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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.