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 Spirals Of Growth & DecayExposing the Underlying Structure of the Financial Markets
By Daniel T. Ferrera
Utilizing concepts from nonlinear mathematics to mechanically describe the structure of price waves in financial market data, linking the ideas of shock, balance, instability, static and dynamic form in all trading markets.
A limited edition re-release of Ferrera’s most important work!
The Spirals of Growth and Decay by Daniel T. Ferrera ( $10,000.00 )
Longer term customers of Daniel T. Ferrera may be aware of his most important work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, which was initially released in a limited edition of only 50 copies back in 2005. Clients who have come along since then may not be aware of this work, which Dan considers to be the summation of his life’s research, and the basis for all of the other research and forecasting that he does. Though he mentions cycles, Mass Pressure and other techniques he uses in his Outlooks, really the very core insight that determines all of his big picture projections and forecasts are based upon the principles contained in Spirals.
Ferrera always wanted to keep Spirals within a very small and exclusive group, hence the limited edition of 50 copies put out in 2005 which sold out. In 2010, he finally agreed to do a second limited edition of 50 copies, but we did not list this publicly, so still have about half that run remaining, so if you are interested in this most important of Ferrera’s work, we encourage you to act soon before this edition sells out.
The content within The Spirals of Growth and Decay represents the core research and life work that Ferrera spent 12 years developing before he began researching Gann Analysis, and is the base which has led to all of his other insights and understanding of the markets.
An Excerpt from the Preface
When Dan and I first met back in 1998 after both writing articles in the same issues of Traders World magazine, we became immediate friends and began an information exchange, which led to Dan privately sharing his personal research material with me and eventually two of my close personal friends. The original version that I received was simply a hand written copy of notes and theory comprising just 30 pages (anyone who knows Dan, knows that he does not waste words) along with several examples of actual charts from various markets (corn, wheat, soybeans, coffee, copper, natural gas, gold, lean hogs, Dow Jones, S&P500, NASDAQ, lumber, live cattle, and some currencies). In those 30 pages we all found what proved to be the single most fundamental and important market insight that I have ever seen, and this statement remains true to this very day.
In the years following this initial information exchange, as I shared with Dan the various works published by ICE, like those of Gann, Bayer, Baumring, and countless dozens of other essential books, I was continually amazed at Dan’s uncanny ability to immediately grasp what everyone considered to be some of the most complex and confusing material in the world. Yet for some strange reason, Dan was continuously able to immediately penetrate these cryptic texts and to synthesize their knowledge into comprehensible teachings and techniques.
Most of you do not realize, that before this point in time, Dan had never studied Gann nor any of the numerous other esoteric market masters many of us have studied. Dan’s work, prior to this exposure, centered completely around what he then called his Wave Mechanics, the theory that is elaborated and completely described in this book, Spirals of Growth & Decay. It was due to the 10+ years of hard, deep, individual research that had led him to his unique discovery of Wave Mechanics theory, that in my opinion, provided the basis for this uncanny ability to understand other teachings in an extraordinarily brief period of time, while others before him failed after years and years of vigorous effort.
Most people are quite surprised to learn that within just 6-9 months of his very first reading of Gann, Dan wrote his course, The Mysteries of Gann Analysis Unveiled!, which at that time also included the material which was later elaborated into The Gann Pyramid, Square of Nine Essentials. This course still stands as the most intelligent and penetrating interpretations of Gann’s principles, so you can imagine my complete amazement when it came out of someone who had done barely more than six months of Gann research.
As you begin reading this Spirals, you will quickly understand why Dan was able to accomplish a feat that almost no Gann researcher had accomplished before him, and in a period of time that it would take most people to simply read through Gann’s courses. His personal research into his Wave Mechanics provided him with the foundational basis to digest and comprehend these most technical ideas in a very brief time. I’ve been further surprised with each of Dan’s new intellectual explorations, like his creation of a cyclic model of the Dow in Wheels Within Wheels.
This book unravels the structural order behind the financial markets in its most pristine and exquisite beauty and a simplicity that no one would believe until they see it over and over again. When finished with this text, I can assure you will never again look at the markets in the same way. Instead you will have a technical, structural vision of the simply elegant ordering sequence and code of all financial markets, and the first thing you will do is start counting.
Ferrera calls his wave mechanics “cycles of price.” The easiest way to describe it is by looking at it from an Elliot wave standpoint, as that is what it is most similar. It’s about understanding the underlying price wave structure behind the markets, and what kind of sequencing and ordering causes such structure. Ferrera’s Spirals takes the Elliot idea 10 steps further, defining wave values, giving consistent counts without random extensions, providing an analysis that would be consistent across all Spirals users, unlike Elliot wave theory, where each analyst has a different opinion as to the counts. Ferrera goes through 100 years of Dow history breaking down this ordering process and showing it as an underlying type of morphogenetic field or vibrational structure behind market structure.
There is not a timing element to it, but it integrates beautifully with other timing projection systems and cyclical models providing a price scaffolding behind the market. It’s like having a road map, so that you know where you are in the fractal structures and where the growth MUST be going, defining with high probability the next phase of the market. It is truly a profound insight! It’s not a system, because it is not giving direct timing signals or triggers per say, which is why it works so well with things like Ferrera’s Keys to Successful Speculation, or with price/time grids like those presented in Penicka’s Gann Science.
Personally, I consider this to be the single most powerful and important insight into the markets that I have ever seen. It is not like Gann analysis, or complex cycle models and such, where you need much study, software to calculate and a deep understanding to make use of the tool. The Spirals counts are so simple they can all be done by hand with no software, no study, and no learning curve.
Spirals’ greatest application where it really shines beyond anything else, comes in major market transitions, like the 2001 top and drop, the 2007 top and drop, the 2009 bottom and turn, and the current 2019 top, which Ferrera’s Spirals called as a Bear Market in early December 2018, before the huge drop. I have never seen anything that so quickly and definitively tells when a major market has changed direction. As such, it allows Spirals clients to enter major markets at extreme high and low points to capture huge moves.
W. Bradstreet Stewart, Director, ICE
Table of Contents
Dedication & Risk Discloser - Page 1
Introduction - Pages 2-4
The Basis of My Forecasting Method, W.D. Gann - Pages 5-6
Energy - Page 6
Electromagnetic or Radian Energy Waves - Pages 7-8
Combining Cycles of Price with Cycles of Time - Pages 101-104
Sideways Corrections - Pages 105-108
Linking Spirals to Reveal Additional Fractals - Pages 109-114
Trying to Pinpoint the Dow’s Super Structure - Pages 115-119
Why the 3rd & 7th Waves of a Move Tend to Be Strong - Pages 120-124
The Analytic Power of Linking Spirals Revealed - Pages 124-132
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - Pages 132-133
Perspective Issues Easily Handled by Limit Cycles - Pages 134-135
Hint’s For Finding a Market’s Rate of Vibration - Pages 135-136
Notation Used for Tracking and Charting Spirals - Pages 136-137
Basic Patterns to Look For in the Markets - Page 137
Complex Sideways Corrections - Page 138
Lost Motion Patterns on Corrective Waves - Page 139
How Our Limit Cycle Easily Handles These Visual Issues - Page 140
Final Example Addressing the Wave-Patterns Just Described - Pages 141-143
Summary and Conclusion of Material - Page 143
Bonus Ideas for Further Research - Pages 144-158
Summary of Wave Values Presented In Text - Page 159
Suggested Further Reading - Page 160
Instructions for the 5&9II TradeStation Indicator - Pages 161-168
I think the best book I have read, bar none, on wave theory was written by Dan Ferrera, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, which takes a variation of Elliott wave theory further than anyone else ever has, so that we, as traders, can understand it better.
Trader’s World Interview Fall 2009
Let me share with you my thoughts on Dan's Spirals two weeks after I first read it. I hope this might help those of you considering the purchase with making the right decision.
The first time I read the Spirals, I couldn't sleep the whole night: the first half of it I was just too much engaged in reading to close the book before seeing the last page, and the second half of the night I couldn't sleep as I realized the magnitude of what was revealed to me, and the market and broad philosophical consequences of the paradigm presented in Spirals. I do not hesitate to say that what Dan put into Spirals is of the same caliber to Market Science as Newton's Laws of Motion were to physics, or Copernicus "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" was to the way of understanding the motion of planets.
This is it, nothing less: a beautifully pristine paradigm that has the power of an atomic bomb.
Let me share with you a quotation from the book by E. Derman ("My Life as a Quant") as it perfectly well describes what Dan did for the Market Science: "We cannot simply look at the world around us and deduce Newton's Laws or Maxwell's equations. Data on its own does not speak. These equations were triumphs of the mind, abstracted from the world in some miraculous confluence of hard thinking and deep intuition.
Their success confirmed that pure thought and beautiful mathematics have the power to discover the most profound laws of the universe".
The material in Spirals is indeed one of the most profound (and at the same time pristinely simple) laws explaining the behavior of ALL markets. If Dan ever decided to go public with this discovery, he'd easily become the most famous technical analyst EVER, easily making all the other KNOWN technical analysts and market 'gurus' look like children in the comparison.
Now, many of you must be asking themselves the same question I asked myself: if this is really so powerful (the only adequate comparison is that of an atomic power plant - it has enough power to feed you with 'electricity' for longer than you and your children walk on this Earth, you just need to make sure that an atomic power in your hands does not transform into an atomic bomb, due to your misuse of the power you received) why should anyone ever reveal this??
Well, the answer is in the book (at the very end) so you can learn it if/when you get it, but let me just say that it seems to be somehow related with Gann's story. Those of you interested in Gann know that at the beginning of his trading career he said he’d not reveal his trading method at ‘any price’. As we know, later on he changed his mind and released some of the ‘secrets’ – but it’s more proper to say he just showed directions and left some examples, leaving all the work to be done by those seeking knowledge. I don’t remember the exact quotation, but he it was something like ‘one should not hide the light he received from his brothers’ (a very loose quotation). It’s not exactly the same with Dan, but it is also more of spiritual rather than material nature. In this context the price should be seen rather as a way of emphasizing that the material stands much above what you saw elsewhere, and – to some extent – as a way of directing the material to those willing to do some sacrifice (i.e. pay an amount that is significant). The other difference between Gann and Dan stuff is that Dan writes in a very open manner, straight to the point, not leaving too much room for interpretation of what he meant (but leaving a lot of hints as to directions of possible further research!).
In fact, this material is worth not only its weight in gold, not only Dan’s weight in gold, but the weight of all his family (from medieval times) and all their belongings IN GOLD!!!.
After reading the Spirals I had to admit that the handful of people Dan showed his discovery earlier (less than 5 people) had been right that this should never be revealed, at any price. I am extremely happy to be in the group of those that saw the material, and I feel compelled to give you my unbiased (well, this is still a personal opinion, so by definition it is not totally unbiased) opinion on it.
As to Spirals, my initial reactions are: 1) WOW!!! 2) VERY, VERY ORIGINAL work, 3) not what I was expecting, very different (though I'm not sure what I was expecting), but Dan has never said word "1", that I remember, about Elliott (Thank God Dan didn't study Elliott until AFTER he discovered Spirals or he never would have figured out Spirals), 4) in a word: Stunning information.
JG, Rochester Hills, MI
It's now some time since I received my copy of 'Spirals'. Having worked through the material and begun to digest all the information, I start to realize what a treasure I have in my hands. Certainly every word from your preface stands true! In order to express my admiration for Dan's great discovery I just would like to quote Albert Szent-Gyorgyi:
“Discovery consists of what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
What a great discoverer Dan is! Brad, I would like to thank Dan and you from the bottom of my heart for sharing and publishing this great discovery and very stimulating insights. In the past, I dealt strongly with my belief systems and was more than surprised to find this in the foreword on a book on the financial markets.
All the best,
I think that's one of the key things about Spiral’s that you start observing and letting the market show you its form, rather than trying to fit into certain parameters that we think it should conform to. Absorbing this and taking the time to let it sink in allows one to consider what other things the market will tell us if we simply observe. Under those circumstances, what seems complex is indeed elegantly simple. I am also excited because Spiral's is potentially the missing link to a phenomenon I found a couple years ago but have not fully explored of repeating 3 wave patterns, where the time of each wave is nearly identical. I have not been able to figure out the pattern in which the patterns repeat themselves, but I am hopeful Spiral's may help in this. Interesting stuff. I have read and re-read the book a few times, and mostly just gone over the ideas and concepts in my head. This has allowed me to really ponder and understand the concepts and what the strengths and weaknesses may be of this analysis, before even trying to apply it to a chart. Anyway, thanks again to you and Dan for making this available.
P.S. I am thoroughly enjoying the thought processes that have opened up as a result of Dan's "Spirals..." material. I haven't been this inspired in years.
Without a doubt this course is Daniel T. Ferrera's most unique and important published offering to the world of Market Forecasting and Analysis. Originally limited to only 50 copies, and 12 years in the making; The Spirals of Growth and Decay is what Dan considers to be the summation of his life's research, and the basis for all of the forecasting work that he does.
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.