Approaches to trading begin with choice of a time window.
Day or intraday trading focuses on short term swings, generally not holding positions overnight.
Although Gann, trading before the electroinc age, did not favor short term trading, his techniques do work on this level, since similar patterns exist on every time frame whether very small or very large.
Science provides vital concepts for analyzing financial markets. Studies of momentum, moving averages, pattern formation, energy, speed, power, strength, impulse, gravity centers, electro-magnetism, solar phenomena, geomagnetic field influences, aether physics, vortex systems, vibration, and wave mechanics are of significant relevance.
In Ancient times, art was more than a form of entertainment or decoration, being a means of preserving various forms and levels of knowledge, including scientific principles.
A core element is called "The Canon", whereby through ratio, proportion, shape and symbolism, an entire system of universal knowledge can be encoded and preserved.
In Magic Squares the addition of each of the rows and columns add up to the same number.
From Ancient times thinkers have explored these mathematical mysteries, uncovering deep ordering principles underlying numbers and geometry.
Within his esoteric market analysis systems Gann used a "Squares of Nine" and a "Square of Four".
Providing systems to train the mind in the retention of concepts, lists, ideas and the like, Memory Systems can simplify much modern school study involving memory.
We explore systems used by ancients and moderns to memorize entire books, lists of items, and concepts, as a sub-section of our accelerated and advanced systems of learning.
Natural Order has from ancient times looked deeply into principles of order behind nature and the universe, like phyllotaxis which governs the placement of leaves on plants, the harmonic ratios between the placement of the planets in the solar system, or the spirilic mathematics of galaxies.
Natural order reveals magical relationships in the natural world.
Space and time can be seen as the primary elements which define the container of existence in which we all function. In the financial markets we could say that Price and Time are the two primary elements which define market movement and structure.
Price is Space in the financial market cosmos, and Gann himself even referred to Space in market charts.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of his writings, going into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings includes supplementary rare source materials, and is the most reliable compliation of Gann’s unadulterated vital work.
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.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumring’s work.
Dr Jerome Baumring
Cracked Gann's System and Laid out the Science behind the Law of Vibration
About the Author
There are many who have followed in the footsteps of the great W.D. Gann, but a meager few have truly penetrated the depths of his complex and veiled teachings to construct a comprehensive market based embodiment of his “Universal Law of Causation and Harmony”. The Institute of Cosmological Economics considers Dr Jerome Baumring of the Investment Centre to be only true Gann proponent to completely crack the Gann code, by demonstrating the phenomenal trading accuracy and dependability that was previously achieved by only the master himself.
Upon proving Gann’s Laws to beyond the shadow of a doubt, Dr Jerome Baumring shared his gifts of knowledge by meticulously crafting an expansive and groundbreaking Financial Forecasting curriculum – The Gann Harmony Investment Seminar Series. Baumring’s exhaustive expositions in the field of Cosmological Economics continue to be a fundamental foundation of the ICE Pedagogy.
Dr. Jerome Baumring was introduced to the works of W D. Gann while recovering from a spinal injury induced by a car accident. While condemned to a hospitalized recovery in-traction, a friend gave him a copy of Perry Kaufman’s “Commodity Trading Systems and Methods” in which is presented a copy of Gann’s famous May Soy Beans Chart. The chart caught his interest and Dr. Baumring noticed that within the chart was a tiny, almost indistinguishable “point and arc” drawn with compass by the Author’s hand. This seemingly insignificant mark ignited a flame of interest in Baumring that would lead him to commit the next three years of his life relentlessly researching 16 hours a day, 7 days a week to uncover Gann’s teachings to the fullest extent.
It was evident to Dr. Baumring that Gann was using veiled techniques which were not explicitly presented in his courses, and that the key to deciphering his cryptic writings lay in gaining a an deeper understanding of "how Gann used words". He realized that he would have to study everything that Gann himself had studied in his time in order to obtain a frame of reference coincident with that of the Master. In addition to accumulating his own extensive personal library of old scientific, metaphysical and market works, Baumring enlisted the assistance of Donald Mack and requested access to his massive investment library. In those years Dr. Baumring read over 5,000 books; a feat only accomplished through utilizing his photographic memory and an ability to read 1,800 words a minute.
The Gann Code Revelation
Despite his expertise in Pharmacology and Mathematics, his gift as a mechanic, and a background in Zen and Martial arts, after three years of indefatigable research Dr Baumring had hit an unassailable wall. Faced with the prospect of failure, he awoke late one night to hear an inner voice direct him to his charts. As he sat down at his chart table, this voice walked him step by step through the final barriers to a complete understanding of the Universal Law. This breakthrough led to the subsequent development of a comprehensive analysis system which he called "Gann Harmony". Dr. Baumring then turned to the markets with a $25,000 to exemplify its validity beyond a shadow of doubt.
In less than two years of trading he had successfully compounded his investment into over a $1,000,000,000. Having proven that the system was capable of producing the promised returns, he then verified that it was applicable to all markets by conducting fully applied trading analyses of 18 futures markets and a selection of stocks. In order to prove Gann’s theories on a larger scale, Dr. Baumring traded for a silver hedging company. In a time when the gold and silver markets exploded to their all-time highs, Dr. Baumring successfully forecast the top of the silver market to within a three minute time window, and implemented a sophisticated strategy allowing him to transition from a position 200 contracts long to a position of 200 contracts short in a screaming exponential market. As the timing point for the top approached with the market moving as only commodities do at all-time highs, a gentleman he was advising was hesitant to sell at the timing point and asked if he could wait another minute. His hesitation cost him $60,000.
"From now to the end of the third quarter, the market will be sideways or down, perhaps some 200 points (on the Dow). Then we expect a rally like 1927 to 1929, to 3000 or more by 1988 or 1989. There will be 400 million-share days on the market."
At that time such high volume and volatility were unheard of, but a year and a half later when Black Monday scared the pants off of Wall Street, Dr. Baumring just smiled as he had been short five S&P options from the last high and had just made $120,000.
The Birth of a Curriculum
With his understanding of the markets now complete, Dr. Baumring sought to repay what he often referred to as a "karmic debt", and, as Gann said “pass on the enlightenment that had been heaped on himself in abundance”. This conviction led to the development of a series of Courses called “The Investment Centre Stock & Commodity Courses – A Distillation of the Insights and Wisdom of W. D. Gann”. The following is an excerpt from the complete course announcement:
"We unequivocally state that to the best of our knowledge nobody to date has ever dealt with, or has been able to even accurately explain The Law of Vibration which Mr. Gann with great authority said was the key to explain all phases of market action. Without properly understanding the basic laws relating to Vibration, of what value could any or all of the propagated so-called Gann concepts possess?".
Dr. Baumring’s pedagogical approach was founded upon a belief that in order for knowledge to reside as “inherent knowing”, an individual must recreate the process of discovery within himself. He would regularly comment: "I am merely the Sherpa (guide, way-shower), you must walk the path yourself." Making it clear that even if he were to explain the entire process outright, it would be to no avail, for without the catalyzing power of insight attained only through personal discovery, the student would be unable to digest and integrate the necessary principles of Cause and Effect – the fundamental prerequisites for an integrated understanding and application of the theory. He facilitated this education by personally selecting from over 5,000 books the clearest and most easily accessible presentations of the exact concepts needed for an understanding of Gann’s methods. These presentations were collected together into a which Dr. Baumring presented to his students along with required necessary to elaborate the concepts into a complete understanding.
The Multi-Dimensional Stock Market
In his lectures, Dr. Baumring presented a plethora of perspectives and concepts which, though previously unconsidered, were fundamental to Gann. One such concept was the markets being, at minimum, a three-dimensional phenomenon. Dr. Baumring espoused the opinion that without understanding the market is 3-D, all measurements taken on a 2-D chart become misleading. He translated the "mystic" terms of the esoteric tradition into modern counterparts: ”astrology" becoming "numerical astrophysics, celestial mechanics, or optics", "numerology" becoming "number set theory", "mystic symbolism" becoming "symbolic logic", "sacred geometry" becoming "lattice and matrix theory or the projective geometry of light".
To Dr. Baumring these different branches of knowledge were merely various manifestations of One Phenomenon in differing forms of Symbolic Logic.
An Untimely Passing
In the Winter of 1992, continuing health issues and the self-imposed pressures of both maintaining private students and perfecting his seminar series lead to an untimely passing at the age of 47. By this time Dr. Baumring had been successful in completing nine of the proposed twelve seminars. Although this may be considered an incomplete legacy, Dr Baumring was adamant that Gann’s entire theory was contained within his first notebook from Seminar #1. Everything beyond that point was reinforcement and repetition towards enabling a quantum discovery from within his students.
Preservation of the Baumring Legacy
In the wake of Dr Baumring’s passing, his widow, Dr. Wendy Baumring, was determined to assure that her late husband’s work and materials would remain available for future generations. The Sacred Science Institute (and its Market extension as The Institute of Cosmological Economics) were formed in cooperation with Mrs. Baumring for the purpose of preserving the accessibility of his teachings and research materials.
The Institute of Cosmological Economics continues in support of the Baumring legacy manifest through his notebooks, reading lists, Gann’s recommended reading list, and the most complete collection of writings of the great Market Masters.
In the years since his passing we have continued to expand upon his legacy through the promotion of our living Market Forecasting contemporaries and the unearthing of ten volumes of Lecture Notes of two of his private students; Julius Nirenstein and Alfred Friedman.
There is no student of Dr. Baumring who does not acknowledge the profound impact he has had upon their understanding of the Universe. One such student Robert Miner wrote:
"I have been lucky. Over a decade ago my most influential teacher of market analysis and trading, Dr Jerome Baumring who has since passed away, taught me to not only look at the market from radical new perspectives, but to prove everything out myself."
Donald Mack, the highly respected market historian and scholar, founder of the Investment Centre Bookstore stated:
"In our capacity as book suppliers to the world in our specialist area of stock and commodity books, we have met many who have been trying to fit together the pieces of the puzzle that is Gann. However, no one to our knowledge has come close to solving the mysteries inherent to the Gann methodology except for Dr. Baumring, whom we saw evolve from his initial introduction to Gann to a complete mastery some years later. So much so that we unequivocally state that he is the only person we know of that has solved every aspect that Gann wrote about."
There is a close correlation between Astrological Economics and Cosmological Economics. We have one of the largest collections of works on Financial Astrology (Astroeconomics) in the world.
These studies are very important in developing wider theories of causation, and our catalog contains most works of value written on the subject.
Law of Vibration
Research works or market systems based upon Gann’s theory of the Law of Vibration. Includes many scientific and esoteric work getting into harmonics, cycles, and cosmology as it relates to causative systems of order behind the markets. Primary reference and research section for those studying deep Gann analysis.
Weather has a strong influence on the potential prices of crops, so Astrological weather forecasting was of great interest to market analysts.
We publish George McCormack's Long Range Astro-weather Forecasting which is considered one of the better classics.
A.J. Pearce also wrote some sections on weather forecasting which are classics.
Non-linear dynamic mathematics, known as Chaos Theory, seeks order in seeming random patterns, exploring subjects like Fractals, System Mechanics, Lorentz Attractors, and more.
Dr. Baumring originated the idea that Chaos theory provided insight into market phenomena, and later the great Mandelbrot tried to apply Chaos theory to the markets.
Cosmology provides the primary basis for our theoretical system of market order and scientific analysis. Moving beyond modern ideas, our approach to Cosmology involves Pythagorean, Esoteric, Eastern, and Ancient metaphysical theories of cosmology.
Our ICE collection focuses on ancient concepts as well as modern alternative theories of the universe.
Kayser, the greatest scholar of harmonic science, was far ahead of his time, penetrating the depths of ancient esoteric Pythagorean Tradition to present a universal Law of Vibration.
His "Textbook of Harmonics" provides the most valuable insight into Gann’s Law of Vibration of any resource.
We have so far translated four of his works into English.
There is a long tradition of the use of instruments to read subtle energy forces in nature, through the use of subtle measuring devices like dowsing rods and pendulums.
The Jesuits were famous for finding water sources, showing advanced knowledge of using these techniques.
The scientific name for this practice is Vibrational Radiesthesia.
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