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.
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.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of all of his writings, and go into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings comes with supplementary rare source materials. The most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this website is based. He is the only known modern person to have fully cracked the code of WD Gann’s complete system of trading. Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology behind Gann’s Law of Vibration. A long and detailed course, equivalent to a PhD in Gann Analysis.
Gordon Roberts Simple & Strategic Gann Technologies for Maximum Profits
Over the years, we at ICE have been fortunate to know many successful traders with different talents, strategies and game plans, and we often try to convince them to create educational material to help struggling traders find similar success or to advance the field of research to new levels.
Some refuse, other’s tools just don’t apply to smaller traders, but some generously agree, and over time, it’s those, like Gann, Bayer, Baumring, or Ferrera who decided to give something back that has left us the trail of quality educational material that we all study in the hope of developing similar skills.
Gordon Roberts is another such example. Gordon was already a longtime client of Sacred Science Institute when, through some emails concerning research interests, we began a deeper discussion of trading strategies and methodologies. In so doing, it was discovered that Gordon was using a similar trading strategy to that taught by Dr. Jerome Baumring back in the 1980’s.
Gordon developed his trading methodology and strategy after 20 years of deep research into Gann analysis, a study taken up as a “hobby” suggested to him by his wife, accompanied by many years of trading experience. Gordon’s many years of research and distillation of the complex work of Gann combined with his long study of strategic approaches that would fit a trader with limited time and capital, led to this book.
The intention was to write a comprehensive course that would provide the clearest Gann-based principles to identify intermediate to major term trade setups which could be traded using leveraged options strategies which provide low risk, high reward returns, with a minimum of analysis and trade maintenance. We feel that Gordon’s course has met these expectations.
The Origins and Development of “Market Vibrations”
The following is an extract about the origins of Gordon Robert’s first ICE publication – Market Vibrations:
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. He then 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 in my work for you. We'll keep it simple and show you the 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 charts and tools. I hope some of the tools I have developed under Mr. Gann’s tutelage are useful for others too.
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.
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.
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.
Gordon is continuing to develop a number of research projects and has a couple more works on the back burner, one on ellipses and another study on Corn. He is also working with his son who has a degree in programming to develop some proprietary trading tools based upon his research. We will make these further books and software available as they are complete.
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.
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.
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.