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 Path of Least Resistance A Textbook of Geometrical Gann Analysis
The Underlying Wisdom & Philosophy of W. D. Gann Elegantly Encoded in the Master Charts
By Daniel T. Ferrera
"We use the square of odd and even numbers to get not only the proof of market movements, but the cause." - W. D. Gann
Intent of this Course
The intent of Ferrera's new course is to provide the most comprehensive elaboration of W.D. Gann's most powerful technical trading tools. It presents, with great precision, all of Gann's foundational mathematical and geometrical techniques expressed in his master calculators, angles, trend channels, squaring processes, pattern formations, spiral charts and much more, leading to the clear identification of profitable Trade Setups, important trend indications, and critical price/time culminations.
The material further elaborates for the first time ever, a number of Gann's most advanced geometrical tools and applications, such as the natural squares (even & odd) sub-cycle and the square root as an "inner square" time period, which were well hidden within Gann's different courses, but never explained, showing how to properly unify disparate tools into an integrated methodology according to Gann's very specific rules.
There has never been a Gann course that so clearly developed every detail of this element of his trading technology so as to be both easily comprehensible to newer Gann students and highly informative to the most seasoned Gann analysts, providing new insights that most will have never seen. It provides both practical and actionable trading signals and a valuable structural perspective to any market on any time frame.
With 300 pages of detailed text, over 150 charts and diagrams, and 190 pages of the rarest Gann's supplementary material, we consider this 500 page treatise to be THE TEXTBOOK on Gann's geometrical techniques that no serious Gann analyst can afford to be without!
For 15 years, Daniel T. Ferrera has established himself as one of the leading experts and educators in the field of Gann Analysis. His particular talent lies in his ability to uncover and reverse engineer abstract and complicated analytical techniques and make them clear and easily applied for any analyst or trader. And yet, after these many years of ongoing study of Gann's tools and techniques, he continues to make new discoveries and to develop a deeper and more profound insight into Gann's technical applications. One thing he has discovered from his frequent readings of Gann's books and course materials is that Gann scattered pertinent information under a variety of seemingly unrelated topics and trading tools, or veiled critical pieces of information such that his techniques only become comprehensible and cohesive when these clues are collected and assimilated into their intended integrated methodologies.
For example, in Gann's private courses, Master Course for Stocks and Master Course for Commodities, both versions printed after 1940, he explains that "the basis of his forecasting method" is essentially mathematics and geometry stating:
"The basic principles are easy to learn and understand. No matter whether you use geometry, trigonometry, or calculus, you use the simple rules of arithmetic. You do only two things: You increase or decrease... The market moves only two ways, up and down. There are three dimensions which we know how to prove - width, length and height. We use three figures in geometry - the circle, the square, and the triangle. We get the square and triangle points of a circle to determine points of time, price and space resistance. We use the circle of 360 degrees to measure Time and Price."
But what does Gann really mean by such obscure utterances? And how exactly is one to apply these mathematical tools in modern markets? Gann's core course, which formed the backbone of all of these private courses, called The Basis of My Forecasting Method, provides his primary teachings on how to use geometrical angles in the markets, and these techniques are some of the best known and most applied of all of his ideas. But beyond these simple angular techniques that are played with (usually incorrectly) by all Gann explorers, there is a far deeper set of tools and relationships that a proper understanding of them leads to, revealing some of Gann's most secret and powerful technologies. A few such never before explained insights will be revealed in this course, providing a new inspiration and revelation of a further toolbox of techniques that have eluded even the most advanced Gann analysts for decades.
The Private Teachings Lead to Integrated Techniques
Most Gann students are aware that Gann left out critical elements and explanations from many of his foundational courses that when thoroughly understood provide refined adjustments and alternative variables. He only really explained these points to his private students, leaving public students to guess or try to figure out themselves the subtler and vague details of his techniques. A deep understanding of these subtle details not only provides a more accurate tool set for geometrically defining a market, but also is the key to tying together disparate techniques into a sequential series of tools based upon a common frame of reference. That core reference lies in the structure of the true 1x1 angle, something often misunderstood and miscalculated even by relatively advanced Gann analysts.
Gann left these deeper principles unclear and vague, and never explained or provided detailed examples of his variables without the signing of a non-disclosure agreement, as is shown by a quote from one of Gann's 1954 letters to a student, which stated: "Remember, you have signed an agreement not to reveal these rules and instructions to anyone!" Details explained in Gann's private instruction were foundational in unveiling a series of secret, advanced techniques that are cryptically referred to in Gann's courses, but which have never been openly explained in any modern literature or in any of Gann's public courses. One example of such a cryptic reference that many Gann students have wondered about is the tantalizing comment:
"We use the square of odd and even numbers to get not only the proof of market movements, but the cause."
Many have sought for an explanation of this 'square of odd and even numbers', but only fruitlessly, for it takes a deep and penetrating insight into a network of Gann principles to uncover these deeper, secret tools so critical in unifying Gann's geometrical principles into a more unified vision of market structure.
A further hurdle in deciphering the full context of Gann's tools and techniques is that he often scattered bits and pieces of explanation of a particular technique across disconnected books and courses. One piece may be found only in a rare stock course, while another section is found only in a particular commodity course, and yet another clue may be placed in an appendix to one of his books, or demonstrated graphically on a particular chart in a disconnected place. Yet all of these pieces may be required to be used together for a proper application of that particular tool. Further clues critical to unraveling the deeper puzzle of Gann are only to be found in correspondences with his private students, or rare communications with his peers.
In a recent review of the complete body of Gann's work, done while developing the contents of this course, one such private student letter which Ferrera had possessed for many years, and even published in his 2001 course, The Mysteries of Gann Analysis Unveiled!, inspired a new train of thought, leading to a significan breakthrough that allowed a number of before unrelated Gann puzzle pieces to be put back together. Following is a list of some of these key ideas explained in this course, many of which have never before been presented in any of the literature of which we are aware:
How to square price and time, as well as square the natural whole numbers (odd and even), along with their midpoints.
How following Gann's clue in his Egg course regarding angles relationship with money leads to the setting of prices scales based upon "The Basis of Money".
What prices scales to use beyond the commonly known 1x1 angle values presented in Gann's general public courses, and how to properly calculate them.
Once the proper scale is set, how to use the 1x1 angle to square or balance price with time.
How the natural squares (even & odd) sub-cycle would not be possible without understanding the Spiral chart (Square of 9).... expressing the square root as an "inner square" time period.
How to assimilate all of these elements together as a sequential methodology once the "basis of Gann's forecasting method" has been worked out based on properly scaling the 45 degree angle.
How Gann's price squaring techniques and master charts are NOT completely separate and independent methods, but are tied together through the geometric angle.
How the geometric angles can be connected to all the price time squaring techniques.
How the inner square root sub cycle and natural squares of numbers reveals unique market turning points.
Illustrating the true meaning of one of Gann's most obscure statements: "We use the square of odd and even numbers to get not only the proof of market movements, but the cause."
For the first time ever, the revelation and demonstration of these natural number squares and midpoints that Gann discussed but never gave a single example or even a decent clue.
Though most of these concepts were publicly referred by Gann in various places, still no one has synthesized this information into the new insights and techniques that Ferrera presents in this course. That is because only those who have studied every piece of Gann's work and gone over it again and again, sorting, organizing, studying, and applying these techniques, ever have a real chance of discovering the proper, integrated use of these valuable tools.
Ferrera is one of the few people who has dedicated this level of study and research to Gann's work, and through his ongoing application of these tools for two decades in his courses and yearly Outlook forecasts, Ferrera clarified and refined them to a level of highly practical use that every Gann analyst will be able to benefit from.
Trading Philosophy & Practice
Another issue which serves to confuse Gann students is the true nature of Gann's actual trading philosophy and practice. There is a confliction or paradox regarding Gann's trading approach which falls into three categories of possibility:
1.Gann was a very active swing trader and attempted to time and trade the majority of significant price fluctuations in each direction. (a more advanced version of Gann's swing trading system is presented in Ferrera's course, The Keys to Successful Speculation, and Timothy Walker's course How to Trade Like W. D. Gann gives a thorough analysis of Gann's swing following system over a period of 15 years.)
2. Gann primarily traded long term trends and utilized swing charting methods to add to his positions when the market reacted against the main trend. He said: "you will always make the most money following the main trend and playing the long swing. You can never make money jumping in and out of the market. The big money is always made by following the main trend." (This is what I call, "The Path of Least Resistance")
3.In what appears to some to be a contrast, Gann also presents this seeming contradiction:"the greatest opportunities for profits occur at the end of the great time cycles when advances or declines are very rapid and large profits can be made in a short period of time. and "When you are trading against the trend, wait until one of your rules gives you a definite indication of a buying or selling point at a bottom or top, where you can place close stop loss orders and never risk more than one-tenth of your capital on any one trade. Following the rules is what makes money."
With all of these seeming contradictions in approach advocated by Gann at different times and places, it is no surprise that people are confused about how and when to apply Gann's. On one hand he mostly says to trade WITH the main trend, but then says that the GREATEST opportunities for profits occur at the END of the great time cycles where you will find strong advances or declines, while with other techniques he seems to be clearly trading the shorter term swings within the market. This is why it is important to understand ALL of his rules and know when to apply what technique for what purpose.
Ferrera's course The Keys to Successful Speculation focuses on circumstance (1) and gives a thorough set of rules for account management, risk management, and advanced swing trading, while this course will illustrate how to use his mathematical rules to take advantage of strategies (2) and (3) mentioned above, where he clearly states you will always make the MOST money, and find the GREATEST opportunities for profits! And yet, these same mathematical and geometrical rules will also provide the critical foundation for any form of swing trading, as the mathematics underlying the markets are the key to understanding any form of market movement.
This new course, Ferrera's longest yet, includes 300 pages of detailed text and over 150 charts and diagrams, and will clarify how all of these tools work, pulling together these scattered pieces included in the 190 pages of supplement material, and reintegrating the private instructions that were never provided in any of the publicly available courses. He demonstrates how to practically apply each tool to identify valuable Trade Setups and powerful trading signals, which work as they were intended to work on any market and time frame a trader requires.
We consider this course to be THE TEXTBOOK of Gann Analysis, providing the most thorough and detailed presentation of W.D. Gann's complex mathematical and geometrical techniques available. It is totally accessible to new Gann students, while at the same time providing fresh insights, deeper layers of understanding, and unknown or misunderstood applications which will be of value to even the most seasoned Gann analyst and trader. It will provide a critical foundation for anyone seeking to master the most advanced of Gann's technical analysis tools, and will save students years that would be lost in trying to understand this material on their own.
Table of Contents
Understanding the Essence of Gann's Market Philosophy
Important Clues from W.D. Gann
Base 10 Method
Squaring or Balancing Price Charts
Base 10 Fractal System
Base 10 Summarized
Visual Balancing Method
Squaring Price with Time
Three Ways to Square Time and Price
The Most Important Angle, Diagonal
Second Most Important Angle, Horizontal
Third Most Important Angle, Vertical
Sections of Bull and Bear Markets
Simple Time Periods
Balancing Time With Equal Time
Summary of Simple Time Periods
Short Term Time Projections
Fibonacci and Natural Squares
Formations & Form Reading
The Average or 50% Halfway Point
Moving Average Trend Indicator
The Law of Vibration
Price Changes Are Vibrations
Let the Market Tell Its Own Story
Support and Resistance Levels
The Spiral Charts - Paraphrasing Gann
The Even & Odd Squares Calculators
Time Counts & Quick Calculations of Angles
The Square of Odd & Even Numbers
Fibonacci Price Projection
Proportional Price Projection Method
Projection Process Applied
Keys To Successful Speculation
The Nine Mathematical Points For Price Culminations
Appendices & Key Gann Courses for Reference
I. Important Letters
II. The Ticker & Investment Digest
III. The Basis of My Forecasting Method for Stocks
IV. The Basis of My Forecasting Method for Grains
V. Master Calculator for Weekly Time Periods to Determine the Trend of Stocks & Commodities
VI. Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions
VII. Master Mathematical Price Time & Trend Calculator
VIII. Form Reading & Rules for Determining Trend of Stocks
IX. Mechanical Method & Trend Indicator for Grains
The most comprehensive elaboration of W.D. Gann's most powerful technical trading tools.
It presents all of Gann's foundational mathematical and geometrical techniques expressed in his master calculators, angles, trend channels, squaring processes, pattern formations, spiral charts and much more, leading to the clear identification of profitable Trade Setups, important trend indications, and critical price/time culminations.
With 300 pages of detailed text, over 150 charts and diagrams, and 190 pages of the rarest Gann's supplementary material, we consider this 500 page treatise to be THE TEXTBOOK on Gann's geometrical techniques that no serious Gann analyst can afford to be without.
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.