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.
Long Term Investing
The time window is a main consideration when investing.
Position trading methods will be of importance to the long term investor because he will want to know when to expect his greatest returns, and when to exit or hedge his position.
Much of Gannís work focuses on long term market movements, as he always tried to see the BIG picture.
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.
Options provide many very useful benefits, like locking in the limit of your risk, since you can never lose more than the cost of the option you purchase.
With the current volatility of the market and overnight trading, many traders are afraid to hold positions overnight, but options can give a safe way to hold open positions without fear of extreme volatility.
Baumring Reading List
Dr. Baumring's reading lists were very comprehensive, covering all areas of the markets, sciences and metaphysical fields.
Baumring was an intensive scholar who read 1800 words a minute and had a photographic memory, thus extendinghis scope.
Baumring's 10,000 volume library included around 500 books which he saw as core information.
In Gannís day the two primary focuses for trading were stocks or commodities, but most principles taught for stock equally applied to commodities.
Without ignoring Gannís commodity work we provide works focusing on equity markets and individual stocks, or discussing the stock market, revealing valuable techniques with a scientific or esoteric perspective.
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.
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 Gannís system of trading and market order.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gannís Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumringís work.
Cosmological Economics in Theory & Practice
Baumring's Challenge: To Crack Gann’s Hidden Teachings A Tale of Injury, Coincidence & True Grit
Since the advent of the Internet there has been a massive resurgence of interest in the forecasting principles of W. D. Gann and correlatively the interpretation and explanation of Gann provided by the late Dr. Jerome Baumring of the Investment Centre.
It is common for the new (and old) students of the Gann methodologies to be overwhelmed by a mass of complicated, disordered and conflicting material regarding the mythic figure and cryptic teachings of this great market master, W. D. Gann.
Since Dr. Baumring has been the primary proponent of the scientific application Gann’s deepest principles of the Law of Vibration to financial market forecasting since Gann himself, his work has received considerable attention by the most serious researchers who are aware of his reputation and influence within this field. There has been so much curiosity and confusion surrounding Dr. Baumring and his theories to warrant a more detailed elaboration and clarification of the history and ideas of this visionary financial analyst and modern Natural Philosopher.
Donald Mack, a highly respected market historian and scholar, founder of the Library of Investment Study, general editor of the Financial Times’ Trader’s Masterclass Series, and Baumring’s partner at The Investment Centre stated:
“In our capacity as book suppliers to the world in our specialist area of stock and commodity books, we have met many who have been trying to fit together the pieces of the puzzle that is Gann. However, no one to our knowledge has come close to solving the mysteries inherent to the Gann methodology except for Dr. Baumring, whom we saw evolve from his initial introduction to Gann to a complete mastery some years later. So much so that we unequivocally state that he is the only person we know of that has solved every aspect that Gann wrote about.”
How Baumring Discovered the Teachings of Gann
Dr. Baumring was introduced to Gann while recovering from a car accident which severely injured his spine (complication from which ultimately resulted in his untimely death). While in the hospital, someone gave him a copy of Perry Kaufman’s Commodity Trading Systems and Methods, in which is presented a copy of Gann’s famous May Soy Beans Chart, which specifically caught his eye. Dr. Baumring noticed on this chart a tiny almost indistinguishable point and arc which had been drawn with a compass on the chart. This sparked his intellectual curiosity, making him wonder what exactly Gann was doing in making such a measurement. This question lead him to commit the next three years of his life to an almost maniacal pursuit, 16 hours a day, 7 days a week to the figuring out the essence Gann’s trading methodologies.
It was evident to Dr. Baumring that Gann was using techniques which were not outrightly presented in his courses, and that the key to deciphering his cryptic writings lay in an understanding of, as he often put it, “how Gann used words”. He realized that, to understand this, he would have to study everything that Gann himself had studied in his time in order to obtain a frame of reference coincident with that of the Master.
Collaborating With Donald Mack
Dr. Baumring approached Donald Mack and requested the use of his massive investment library, while he himself also began accumulating an extensive personal library of old scientific, metaphysical and market works which Gann most likely would have had access to himself in the last 1800’s and early 1900’s. Baumring did not limit his study to only the system and references left by Gann, but engaged in an extensive review of the entire spectrum of works on market history, analysis, forecasting, and trading, as represented across Mack’s extensive library.
Baumring’s Encyclopedic Reading List
As he progressed, he compiled a catalog of the best authors and most important works throughout history, representing one or another approach to this system of knowledge or developing various styles of forecasting and trading technology of the highest caliber in each area of specialization. This collection is the basis of the ICE reprint catalog of historical works of the great market masters from the Golden Age of technical analysis.
Reaching back into the 1700’s and up through his current time in the 1980’s, Baumring drew together all the best resources and experts in the field ranging from the early mass psychologist, Charles MacKay and first commodity forecaster, Samuel Benner, to engineering approach best represented by Roger Babson, Dr. Alan Andrews and William Garrett, into the cycle experts like, Kondratieff, Edward R. Dewey, and M. V. Woods, to the more esoteric thinkers like Gann and George Bayer, and into the financial astrology tradition of the ancients, up through the modern thinkers and compatriots of Gann’s time, Fred White, Alan Leo, Sepharial, Johndro, Langham, Jensen, McWhirter, and more…
With his and Mack’s libraries representing the world’s best collections on these subjects, and the Investment Centre being THE premier financial bookstore on the planet, there was no important thinker or theorist in these fields of whom Baumring was not fully aware, and whose insights and theories were not considered in Baumring’s analysis. His synthesizing and reverse engineering of Gann’s system went far beyond Gann’s system alone, representing the most thorough and complete survey of the mechanics of market analysis and forecasting ever attempted.
Baumring’s Breakthrough Moment
After three years of indefatigable research into these vast resources, during which time Baumring read over 5,000 books, a feat only accomplished with the help of a photographic memory and an ability to read 1,800 words a minute, a doctorate in pharmacology, an expertise in advanced mathematics, his natural gift as a mechanical engineer, and a background in Zen and the martial arts, he had hit a seemingly unassailable wall.
Faced with the prospect of failure, he awoke late one night to hear an inner voice direct him to his charts. As he sat down at his chart table, this voice walked him step by step through the final barriers to understanding, and he finally cracked the secret to Gann’s system. Over the coming months more and more pieces came together, until the system was completely clear and his goal had been fully accomplished.
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.
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.
Position trading is an approach recommended by both Gann and Baumring, saying that there were maybe only about 4 good trades per year in any market. Markets would go into congestions of accumulation or distribution for years awaiting a new trend, and meanwhile one trades other markets. Gann taught the same principles on his higher level, saying that MOST money was always made in following a strong trend.
Gann Reading List
In the 1940ís Gann published a 2-page list of about 90 Books that he stocked and sold to his students, known as "W. D. Gannís Recommended Reading List".
Each book contains some component of Gannís system of knowledge essential for piecing together his system.
Any one book may have one simple idea critical to Gann's perspective.
Technical Analysis involves using technical tools and mathematical measurements in order to determine expected directional movements, reverses or changes in the market.
Advanced forms of this technique use mathematical and scientific or geometric tools to project market action or forecast future movement, looking at elements of price, time and trend.
Cosmology provides the primary basis for our theoretical system of market order and scientific analysis. Moving beyond modern ideas, our approach to Cosmology involves Pythagorean, Esoteric, Eastern, and Ancient metaphysical theories of cosmology.
Our ICE collection focuses on ancient concepts as well as modern alternative theories of the universe.
In the 1700-1800ís 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.
Esoteric and Pythagorean sciences love to play with the value and meaning of numbers, from the complex mathematical theories of the Platonists, via Fibonacciís 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.