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.
Gordon Roberts’ Market Vibrations: Trade Setups, Results & Reviews
By “Gordon Roberts”
“Prove all things and hold fast to that which is good…” W.D. Gann (citing The Bible)
Once upon a time, a man uttered a phrase that went something like, “May you live in interesting times.” He didn’t define what is and isn’t interesting. His wish was probably a curse but it is “interesting” all the same. I propose that all times are interesting in some way and to someone. For traders, however, some times are very much more interesting than others.
Another man said, “Practice makes perfect.” He didn’t tell the whole story either. Surely he realized only perfect practice makes perfect. If a trader practices with poor methods or techniques, they end up with a mastery of poor methods and techniques. They probably end up poorer for the experience too.
As traders, we get to make choices regarding which methods and techniques we study. We get to decide if we keep a method as being valuable or we get to cast it aside as worthless. For example, not many people will choose the trading methodologies of Bernie Madoff for their thesis. However, we can “practice” things the great masters of the past instructed us to “practice”.
Many of us become students of W.D. Gann (he was/is a fascinating man). But there is a problem that comes with proper study of Mr. Gann’s many works. It literally takes decades to study his decades of study. That’s logical I suppose. He almost requires it of his students. But… we can boil his teachings down into less time consuming studies.
Mr. Gann told us he used “natural laws”. I believe he showed us that markets tend to “vibrate”. In my book Market Vibrations, I show modern-day examples of his teachings at work. 60 years past his death, his teachings still echo into new reality as time passes. He said they would. I’ve proven him to be correct. He spoke of a “Law of Vibration”. The fact is that most everything vibrates. From violin strings to cellphone communications, from magnets to bean prices to atomic hydrogen, from rocks to galaxies… vibrations are EVERYWHERE/EVERYTHING. Any true “law” should cover everything.
Trade Setup Review & Trading Results
The following brief examples give you a feeling for the kinds of opportunities we end up hunting when we start doing some of the things Mr. Gann told us to do. The following trades are either setups that were watched and analyzed in real time and then either paper traded in the case of some of the older examples, or actually traded as is the case with most of these. They provide examples of the kinds of trades my course will teach you to find and trade. This is just a small collection of samples from the last few years. Mr. Stewart from the Institute watched me trade many of these positions and can verify these trades.
You may be thinking, "Yeah, right! You can't target the all-time highs for short trades!" But that really is the goal for this particular technique. I will demonstrate that Mr. Gann did target trading short at all-time commodity market highs, and show you exactly how to do it. You might think that Mr. Gann wouldn't trade short against a major bull trend, but this is right out of Mr. Gann's instructions, if you do the work to prove it. I will provide additional examples of targeting all-time-high prices for diverse markets like other grains, metals, and meats to name a few. Mr. Gann's same mathematical approach approximated all of the all-time-highs in the past decade.
Of course, all-time-highs don't occur just every day. Accordingly, I will also demonstrate how Mr. Gann instructs us to target significant market lows. Again, as crazy as it sounds, this is not "cherry picking". This is Gann-inspired market analysis that has worked for decades in the Soybean market and other commodity markets. And even when we are not seeking all-time highs or lows, there are many excellent trading opportunities to target significant intermediate term swings, just as Gann did in the past, where very successful campaigns can be traded for great profit. We will also explore this in good detail within the course.
I will also show that Mr. Gann's techniques can work just as well in the equity markets. The course even contains brief forays into Forex Currencies and Bonds. Markets are markets, it matters not what you trade, as long as your analysis proves to you that a tradable move is expected.
Here are some equity examples for popular stocks:
Another interesting aspect of the course is that the rules advocate trading only when we have a reasonable expectation of achieving a minimum 500% profit. There is a method to that madness and the reasoning is well explained. This is reminiscent of teachings from Jerome Baumring as well.
Please know that Mr. Gann's and my own rules were devised with the absolute certainty that some trades will be losers. The rules also are built with the knowledge that humans generally shouldn't try trading even though they think they can. I will show you how to think about the rules and your future trading decisions. In fact, this is the "market primer" which at heart I wrote for my own son.
When my new book was released it included a number of market setups that I was watching and preparing to trade, all of which were shared with the first purchasers of my book, since they were included in the book. Since then a number of these trades have taken off and earned us some profits, enough profits, in fact, to have paid for the entry cost of my book for those who played along and followed these clear signals. In the Online Forum for the book, we discussed each of these trades and their setups, so that people can learn, hands on, how to evaluate potential trades.
At the time, I included a trading signal for Soy Beans. Below, I resubmit that Soy Bean chart from the initial sample marketing materials posted online in March. I provided this Bean setup in real-time because I’m a swell guy… and I had a purpose.
It was my hope that we could “circle back” to this at some future date and show you that I’m not making this stuff up on the fly. This was a public domain trading setup posted online that coincided with the book’s release.
Beans were basing and allowing accumulation to occur. They were also at buying points per my research into Mr. Gann’s work. Mr. Gann tells us how to think about these things. We need to be patient sorts for these types of long-term trading thoughts.
I never know what the markets will do. However, per Mr. Gann’s teachings, I had pretty decent odds to make a nice profit versus the risk I’d take for embarking upon a long Soybean trade. That’s all explained in the book. It’s simple stuff that you might consider using for yourself. I “concentrate” a very few of Mr. Gann’s simplest teachings into a stew for you to consume.
Here’s the updated bean chart as of 6/9/2016. We’ve just passed Mr. Gann’s Birthday. I try to honor Mr. Gann throughout the year but his birthday is special. It was also D-Day of World War II. But that’s beside the point here. For Beans, from the low I identified to the recent high has been around $14,800 (34%) per contract, if you were trading the commodity contracts.
I generally advocate attempting to avoid trading the commodity contracts while attempting to grow my trading leverage a bit with other “vehicles” like options. Options also help me control my risks but they can be illiquid markets.
In those same marketing materials, we also posted a recent buy candidate for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). Here is that original chart posted on the same page online in March…
The next chart is from 6/10/2016. CMG has run up nicely and you’d have needed to manage your trade to protect profits. From the low to the high, the market advanced almost 36%. That’s not a bad return for 8 weeks, and using options as I do, the leverage provided a nice profit.
Another “decision point” is almost upon us. We could have a “double bottom” here. Honestly, Mr. Gann’s teachings have me happy to end up either long or short in this situation. Whatever the direction, odds favor a nicely tradable move. My book explains how to approach such a trading point and to read it as a specific setup, providing a clear strategy to take advantage of the next move whichever way it goes.
In the same initial marketing materials, we also included an Apache Corporation (APA) chart. It didn’t elaborate publicly that we should have already been thinking about long trades, but it has been further discussed in our Online Web Forum. However, anybody who has read my book should have been thinking about the trading setup at the lows.
In the book, we actually discussed Crude Oil in detail. APA is a “proxy” whereby we could hunt an equity market versus the commodity market. You get to be your own decision-maker to hunt your own opportunities. Here’s the updated chart with an 85% increase from low price to high price (thus far)…
I also spoke of BABA. That’s the Chinese ALIBABA. On that chart I also didn’t provide the specifics publicly. But I was providing hints. BABA was interesting or it wouldn’t have been in the marketing materials.
Here’s the updated chart:
From bottom price to top price (thus far), that’s around a 45% increase. If this one convincingly breaks upward, it might present another interesting point to enter a long trade.
Here’s is what has been happening with Crude Oil. I was long Crude from near the bottom, though this was before the book was released. Finally, it has reacted in accordance with Mr. Gann’s teachings. From low to high is a 52% increase so far. This setup was also covered in pretty good detail in the book for a few reasons.
Those are a few examples that demonstrate that the market is ripe with opportunity to make profits for the aware trader who knows what to look for. All of these trades (and more) were clearly on my radar a few months back, and have added profits to my account. Someone who had purchased my book a few months back could have already paid for its full cost, potentially many times over by now.
Please note that some trades will lose. That’s part of reality. You need to approach losses like they are a business expense. First, you have to define your business properly. Expenses are a lesser part of profits. Losses are needed to help you understand gains.
Don’t try to kick your way through a dark room filled with bedposts and ottomans. Markets are designed to break toes that way. Television and news and subscription services probably don’t serve you well. They make their money off you trying to trade rather than them trading. Think about it. You need to learn to make your own decisions.
You can learn some very simple things. You can then try to build them into your psyche. It’s up to you. It really is your choice. I cannot guarantee your success. Mr. Gann said that these proper techniques and strategies pretty much ensure success. However, reality says that it really is up to you and your ability to play “the game”.
I should note that my presentation above used the absolute top and bottom prices. Those are THEORETICAL values for trades. You’ll have to make your own entries and exits for whatever market you choose to trade. Your returns and my returns will be lower than those values if we’re following the rules.
I struggle to find the best trade for each trading situation. I can hunt “home run” trades. They are out there to be found… all the time. However, they aren’t what I consider to be the wiser trades. After all, we can also hunt the types of market vibrations that I’ve highlighted here. If you ponder the potential, it really can be pretty hard to lose money if you catch 25%-85% market moves a few times per year… The charts above demonstrate that such returns can be found in only a few months, if one knows where and how to look.
We will continue to post further updates of these trades and others that we have given in the book or the Online Forum as they progress, since many of them are still in progress, being longer term trades.
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.