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.
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.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of all of his writings, and go into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings comes with supplementary rare source materials. The most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this website is based. He is the only known modern person to have fully cracked the code of WD Gann’s complete system of trading. Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology behind Gann’s Law of Vibration. A long and detailed course, equivalent to a PhD in Gann Analysis.
An Esoteric Market Technician
About the Author
The Institute of Cosmological Economics recognizes George Bayer as one of the founding fathers in the development of Financial Astrology and Cosmological Economics.
Over the course of his life, Bayer dedicated his analytical and creative faculties to observing the mysteries that relate geometry with celestial occurrences and their manifestation as movements in the markets. As a market author, Bayer developed unique and idiosyncratic written approaches to sharing his hard-earned discoveries in books and courses. His highly creative, often humorous, and veiled exemplifications of complex planetary and geometric concepts provide a delightful voice to the library of any serious CosmoEconomic researcher. Bayer also achieved significant wealth and successes in his trading career.
Little is known about George Bayer’s life. He was born of Polish descent in Germany and moved to the USA just after 1900. He grew up in New York and developed an interest in the markets through trading Wheat on the speculative markets of New York and Chicago.
We know very little about Bayer’s life and the origins of his interest in astrology, markets and esoteric studies. The best information we have comes from his own semi-autobiographical novel – George Wollsten: Expert Stock and Grain Trader.
In the late 1930’s Bayer began producing his first set of financial treatises, introducing his geometrical, astronomical and astrological techniques for trading. These works were all quite short (under 100 pages), privately published in a mimeographed manuscript format, and are now extremely rare in their original editions. We have only seen one each of Bayer’s originals over the past 20 years.
Through these works, Bayer developed a reputation as an esoteric market analyst and specialist in the field. There are very few traders from past times who managed to develop this unusual combination of esoteric and financial principles, with Gann and Bayer being the premier examples of the classic Esoteric Analyst and Forecaster, or Cosmoeconomist, as we call them.
Bayer’s Middle Period
In 1940, Bayer’s published his Stock & Commodity Traders Hand-Book of Trend Determination. This work provides an excellent introduction to the methods used by George Bayer, beginning with the ideas first presented in Money, and refining them into precise rules for an applied trading system. It lays the ground work and principles in fairly simple terms, which will assist in understanding his other more complex works.
Over the next years, Bayer continued his research into even deeper studies in the Ancient Wisdom, time cycles and astrology, leading to his 3 final and most important works:
The Egg of Columbus (1942), is Bayer’s most mysterious and esoteric work. It is said to encompass the Great Secret of the Science of Time Cycles as understood by the Ancients, presented in a mere 18 pages. There is an age-old tradition of encoding the universal system in as short a treatise as possible, and Bayer claims victory in this task. There was a period back in the 1970’s when people were offering $5000 for a rare copy of this book.
Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology to Practical Use (1944), is Bayer’s most technical and challenging work, delving deeply into a new form of astrology he developed which is centered around his 5-Fold Horoscope. This work is considered one of the more unusual and important works in the field of Financial Astrology, providing a bridge between the systems of the ancients and the moderns with Bayer’s original astrological contribution to the financial markets.
George Wollsten – A Fictionalised Autobiography
In 1946, Bayer penned what would become his most popular and well known book, a unique and partially autobiographical work named George Wollsten: Expert Stock & Grain Trader. Much like his own life, it tells the story of an immigrant to the USA who found success in the markets through hard work and Astrological studies.
Through an entertaining story, Bayer presents a wide-ranging exploration of chart analysis enriched by a deep understanding of practical market operations and guided by astronomical and geometrical principles of order. His imaginative account leads the reader through Wollsten's fictional existence, examining, explaining and putting into context each of his character's investment decisions or financial commitments, with the reasons behind them.
As in the esoteric tradition, this book contains many veiled references to planetary phenomena such as his famous work on ellipses, in which he describes the “Polish Ellipse”. It weaves an interesting thread of esoteric content through the story, providing critical references to ancient and important literature, while guiding the seeker through a fascinating web of ideas that must ultimately be solved by the reader in order to access the deeper, hidden wisdom.
George Wollsten is one of the most interesting and entertaining reads in market literature. It is more of a novel than a technical book and is the most accessible and enjoyable of Bayer’s works. We recommend it first to anyone curious about Bayer and wanting to have a taste. It’s one of THE GREAT market classics.
Bayer's Place in the Field of Financial Astrology
Bayer’s highly original mind singles him out as one of the 20th-century's deepest financial thinkers, discovering tools from the natural and esoteric sciences which helped determine market activity. He was the first to apply other astronomical parameters in forecasting financial markets. He introduced a method of Horoscope analysis known as the Five-Fold Horoscope and claimed that astrological progression of the moon over the points of such a horoscope produced vibration in the price of a stock or commodity.
As mentioned, George Wollsten is the best place to start, and for those who want to study everything he wrote, we have a collected edition of his works bound in 2 volumes at a discounted price, The Collected Works of George Bayer.
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.
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.
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.