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.
Market Vibrations An Introduction by the Author
By “Gordon Roberts”
"Life affords no greater pleasure than that of helping others who are trying to help themselves." W.D. Gann
A Sample of the Author's Style
With this book, I'm going to argue that you can make profits in the commodity markets (like Mr. Gann said) as well as all other markets. Further I argue that you don't really need to devote much time and effort to accomplish that feat. I hope to help convince you that this is true. At a minimum, maybe I'll convince you to do a bit of 'big picture' work for yourself. If that happens and your life is made better, my book will have become primarily dedicated to you.
I mostly decided to write this book for my son. He's nineteen years old and not ready for such things as investing and retirement planning. I'd guess that his attention span is limited to about six inches. Someday he may care more about finances.
Selling a book was never part of my 'master plan.' Mr. Stewart prompted me to do this and make it something that he might make available to you. He's shifty that way, but I'm glad that he 'made me' get this done. I now know how much effort goes into writing books and I've gained a new appreciation for authors like Mr. Gann. I also learned more about my own studies. Work generally pays a dividend.
I vowed to Mr. Stewart that I would not agree to sell a book unless I wished I could have bought that book for myself 20 years ago. If I didn't think it would benefit me back then, I wasn't interested in selling it now. I have satisfied my own requirements. I can honestly say that I wish I had a copy of this book back then.
I hope this book 'pays for itself' and you cherish its simple truths. I don't think our combined trading activities will be moving many markets. It is natural laws that will do that for us. We just need to be prepared to 'catch the wave.' My goal with this book will be to show you some simple ways you might accomplish that feat.
How This Book Was Born
I've purchased books published from the Sacred Science Institute in the past and they have made positive contributions to my knowledge and total experience. If you are like me, you get occasional emails about new courses and special offers.
I was curious about the offerings in one of those emails. I replied with a question about the complexity and time involved with mastering the newer esoteric and mathematical offerings. Don't get me wrong, I love wonderful esoteric and mathematical studies. I just don't always have the time or mental horsepower.
In my email to Mr. Stewart, I sent charts to show how I preferred simple stuff that often worked. I didn't want to get a 'PhD' in some new topic of study. I wanted to keep things simple so my little brain might hope to grasp them. I joked with Mr. Stewart that I was showing him the easy stuff that few people seem to see the value in doing for themselves.
Mr. Stewart then commented that the charts brought back memories of his studies with Dr. Jerome Baumring way back in the 1980s. Then, he suggested that these things would be a wonderful little course for someone that liked to keep it pretty simple and trade medium to long-term. That was especially true once we discussed my trading approach. In short, these are things he already wanted to see in a book.
I thought the man was nuttier than a squirrel turd... I didn't know 'Jerome Baumring' and I didn't think anyone would want to buy a book about simple things that they could do for themselves. Then, I remembered my own years of largely ignoring Mr. Gann's words and how many years it took me to begin to 'understand' his many teachings.
Let's see if you like these simple concepts as much as I do. Beginner or seasoned trader, I hope there is something here for you. We'll keep it simple and show you how and why. Remember that Mr. Gann didn't have computers and charting software and all the fancy technical indicator witchcraft of today. He just needed his work ethic and some elegant mathematical simplicity.
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. - Igor Stravinsky
My Disclaimers, Assumptions, & Principles
I provide absolutely no trading advice to you. This book is an academic study of doing very few of the many things Mr. Gann told us to do. If you've done the requisite work for yourself, and are adequately convinced you can try to trade, your trading decisions are yours and only yours. You are CEO and Chairman of the Board for YOU and your accounts.
If you seek an instant riches trading plan, this book is probably not for you. You may hit it rich relatively quickly, but that isn't the goal here. Instead, I'd rather show a reasonable business plan.
I'll not sugar-coat things. Trading is a difficult business to figure out. If it wasn't, everyone would do it well. Everyone DOES NOT trade well. For many prospective traders, they also have a full-time job and/or families and other commitments. Those people are often too busy 'making a living' to change their lives.
I am indebted to many wonderful analysts, friends, and authors who have made their work accessible to me. While I attempt to clumsily stand on their shoulders, the focus of this book is just a small smidgeon of Mr. Gann's work. Accordingly, I'll generally stay pretty specific to what Mr. Gann said or did so I don't inappropriately infringe upon the work of another. Please know that the very limited scope of this material leaves out many wonderful concepts and theories. I intentionally keep it simple.
I will provide charts as visual aids. They do not present a perfect picture. We will focus on simple mathematical solutions. However, sometimes rounding and other variables can cause 'assumptions' to enter the picture. For example, if you need half of 13, you get 6.5. It is difficult to plot 6.5 bars into the future.
Further, plotting horizontal lines on long-term charts can be visually deceptive. The lines may give the appearance of more precision than was actually present. A line may 'cover up' a somewhat material amount of price on a chart.
As Mr. Gann said, check everything for yourself. Exact mathematical precision will be somewhat rare with most techniques. That is an important concept. Our goal will be to make reasonably close predictions. Precise predictions are always preferred but I'll show that they are not required.
I am human and will make errors. I'm of the opinion that Mr. Gann purposefully left errors in his writings. Some errors provided clues to those students who did enough work to notice the error (or to identify which student is inappropriately sharing his work). I've not done that. Please point out any material corrections. I'll try to fix them and send out an errata sheet if deemed needed.
I'll make references to The Bible. This is because Mr. Gann did so. I reference The Bible as a book with knowledge and not as an imposition of my beliefs or lack thereof. No offense is intended. Let's all be HAPPY! J
I've written this book much the same as I speak. I'm no polished gentleman and may use some 'colorful' language. I mean you no offense. That is just my culture and personality. Mr. Gann seems to have been as dry as cracker juice. I tend to prefer giggling while observing life.
This book is intentionally geared to provide thoughts for finding extreme prices and/or times well in advance. Further, the intent is to show that you can target large returns in the markets without spending much time hunting your trades. Accordingly, we will oversimplify things to show that the easy stuff really can be some of the best stuff.
Generally, markets climb like a fat man up a mountain, then drop like a hooker's pants. They move upward slowly and take rests. They can go a very long way. Then, they often fall 'horrifically.' So' the fastest and largest price moves will tend to be going downward with bear moves. We will target both bull and bear markets. However, as a general rule, the bears will more often provide the fastest and juiciest profit potential.
Many of Mr. Gann's documented trading campaigns started with small accounts ($300 - $1,200). There was a reason for that. If you can't take small sums of money and turn them into large sums, you damned-well better not start with large sums! The easiest way to end up with a million dollars in the stock or commodity markets is to start with a billion.
From my studies, I believe Mr. Gann 'blew out' many accounts and loved to 'gamble.' That said, he learned to 'gamble' with knowledge and strong risk management. We'll discuss his rules throughout this book in one form or another. With those rules in hand, this book will assume that we have only a small amount of capital to lose. We'll advocate small bets with limited risk to hopefully generate comparatively large profits.
Whatever the apparent strength of your analyses, Mr. Gann tells us to always trade with a stop-loss order. We can and will be wrong. When that happens, we should be prepared to change our minds. Mr. Gann said that a man that couldn't change his mind would soon have no 'change' to 'mind.' I'll approach his rule of using stop-loss orders with a twist.
Mr. Gann tells us that we should review the past. Accordingly, we have to find historical data to help us find our future opportunities. Our data of choice must be selected for the purpose at hand. We generally have difficulty getting a wealth of historical data. Sometimes, we have to do things the old-fashioned way and use books or even the library (gasp!). Thankfully, some of Mr. Gann's books are 'encyclopedias' of market history. I'll provide examples of this for Corn and Wheat.
Hand charting is a lost art. When you hand chart, your mind and body 'internalize' history in some way. The Gann purist in me has to recommend that you try it. It is an interesting learning experience that makes you think about 'scale' and other concepts we'll avoid in this book. If you wish to think about 'scale', Daniel Ferrera's latest book, The Path of Least Resistance, is one you might consider. If you understand what he shows, you are mastering a few of Mr. Gann's concepts. If you understand about 'scaling charts', you'll have more fun with hand charting. Otherwise, you'll have to learn about 'scale' as you go.
The inherent nature of this book is that my examples have the benefit of hindsight. I hope to show that hindsight can become foresight with many examples of Mr. Gann's techniques working after he died.
After I had written a few dozen pages of this book, I noticed my repeated use of the word 'again.' Get your mind right and use that as a subliminal message. 'A-GAIN', over and over. Again, A-Gain, and A-Gann.
We don't need to trade often. We just need to trade well when high-odds opportunities present themselves' AND we can formulate a low-risk and high-reward strategy. That is somewhat uncommon, 'common sense.' We will target quality and not quantity. Actually, my examples will be slanted toward identifying the largest 'generational' opportunities. We can trade many other signals and setups. However, I show you things Mr. Gann said you can almost surely succeed with if you have the patience and discipline.
Please note that I will NOT be showing you what I'd consider to be revolutionary new trading and analysis concepts. My intent is more to 'package' some of Mr. Gann's simplest concepts into a useful and pretty easy trading approach. I'll try to show pretty simple ways Mr. Gann told us to trade. Simple is good.
I'll attempt to pay homage to Mr. Gann by proving that even the simplest of his words are well worth studying. Hopefully, this book will prove that to you. The most complex of his words are well worth studying too! However, our goal here is keeping it simple and developing a proper trading mindset. We'll tend to stay with 'the basics' that provide a solid foundation for trading success.
I have biased my coverage toward commodities in this book. Part of my objective is to show that Mr. Gann's own words still echo in today's markets. Using Mr. Gann's examples forced a focus on commodities.
However, we'll be playing with 'natural laws' and math. In theory, I can use the same techniques to find opportunities for trading currencies, or stocks, or bonds, or ETFs, or mutual funds, or Forex, etc. We won't be intimidated by any market. However, my experience is more with the equities and commodities so that's where I'll spend most of my time.
If you are serious about markets, I believe you should study all of Mr. Gann's books and courses. He tells us in The Tunnel Thru the Air that most of us will need to read his book three times to gain an understanding. I'm still in the process of reading all of Mr. Gann's works for the second and third times. I'll provide examples showing why I decided that I should read his work much more than I had. In other words, I decided that I should generally try the things Mr. Gann tells me to try.
The Game Plan
Rather than presenting a table of contents, let's just have a game plan. That's how an amateur author will choose to tackle this communication process. I'll remind you about this and expand upon it as we progress. Here are the high-level objectives:
We'll think about time and price in a short Part 1.
We'll focus more on price in Part 2.
We'll focus on time in Part 3.
I'll discuss how I approach developing a low-risk, highly-leveraged trading and business plan in Part 4. When time and price collide at major trend changes, this will show a basic strategy that can be used to exploit the 'knowledge' gained in Parts 1-3. We will be attempting to do what Mr. Gann told us to do. We'll hunt 'MARKET VIBRATIONS' in order to 'make profits trading.'
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. - Albert Einstein
This course provides a trading strategy that allows for large returns from low risk investments.
The strategy employs straight forward analytical techniques explained in Gann’s How to How to Make Profits in Commodities to identify high value trade setups which can be employed using highly leveraged options strategies to generate large but safe returns.
It does not require any prior Gann knowledge or any past trading experience and can be easily understood and applied by any trader, new or seasoned, to great effect with very little time or difficulty.
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.