There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gannís 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 Gannís 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 Gannís 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 Gannís theories. For those seeking a solid, Masterís Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferreraís works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gannís work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gannís work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gannís Square of 9, Gannís Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gannís swing trading system, another on the details of Gannís 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 Masterís degree in Gann and technical analysis.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gannís private courses represent the most important of all of Gannís 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 Gannís 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 Gannís courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980ís 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 couldnít be further from the truth! Each of Gannís ďcoursesĒ were actually small, ďsectionsĒ 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 1940ís and that he ďcalledĒ 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 Gannís death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950ís as ďnewĒ like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his ďMaster CoursesĒ, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jonesí from the 60ís until now. So these ďmasterĒ 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 Gannís 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 Baumringís 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 ďsupposedĒ collections of Gannís writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gannís unadulterated and most important work availableÖ
While W.D. Gannís own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcherís collection, most people will find Gannís 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 Gannís, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gannís techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gannís 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.
Mr. Gann’s 90-Year Cycle A Fall 2017 Trader’s World Magazine Article
by Gordon Roberts
I’m writing parts of this as a solar eclipse passes overhead. Kinda wild to go dark and hear the night critters come to life and shut back up. Whether you fancy looking to planetary objects for trading advice or not, I pretty firmly believe that Mr. Gann studied moon-related events like eclipses as events that had some sort of impact on the markets. Maybe eclipses mean nothing but they are a “Sol o Mon” type of thing that may hold some wisdom. But I’m not here to discuss eclipses. I’m here to talk about a potential trade setup.
In my book, Market Vibrations, I argued that we really don't have to catch many big long-term trades over the course of time for us to build a trading business. We just need to be patient and go about our lives while we wait for nice opportunities. Over the course of time, we should accumulate some wins and let the compounding nature of the business plan do its work.
It is my opinion that most people do not have the proper attitude about such a trading business and want to trade all the time. That’s cool too if they do it well. To each their own! I’m actually testing some short-term options trading strategies to pull money from the markets too.
However, I don’t think that is the way for most people to make money in the trading business. I think patience for big opportunities is generally a better way to go. If you want to trade more often, maybe you try a more “mechanical method” from Mr. Gann. There are even good arguments for combining the two approaches. I’ve opted to take the simpler road for my book so I’ll generally hunt the bigger opportunities and spend more time not trading.
Before we get started, let me proclaim that I am not making predictions here. I'm making observations. Using my observations, I try to have a business that takes reasonable risks and potentially reaps comparatively large rewards. And… by doing a lot of the things Mr. Gann tells me to do, my odds of success tend to increase. According to Mr. Gann, that is “How to Make Profits in Commodities”. After the fact, the past will hopefully become littered with observations that morphed into “prescient predictions”. Those “predictions” are not the goal of the business. They are a by-product of successful work. The real goal is to amass profits while taking reasonable risks and having sensible expectations.
All the standard disclaimers apply. This isn’t trading advice. You make your own trading decisions. Etc… Etc… Etc… These types of “plans” don’t all work out well, but some of them certainly do. Let’s do some analytical work…
It appears that Mr. Gann likes playing with the Grains and 90-year counts. Here are some of Mr. Gann’s words from his Commodities Course:
When we start from Sunrise or the Horizon and measure to Noon, we get an arc of 90 degrees, which is straight up and down starting from the bottom. 90 months or 90 years is a very important time period. The 90-Year Time Cycle is one of the very important ones because it is two times 45. This time period must always be watched at the end of long time periods.
1932 was 90 years from 1842. Study the Wheat prices around this time. 1850-1851 – add 90 years and we get 1940-41. Note low prices of Wheat around that time.
1855, June, high for Wheat 170. 90 years from this period gives 1945. Wheat reached high in June, selling at 170, some contracts at 168 and 169.
1850-51, extreme lows for Wheat. Add 45 years and we get 1895 when extreme low was reached. From 1895 we again add 45 years and get 1940.
From reading that, it seems pretty straight forward that 90 years and 45 years “must always be watched at the end of long time periods”. There also appear to be multiple potential cyclical starting points. That’s interesting.
Beyond that, my recollection is that Mr. Gann also shared the 90-year cycle for Soybeans but I don’t remember the quote’s source. I think I mentioned that briefly in Market Vibrations as well, so I’ve been waiting for this for several years already. Mr. Gann had mentioned the cycle in relation to a 1929 top and then a brutal bear into a final 1932 bottom. We see that 1932 reference above for Wheat as well. I’ll think about the 1929 cycle date more for this article.
Per the type of reasoning presented in my book, we should be alert if we see high prices in 2019. We are equally on alert for big grain lows in 2022. We happen to be living in the time-frame to see if Mr. Gann’s teachings matter this time! These could be one or more of those “once in a generation” kind of trades a fellow like Gordon wishes to target.
Given the stock market happenings of 1929, we have to be on alert for a major stock market high and crash for those markets in 2019 too. We’re not about gloom and doom here. I’m just trying to find a nice juicy trade (or two or three or more). We’ll stick to grains for this discussion.
You may be thinking that it’s 2017, Gordy! What good are 2019 or 2022 trade thoughts? Well, if we have potential for a big cyclical high, it stands to reason that there could be great bull trades long moving into such a high. We might find more than one big trading opportunity. Let’s ponder all of that with some additional research…
Past the 1929 top Mr. Gann used as his Bean example, the next instance 90 years back would have us looking look for a major high in 1839. Beans weren’t trading then. Instead of Beans, I’ll share a picture of one of Mr. Gann’s charts for Wheat below. It shows Mr. Gann marking a potential “cause” of this 90-year cycle back at the 1839 major high and crash. I'm not making this stuff up.
Mr. Gann’s own writing makes note of Saturn and Uranus. I might should look to see when this kind of Saturn/Uranus aspect hits for timing a top but I still have many months to do that if I wish. I’m sure there is plenty of planetary wonderment to be found but I usually avoid most of that for simpler things.
Here’s the picture of Mr. Gann’s Wheat Yearly chart for my 1839 reference. I purchased the chart for my library of goodies years ago from a nice guy named Cody at Lambert Gann Publishing. They provide access to uncommon resources for any student of Mr. Gann’s work. They call this the Huge Wheat Chart which goes back to 1500’s.
I mentioned that any big market top probably has a bull market move into it. It’s happened back in the 1830’s. If a big high is to potentially come in 2019, maybe we are getting into a window in time (2 years) where a bull has to start? Along with that thought, I know that the grain markets have recently been beaten down miserably and they approach interesting price levels after multi-year bear markets.
After nice trading opportunities from the all-time highs and more recently the 2016 lows, price has crashed back down near those lows. The scenario gets my attention. We’ll see that all-time-high and the 2016 low again in the discussion that follows.
If the 90-year cycle is important, divisions of the cycle should also be interesting to see if they have been chiming in the past. That might provide more confidence in these long-term thoughts. Further, Mr. Gann’s words quoted above pretty well instruct us to do this. If I look back from 2019, 45 years (half of 90), I see a multi-year bean high in October of 1974. That’s lovely.
If I look back 30 years (1/3 of 90) to 1989 we see a smaller but still tradable low made in October. Going back 15 years finds a multi-year high and crash from April 2004. Toward the end of 2004 beans had crashed from over $10 to $5 where a multi-year low was made late in the year. Overall, I remain very intrigued with Mr. Gann’s thoughts about this 90-year cycle. Everything is still looking pretty good.
Here and now it is August of 2017 and we are around the anniversary of that 2016 Bean low. From a “Form Reading” perspective, we could be in a third segment down in a big bear market. I show that “read” as swings that exceeded 25% on the way down.
Conversely, I can also count the “waves” as if the “the bottom” came in 2016. In that scenario, we had four “segments” down from the big high and could be in the “first segment” up or maybe even about to start the "second segment" up of a three or four segment bull market. I show that on the next chart with swings of greater than 15%.
Either case argues that a bull market could be approaching relatively soon on the monthly chart scale. Accordingly, let’s think about the potential for a long trade in 2017 a little bit.
What if I look back from August 2017 and see what the past did? For example, 30 years back (1/3 of 90) for Beans, August of 1987 found a multi-month low to start a large bull market running from around $5 to $11 in under a year. For another, August of 1972 was 45 years (half of 90) back and beans found a low to start a historic bull move from $3.20 to $13 in under a year. WOW!!! If traded well, that could have changed your life. Those kinds of trades will almost certainly happen again at some future time.
Of course, we should check out five years back, 10 years back, and 20 years back etc. For example, beans made their all-time high 60 months (five years) ago in August of 2012. For another, 1977 was a big low in August (that’s 40 years back and 2x20). I like 40-year cycles and commodities of foodstuffs, FWIW. In 1997, or 20 years back, there was a low in August but the market only ran up 23% into November. August has timed several interesting past highs and lows that support my thoughts. For another quick example, four years back August timed a big low in beans for 2013. We already mentioned the August 2016 lows.
Here’s an example where a range is timing the current time frame. The time taken up by the range marked in red is repeated forward into the current timeframe. If you take my suggestion and study Mr. Gann’s “How to Make Profits” book, you’d see him doing this kind of thing… many wheat examples.
Here’s another big range where the half-way point in price was interesting. Half the range hit the 2016 low. That’s was a pretty easy low to target for a variety of reasons.
The signs keep piling up that within four to six months from now (if not more immediately), a decent grain low seems pretty likely. As more time passes, a low gets increasingly likely in order to have a 2019, 90-year cycle high. Maybe that is a bad assumption and it is doomed to fail. Only time will tell!
While I’m arguing for a long trade near now, I should also state that there are some wonderful looking prices that are considerably lower for grains too. I surely don’t know what will happen in advance. However, I do think that there are reasonably likely opportunities for a series of big trades over the course of the next five to seven years. The first (long) may be upon us pretty soon.
I don’t get to dictate what the grain prices will do. If the market breaks through to new lower lows in the monthly and yearly chart views, I could still have a great opportunity at lower prices. Knowing that I can and will be wrong at times is why risk and money management rules are keys to success. My business plan can take a loss and see it as maybe leading to an even bigger opportunity!
I’ve run out of space for this article. Until next time… I hope you reap happy trading harvests!
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 Gannís 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 Gannís and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gannís, 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 1000ís 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 1920ís through the 1970ís, 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 20ís. 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 90ís 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 Gannís system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gannís Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumringís 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. Baumringís 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 100ís) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gannís 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 ďNumerical AstrophysicsĒ 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 ďbest of the bestĒ 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 Gannís 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! Baumringís 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, ďIf you only are looking to make money, donít bother studying Gann, itís too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.Ē (Note: we have excellent books on these alternativesÖ) 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 Gannís 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.