprised. Dan is a very direct writer. He gets right to the point and leaves little for second guessing. The way he wrote his book, I felt he was writing it directly to me. He pointed out numerous trading mistakes I made and why most traders fail when they trade. He explains how to trade and when to enter and exit. He thoroughly explains money management and why it is the most neglected area in trading. Dan writes that you should read this material numerous times to fully grasp the material in this course. Before reading this book, I didn’t have any risk/reward plan. I had no real understanding of where and when to enter and exit, nor how to manage a trade when I am in it.
Now I feel very confident in what I am doing. You don’t need the most complicated trading strategy like I thought you would need to be successful. I know when and where I should buy and sell. I mostly trade stocks, but this material works very well with futures and options. I am more focused and feel very much empowered in knowing that I am on the right track. I am not taking any foolhardy chances like I have in the past. I know that if I work with persistence and follow and trade the market as per the rules in Dan’s book, “The Key’s To Successful Speculation”, then I will succeed and reach my goals in becoming a successful trader.
If you are not sure and feel that this is just another trading book, then learn from my initial mistake and buy this book. You will learn more about trading than anything else you will find on trading the markets. If you are not having the trading success you want, give this course a try. You won’t be sorry!
Thanks Dan for writing a great book and for answering my questions in the forum. I also want to thank you for sending that email and for having a great forum allowing us traders ask questions to help in our understanding of the material.
Wishing you much success,"
Table of Contents
Introduction - Page 1-2
Dedication - Page 3
Risk Discloser - Page 3-4
Commodity Basics - Page 4-5
How Much Do You Need To Start Correctly - Page 6
The Profession & Business - Page 6-7
Charts - Page 7-8
The Keys To Successful Speculation - Page 9-22
Mathematical Analysis Section 1 - Page 22-28
Perspective - Page 29-34
Mathematical Analysis II Geometry Review - Page 34-37
Instantaneous Balance Stability - Page 38-42
Gann’ Mechanical System - Page 42-51
Swing Trading Improvements Theory & Principle - Page 52-53
Understanding and Exploiting Lost Motion - Page 53-56
Endpoints of Swings Have Magnetic Force - Page 56-59
Zones of Influence Define Test & Failure - Page 60-62
This book presents a trading manual which will clearly teach anyone, including those with absolutely no prior knowledge of the markets, Gann, or forecasting in general, to successfully trade in any market, beginning with very limited capital, as little as a few thousand dollars.
This book is not esoteric, and is not focused on abstract analytical and theoretical principles, but is totally application orientated, specifically outlining a clear trading strategy incorporating all necessary principles of money management, charting, risk management, swing trading, signal generation, the use of options and much more.
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.