There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gannís market theory, the Law of Vibration, and the outright practical, looking for working tools and techniques that will help with applied trading. Though our greatest interest is in the cosmological theory behind Gannís work, and the universe in general, we also specialize on the practical tools that traders need to specifically analyze and trade the markets. Some Gann experts excel at theory, while others are simply practical traders who are less focused on ideas in deference to trading techniques. This category will specifically focus upon the books and courses that provide very specific and applied tools from Gannís toolbox used for real time trading. Some may explore deeper theoretical principles and some may just focus on pure trading tools, but this category will give working techniques to better fill the arsenal of any trader. We often recommend that new Gann students focus first on developing a practical trading ability, so that they can fund their future research with profits from their trades, and then also apply new insights from their theoretical study to their practical trading as they advance. This section will help to identify those most practical tools.
Dan Ferrera is one of the most respected market analysts and educators in the Gann field. For 20 years his works have been some of the most popular in our catalog. Aside from being one of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he also has produced his own advanced work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, developed prior to his analysis and presentation of Gannís theories. For those seeking a solid, Masterís Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferreraís works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gannís work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gannís work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gannís Square of 9, Gannís Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gannís swing trading system, another on the details of Gannís complex geometrical and mathematical tools, one on astrological Bible interpretation, on teaching how to create yearly forecasts like his own yearly Outlooks, which give a prediction for each year, and more. If you are wanting to get a first taste of Gann and to save yourself years of hard work putting together his ideas, Ferrera is a perfect place to start, and walking through his series of fantastic is like getting a Masterís degree in Gann and technical analysis.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gannís private courses represent the most important of all of Gannís writings, and go into much greater detail than his public book series, with which most people are only acquainted. They should be carefully studied in their full detail, as they contain the deepest insights into Gannís theories ever presented. Stock traders must be sure to study all the commodity courses and vice versa, since Gann often put techniques that applied to all markets in only one or another course.
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann, both his courses and books. Our set of Gannís courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980ís from dozens of original rare private course that were distributed by Gann throughout his career. Many people mistakenly think that Gann just wrote two courses called the Master Stock Course and Master Commodity Course. This couldnít be further from the truth! Each of Gannís ďcoursesĒ were actually small, ďsectionsĒ of a few pages to a few dozen pages, individually bound in paper folders. These various pieces were then compiled into different sets which he sold as various collections at different prices to different students over the decades. Some were more commonly sold to all students, while other were more secretive and sold only to close private students who often signed non-disclosure agreements, and paid exorbitantly high prices. It is these rarest pieces that make the difference between one collection and another.
The later courses Gann sold in the 1940ís and that he ďcalledĒ the Master Courses were nothing but various compiled collections of these smaller pieces, and would vary according to who purchased them and what price they paid, and were never set until after Gannís death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950ís as ďnewĒ like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his ďMaster CoursesĒ, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jonesí from the 60ís until now. So these ďmasterĒ courses are and have always been incomplete collections. Further, the Lambert Gann courses sold by Billy Jones through the turn of the century, were retyped and re-edited by Billy so that they did not provide the original unadulterated content that Gann produced, making them unreliable, edited versions. Our editions are exact facsimiles of the original copies sold by Gann, with no editing or adulteration of any kind.
Our 6 Volume set of Gannís Collected Writings was further supplemented by new finds of rare pieces, like those mentioned above, rediscovered by the Institute over the past 30 years since Baumringís death, and comprises the most complete and the only properly organized set of courses that are available. Gann has very particular sets that he sold only to his higher end clientele, placed in specific order to provide a particular logic to his work. Our collection maintains this order and includes a further collection of rare and historical courses, letters and private materials which make our collection the most complete and important collection available. Serious students of Gann should beware most ďsupposedĒ collections of Gannís writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gannís unadulterated and most important work availableÖ
While W.D. Gannís own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcherís collection, most people will find Gannís work to be extremely vague, complicated and difficult to penetrate on their own. In our experience, it can take many years, if not decades for the ordinary analyst to, by themselves, digest and apply the deeper techniques of Gannís, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gannís techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gannís ideas, and making them accessible to any trader. We believe that the best teachers in this field are not competitors, but are fellow contributors to an ongoing field of research, and that their work is mutually supportive and will provide expanded insights when more material is understood.
We maintain the largest collection of secondary works on Gann Theory of anyone in the field. Many of these books we publish ourselves, and are written by top Gann experts and experienced Gann traders from across the world. However, we also review works written by other Gann experts across the field, and add to our catalog any material we consider to be of high quality and importance from the global community of Gann analysts. With our experience in the field, we are well qualified and to provide a peer review of these materials, so as to filter out the best quality work from that of a lower caliber, and then present these to our clientele who demand the highest standards. So any book or course that you find in this catalog can generally be considered to be of the upper echelon of works on Gann analysis. We have new authors submit their research to us ongoingly, so that we are always adding new items to our catalog with fresh insights, alternative techniques or new ideas. In this way we are able to save our clients significant wasted funds in exploring the territory at their own cost.
Hans Kayser's Textbook of Harmonics - Excerpts §27. Parabola, Hyperbola, Ellipse
By Hans Kayser
Kayser’s harmonic research provides profound insights into W. D. Gann’s Law of Vibration and the function of parabolic and hyperbolic growth in space as described by Dr. Jerome Baumring.
Hans Kayser’s work presents a masterful elaboration of the system of harmonics and vibration, looking at it from the standpoint of a universal system on order which applies from mathematics to geometry to astronomy and even to subjects such as the financial markets. Our clientele is deeply involved in the theory of the Law of Vibration developed by W. D. Gann, and this section will demonstrate to traders the valuable applications to Gann theory and analysis which Kayser’s work brings. Subjects like the parabolic and hyperbolic and elliptical growth in the markets and the use of ellipses and harmonic relationships between impulse waves and reactions through key lines, like the angles on Gann’s geometrical market charts can be seen in the Gann like diagrams below.
Let us imagine two tone-generating points surrounded by circles of equidistant waves. At some point, depending on the distance between the points, these circles of waves will intersect. In reality, of course, they will always be spheres, but projection on a plane is sufficient to discover the laws by which these intersection points occur. One must then simply imagine the relevant figures transposed into the spatial realm, turning an ellipse into an ellipsoid, a parabola into a paraboloid, and a hyperbola into a hyperboloid.
If we connect the intersection points of the two groups of concentric circles, we will trace out ellipses or hyperbolas (Fig. 167), depending in which direction we proceed. Since Fig. 167 is very easy to draw, the reader can derive the formula of the ellipse (Fig. 167a) and the hyperbola (Fig. 167b) by counting off the radii that generate the respective intersection points. This shows that the ellipse traces all the points for which the sum of their distance from A and their distance from B is equal, while the hyperbola traces all the points for which the distance from A minus the distance from B is equal.
We have thus achieved the derivation of the ellipse and the hyperbola through the intersection of two fundamental phenomena of general vibration theory: the two wave-spheres.
We can read off the parabola directly from our diagram (Fig. 168). Its ratios are:
Here is the proof that they are parabolas: the familiar parabola equation x2 = 2px changes into y2 = x for a parabola whose parameter is 1/2, i.e. the y-coordinates (perpendicular lines) are equal to the square roots of the corresponding x-coordinates (parallel lines). For the parabola 0/65/58/49/38/25/10/0 in Fig. 168, 5/1 is the perpendicular line 2 units away from the point 5/3 on the x-axis, and the length of the x-line 9/3-5/3 contains 4 units. The y-value 2, then, is the square root of the x-value 4. The x-value 0/3-9/3 has 9 units as its axis, the corresponding y-value 9/0-9/3 = 3 units. √9 = 3, etc. The apexes of these parabolas generate further parabolas. We obtain a beautiful image of these parabolas (Fig. 170) from their fourfold combination, anticipating what will be further discussed in §32.
The hyperbola also has a simple and interesting harmonic derivation. If we draw the partial-tone-values of its string-length measures perpendicularly (Fig. 171) and turn them sideways, always using unity as a measure, then we get perfect rectangles, identical in area to the unit-square. Connecting the corners then produces a hyperbola, whose equation is a2 = xy, as is generally known. In our case, this means that
1/1 · 1/1
1/2 · 2/1
1/3 · 3/1
As we saw above, the hyperbola is the geometric location for all points for which the difference between the x- and y-coordinates is the same. Thus we can also explain their “harmonics,” as in Fig. 172.
The hyperbola, drawn in points, continuing endlessly in both the x- and y-directions, indicates that from any point placed on it, a rectangle of consistently equal area can be introduced between the curve and the axes A B C. If d – B = 1, then we have:
therefore, the quadrilateral’s area:
1/4 · 4/1 = 1
1/2 · 2/1 = 1
3/4 · 4/3 = 1
1 · 1 = 1
4/3 · 3/4 = 1
2/1 · 1/2 = 1
4/1 · 1/4 = 1
The law of hyperbola construction therefore shows us an increasing arithmetic series (1/n2/n3/n4/n ...) and a decreasing geometric series (harmonic n/1n/2n/3 ...)—a precise analogy to the intersecting major-minor series of our diagram.
And if we consider, moreover, that the ellipse is the geometric location for all points for which the sum of two distances has an unchanging value, then it is easy enough to construct the ellipse harmonically with reciprocal partial-tone logarithms, since their sum is always 1—for example, 585 g (3/2) + 415 f (2/3) = 1000. In Fig. 174, this tone-pair is drawn with a thick line and marked for clarification. We mark two focal points 8 cm apart (Fig. 174) for the construction of the ellipse, draw one circle around one focal point at radius 5.9 cm (585 g) and one around the other at radius 4.1 cm (415 f), then trace the intersection points of each pair of rays, up to the point where the two shorter f-rays intersect with the circumference of a small circle drawn around the center of the ellipse, and the two longer g-rays intersect with the circumference of a larger circle drawn around the center of the ellipse. These two outer circles, whose radii are of arbitrarily length, serve simply to intercept the vectors (directions) of the single tone-values and to distinguish them clearly from one another. All other points of the ellipse are constructed in the same way. The tone-logarithms here were simply chosen in order for the construction of the ellipse points to be as uniform as possible. If the reader has a good set of drawing instruments, then he can use all of index 16 for point-construction—a beautiful and extremely interesting project. In this case it would be best to use focal points 16 cm apart, and to double the logarithmic numbers.
Even if this construction of an ellipse from the equal sums of focal-point rays is nothing new and can be found in every elementary textbook, its construction from the reciprocal P-logarithms still gives us an important new realization. As one can see from the opposing direction of rays in the ratio progression of the outer and inner circles, the tones are arranged here in each pair of octave-reduced semicircles, and thus the directions of the ratios of the two circles are opposite to each other. From the viewpoint of akróasis, then, there are two polar directions of values concealed in the ellipse: a result that might alone justify harmonic analysis as a new addition to a deeper grasp of the nature of the ellipse.
Parabola, hyperbola, ellipse, and circle (in §33 we will discuss the harmonics of circular arrangements of the P) are of course conic sections, i.e. all these figures can be produced from certain sections of a cone, or of two cones tangent at their apexes. The above harmonic analyses, of which many more could be given, show that these conic sections are closely linked to the laws of tone-development, which supports the significance of the cone as a morphological prototype for our point of view. In pure mathematics, this significance has been known since Apollonius, renewed by Pascal, and discussed in De la Hire’s famous work Sectiones Conicae, 1585 (the reader should definitely seek out a copy of this beautiful volume at a library), right up to modern analytical and projective geometry. For those interested in geometric things and viewpoints, hardly anything is more wonderful than seeing the figures of these conic sections emerge from an almost arbitrary projection of points and lines, aided only by a ruler. For a practical introduction see also L. Locher-Ernst’s work, cited in §24c.
Mathematically speaking, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas can be defined as the geometric location of all points for which the distance from a fixed point (the focal point) is in a constant relationship to the distance from a fixed straight line (the directrix). On this rest the projective qualities of conic sections and the possibility of constructing them by means of simple straight lines (the ruler).
In detail, as remarked above, these “curves of two straight lines” have many more specific harmonic attributes—for example, the octave relationship (1 : 2) of the areas of a rectangle divided by a parabola, the graphic representation of harmonic divisions in the form of hyperbolas, etc. One obtains the “natural logarithm” when one applies the surface-content enclosed by the hyperbola between the two coordinates (F. Klein: Elementarmathematik vom höheren Standpunkt aus, 1924, p. 161); thus, a close relationship also exists between the conic sections and the nature of the logarithm. The applications of the laws of the conic section are many, especially in the exact natural sciences. I will mention only the Boyle-Marriott Law, which connects the respective number-values of pressure and volume, and in which the hyperbola emerges as a graphic expression (and thus the pressure : volume ratio of the reciprocal partial-tone values 4 : 1/4, 2 : 1/2, 1 : 1, 1/2 : 2, etc. are expressed most beautifully). I am also reminded of the “parabolic” casting curves in mechanics, the properties of focal points, parabolas in optics, the countless “asymptotic” relationships, etc. Admittedly, these applications are mostly obscured by differential and integral calculus, though doubtless simplified mathematically—in other words, the morphological content of conic sections is outwardly diminished in favor of a practical calculation method, but remains the same in content.
Because of this, it is not astonishing when a figure such as a cone, from which all these laws flow as from the source of an almost inexhaustible spring of forms, is applied emblematically even in the most recent deliberations of natural philosophy, as a direct prototype for the “layers of the world” and for our “causal structure.” In Figures 175a and b I reproduce the diagrams from H. Weyl: Philosophie der Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft, 1927, pp. 65 and 71, which speak for themselves.
Thimus: Harmonikale Symbolik des Alterthums, 4th part. H. Kayser: Hörende Mensch, 65, 66, 126, and familiar geometry textbooks.
Dr. Goulden takes a different approach to market analysis than most normal traders and educators. As a Cambridge educated scholar, Goulden is interested in deep principles and in exploring the foundations and implications of both trading techniques and the systems behind them. Before he was ever interested in the markets, he was asked by a friend why Gannís tools and system are considered to be based upon metaphysical principles. He found this question intriguing and engaged in deep research in the field to answer this question. In this process he recreated a new set of tools based upon principles of Ancient Geometry and Celestial Mechanics. His tools are taken from the same sources as Gannís and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gannís, so that traders often use them as non-correlated cross-confirmation tools giving similar technical indications but from different perspectives.
His work is deep and has many layers of application and exploration that can be derived from it. His latest work on financial astrology, The Secrets of the Chronocrators, looks back to the astrological and astronomical systems of the ancients, reviving the more mathematical and technical astrology of the Great Masters of the medieval and prior times. Exploring principles like Spherical Astronomy and subtle movements of the Solar System, it seeks to develop a more advanced and scientific system of astrology determination as distinguished from the simpler forms that are generally known. It represents a new movement to re-explore the deeper scientific systems of the ancients that were lost in the press towards the development of a purely mechanical science.
Goulden is a superb educator and the most active Forum moderator that we have seen, with each of his Forums for his courses having 1000ís of posts with detailed questions and answers, deviling deeply into further and new fields of research beyond what is presented in his courses. His Online Forums serve as an advanced classroom where the details of his theories are discussed and elaborated and where students share their research and work with each other while overseen by Goulden, who continually presents new ideas and suggestions.
Hasbrouck Space and Time
One of our great historical discoveries is the Hasbrouck Space-Time Archives, a collection of rare research materials and forecast letters lost for over 30 years. This research develops a new theory of market influence based upon Solar Field Force Theory that was developed during the birth of the space age. The Hasbroucks were deeply connected to the esoteric and financial market communities from the 1920ís through the 1970ís, and contributed a new and recontextualized presentation of information taken from older original esoteric sources. They present a new field of study of solar phenomena, space weather prediction, earthquake prediction and market forecasting.
Muriel Hasbrouck was the inspiring force behind the research, which a foundation in Theosophy and trained as a classical pianist, she pursued an interest in original source works in astrology, through the turn of the 19th century into the early 20ís. She studies with greats like Walter Russell, Paul Foster Case, Aleister Crowley, and Israel Regardie within the esoteric fields. In the market realms she was close with many of the great analysts of her day like Edson Gould, Edward Dewey, Hamilton Bolton, SA Nelson, and more. She and her husband Louis produced a well-received forecasting letter for 30 years called Space Time Forecasting of Economic Trends, and are now quite famous for forecasting the exponential bull market of the 90ís and subsequent crash 50 years in advance! Their theories of Solar influence upon human and earthly experience through geomagnetic influences still lie at the cutting edge of scientific speculation.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gannís system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gannís Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumringís work, or that even so much as attempts to approach the core ideas developed by Baumring. This study is for those who are interested in the mysteries behind the markets and the ordering system behind the universe itself. This is the study of cosmological theory on its deepest level, and of the interaction between man and the cosmos in which he lives, explored through an examination of causation and propagation of forces in the financial markets.
Dr. Baumringís course program is not easy, and should not be approached without the willingness to commit at least a few years to the study. It is a long and detailed course, requiring the equivalent level of research and difficulty as most PhD programs, but in the field of Gann Analysis, which is not taught at any university. It requires many years of challenging work including the reading of many dozens (if not 100ís) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gannís approach to the markets. It is a very serious study that should only be approached by those willing to dedicate themselves to intense thinking and vast research across many fields of knowledge including: astronomy, biology, physics, finance, cycles, wave mechanics, geometry, mathematics, astrology, numerology, number theory, numerous esoteric and alternative scientific theories, and much, much more. Baumring summarized his system by the term ďNumerical AstrophysicsĒ in an attempt to give a modern name to an ancient theory that Gann himself had discovered.
Of all the analysts and traders we have known, the most advanced have all come to their understanding through following the lead of Dr. Baumring, or through having gone through a similar and parallel study and path of research to his. His teachings represent the ďbest of the bestĒ of all material on Gann publicly available, but it will not give up its secrets to a mere superficial perusal. Baumring does not spell out simple explanations of how Gannís techniques work, but rather leads his students into the depth of the science behind the system, while slowly elaborating how the techniques build upon this deeper science. For those seeking a fast path to the application of Gann exoteric trading principles, this is NOT it! Baumringís work is not merely some market trading program, and indeed if approached this way may be found to be dissatisfactory.
Baumring himself often said to his students, ďIf you only are looking to make money, donít bother studying Gann, itís too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.Ē (Note: we have excellent books on these alternativesÖ) There are much easier and more direct methods to learn to effectively trade the markets than studying Gann. Those in more of a hurry to apply Gannís work to trading may want to begin with the work of Ferrera or one of our most applied analysts, like Prandelli or Gordon Roberts, and save the Baumring work for a later time to explore at your leisure.