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.
Publisher's Preface From "Gordon Roberts" Market Vibrations W.D. Gann’s How to Make Profits in Modern Markets
By William Bradstreet Stewart
Over the 20 years that I have been publishing market books and trading courses, I have always hoped to find the ideal course for beginners. When I say 'beginners,' what I really mean are those traders who do not yet make consistent profits in their trading. Sadly, I have learned from my 30 years in this industry that this applies to most non-professional traders. There is a well-known statistic that says 95% of traders lose everything they invest in the markets. This is a sad state of affairs, and one that is not easy to rectify with most readily available trading material.
In my personal experience, the statistic is a lot lower, but that is only because at least half of my clientele is comprised of professional traders, and they DO know how to make money trading, or else they would not be working as professionals. Educating beginners was never my primary focus, since I was initially responsible only for publishing Dr. Jerome Baumring's Investment Centre Gann Seminars along with the vast reference library required for the advanced research done by his students.
Over time, I fell into the role of publishing other new interpretive work in fields relating to Gann Theory, Astro-finance and the like, but still all of it was mostly on an intermediate to advanced level, since that was the level that most of my clients-turned-authors were working.
Dan Ferrera's Keys to Successful Speculation was the only course we developed over the years which was tailor made to address the complete needs of the amateur, who either had no prior trading knowledge or was still struggling to find a way to make consistent profits. It did an excellent job teaching the fundamentals of risk management, the most important element that most failing traders are missing. It presented a swing trading system that was better than Gann's own system or any other out there.
Both Gann and Baumring said that swing trading was the most practical first method to teach new traders to develop discipline and methodology, and Ferrera had taken the systems they both used and made significant improvements upon them in this course to which had added the best analysis of and strategy for risk management we had ever seen.
However, what it did not do was to provide a method to generate significantly larger profits, the kind that would make a significant difference in a small trader's life. The main reason for this is that most smaller traders do not possess much investment capital, and swing trading is generally not the best strategy to compound small amounts of capital into large returns. For this, traders require a different approach.
So I've continued to look for something that would provide the tools for amateur traders to compound their smaller nest eggs into something noticeably larger, but such techniques are not easy to find. Over the years, as I spoke to many clients and traders, I always had my eye out for something along this line, but it was not until recently that I came across something that hit the mark.
I have known the author of this course, 'Gordon Roberts' for about seven years now, and once or twice a year he usually contacts me curious about what new material I have which might be of interst to him. Usually this happens just after he has closed out a nice profitable trade, and is looking to reinvest a few thousand dollars to explore something new.
A few years back, during one such conversation, Gordon was asking me what I had that was not too overly complicated, requiring a couple years' worth of study to master. He said he liked things that were simple and direct and could be used pretty easily without blowing out too many brain cells. To answer his question, I needed to know more about what kind of analysis and trading he did, so that I could try to recommend something to fit his exact needs.
Gordon responded by showing me the kind of tools that he best liked, which were mostly Gann based applications of mathematical relationships in price and time. I was immediately struck by his approach because it reminded me of something very familiar from my own early days as a private student of Dr. Jerome Baumring. Gordon's technique was very much like a little trick that Jerry Baumring used to play with to impress and bedazzle his students back in his day.
It was a simple Gann method of calculating the harmonic relationships between significant turning points. Jerry would take the prices of historical highs or lows and then use simple math to directly relate one to another through quick mental multiplication and division. In fact, he could take any high or low on the chart and find multiple relationships between different points simply by multiplying or dividing by key numbers or other turning points. He used to call this his 'prestidigitation,' demonstrating that there was a perfect order and relationship between all points on a chart, if you knew how to 'see' it.
I quickly recognized that Gordon was using the same kind of Gannish techniques that Jerry had so loved, and immediately felt at home with his approach to analysis. I also realized something else, that in order to make the kind of large returns that I knew Gordon was producing, he MUST be using leveraged options trading, one of my absolutely favorite strategies.
What I loved about Gordon's approach was the beautiful way in which he combined these two elements to a very profitable effect. He was using the same 'prestidigitation' that Jerry so loved to structure highly leveraged position trades using an options strategy that I was already convinced was the best approach to trading. This strategy often captured the biggest generational moves ever seen in the markets, and traded them with a low risk, stress free strategy that even a beginner can easily learn and use.
I immediately recognized the intelligence of this combination of analytical approach and strategic methodology. In fact, I liked it so much that I quickly suggested that he write a course on the subject. He laughed at me at first, and said he had no desire to write a course, and that he preferred to just trade. But we decided to at least exchange information and trading ideas for a while, so that I could observe what he was doing and share with him some other tools that I thought might fit well into his toolbox.
So, for the next couple years, I watched his trades, and sent him various materials I thought he might like while we talked about tools, techniques and strategy. I continued to niggle away at him about writing a book, while he continued to say no in numerous creative ways. Over these couple years, I watched him line up a number of spectacular trades, a few nailing all-time highs, but numerous others capturing regular, intermediate-term swings which produced some very sweet returns. This was position trading at its best, and the options leverage was generating returns that mirrored some of those that Gann had become famous for!
The more I observed him, the better I began to appreciate the directness and simplicity of his approach, eventually leading me to realize that this was, without question, one of the key techniques that Baumring was trying to teach us all to do! The problem was that we were not properly listening.
See, all of Baumring's students had enrolled in an advanced Gann Analysis program to learn the 'deepest secrets of Gann,' and the science behind the system of this great master. As such, while we appreciated the beauty of such 'prestidigitation,' this work seemed too 'simple' to warrant much further attention, because it was not 'deep' and 'mysterious' enough. It was just simple calculations. How wrong we were!
Had we, Baumring students, been paying better attention 30 years ago, we might have seen that Jerry was pointing us towards something quite similar to the strategy presented in this book. But we were all too distracted by complexity to notice such simplicity. We all wanted to learn 'Gann Secrets' not some straight-forward, obvious analysis that used a bit of basic math combined with a relatively simple options strategy.
I really want to kick myself for not having seen what Jerry was showing me 30 years ago, because I can see it all so clearly now. None of us ever imagined that Baumring's little games of 'prestidigitation' could have given us numerous opportunities to trade THE BIGGEST generational moves in the history of the commodities markets! I cringe at the lost opportunity of not having taken simplicity seriously enough.
When I studied with Baumring in the mid to late 1980's, we used to dream of the days of the spectacular, exponential moves made back in the 1970's, with blow-off tops exploding into the heavens, then crashing back down to Earth, making or breaking fortunes in mere weeks. Who would have imagined that, not only would such moves occur again, but that the price swings would far exceed those in the 70's all through the 90's and 2000's?
I'll tell you who imagined it, or better, who KNEW it: Jerry Baumring - and W. D. Gann before him - and now it is our author, Gordon Roberts who knows this will happen again, and is generous enough to share this knowledge with us so that we can catch the next one. The examples shown in this course where Roberts picked all-time highs or lows are not some miracles of times past. They are events which will recur again, and again, if we are just a little patient and know how to watch and wait for them.
These kinds of trades are what Gordon calls 'life changing trades,' and this is a good point to ponder. Many people come into trading with a dream of leaving their 'day job' and being free to trade full time as their sole means of supporting themselves and their family. With the material presented in this course, this will become a very realistic goal for you. But something fewer people discuss is the idea of capturing a truly 'life changing trade.' What might this truly mean for you?
When one sees these massive generational spikes in the past, one does not often think what it could have meant to have captured such a trade. In fact, most small time traders lack a strategy that would ever allow them to dream of capturing such a complex move in the midst of exponential markets with lock limit days and a fortune crushing collapse. These are the trades of superhero traders, not little Joe Blow who is lucky to catch some nice swings here and there. But with the knowledge you'll gain in this course, you will discover that these ARE viable trades for even YOU!
Had I had been given the information in this course back in my days with Baumring, I would have been set up to take advantage of a good 50 opportunities over the last 30 years, where I could have turned $1000 into at least $50,000. I'm not talking about trading regular market swings here, but about taking positions in massive spike moves, that produce returns that are truly life changing. Capturing such moves can pay off your house, put your children through college, secure your retirement, or simply allow you to quit your day job. This is what is meant by 'life changing trades.'
These opportunities are not as rare as you may think. The time that I was with Baumring does not feel to me like so long ago, and since then, these opportunities have occurred again and again, many dozens of times. I'll wager that the next 30 years may pass just as quickly as the last, and I have no doubt that we will all see these kinds of opportunities once again!
Do you think I'm going to miss them the second time around? Not likely, and if you're paying attention to the material that is in your hands right now, you will not be missing them either! But in the meantime, these same techniques still work to produce large profits even in quite normal markets. We do not have to wait for generational moves for trading to make a difference in our lives, but the prospect of having that occasional opportunity is something to contemplate and perhaps even visualize.
Too many people are impatient like I was in my youth, and will dismiss something that seems too distant and abstract, while the wise trader, like old W. D. Gann, who spent '45 Years on Wall Street,' understands that time passes quickly and second chances are often just around the corner.
The techniques presented in this course are primarily derived from Gann's last major book, so in some ways represent the final culmination of his ideas. He always said that his books were written to help the little guy, so this course is bringing some of the best of that help to you from Gann's simplest and most practical tools with Gordon's strategy of applying them.
I'll leave you by saying, had Jerry Baumring explained what he was implying as clearly as Gordon lays out the strategy presented in this course, I could have made many millions, without ever even trying to understand advanced Gann Theory. The 'secret teachings' ARE there, and are a fascinating study for the curious seeker, but you do NOT have to master the esoteric mysteries to make big profits in the markets!
What is taught in this course is simple, clear and highly practical. If you follow the directions given, and have the patience to fully understand and apply them, you will find the opportunities you have so long sought, and will empower your trading to make that significant difference in your life!
William Bradstreet Stewart, Director Institute of Cosmological Economics Sacred Science Institute
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.