Approaches to trading begin with choice of a time window.
Day or intraday trading focuses on short term swings, generally not holding positions overnight.
Although Gann, trading before the electroinc age, did not favor short term trading, his techniques do work on this level, since similar patterns exist on every time frame whether very small or very large.
The two fundamental elements of reality are space and time, and of the markets price and time.
Gann always said that Time is the most important variable.
If you know exactly WHEN to place your trades, when the market will turn, top, bottom, react or breakout, you will be able to trade or invest with great precision.
Polarity Factor System
The Polarity Factor System, An Integrated Forecasting & Trading Strategy Inspired by W. D. Gann's Master Time Factor, by Daniele Prandelli conveys the strategy and tools that Prandelli uses to generate a consistent 10% a month trading. A proven system with Advanced Risk Management Rules & time turning points based on Gann's cycle theory.
A generalized term for any kind of metaphysical methodology for predicting future events. Examples would be psychic phenomena, reading crystal balls, scrying mirrors, numerology, astrology, and many more such divinatory techniques.
These systems are popular amongst esoteric traders and forecasters seeking insight into future events.
The origin of modern chemistry goes back to the mysterious science of Alchemy, which originated in Ancient Egypt, know to the Arabs as Kemi, the Black Lands.
Alchemical experiments with chemicals and compounds led to the modern science of chemistry, although Alchemy incorporates spiritual and esoteric elements missing from chemistry.
Esoteric and Pythagorean sciences love to play with the value and meaning of numbers, from the complex mathematical theories of the Platonists, via Fibonacci’s ideas, to number progressions, ratios, proportions, sequences, and chaos theory.
We specialize in the overlap of numerical and esoteric systems positing a more integrated cosmology.
Andy Pancholi of Cycles Analysis is a long time research partner, who produces cycle indications for ICE Reports and a monthly market forecasting newsletter, The Market Timing Report, which provides an ongoing monthly evaluation and forecast of the S&P 500, the Dollar, and Euro$, Crude Oil and Gold, highlighting turning points and important trade setups!
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of his writings, going into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann's Collected Writings includes supplementary rare source materials, and is the most reliable compliation of Gann's unadulterated vital work.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gann’s system of trading and market order.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumring’s work.
Timothy Walker Master of Gann’s Swing Trading System
About the Author and his Work
Timothy Walker first heard of W. D. Gann in 2003, but at that time he didn’t know one end of a bull market from the other end of a bear. However, his background in law and communication equipped him with an excellent foundation for dissecting the forecasting and swing trading work of W.D. Gann piece by piece.
He started trading in 2006, and from mid-2007 worked on the trader’s help desk at Safety in the Market, where he had undertaken his own foundational studies in stock market trading. In 2008 he began presenting seminars for Safety in the Market and continued to do so until the end of 2012 when he relocated his operations to Thailand.
Tim's first book – How to Trade Like W. D. Gann – was initially self-published. The Gann Swing-Trading community embraced the title and his 1st Edition soon sold out. At this time Tim realized that he would prefer to concentrate his efforts on research, writing and teaching rather than deal with the complexities of self-publishing. He then contacted the Institute of Cosmological Economics and we agreed to take over the ongoing publication of his trading books and courses.
A detailed analysis of the entire sequence of 322 trades from 1915-1931 presented in W.D. Gann's US Steel trading course, broken down into clear and concise rules for application in today's markets.
Walker dissects Gann's methodology, reveling deeper rules than are apparent in Gann's thin explanations in his original course.
This Gann Trading Course makes an intensive study of one of Gann's core lesson, called The Method for Trading the Overnight Chart. This lesson, is today published as part of the Mechanical Methods & Systems section of his Stock Market Course, and consists of 9 Rules followed by 15 years of trading examples on US Steel.
As an example of how his method would apply today, let us consider a chart of the e-mini S&P 500 futures contract.
Gann wrote his lesson for stocks trading around 50-200, so we have to make some assumptions to adjust for a stock index trading at 1800. You would have to test these to work out the optimum numbers, but for this exercise, I am going to place stops 5 points above swing tops or below swing bottoms. Gann’s pyramiding rule was to add half the position size every so many points. I will use 50 points here. We will take an initial trade size of 2 contracts, based on Gann’s risk management rules of only risking 10% of one’s capital on any one trade, which would require a capital of $50,000.
We will assume that we have been trading the S&P for some time and simply pick up the trades from the beginning of 2014. As the New Year dawned, we would be long at around 1788 from 18 December. This trade was stopped out around 1812 on 13 January. Profit 24 points x 2 contracts = 48 points. As the system requires us to reverse positions we will be short 2 contracts at 1812 with the new stop placed above the 31 December high. The market continued sideways for several days more. Gann was careful in such situations not to bring stops too close, so he would have left them above the 31 December high. An additional contract was sold at 1762 on 29 January.
On 3 February a special rule was triggered. Gann didn’t even mention this rule at the beginning of his lesson and it is only in the trade examples that it becomes apparent. We would exit all short contracts at 1736 (total profit 178 points) and go long 2 contracts at that price.
Although the market went a fraction lower on 5 February, Gann’s rule for stops would have kept the long trade intact, and we are placed to take the full benefit of the strong rally that followed. An extra contract is bought at 1786 and another again at 1836. All 4 contracts were stopped out at 1860 on 12 March. Total profit 346 points.
Total profit on 3 trades is 572 points or $28,600. Thus the return on our $50,000 capital over the first 3 months of the year, without deductions for commissions, was 57%. But don’t forget that we are only trading with 10% of our capital in this example, so the returns on the actual “at risk” investment are much higher. If we consider that our initial investment was approximately $5,000, and we generated a $28,000 return, we actually produced 570% on our initial investment in only 3 months! Not bad for a relatively simple mechanical system…
Continuing Research & Gann Seminar Series
Along with his friend Jon Kirk, Tim has begun presenting seminars to teach the principles of Gann’s swing trading as presented in his book. The seminars have been presented in Asia so far, but we are encouraging them to plan some for the US and EU. We'll be informing ICE clients of the availability of these seminars as they come up.
Tim is also working on further research into Gann’s Soybean courses and trading systems, and we hope he will continue to write more such technical explorations of Gann’s work.
For 20 years Dan Ferrera has been one of our most respected market analysts, with a Master’s Degree level of education in technical Gann analysis. One of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he produced his own advanced work of technical analysis, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, prior to writing detailed courses on every angle of Gann’s work
THE ARCHEOMETER: Key To All The Religions and Sciences of Antiquity; Synthetic Reformation of All Contemporary Arts.
The Archeometer was used by the Ancients for the esoteric Canon of ancient Art and Science in its various architectural, musical and scientific forms. A respected elaboration of a Universal System by a great 19th century esotericist.
The Law Of The Cosmos, The Divine Harmony According To Plato's Republic/Timeaus, and The Platonic Riddle Of Numbers Solved contains 100s of sophisticated diagrams on Sacred Geometry, Pythagorean and Platonic Number Theory, Harmonics and Astronomy with analysis, elaboration of Universal Order and Cosmic Law.
The highly spiritual Rosicrucian organization developed in the 17th century, with great figures like Robert Fludd and Francis Bacon.
This society followed high ideals, joining magical & cosmological practices with geometric and Kabbalistic systems.
Rosicrucians were known for preserving ancient wisdom along with works of healing and helping humanity.
Private groups and organizations that specialized in particularly practices and studies within their groups. These can range from the Freemasons to the Rosicrucians, the Alchemists, Temple Initiates and more….
Gann Science Reading List
In the 1940’s Gann published a Recommended Reading list of about 90 books, each containing an essential part his system, which he sold to his students.
n the 1980’s Dr. Baumring compiled about 70 of these titles, and we have collected the remainder, providing the only complete set available.
We strongly recommend these works to all Gann students.
Special Learning Systems use maximally efficient techniques to accelerate learning, enhancing memory, rapid mathematical calculation techniques, artistic systems, physical, and mental or spiritual training programs.
Ancient and modern intellectual technologies combine to create new fruitful approaches to learning and understanding.
The Sun is the most dominant influence in our lives, and a primary source of influences from the cosmos transmitted to the Earth.
Ancient and esoteric traditions had advanced theories of solar influence.
We cover theories concerning all kinds of solar effects.