Speculation is the trading of market positions for the sole purpose to make money.
It is a secondary industry from general investing in stocks or trading in commodities where individuals buy and sell with no fundamental interest in the underlying market.
We publish many works using this term, like Gann’s "Speculation a Profitable Profession".
Weather has a strong influence on the potential prices of crops, so Astrological weather forecasting was of great interest to market analysts.
We publish George McCormack's Long Range Astro-weather Forecasting which is considered one of the better classics.
A.J. Pearce also wrote some sections on weather forecasting which are classics.
Harmonics and Music
The science of harmonics is one of the most important subjects in the esoteric and scientific traditions, positing that harmonic relationships of vibration govern the structure of the universe.
W.D. Gann called his system of market order the "Law of Vibration", and used principles of harmonics and vibration to predict trends in the financial markets.
In the 1700-1800’s Natural Philosophers studied a wide range of scientific subjects, while not overly specializing in narrow and limited fields as scientists do today.
WD Gann espoused this more holistic system of science, where the different branches were more easily integrated and the grand vision of the scientific system was more interlinked.
There is a long tradition of the use of instruments to read subtle energy forces in nature, through the use of subtle measuring devices like dowsing rods and pendulums.
The Jesuits were famous for finding water sources, showing advanced knowledge of using these techniques.
The scientific name for this practice is Vibrational Radiesthesia.
Dr Lorrie V. Bennett
Dr. Lorrie V. Bennett is a master of the Law of Vibration and a true expert on the science of the great W.D. Gann.
Her recently released 4-Volume Master Series "The Law of Vibration" contains her entire teachings on Gann Theory in the transparent light of practical application. Learn in real-time from a living master's books and her interactive online forum.
Vibration by The Patterns
Volume 1 of Dr. Lorrie Bennet’s 4 volume series. A course in Theoretical Wave Mechanics as an introduction and foundation to Gann’s Law of Vibration. This volume lays foundations for all Gann and Baumring’s higher teachings and is an essential prerequisite to move on to the deeper levels of Gann Theory presented in Vols. 2-4.
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.
The Power of Strategic Leveraging How to Generate Higher Returns with Leverage Linked to System Performance
From Catalin Plapcianu’s Course The Square: Quantitative Analysis of Financial Price Structure
The Square by Catalin Nicolae Plapcianu ( $3,000.00 )
The importance of leveraging is not something that is fully understood by most traders as being a KEY component in the development of a trading system capable of producing spectacular returns like those demonstrated by W. D. Gann in his famous 1909 Ticker Interview. In fact, many traders do not understand that the ability to use higher degrees of leverage is based almost solely upon the degree of accuracy of the predictions generated by the system. When Gann’s associate, William Gilley stated:
“He has taken half a million dollars out of the market in the past few years. I once saw him take $130, and in less than one month run it up to over $12,000. He can compound money faster than any man I ever met."
This capacity to compound money at rates of 12,500% return in one month is only achieved through the exactitude of predictions coupled with an aggressive leveraging of account margin.
It should be clear there is NO market that is capable of moving 12,000% in one month. In fact, if you calculate the complete movement of every swing that occurs in the market, it will be found that most markets move approximately 70% per month. Therefore, if you caught every swing in the market, the maximum you could make would be only 70%. Since no one trades every complete swing, even if one captured half of each swing, this would only produce a 35% return, unleveraged. Therefore, the ONLY way that that such huge returns can be generated is by using extreme leverage. And in order to use extreme leverage, a trader must be able to take positions with precise accuracy and incredibly limited risk. The reason for this is that when using such extreme leverage, if one’s projections are not precise, the stop losses, even when very tightly placed, would be so large that only a few losses would quickly drain an account.
Therefore, an important element in the development of a trading system capable of producing returns in the 100’s to 1000’s of percent is the proper strategic use of leverage in one’s trading. And the degree of leverage is, by necessity, dependent upon the accuracy and precision of the signals or projections generated by the trading system. A system that generates less accurate signals, say within a 10-20% range of the price or time of an expected turning point must limit its risk by using little to no leverage. However, a methodology that produces highly accurate projections in both price and time, down to minutes and cents, will allow increasing levels of leverage in accordance to the percentage of accuracy of the system.
This is a key element in the development and use of the Hyperbolic and Circular algorithms presented in this series, particularly as they advanced through their 3 Levels of sophistication. The Hyperbolic algorithm, being a trend following system, is by nature not fundamentally seeking exact turning points, but is rather focused upon catching increasingly larger trend segments, so that one would not use the highest degrees of leverage with it. However, as it advances from the Hyperbolic 1 to Hyperbolic 3, the increasing functions coordinated across both price and time and then price/time, do significantly heighten the accuracy of its projections, allowing for an ongoing ramping up of leverage as the algorithm progresses to its more advanced stages.
At the same time, the statistical analysis features provided with the Hyperbolic 1-3 subscription Apps contribute to this leverage evaluation, since it is possible to determine specific risk parameters in different markets on different timeframes through backtesting, thereby allowing various appropriate degrees of leverage to be applied in different situations according to the statistical performance of the system. In the following Leverage Analysis, 5 markets have been selected from our prior Statistical Performance section, and a leverage analysis has been run on them demonstrating the results of each algorithmic application when run through 2 times, 5 times and 10 times leverage on the same trading signals. Following this summary, we have provided the actual trades generated in each of these cases for three of the sample markets, so as to give some detail of the difference in results and the capabilities of the algorithms when systematically applied.
Following the Leverage Analysis, are provided a set of account records demonstrating the results of actual real-time trading in the most advanced type of scenario. This uses the Circular 3 algorithm, the most advanced tool presented in this series, which is specifically developed to project very accurate turning points in both price and time. It is so exact that 3 out of 10 times it hits BOTH price and time EXACTLY! When it is not exact, another 4 of 10 times it is within 5% of the turning point in price and time. The final 3 occurrences fall farther outside these parameters and are considered misses.
When the algorithms perform with this level of accuracy, the leverage can be jacked up to extreme levels, like those used by W. D. Gann to produce the returns that he is so famous for. In the real-time trading records below, you will see that the account began with a mere 1000 Swiss Franc value, and was traded using 100 times leverage! Because of the precise accuracy of these projections, this massive leverage could be applied, using a stop loss in the currency markets of only 1 pip. Using this strategy, the Circular 3, which was NOT automated at that time, but was being traded manually, was able to produce a 1732% return in 5 months, turning a 1000 CHF account into 18324.38 CHF, a 4156.8% Annualized Return. This is a beautiful example demonstrating the power of these indicators when taken to their more advanced levels.
Hyperbolic 1 (Beta Version) Leverage Analysis
For these initial Level 1 indicators, we generally do NOT recommend using excessively high leveraging, though we will leave this determination to the level of experience and knowledge of the trader. As this series progresses, the Hyperbolic and Circular indicators on Level 2 and Level 3 will become more precise and efficient, allowing more highly leveraged positions to be safely taken with these more advanced indicators. However, even with the Level 1 indicators, in many cases leveraging 2x will work fine without significantly increasing risk, while producing double the returns. And in some cases, even higher leverage can be relatively safely used, according to the statistical results provided by the backtesting.
The following analysis and study of these variations is provided to help traders better understand the results of using different degrees of leverage when trading the Hyperbolic 1 algorithm. The primary factors required to determine the viability and degree of leveraging are the number of consecutive losses, or Loss Run, and the Maximum % Drawdown variables shown in the far right columns of the Statistical Performance section. As will be seen below, the smaller the Maximum % Drawdown, the higher the leverage possible, and the larger the % Drawdown, the less desirable it is to leverage the system. With this in mind, it is prudent to backtest longer data sets in order to determine probable drawdowns over extended periods.
We will give examples of three of cases below, the first showing a small maximum % drawdown (0.84%) in the USDJPY, then a mid-range drawdown (3.99%) with Google, and an extremely high drawdown (25.64%) in Facebook. It will be seen with the Facebook example that leveraging the account above 2x wiped out the entire account, exactly the situation we most want to avoid. The table shows a sample of 5 markets from Appendix 1, along with the results of trading them for the defined backtest period using a 2x, 5x, and 10x leverage factor. We will illustrate the 3 cases mentioned above just to show the potential positive and negative results which can occur using these various levels of leverage with the Hyperbolic 1 algorithm.
Hyperbolic 1 (Beta): Leveraged Returns
Summary of total returns across 5 markets using 3 different leverage factors(2x, 5x, 10x):
JPYUSD Leverage Study
60 Minute Interval
3 Month Backtest
Total Profit in 3 Months Non-Leveraged = 7.1%
Total Returns with 3 Increasing Leverage Factors – Trade Details 3 Month Returns:
Chart 1 – 2x Leverage = 14.6%
Chart 2 – 5x Leverage = 39.4%
Chart 3 – 10x Leverage = 89%
Google Leverage Study
15 Minute Interval
2 Month Backtest
Total Profit in 2 Months Non-Leveraged = 33.4%
Total Returns with 3 Increasing Leverage Factors – Trade Details – 2 Month Returns:
Chart 1 – 2x Leverage = 73.3%
Chart 2 – 5x Leverage = 264.4%
Chart 3 – 10x Leverage = 944.6%
Facebook Leverage Study
23 Month Backtest
Total Profit in 23 Months Non-Leveraged = 208.1%
Total Returns with 3 Increasing Leverage Factors – Trade Details 23 Month Returns:
Chart 1 – 2x Leverage = 538.3%
Chart 2 – 5x Leverage = -$57,326 Loss
Chart 3 – 10x Leverage = -$648,826 Loss
This example shows how using leverage can be HIGHLY RISKY!
The 23.75% drawdown caused the total loss of -$57,326 with 5x Leverage, and with 10x Leverage, a total loss of -$648,826 beneath the initial account value.
Following is a set of account records demonstrating the results of actual real time trading using the Circular 3 algorithm. This is the most advanced tool presented in this series, which is specifically developed to project very accurate turning points in both price and time. The Circular 3 algorithm is so exact that 3 out of 10 times it hits BOTH price and time EXACTLY! When it is not exact, another 4 of these times it is within 5% of the turning point in price and time. The final 3 occurrences fall farther out than this and are considered misses.
When the algorithms perform with this level of accuracy, the leverage can be jacked up to extreme levels, like those used by W. D. Gann to produce the returns that he is so famous for. In the real-time trading records below, you will see that the account began with a mere 1000 Swiss Franc value, and was traded using 100 times leverage. Because of the precise accuracy of these projections, this massive leverage could be applied, using a stop loss in the currency markets of only 1 pip. Using this strategy, the Circular 3, which was NOT automated at that time, but was being traded manually, was able to produce a 1732% return in 5 months, turning a 1000 CHF account into 18324.38 CHF, a 4156.8% Annualized Return.
On the 9th of May, just before the trade that made 3233.42 CHF there was an even 1000 CHF in the account.
Adding up all the P/L in the far right column we get 18324.38 CHF by the end of October, a 1732% profit on initial capital in 5 months.
These are the actual account records showing every trade in the sequence which produced this return. To see the types of turning points that were being identified by the Circular 3 algorithm, simply look back to the Forex charts for those currencies traded back at that time.
The intent of this course is to present, for the first time, the true meaning and mechanics of the Squaring of Price & Time.
It will provide absolute proof that the financial markets are mathematically controlled and predictable.
It will demonstrate that ALL market movement can be categorized into only 9 possible binary cases that will exist in any type of vibrational chart. Because "pivot" points in the market have 3 bars composing them, these 9 types will then be intersected with each other, resulting in 81 possible cases, represented in a 9x9 grid called the Universal Swing Chart, which logically orders and defines every possible variation of market action.
Books by and about the geometrical techniques of Dr. Alan Andrews, developer of the Pitchfork, the ML Line and a number of excellent geometrically based tools.
Not everyone has the skill, experience or desire to make forecasts of market phenomena, so they turn to experts who provide information to help anticipate market trends.
Our top analysts provide forecasts or reports for different markets to help traders understand market action and get educational guidance with trading or investments.
W.D. Gann’s original work is a critical element for any Gann researcher, but many find Gann’s deeper work challenging without help from well-seasoned analysts and traders.
We offer valuable secondary works presenting and developing Gann’s ideas: the best teachers in this field are not so much competitors, but fellow contributors to ongoing research.
Gann gave much attention to grain markets, and in particular Wheat, Corn and Soybeans. Gann had a Wheat chart back to 65 BC, which Baumring took back to 1200 BC.
Long historical data made Wheat a premier market to study long term cycles, and grain markets depend on weather, a secondary phenomenon which Gann also studied and analyzed.
Books on the psychological element of the markets and trading. These works cover both how markets are influenced by the psychology of the individuals behind them, as well as the actual psychology behind trading for the trader.
Science provides vital concepts for analyzing financial markets. Studies of momentum, moving averages, pattern formation, energy, speed, power, strength, impulse, gravity centers, electro-magnetism, solar phenomena, geomagnetic field influences, aether physics, vortex systems, vibration, and wave mechanics are of significant relevance.
Baumring Science List
In the 1980’s Dr. Jerome Baumring, created an advanced course on the scientific cosmological system behind Gann’s Law of Vibration, including over 100 important works.
These ranged from core works that Gann himself studied relating to Natural Science and Philosophy, to valuable works in alternative or lesser known scientific traditions.
Gordon Robert’s course shows how to reproduce the legendary Returns of W.D Gann through leveraged position trading. A how to book that provides the keys toobtaining large returns from low risk investments. Find trades with an average risk:reward ratio of 1:10. Minimum return of 500% per trade to maximum returns exceeding 5000%.