A quick insight into general conditions of the market can be had by synthesizing combinations of data as simple indicators giving an overview.
Such indicators are often based on diverse data, from astrological signals, like Scott's Astronomical Market Barometer or Bradley’s Siderograph, to whether a specific market is overbought or oversold.
Polarity Factor System
The Polarity Factor System, An Integrated Forecasting & Trading Strategy Inspired by W. D. Gann's Master Time Factor, by Daniele Prandelli conveys the strategy and tools that Prandelli uses to generate a consistent 10% a month trading. A proven system with Advanced Risk Management Rules & time turning points based on Gann's cycle theory.
Swing Trading works with short to intermediate term swings, usually with time periods from a few days to weeks, following a general changing trend and trading in each direction.
Most systems consider position reversal, and try to trade short and long as the market changes direction.
Gann taught swing trading first, with its relatively easy methodology.
A masterpiece on the Golden Rule according to principles of Tantrism, Taoism, Kabala, and Pythagoreanism serving to fulfill the Laws of Universal Harmony and aiding accomplishment of the Great Work. It develops a system of correspondences in symbolic, geometric, mathematical and astronomical systems of architecture of the ancient world.
Hans Kayser was a leading 20th century scientist who made a deep mathematical, geometric and philosophical study of the Science of Harmonics.
Available from our Translation Society, his books explore the deepest principles of Pythagorean Harmony and Order, giving critical insights into Gann Theory and The Law of Vibration.
Magick in the Western Esoteric tradition represents a Western equivalent to the internal training systems that are found in Eastern traditions, but is focused on the development of human powers and abilities.
These include mastery of physical, emotional and mental bodies, control over the elements and development of psychic perception and influence.
Kayser, the greatest scholar of harmonic science, was far ahead of his time, penetrating the depths of ancient esoteric Pythagorean Tradition to present a universal Law of Vibration.
His "Textbook of Harmonics" provides the most valuable insight into Gann’s Law of Vibration of any resource.
We have so far translated four of his works into English.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of his writings, going into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann's Collected Writings includes supplementary rare source materials, and is the most reliable compliation of Gann's unadulterated vital work.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gann’s system of trading and market order.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumring’s work.
The Clairvoyant’s Window An Review by Gordon Roberts
A book by Eric Penicka
The Clairvoyant’s Window by Eric Penicka ( $3,600.00 )
I was fortunate to be approached with an unusual question. It was, “Would you be interested in editing a book about winning bets at the horse races?” As a humble student of W.D. Gann, my mind immediately spiraled back to past readings. I recalled that Mr. Gann was reputed to have done extremely well with races and lotteries. So, I was extremely interested, but I had a problem…
I explained to the publisher that I have neither attended nor bet on a horse race. I had seen the Kentucky Derby with Howard Cosell on TV and that just looked like rich snobs exchanging mutual ass-kisses while horses ran races and everyone got drunk. Despite my well-established ability to get drunk, I didn’t think I was qualified as a reviewer given the other subject matter. The publisher responded that he’d actually like the viewpoint of an “uninitiated” person, so I began exploring a new education of sorts.
Before I accepted the project, I asked a friend that had talked about races in the past what he thought of Pari-Mutuel race betting. He was an IBM systems programmer and logistician from the 60s and 70s. He excitedly told me that he was confident that he could make a living at the race track but his religious wife of the last 30 years didn’t allow him to bet. Of course, as a friend, I gave him the requisite hell about him being his wife’s bitch. We giggled that all us married guys were! Then, he told me that he took lots of money home from the races in the past. He continued on and on about how he loved betting at the tracks. There was a real sparkle in his eye. That “independent review” of racing sold me on this edit project.
Now, “The Clairvoyant’s Window” and my friend have expanded my horizons a bit. I know that there’s more to the horse races than wealthy snobs and mint julips. Guys like me can get drunk and bet on the races too! I’ve still not attended a race or placed a bet, but I’ve seen enough to know that the odds approximate 100% that I will be placing a horse racing bet in my future. I’ll deviate from the traditional script as I’ll probably play on-line and I’ll have a stiffer drink than whatever the hell a “julip” is. 😊
Now that I’ve finished my edit of the book, the publisher asked me to condense the concepts into “layman terms” for a review. He is guessing that the average Gann researcher is like I was and might not know much about the races. Accordingly, I’ll attempt to provide a high-level description of the package and its general theory…
To over-simplify things… where each commodity contract has a winner and a loser for a zero-sum game (commissions are an added cost), and a casino gambler is generally betting against odds where the house has an inherent advantage, the pari-mutuel betting system is different. It has all bettors contributing to a pool of funds. Everyone betting in the pool agrees to payouts that come after the house takes its cut from the pool (to cover track costs and a reasonable profit). In that light, the house builds its “win” into the equation by taking a cut of the pool instead of playing an inherent odds advantage or charging a commission. While the house’s “take” is usually a pretty good portion of the total pool of funds, everyone in the pool is happy with the arrangement and still wants to play. They all hope to win more money than they bet and go home richer after a fun day at the races.
As everyone places their bets, the house/track tabulates everything. Computers do that work today, but it was a mechanical “totalisator” back in the 1920s when Mr. Gann might have loved the races. As the bets are “totalized”, the more of the total that is bet on a horse, the lower the payout will be if that horse is a winner. In that way, the combined bets set the odds for each horse. You can watch the odds change and develop on the “tote board” as the julip-swilling race enthusiasts bet.
Again, the pay-out is slanted such that the winners with the lowest “foreseen odds” of winning will get the greatest rewards from the pool. Every bet is not created equal! Within this design for a betting system, you literally don’t want to bet like everyone else.
This makes the betting take on a dimension of a thinking man’s game or “puzzle”. If you don’t like the odds and your setup for the horses in the race, you don’t have to bet. You can sit out that race and get another strong julip-replacement for the next race. I love this aspect of the “sport”… My success will be governed by how well I out-perform my fellow humans while they try to out-perform me. It’s mental jujitsu… and maybe even while getting drunk. What a world we live in!
Given the way the combined-human bets dictate the resulting mathematical odds, the people that win the most races won’t necessarily win the most money. You can’t just bet the obvious winners. If you bet on a horse that wins $0.75 for the $1 you bet, you lost money for a “winning” bet. If you enjoy that kind of experience, you might as well turn your investing prowess loose on negative-interest rate government bonds for a tantalizing long-term holding.
Mr. Penicka explains that you need to pick the more elusive and “less-likely” winners for your betting strategies. That’s where his analytical tools come into the equation. He is hunting cases where the population of human bettors think his horse is “less likely” while his studies think his odds are much better. Therein is the advantage in Mr. Penicka’s world… He studies the races through “The Clairvoyant’s Window”. In the book, he documents many races over the past few years to show you how the concepts work and unexpected winners could actually be expected. It’s not a flowery presentation, it’s about presenting the evidence.
There could a large number of races and Mr. Penicka may just be excited about a subset of them. He can do much of the prep-work in advance.
Then, his decision to bet is made just before race-time given that the odds and possibly the horses themselves can be changing until… “THEY’RE OFF!”
There has to be a bit of excitement and adrenaline in that environment as you take on risk against everyone else taking on risk… with hopes of bettering their thought process. Don’t you just love hope and greed?
Then, unlike trading, with the horse race you will almost always know the outcome in a few short minutes! Then, you repeat the process for the next races.
For more specifics about the book, Mr. Penicka tells the readers up front that he’s not here to teach you all about horse racing and betting. He’s not going to teach you a lot of the basics. Similarly, he won’t tell you about tax implications in your jurisdiction or that race winnings aren’t taxable in some countries either. As a newbie, that bothered me at first. I wanted a lot of hand-holding but that was unreasonable of me. It’s the same with trading. This level of book simply can’t teach me everything about such a topic in 750+ pages… so Mr. Penicka doesn’t pretend to try.
Instead, he provides enough references, tools, and resources that I can set out on this quest with a pretty clear direction. I’ve found that the internet has plentiful resources to learn more too. I had no idea how popular horse/dog racing is in different parts of the world. With COVID19, maybe this becomes a great long-distance internet betting hobby. Maybe I have a timely new way to enjoy some internet time from the house. But… back to the book…
Instead of a bunch of details about the basics, Mr. Penicka explains his theory and provides many pages showing his techniques against a history of actual races. In my case, not much time has passed since he wrote the book, so he essentially provided a lot of back-testing proofs of concept up to my present time. Mr. Penicka is wise enough to know that he can’t just prove this will work for you or me. However, I believe he has established that the strategies have worked to build wonderful betting advantages many times in the past. Proving my ability to duplicate his success will be up to me.
All said, I’m thinking it isn’t every human that will love this kind of book, but most humans that trade probably can. Using myself as an example, I believe I can look at some odds and make a decision relatively quickly based upon pre-studied input… and place a bet! It’s much like trading. I can probably do that a few times in a racing day between drinks too. Maybe there’s even a rich and snobby drunk bastard hiding inside me. Hell… I’ll probably even try one of those mint julips!
Another thing I should mention is that I was initially confused with new terminology that comes with esoteric concepts like Vedic Astrology. I can’t even pronounce some of it. However, Mr. Penicka provided some Excel tools to help do much of the more “difficult calculations”. To me, that is a key or I’d probably be lost. I don’t think I necessarily have to know a lot of the astrology or esoteric theory he exposes me to because the Excel tools should help provide that wisdom via formulas and data.
At the same time, if these concepts are working as the many examples suggest, my inner nature will have to study the theory and not just let Excel allow me to remain ignorant! At its heart, I’d argue that the studies are essentially looking at different forms of vibrations. And… for me, a wonderful side-benefit of this all is that now I have an ephemeris capability within my spreadsheets that I previously didn’t have.
The irony of it all is that I’d prefer there be no sales of this book! I have zero financial stake in sales and I don’t want to split any future betting pools with any of you! That is one of the reasons Mr. Penicka initially didn’t want to share his data and spreadsheets. He wanted you to have to work at it before you could compete with him. However, we talked him into sharing that intellectual property too as an essential piece of the package.
That is also a reason that I personally wouldn’t be surprised if this book will be removed from the market if Mr. Penicka sees a noticeable impact to his betting wins. If too many people play his strategies, that can impact his payouts, right? After chatting with him, I know that the book is more to document stuff for his family than to make sales in the first place. So… the “Window” of opportunity to learn these strategies may be limited. This book is expensive in part because there are legitimate reasons to not want to sell very many copies! That’s an unusual situation for a book.
In summary, I’m glad I did this edit project and I believe I come away from the effort better for it. I’ll never know what was in Mr. Gann’s head, but I know he spent time studying things like the Vedic wisdom and I know he played the races and lotteries. Maybe Mr. Penicka is revealing some of that tradition. In my opinion, his book provides evidence that I probably needed to open my mind. Now…I just have to go prove the concepts in real-time for myself…
A handbook of astrological techniques which can be applied to multiple entry horse racing contests. The book focuses on thoroughbred horse racing, but the concepts can also be applied to harness racing, greyhound racing, Jai Alai, etc.
The Path of Least Resistance, The Underlying Wisdom & Philosophy of W. D. Gann Elegantly Encoded in the Master Charts, by Daniel T. Ferrera.
A detailed comprehensive elaboration of W.D. Gann's most powerful trading tools. Gann's core mathematical and important geometrical techniques in his master calculators, angles and spiral charts.
Gold Secrets Revealed
L. David Linsky's new book "The Key to Speculation in the Gold Market" reveals a method to accurately predict when Gold will make its tops and bottoms. Gold Market projections since 1974 have an accuracy of 90-99%, and insight into previously unknown cycles will allow any trader to capture Gold's primary swings for the rest of their life.
Gann Reading List
In the 1940’s Gann published a 2-page list of about 90 Books that he stocked and sold to his students, known as "W. D. Gann’s Recommended Reading List".
Each book contains some component of Gann’s system of knowledge essential for piecing together his system.
Any one book may have one simple idea critical to Gann's perspective.
Modern astronomy is a pale derivative of the true "logic of the cosmos", Astrology, the science of all-pervasive relationships between cosmos and man.
Early proponents of "astronomy" were ALL students of the Astrological arts, from Ptolemy, to Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Tyco Brahe, and Newton.
Glass Bead Game
This derives from a book by Hermann Hesse, representing an underlying symbolic cosmology that is the basis of all science, philosophy, spirituality and thought.
Hesse imagines a game created using universal symbols to represent flows of thought or information.
This is a metaphor for systems of esoteric symbolism underlying all knowledge.
Metaphysics We have completed several translations of important books on metaphysics.
These include 4 works on universal harmonics by Hans Kayser, as well as "The Archeometer, a Key to All Science", "The Natural Architecture, the essence of Hermetic and Pythagorean science" and Eberhard Wortmann’s "Law of the Cosmos".
In Ancient times, art was more than a form of entertainment or decoration, being a means of preserving various forms and levels of knowledge, including scientific principles.
A core element is called "The Canon", whereby through ratio, proportion, shape and symbolism, an entire system of universal knowledge can be encoded and preserved.
Andy Pancholi of Cycles Analysis is a long time research partner, who produces cycle indications for ICE Reports and a monthly market forecasting newsletter, The Market Timing Report, which provides an ongoing monthly evaluation and forecast of the S&P 500, the Dollar, and Euro$, Crude Oil and Gold, highlighting turning points and important trade setups!