There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s theories. For those seeking a solid, Master’s Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferrera’s works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gann’s work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gann’s work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gann’s Square of 9, Gann’s Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gann’s swing trading system, another on the details of Gann’s 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 Master’s degree in Gann and technical analysis.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gann’s private courses represent the most important of all of Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980’s 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 couldn’t be further from the truth! Each of Gann’s “courses” were actually small, “sections” 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 1940’s and that he “called” 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 Gann’s death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950’s as “new” like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his “Master Courses”, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jones’ from the 60’s until now. So these “master” 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 Gann’s 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 Baumring’s 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 “supposed” collections of Gann’s writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available…
While W.D. Gann’s own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcher’s collection, most people will find Gann’s 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 Gann’s, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gann’s techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gann’s 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.
Wheels within Wheels within WheelsA Spring 2019 Trader’s World Article
About the Astrological Trading course “Trading With Selene’s Chariot”
By Sean Erikson
Trading with Selene's Chariot by Sean Erikson ( $7,500.00 )
Students of Gann should be familiar with the phrase “Wheels within Wheels.” This is a phrase originally lifted from Ezekiel’s description of the throne of God in the Bible. Like many things Gann, it can be taken to mean a number of different things; when one veils one’s meaning, the natural result is many different possible interpretations.
Doing a cursory Internet search before writing this article, I found numerous modern traders using this phrase to reinforce their own particular approaches to what these words might mean in the context of financial markets. Not one to break with tradition, I’ll take a stab at it myself, and in the process show you some interesting techniques that can be used on stock indices.
Let’s break this down a bit. First of all, what’s a wheel? It’s a round thing that rolls because of its circular shape. Easy, right? This (obviously) suggests a cycle, because any given point on the wheel keeps coming back around over and over again as it turns. That’s the important part of it all, and why we as traders care about this so much: the thing that happened in the past is going to come back around and happen again in the future.
So, what “thing” might it be that happened in the past, which might come back around again?
The first chart is of the SPY for last year. On Feb 9, the SPY made an important low at 252.92, which I’ve marked on the chart. Given the idea of a wheel running through prices, that means that we can expect the energy behind this point on the chart to make its way back around in some fashion. But how?
This is where things get a little funky…
What I’ve done is taken the price of that low, then projected it forward into the future. If we take the low at 252.92, then count forward 252.92 solar degrees, we get another low in October. The two lows are connected by the PRICE of the first low (the past) translated into TIME (the future). That’s crazy, right? I’m not going to do a bunch of examples of this, because I’m just going to use it as a stepping stone, but I suggest you go to your charts and fool around with this sort of thing yourself. If you’ve never done it before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can find.
Back to our example. If we take this as a cycle, with the price of the low coming back around to create another low, that means we had one full revolution of this wheel between those two low points on this chart. In other words, that’s one wheel. But the phrase isn’t “wheel,” it’s “wheels within wheels.”
Ok, this is one rotation of the wheel from the perspective of solar degrees. Given that we’re using the Sun, what are some obvious ways we might look for cycles within this cycle? There are lots of options.
You could go with 4, because of four seasons in the year. Or, you could go with eight, because 360 degrees divided by 8 is 45, and that’s always good. Or, you could go by 12. I’m not going to go through all the combinations since I don’t have space, but let’s look at 8. 252.92, the price of the low, divided by eight is 31.615. Let’s add those sub-divisions to the chart:
I’ve marked the 31 degree points with letters from A to G. Some of those minor points were great (the highs at A and G, for example), while others were minor (like the high at E). They weren’t always exact, because markets never are, but, AND THIS IS A BIG BUT, all of them without exception were highs. Isn’t that curious? Why would they all be highs? Because, within that smaller wheel, there’s a nail that keeps coming back around to us, and that nail is a high point, not a low.
I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who really doesn’t like doing math all day long on my chart. I like looking at patterns and pictures, so I tend to approach everything I do, especially Gann, from the perspective of geometry and pattern, rather than raw numbers. Let’s make a shift so we can continue the conversation.
We just saw how price can be used as a time cycle, with the help of our friend the Sun. What about getting rid of the price component altogether, and looking at pure astro? Here’s what that might look like:
There are two cycles here, drawn in the “purest” way I know how, as sine waves (actually, they’re cosines, but don’t worry, it’s the same thing). The first cycle is tuned to an astrological body and rises and falls as that body makes its journey around the zodiac. In other words, every time you see a low on that cycle, the planet is at the same place. That is true for all places along the curve. In other words, this is a representation of a pure time cycle.
The second cycle at the bottom is a subdivision of the higher cycle. Count the number of reversals (half-cycles) that this faster cycle makes in the time the larger cycle takes to make one complete movement from low to low. You’ll get eight (8 half-cycles, 4 full cycles), just like we did in the previous example. This is a wheel within a wheel, in the domain of planetary time. What would a wheel within a wheel within a wheel look like?
Let’s move away from daily charts and zoom into a four minute chart of the ES:
Like before, let’s key off an important price point. Markets don’t have breaks in them, so you have to use the highs and lows to synchronize your wheels. Using that point, I’m going to drop a cycle onto this chart:
I’ve synched up our important high to the high in the red line. Can you see the wheel working through price now? What exactly is that red line, you may be asking. It’s a helper tool from an upcoming book I wrote for Sacred Science Institute, called Trading With Selene’s Chariot.
I couldn’t really write about the big proprietary tools in the book for this article, so I figured I’d write about this instead, especially since it’s easy to grasp and can be used on its own. Given the title of the book, and the discussion we’ve just had in the past two paragraphs, you should be able to figure it out pretty easily. Besides, you can’t really call yourself a student of Gann and not expect to solve a few puzzles along the way!
This cycle gave us the low of the day on the 14th, the high of that day, and then the afternoon low. It also gave us a minor high on the 15th. Let’s scroll forward...
Keep in mind that I’m only plotting the day session here, there’s an entire night session that you don’t see which happens at those vertical lines. After a wheel passes a few revolutions, and new highs and lows come in, the cycles need to be reset.
Recent highs are more powerful than past ones unless those past ones are really gigantic. So, on the 15th, we see the red cycle fizzle, but when we place a new cycle at the low of the day there (the blue line, keyed to the green arrow), we catch the high of the day.
Let’s move forward once more. Remember, we don’t just drop this cycle on the chart and walk away from it. We keep it in synch with important recent highs and lows. So, on the 18th, there was the low at “A” to consider from the previous day, as well as the morning high at “B”.
Notice that there are two bumps in the red line, one bump for each of these places. The night session causes the cycle to break up on the day-session chart we’re trading, which is why it’s not a perfect sine wave. Setting the two tips of the “W” in the cycle to those places solved for the low of the day as I’m writing this article, which is at point “C”.
This may seem like a very simpleminded technique, just dragging a cycle from highs and lows, but consider that in the last three days, this simple approach has successfully called either the high or low of the day on the largest futures market in the world. These are not cherry-picked examples either, these just happen to be the last three days on the chart at the time I sat down to write this article.
If you think back to God’s chariot and Ezekiel’s description of it rolling on wheels within wheels, ask yourself what effect such a powerhouse would have on Earth. As those wheels turn, so does spring turn to summer, and summer to fall. The wheels within those wheels govern the cycle of day and night, and also of high and low tide. All the cycles that we see on this planet are connected to these wheels in some way, and that includes prices of the S&P futures on an intr-aday time frame.
Next time one of your trading buddies waxes poetic about their new-fangled adaptive moving average calculation, ask them whether or not their moving average is connected to day and night and life and death here on Earth. And then one-up them by telling them that your technique actually is…
Who’s really got the bigger stick? That’s the advantage we have as traders using natural law, which we enjoy both in terms of analytical power, as well as in bragging rights when talking shop with our buddies over a pint after the close.
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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gann’s, 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 1000’s 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 1920’s through the 1970’s, 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 20’s. 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 90’s 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 Gann’s system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumring’s 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. Baumring’s 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 100’s) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gann’s 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 “Numerical Astrophysics” 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 “best of the best” 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 Gann’s 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! Baumring’s 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, “If you only are looking to make money, don’t bother studying Gann, it’s too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.” (Note: we have excellent books on these alternatives…) 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 Gann’s 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.