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.
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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.
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Press Articles About the Hasbroucks From the Hasbrouck Space/Time Forecasting Archives
People of the Financial World - February 6th, 1974
Sun watchers see clouds
The Hasbroucks, Louis and Muriel, as far back as 1959 published a prediction of a 1966 "economic crest." They also forecast a nine-year "time of trouble" to follow, with such problems as the dollar devaluation. And they indicated that economic difficulties would escalate through 1975.
At the start of 1973, the Hasbroucks said it would be a "year of disillusion." Last October, they warned of an imminent "most chaotic phase" upcoming. Three days later, the "Yom Kippur" war broke out in the Middle East.
The Hasbroucks, a husband and wife team, aren't witch and warlock. They don't use crystal balls or ouiji boards. Rather, the charming and erudite couple has developed forecasts from a formula which correlates solar activity to movements of the stock market.
Both Louis and Muriel brought varied backgrounds to the economic forecasting they began in the thirties. Mr. Hasbrouck, a 1911 graduate of Yale and a pilot in World War I, had also gone into the bond market on Wall Street in 1920. The multi-talented and immensely vital and silver-haired Mrs. Hasbrouck, once a concert pianist, had commuted between New York and Montreal as a journalist. When they met, she was "investigating" astrology.
For many years the Hasbroucks pored over the fluctuations of the stock market and the solar field. Eventually, a precise timetable of solar activity--and charts of atmospheric disturbances and earthquakes--evolved. The couple concluded that the "rhythmical activity of the sun affects all human activity, including men's minds." A 36-year "rhythm" of solar activity--which they believe has predictable effects on all human behavior--became the tool they use to try to predict economic trends.
From the creative clutter of their habitable mid-Manhattan apartment, they run an unadvertised service for up to 100 unsolicited clients who each pay $300 a year for monthly economic forecasts. Working, as they say, "seven days a week, 12 hours a day," the couple, though obviously in their "golden years," is by no means retired. They shy away from discussing their ages, as if it wouldn't matter anyway--so busy are they with new predictions.
Unfortunately, their latest forecast for 1974, "the year of realization," isn't very sunny. "We are on a course toward a bigger, more disastrous climax around mid-summer," they say. Although "signals indicate a 'spring rally' ... it should be kept in mind that the major wave patterns show no change or improvement in the climate of world and economic feeling for some time. The field-force disturbances in June (similar to those of mid-October/73 and mid-May/69) must still be reckoned with."
Mrs. Hasbrouck is sufficiently certain of their forecast to advise that when what she calls this "period of madness" ends in 1975, the outlook will brighten. "We're going to have a real birthday celebration in 1976 (the U. S. bicentennial year)" because the nation enters "a good phase after all this trouble. It will be a good time."
The Hasbroucks, though considered highly controversial, have been on target often enough so that even Wall Street professionals do not dismiss everything they say. As one jaded observer remarks, "Now that the charts of the pros have little credibility, why shouldn't 'solar rhythms' be believed?" With a battered stock market in view, at least the sun always rises.
Beating the Dow with sun power and the zodiac - January 17th, 1970
Most of Wall Street's myriad theories for forecasting stock prices are based on past price trends, odd-lot volume, swings in the business cycle, and other indicators that seem to have a rational connection with the stock market. And most theories have been notably unimpressive of late in coping with a market whose erratic zigs and zags often defy logical analysis.
It just could be, however, that the "irrational" market is responding to mystical forces beyond the ken of ordinary analysts. The fact is that is has pretty much fulfilled the forecasts of astrology, sun spots, and "space-time" theory, and a small group of arcane theorists insist this is only logical.
Forecasters. Consider Muriel and Louis Hasbrouck, who publish an advisory newsletter called "Space-Time Forecasting." In their Nov. 26, 1968, report, the Hasbroucks declared that "the inflationary runup in the New York stock market . . . will come to an end over the weekend of Dec. 1." The Dow-Jones industrials hit a closing high of 985.21 on Dec. 3, began dropping and have not seen that level since. Similarly, in the January, 1969, edition of Horoscope magazine, astrologer David Williams predicted that the market would decline in both the second and third quarters and would finally bottom out on Dec. 20. To date, he is on the button: the Dow bottomed at 769 on Dec. 17 and has not been back yet.
Seers who watch the patterns and energy emissions from the solar system to gauge stock prices successfully called the steep 1966 decline, the end of the 1967-1968 bull market, and the key market turns over the last year.
Surprisingly, not all Wall Streeters ignore this sort of thing or brush it off as mumbo jumbo. Edson Gould, former investment chairman of Nuveen Corp., who now edits Findings and Forecasts advisory service, admits that "the Hasbroucks have done very well, even though I don't understand their theories." Louis Whitehead, a partner of Hornblower & Weeks-Hemphill, Noyes, says of astrologer Williams: "He's had some remarkably accurate readings. He's not just one of those nuts running around."
Methods. The Hasbroucks charge $300 a year for their service, to a limited clientele they claim includes several lawyers, investment counselors, and one philanthropist. They do not recommend stocks or predict where the Dow will turn. Instead, they point the direction of the market according to their determination of "mass psychology." To fix this, they judge the "changing potential in the electrical energy field" of the solar system, based on movements of heavenly bodies as published in the Nautical Almanac. Man is motivated by the changing energy, says Louis Hasbrouck, because, "your mind is an electrical transformer."
James Fraser, who writes The Contrary Investor, an advisory newsletter, thinks Hasbrouck has a point. In one of this reports a while back, Fraser wrote: "As stated in the Saturday Review, researchers have described experiments indicating that the nervous system of the human animal is fundamentally governed by a slow, steady, direct current of electricity responsive to geo-magnetic influence."
Energy waves indicate no new bull market until 1976
Cycles. The Hasbroucks claim that each 35.8 years, the same cyclic energy wave repeats itself. When the wave hits its peak, as it did in 1893, 1929, and 1965, there is a climax of optimism, followed by three years of chaos. On Oct. 15, 1964, the Hasbroucks wrote: "The warning signal of the next approaching wave crest takes shape in early July, 1965. The turning point is timed for late March, 1966." The predictions came true when the market dropped 90 points in mid-summer, 1965, climbed back near the 1,000 level by mid-February and then started a 27% dive.
After the chaotic period, when "more people make judgemental mistakes," according to Muriel Hasbrouck, comes an adjustment lasting three years and then another three years of less radical chaos. If this is to be believed, neither the economy nor the stock market will have clear sailing until 1976.
The Hasbroucks claim their reputation is hurt because people constantly associate them with astrology. "We left that in 1941. It is only a fraction of our work," says Muriel Hasbrouck.
Stargazer. But Williams makes no bones about being an astrologer. Based on empirical evidence, he claims that when the planets are in certain geometric positions they cause energy disturbances that have positive or negative effects on men. "When any two planetary configurations are 0, 90, or 180 degrees longitude on a straight line from Washington, D. C., there will be a positive effect. At 60 or 120 degrees, it will be negative. I add up the bullish or bearish configurations to predict the course of the market," he says.
Williams relies on an advisory service to pick individual stocks. He has lost money on only three of the 210 stocks he traded in the last 11 years, he claims. "His timing is uncanny," says his broker, Alexander Morse of Merkin & Co. For 1970,
Williams is predicting a rising quarter for Capricorn, which began Dec. 23; a sideways quarter for Aries (Mar. 21); and a rise for Cancer (June 21) and Libra (Sept. 23).
Competitors. Other astrologers get more specific. In a book published last year called The Astrology Way to Stock Market Profits, Spencer Fleming picks the industries that will perform best according to signs of the zodiac. During Taurus (Apr. 20-May 19), for instance, he recommends that investors concentrate on cement, electrical equipment, air conditioning, and photo-optics stocks.
Though Fleming also outlines what course the market in general will take over the three "decans" of each month, he cautions that current circumstances could alter the whole picture. He advises investors to size up the news and make their own judgment.
Indeed, most followers of astrology and space theories agree that they invest only after considering the more commonly accepted market theories. Charles J. Collins, a Detroit investment counselor who follows an 11-year sun-spot theory, says the number of daily magnetic storms on the sun in 1967 indicated a downturn before 1975 at least as bad as that of 1966. Still, he says, "I wouldn't bet my thumb on any one of these things."
The Profit Prophets - February 1970
Louis and Muriel Hasbrouck are a nice old couple in Manhattan who have finally succeededin figuring out the hidden laws of the universe. These laws, among other things, make the stock market behave the way it does. They call their prediction system "Space-Time Forecasting." If you want to buy their market letter - and a number of eminently hard-headed securities analysts are among their clients - it will cost you $300 per year.
Muriel Hasbrouck, born in Toronto, wrote for the Star Weekly before Ernest Hemmingway. Her husband "did very well" on the bond market prior to 1929. He spent the next 10 years figuring out what hit him.
The result was their Space-Time theory. The method, they say, consists of measuring changes in the electro-magnetic field of the solar system, which tells them what the economy is going to do.
There is at least one orthodox analyst who believes their track record is "unbelievably good." But most laymen will find their predictions hopelessly ambiguous. They do, however, clearly predict "chaos generated by human behavior" for the next three years at least, and probably until the year 2001.
Although the positions of the planets do figure in their calculations, Space-Time Forecasting is not astrology. It is, says Muriel Hasbrouck, "a pearl recovered from the farmyard rubbish that is astrology, logically correlated with the findings of modern physics."
Space Time Stock Market Forecasting
Space Time Stock Market Forecasting
A Winner's Guide For Every Wall St. Investor
By Joseph F. Goodavage
Does man respond to cosmic rhythms? Does the future shake and "pull" the present? Louis and Muriel Hasbrouck, a charming, erudite couple think so and have developed a system that has predicted every major economic trend in the past eight years. Calling their stock market service Space-Time Forecasting, the Hasbroucks don't advertise or solicit business, but, according to their intensely loyal band of subscribers, the Hasbroucks have developed the key (a 36-year economic-emotional "beat") that is responsible for every twist and turn in the world of finance. They've been so sucessful that other investment counselors use Space-Time Forecasts in making their own market analyses!
Does the future (rather than the past) determine present events? Does the Sun actually have a 36-year "beat" or pulse which affects the world economy? Can someone actually forecast the major advances and retreats of the stock market? According to one exotic new formula (used successfully for the past seven years) the answers are all "yes." More important, the developers of this unique cosmic-economic forecast will lay their system right on the line at the end of this article.
If past performance is any criterion, their accuracy should be as consistent now as it has been since 1965 when their system was officially launched.
They predicted last March's inflationary shock wave a full year in advance and also foresaw President Nixon's attempts to keep wholesale prices from soaring right through the roof.
Hundreds of stock brokers and financial advisors would have you up to your eyeballs in their insider-newsletter mail if they could. Stacks of fancy letters advise you how to make all kinds of money in oil, steel, plastic, hog bellies, electronics, soybean crops -- you name it. And it's only logical that anybody who can predict the fluctuation of the stock market (especially on a long-range basis) would try to make money for themselves instead of just selling the "service" to other people.
That's how it would be -- if everybody involved in economic studies is dominated only by the desire to get rich. For example, there's an unusual, little-known system which has proved consistently accurate in calling every major market development.
Space-Time Forecasting is the brainchild of Louis and Muriel Hasbrouck, a charming, erudite couple in their 80s with an extensive and varied background. Their base of operations is their large apartment in the heart of New York City, and they are more interested in proving that man responds to cosmic rhythms than in making a killing in the market. Yet, according to their intensely loyal band of subscribers, the Hasbroucks have developed the key to the basic cause of all economic trends. Their annual forecast for 1973 (written in 1972 and reviewed at the end of this article) is probably the best indication that they're really onto something.
They don't advertise or solicit business, but ever since they launched Space-Time Forecasting in 1965 they have enjoyed a slow but steady increase in subscribers to their unusual service. The only way subscribers find out about them is by word of mouth, proving that the Hasbroucks are not fly-by-nighters out to mulct a credulous public. In fact they're extemely wary of any kind of sensationalism and tend to avoid publicity. One reason for this seems to be that other investment counselors subscribe to Space-Time Forecasts and use it freely to flavor and color their own forecasts, which take on a greater degree of accuracy and authenticity as a result. The Hasbroucks know this and seem quietly pleased by it. Ed Hermann, a former McGraw-Hill executive who is now enormously successful with his own educational game company, admits, "They certainly have been helpful to me in giving me long-term forecasts of great accuracy and usefulness. But I was really amazed when they forecast the very dates when the eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily would take place. They also timed the Alaskan and Nicaraguan earthquakes."
In 1959 (years before they launched Space-Time Forecasts), the Hasbrouck's foresaw a dollar devaluation in the early 1970s. "This isn't astrology though," Louis Hasbrouck explained. "You see, some people confuse the four basic elements with the so-called 'elements' of astrology: fire, earth, air, and water. It has absolutely nothing to do with that, but there are nine expressions of the four fundamentals we use. . . . Our system is basically a bridge between certain science -- in this case Einstein's Unified Field Theory -- and the old uncertain science of astrology."
How did they manage that? The Hasbroucks admit they use certain planetary configurations to develop their forecasts, but they are quick to point out that their system has nothing to do with traditional astrology. It took them almost three decades of intensive, independent research before they developed Space-Time Forecasting.
And of all the unorthodox opinions in the field of financial speculation, the most unorthodox of all is that the future shapes the present! "Our objective is not to exploit the market," says Muriel Hasbrouck, a multi-talented former journalist from Toronto, Canada, who was once a ghost-writer for famed astrologer Evangeline Adams. "We're using our system in order to get people interested in its underlying principles."
What are these principles for the strange idea that the present is not shaped by past events, but "pulled" by the future? To begin with, Space-Time Forecasting involves some hard-to-define concepts, mainly the rhythmical influence of solar activity on the mind of man, hence all human activity, including national and world economy.
Their years of private study and research finally paid off with the correlation of a regular 36-year "beat" in the economic-emotional cycle -- one that stretches centuries into the past and also enables them to predict major economic trends of the forseeable future. In 1959 (years before they launched STF) the Hasbroucks foresaw a dollar devaluation in the early 1970s and "the dissolution of the international monetary system into a formless suspension of regional blocks..."
"This isn't astrology though," Louis Hasbrouck explained. "You see, some people confuse the four basic elements we use (the four quadrants of the compass) with the so-called 'elements' of astrology: fire, earth, air, and water. It has absolutely nothing to do with that, but there are nine expressions (nine four-year periods) of the four fundamentals we use. These yield the 36-year rhythm of Space-Time Forecasting. Our system is basically a bridge between certain science -- in this case Einstein's Unified Field Theory -- and the old uncertain science of astrology." (Einstein's theory is there's a universal constant whereby laws that apply in one part of the universe apply equally in all parts of the universe.)
Whether the Hasbroucks' theory is right or wrong, it is extremely difficult to over-look their seven years of successful forecasting of every major economic trend. And the explanation of the "mechanics" of their system has a compelling kind of logic. As Louis puts it, "The Sun is the only living thing -- the center of all life in our solar system. It generates an enormous field of energy in all directions; it stretches invisibly toward us from its main line of concentration along the equatorial belt of the Sun. The fields of the planets themselves agitate and change the solar field, which produces regular periods called 'waves.' We don't call them cycles."
The Space-Time graph looks like the rhythmic "heartbeat" of the Sun. And the entire picture falls into place as soon as Space-Time subscribers are able to visualize the Sun as a living, pulsating entity, and the planets as "disturbers" of its field. "Sometimes when you walk near your TV set your own biomagnetic field causes the sound or picture to blur," Louis said. "Well, that's a tiny example of how one field interferes with another."
The Hasbroucks' chief argument with science is that scientists refuse to allow any place in nature for the influence of man's mental activities. Despite the broad interest in parapsychology today, science is still largely dominated by the presumption that human mental and emotional activity exists in some kind of "unnatural" vacuum.
"The hell it does," Louis snorts. "What we're doing -- by accurately forecasting econommic trends -- is demonstrating that human thoughts and feelings are as much affected by changes in solar activity as the Earth's atmosphere, radio waves, or any number of other natural phenomena. And we prove it by showing that the stock market, agriculture, industry -- you name it -- are directly affected only by how people think and behave. Muriel and I have shown that man is physically and psychically integrated with the solar and interplanetary field. How could anything that was formed from the same stuff that makes up the solar system be divorced from it?"
A Yale graduate, class of 1911, Hasbrouck was a pilot during WW I and an Air Corps in WW II. He was also a mining engineer and set himself up as a construction engineer in New York before becoming interested in the stock market. During the 1920s he practiced investment and finance in New York and later became an independent investment counselor. When the great financial debacle struck in 1929, he figured it was time to learn what makes markets change and what natural laws, if any, were at work behind those changing economic trends.
He freely admits that he "made a lot of money as an investment counselor during the 1920s without knowing anything about the market at all. "Hell, nobody knew anything then, and I lost my shirt in 1929 because none of the experts knew just what was going on."
The Hasbroucks' track record since 1965 is quite impressive. Would-be subscribers who expect a couple of aging star-gazers pouring over weird occult charts or gazing into crystal balls are invariably surprised by what they encounter. So much so that great interest in their system has been demonstrated by major corporations such as Boeing Aircraft Corporation and United Airlines. One of their most influential and enthusiastic clients was so impressed with Space-Time's ability to forecast the exact times of solar flares and geomagnetic storms that he introduced the Hasbroucks to Defense Department officials (where their system is now under close scrutiny).
And because they can accurately forecast "proton events" (solar flares that cause atmospheric and geomagnetic disturbances), and geophysical activity such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, their system is being studied by the NASA Space Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, both in Colorado. One reason for such keen interest was their annual long-range forecast for 1972 when the Hasbroucks picked the first week of August 1972 as the time for a truly enormous outburst of solar activity. When the Sun erupted violently right on schedule most scientists -- particularly astrophysicists -- were totally unprepared for any such event.
"When you sort them out," Muriel Hasbrouck said, "our 'signals' (angular relationships of the planets) coincide with solar flares, geomagnetic storms and -- to a lesser extent -- earthquakes. This is a pretty clear indication that all natural phenomena are interrelated. The reason we can time these events so accurately is because the planetary movements are known with great exactness, therefore we can locate them in time and space."
"It took years of study," Louis added, "to satisfy our curiosity about this basic concept, and still more years to develop a workable system that would through practical use, prove our point. There are of course, other, more irregular solar disturbances."
For a relatively inexpensive annual fee of $300 (the Hasbroucks have been accepted and registered by the Federal Communications Commission as "Economic Trend Forecasters" -- a special classification based on the uniqueness of their system) the couple issues detailed long-range forecast of what the national and world economy will do each year. But subscribers get much more than that. They also receive a bi-monthly Supplemental Forecast which is mailed at the start and middle of each month (to correlate current economic trends with the annual forecast and to give key dates for minor changes in the overall picture).
Louis Hasbrouck observed that "The only way we could prove our system is correct to a large enough segment of the investment crowd is by predicting on a long-range basis the actual behavior of people -- en masse."
The Hasbroucks' concept of Space-Time Dynamics seems to be at least one clear answer to the old mystery of why markets change and why people behave the way they do. As a younger woman, Muriel Hasbrouck made a long and intensive study of the basic elements of astrology and did graduate work in comparative philosophy. She authored one of the most accurate and impressive books (The Pursuit Of Destiny) ever written on the influence of the decanates (the division of each 30-degree zodiacal sign into three segments of 10 degrees).
Working in close harmony, blending their knowledge and talents, the Hasbroucks discovered a method of predicting the precise time when radio transmission would be disturbed. It was tested by the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1940, and later evolved into the system used by John H. Nelson of RCA, according to Muriel Hasbrouck.
The idea was to predict the exact time when solar flares would erupt and stir up ionospheric storms in the highest reaches of the Earth's atmosphere. These storms scramble and destroy short wave radio transmissions which (before the time of communications satellites) were bounced off the ionosphere to reach beyond the curvature of the Earth to a distant receiving station.
A fierce scientific debate broke out in the late 1950s when RCA dropped a bombshell that delighted the hearts of astrologers everywhere. The executives at RCA played it extremely cool. "John Nelson," they said, "is our Weather Propagation Analyst, sort of a scientific weather engineer who predicts radio weather for us according to the positions of the planets and the angles formed among them. These positions coincide so closely with sun spots and magnetic solar storms which ruin radio transmission . . . that it constitutes an entirely new study."
In spite of all this new evidence (and astrology's growing popular acceptance), the controversy is renewed each time someone decides to look into the subject with an unbiased mind. But sciencedom is still a stubborn holdout: "the planets are too far away to have any influence on the Earth -- directly or indirectly."
"They're only partly right," was Muriel Hasbrouck's response to that statement. "Of themselves, the planets have no direct influence on us or the economy. What they do is to disturb the solar field, which is altered in some as yet unknown way before we experience its influence. It's very subtle, but is reflected in the mass psychology." She uses the positions of the planets in the timing of solar activity on an even smaller scale than the three-year phases indicated on their charts.
The Sun's enormous field pulses in all directions through space as it radiates rhythmically up and down the scale of all the intensities and wave lengths of energy. Its main lines of force are concentrated along a line extending from the solar equatorial belt -- somewhat like a gigantic version of the rings of Saturn (if they were invisible). The primary strength of the field is concentrated along the plane of the ecliptic where all the planets orbit.
This solar field stretches for enormous distances, even reaching the outermost planets; it is influenced by the inter-planetary field and react to it. Swimming around the Sun in their alloted orbits, the planets' own fields create a sort of "wake" which results in minor changes in the solar field that reaches the Earth and affects everything on it.
"The crests and troughs of these energy waves can be timed," Louis Hasbrouck said. "They coincide with all the major turning points in economic history -- and also with changes in public moods."
As the solar field reaches Earth it alters the terrestrial field and exerts a subtle but powerful influence on every form of life, including the moods and behavior of men. Variations in these fields, according to the Hasbroucks, affect people everywhere at the same time, but in different ways because, as Muriel firmly stated, "Each individual is born into the field at a different time."
Presumably, it is this difference in time of birth that results in subtle changes of character -- even among twins. Why did the old astrologers believe that being born at a particular time caused a child to have certain definite personality traits? "I don't know how they did it," Louis responded, "how they ever came to their conclusions, but when a baby is born it comes, for the first time, on its own into a larger field of energy, and that field at that time has certain qualities which are different than at other times. Even the air we breathe can be positively or negatively ionized."
Even so, it's extremely difficult for scientifically trained and oriented people to accept some of these subjective conclusions of the astrologers, mainly the theory that the planets are themselves the cause of certain characteristics (the red planet Mars, for instance, bestowing "courage and strength," Saturn giving "seriousness," and Jupiter "robustness and joviality"). Space-Time forecasting discounts such theory and regards the planets simply as disturbers of the solar field. RCA's John Nelson also dismissed natal astrology as unscientific; he believes that nearly all cosmic influence comes directly from the Sun. But due to an odd "coincidence" his method was generally confused by the public with astrology. It happened this way: the same angles among planets which were considered "evil" by ancient astrologers are regarded as "adverse" by the practitioners of Nelson's system. These are 45, 90, and 180 degrees, respectively. In actual fact these angles do coincide with serious upheavals on the Sun. On the other hand, the traditionally "beneficent" angles (30, 60, 120 degrees) are associated with moderate solar activity and "good radio weather."
"Every basic element," says Louis Hasbrouck, "is composed of electric field charges. Every living thing is actually an electrical transformer. Since we all live in the Earth's field -- and the food and water we consume, even the air we breathe, are composed of these same elements -- we're part of the whole and living picture. The entire planetary energy field is forever changing and affecting everything within its influence."
To show how the present is attracted or "pulled" by conditions existing in the future, the Hasbroucks demonstrated a recurrent 36-year wave length or "beat" of the Sun which affects the world economy by influencing mass human consciousness. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but the ancient Hindu and Hebrew world horoscopes were also divided into sub-cycles of 36-years each! This raises the tantalizing possibility that ancient scholars and scientists had developed ideas along lines we moderns are just beginning to investigate.
Edward R. Dewey, probably the foremost scientific expert on cycles, gives four reasons why external forces influence the mind of a man and therefore all human activities:
Almost everything fluctuates;
Many things fluctuate in cycles or waves;
Many of these waves repeat so regularly, so dominantly, that they cannot possibly be accidental or ascribed to "chance"; and
If the wave or cycle is not repeating by chance, then something, some force, must "trigger" it.
Dewey, who is president of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, added, "When we discover this force or the forces which trigger the wave, we will have solved our mystery. I picture the space in which we live as filled with forces that alternately stimulate and depress all human beings -- make them more or less optimistic, and make them more or less fearful. These forces don't control us, they merely influence us."
Does the future shape history -- and especially the present? It seems paradoxical, but as long as the Hasbroucks are successfully predicting future trends, their theory at least merits serious consideration (regardless of how arbitrary their opinion might seem). As one of their well-to-do subscribers remarked, "The failure of economics to become a science is directly because the economists fail to realize that there are natural rhythmic forces in our environment to which human beings respond."
Every time anyone who is even remotely interested in such an approach to economics is questioned, the response is surprisingly the same. It's an indication, at least, that the pieces fit together in some logical order. Now we come to the crux: how does Space-Time (forecast made in 1972) interpret the economic phase changes for the remainder of 1973? Here's a distilled version of the Hasbroucks' Annual Forecast VIII for "the present three-year polarizing phase of the Space-Time Wave which is now coming to a close."
In the period E to F in the Space-Time graph on page 00, a radical change will develop with the approach of the second chaotic phase. This will coincide with the phase turning point in the closing months of 1973. By 1975 the world will be in a situation similar to that of 1939 (see graph) when WW II began.
The coming "power grab" is a genuine outbreak of political hierarchy. In one country after another the Caesars will mount their thrones. Executive orders will be designed to control human activities covering how and what we eat, how we live and work, and most important -- how we handle our money and pay our bills!
The second chaotic phase of the Space-Time Wave looks like a trend toward general suppression of personal rights. In a country such as ours, this is cause for concern. The clues lie in the extraordinary changes that have taken place in the world since the breaking of the Wave Crest in 1966.
With the full entry of Britain into the European Common Market, the so-called "special relationship" between the U.S. and England has reached an end. With the American dollar no longer needed as a crutch for Western Europe and every country seemingly going out of its way to attack the stability of our currency, America will be financially out in the cold.
In the Space-Time graph there is a regular recurrence of a nine-year "time of trouble" following the Crest Area (C). This period develops during the three central phases of the wave. The first of these periods of turmoil (C to D) are historically chaotic.
In this final phase of the nine-year "time of troubles" period, the second chaotic phase is always more chaotic than the first, but usually of an entirely different quality of turmoil. (During the nine-year period following the 1929 crest area of that wave, Chaos I was the Great Depression. The "balance" period (1933-1936) resulted in some stabilization, but Chaos II resulted in the out-break of WW II in 1939.
Every major phase change in the Wave brings a major change in policy -- constructive or otherwise -- to those in key power positions. In 1973 the coming phase change lies directly ahead of President Nixon, as it did in 1969. This presents a big problem. Will he reject the upcoming opportunity? No power on Earth can stop the Space-Time phase change from coming as scheduled. This time its first signal (as in 1965), always a warning of greater trouble ahead, is timed for mid-October, 1973.
The next annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund is scheduled for late September. By then, President Nixon (or Congress, or -- from the force of circumstances, both together) could fall in with the European approach to the pricing and management of gold as integral to the very life of the world's monetary system.
To predict the practical effects of a major phase change (such as those of 1963, 1966, 1969, and now 1973), STF uses the principle of teleology, which means that future actions, not past conditions, play the major creative part in determining the present. The "climate" of a coming Spact-Time Wave will be strongly felt some time before its arrival. STF's job is to know approximately when this "pull from in front" can be expected to take hold.
Working on this proved principle, we can expect certain periods ahead through 1973 which appear to be teleologically related to the mid-October phase change and its impact on world and economic conditions. In 1972 the Hasbroucks forecast that 1973 will be a year of disillusion and complete uncertainty about the "peace" in Southeast Asia. Exploding disappointment and frustration will affect public reactions toward both the stock market and the economy.
In August the Wave pattern shows one of those "early warning signals" of coming trouble. The "pull from in front" will manifest itself in unexpected disturbances or sudden political action. Beginning in early August and through September and October, the sense of chaos will spread and deepen. At the time when the International Monetary Fund holds its annual meeting this situation may be so delicate that in sheer desperation the U.S. will be forced to give in and adjust the price of gold.
If a return to some kind of gold standard is not achieved by the end of 1973, the world is in for a period of unprecedented monetary turmoil. The months and years ahead are going to be tough enough anyway, but without the discipline of gold, conditions will be infinitely worse.
However chaotic autumn 1973 turns out to be -- and it will be chaotic! -- November will usher in a series of market trend signals that suggest an up-to-Christmas rally. This will allow for a hopeful attitude, at least toward the gold situation which is closely linked with the economic wellfare of the word.
Every Space-Time Phase has a duration of approximately three years. A bright recovery from the autumn doldrums, arising possibly from the golden glow of returning monetary sanity in the U.S., is no more than the single swallow that does not make a summer. By Christmas, another "warning signal" will show its head, intensifying the sense of chaos inherent in the contemporary phase. Keep in mind that the climax of this troubled phase will not even be reached until mid-1973. The Hasbroucks have an air of assurance that their theories will be completely vindicated -- sooner or later. "We love this work and make more than enough by doing it successfully to live very comfortably," Muriel said. "We have no close relatives or children to leave anything to, so we're really not out to make a big 'killing.' Maybe that's why we've been as successful as we have. As long as we will have made a contribution to the general fund of knowledge, that's quite enough for us."
One financial advisor, who encompasses Space-Time Forecasts in his own newsletters to investors, said, "They're really amazing. As good as they are at what they do -- and I suspect they don't tell everything they know -- I think they're just content at their age to mosey along without making too many waves. They have some deal to sell the secrets of their work and make a royalty arrangement with a large corporation. But, hell, look at it from their position -- they're in their 80s and you can't tell how much time they might have...
"To them, the only really worthwhile success will be the study and acceptance by science of their discovery."
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.