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.
The Key to Speculation in The Gold Market
A Traders World Article from May 2017
By L. David Linsky
"Key" – Pertaining to or containing a solution that affords a means of clarifying or resolving a problem.
When investing the markets, one is always looking for a signal, or a “tell” from the market in order to initiate a trade. Most use technical analysis, which comprises of a wide array of oscillators of various flavors and colors to look for various signals from the market. Others use numeric ratios or fractal based systems such as Elliott Wave analysis, cycle counts, fixed geometries, daily counts, percentage moves or other numeric ratios, and time cycles. Then there are more esoteric methodologies based on natural laws.
Regardless of the methodology one employs, the primary objective is to have a very strong indication or confidence of when a market will turn.
This article is about the Gold market and the proprietary cycles I discovered in the book entitled The Key to Speculation in the Gold Market. These analyses can be applied to all markets relating to gold in any way, which includes physical gold instruments like gold futures and options, mining stocks, or today's ETF's like GLD which is physically backed by gold, or GDX which is backed by gold mining stocks. There are also many hybrid instruments, or leveraged ETF's, that try to maintain a 2X or 3X ratio of daily moves, both bull and bear in gold related instruments. Some of these symbols are NUGT, JNUG and DUST.
These leveraged ETF's like NUGT, whose performance is based upon the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, try to achieved these leveraged returns from the use of futures contracts, short positions, reverse purchase agreements, options, swap agreements and similar exotic trading tactics. These ETF's can offer spectacular returns if you're on the right side, or can vaporize your capital quickly if on the wrong side.
Through my market studies, I have discovered specific and repeatable cycles of varying length in the gold market, many of which have proven themselves to have very high accuracy ratings over the past 40+ years. These accuracies can range within days, weeks, or sometimes a couple months in a very long term cycle. But what is most important, is that these specific cycles have shown over the past 40 years that each specific cycle has a personality with regard to the nature of the timing window.
What a timing window personality means is that Cycle A has shown to have a repeatable timing window of a handful of days or less, while Cycle B may have a repeatable timing window of a couple weeks, and Cycle C may have a timing window of a couple months. These timing window have shown to be stable over decades so far, which is most intriguing and significantly validates these cycles.
So, what is found to be interesting about such signals, is that though cycles may time at a specific point, different cycle types will not activate until a further time extension is added on to that window. Some cycles react right at the signal point, while others delay a consistent number of weeks or months before the effect is seen.
How unique is it to know, with a very high degree of accuracy, when a cycle will complete itself and within what kind of time frame, days, weeks, or months. This gives one a very strong confidence level of when it is a good time to take a specific position either long or short.
This book contains a detailed analysis of the Gold market that would generally be considered most useful for longer term position trades, in that it clearly identifies the major trends of the Gold market, identifying the major tops and bottoms that Gold makes, year after year, with great accuracy in the 40 years since Gold has been freely traded.
What is interesting is that these same cycles can be seen to affect the Gold market over the previous 750 years, even when the price of Gold was fixed. This demonstrates that there are natural laws or causations that, even when attempted to be controlled by man, through price fixing and the suppression of free markets, still make themselves seen in geopolitical situations relating to the underlaying commodity.
To illustrate a couple cycles covered in my book, let’s look at the price action in gold over the last year or so. Below we have a chart of gold from late 2015 to May of 2017.
Some of the cycle work covered in the book provided the above projected dates for pivots in the gold market. Other cycle work provides projected dates of greater duration and others of shorter duration.
Over the last 40 years Gold has averaged a return of over 37% per year, assuming you knew when to go long and when to go short. Today’s 2x and 3x ETF’s would have yielded significantly higher returns per year.
For years, everyone has been bombarded with commercials telling them to buy gold, and everyone that bought gold since the 2011 top has lost a significant amount of money. No one knew the bull market in gold was over back in 2011, but my work clearly projected that major top to within 5 days.
Gold was screaming higher, and with gold at a price of around $2000 an ounce, the so-called experts were talking about $5000 gold, but the run was over, and they simply didn't know it. Those who understood how to read the underlying pattern in gold, would have clearly known the top was in, and would have had a tremendous shorting opportunity allowing them to build significant wealth since that top. But unfortunately for most, these cycles underlying the Gold market are known by very few, and most people lost a significant amount of their money attempting to buy gold over the ensuing 5 years.
So, the question remains, for everyone that is interested in investing in gold for gain, they should be asking “when is the bear market over and when will the next bull market begin?”
I am confident my book answers this question quite precisely. At least history is on the side of my work, which has been extremely accurate over the past 40 years, calling significant pivots in the gold market within days, weeks or at very worst, a couple months. For the pivots that have time windows of a couple months, we would be talking about a move that may last over a year or more, so that window is still a small time frame considering the length of the expected move.
The analyses contained in my book should enable any trader to profitably invest in or trade the gold market. Whether one’s portfolio is large or small, or even if one has never considered investing or trading in gold before, my work will provide anyone with a unique edge providing a valuable asset to one’s trading decisions.
It doesn't matter whether someone has ever invested in or traded gold before. Gold is simply an investment instrument, and is no different than any other investment. What will make this trade different in the future is that I have discovered some proprietary cycles that are very unique to the gold market which should enable investors and traders to have a significant advantage in trading or investing in gold, by knowing in advance where it’s major tops and bottoms will be long into the future.
This is not a trading course, this work is specific to the gold market, and identifies many cycles which are unique to the gold market. I provide the exact dates of when to go long and when to go short in gold for the next decades to come. Readers will thoroughly understand all major and some minor moves in the gold market, and when to be long, and when to be short.
This book illustrates these very unique cycles I refer to, which have a very strong track record backed by 40 years of historical data showing exactly when gold will rise and fall. I further discuss over 750 years of data on gold that continues to support the major cycles discussed in the book. Gold simply responds to certain time frames for whatever reason. The reasons themselves can be debated, and are considered in the book, but the data and hard facts present an undeniable proof as to the timing.
This work is unlike anything on the market that I am familiar with, and I believe I am familiar with most works out there. This is not Delta, or anything similar to what other well know authors of published market letters offer. This work is unique, accurate, and has a 40+ year history of accurately projected the primary tops and bottoms in the gold market, plus additional cycles for smaller time frames.
For a limited time, which is soon to end, those that purchase my book will also receive, without additional charge, an important supplement which is still being developed, that illustrates a number of shorter term cycles that may last between a week or month or more. This supplement is for shorter term trading or swing trading. Once this deadline is reached, there will be a significant price increase due to the value of the added content.
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.