Gann’s courses were generally categorized as either stock or commodity focused, but all principles taught for stock would equally apply to commodities. Stock traders who ignored Gann’s commodity courses could miss out on many important techniques.
Our Commodioty Trading material provides valuable techniques with a scientific approach to analysis.
Horse Racing & Gambling
Many traders develop an interest in betting on horse races, since astrological and numerological factors apply to both fields.
For example, sports involve data on event time and participant biographical data like birthdates.
Gann studied works by Sepharial, whose Arcana & Keys focused on astro-numerological horse race betting.
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.
Analytical systems, techniques and tools based upon the use of geometry are significantly effective when applied to the analysis of market trends.
In Ancient times, art was more than a form of entertainment or decoration, being a means of preserving various forms and levels of knowledge, including scientific principles.
A core element is called "The Canon", whereby through ratio, proportion, shape and symbolism, an entire system of universal knowledge can be encoded and preserved.
There are a many important historical figures in the field of science and cosmology, like Pythagoras, Plato, Hermes, Bruno, or the misrepresented Isaac Newton.
The work of these outstanding men contributed a great deal to our extended fields of knowledge.
We specialise in books exploring the work of past masters who contributed so much.
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.
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 Original Announcement of Dr. Jerome Baumring's Gann Harmony: Law of Vibration Seminar Series As promoted by Donald Mack of The Investment Centre in 1985
An explanation of The Wisdom and Insights of W. D. Gann presented by an expert trader who decodes the scientific system underlying Gann’s forecasting techniques.
In 1985, when the partners of The Investment Centre, Donald Mack and Dr. Jerome Baumring first decided to present a 3-year seminar series on the deeper scientific and esoteric teachings behind the forecasting methodologies of the famous trader and analyst W. D. Gann, they announced it to their large subscriber list with the following document. Donald Mack had run the world’s only investment bookstore for many years, yet had never found an expert on Gann who could reproduce Gann’s same forecasting and trading results until he met Baumring. They partnered together to bring a new level of Gann education to the financial community. Baumring’s intention was to be the first to unveil the true science behind Gann Theory and show how his analysis was done, explaining his mysterious charts, the square of 4 and 9, his geometrical angles, his mathematical time factors and cycles, as well as his astrological and numerology techniques.
The Investment Centre
Not Since the Days of the Late W.D. Gann Has a Course Into the Insights of His Teachings Been Offered Comparable to the One We Are About to Offer Here
Beginning with this announcement of our coming very thorough Course of Instruction in W. D. Gann's almost unknown methods of analysis of stocks and commodities, we feel very strongly we must resolve the misinformation and misconceptions of this great, great man's exceptional methodology. To put a stop to so much that has been wrongly propagated (generally by mostly sincere people) as to what Mr. Gann's approach involved (such as astrology, angles, his numbered squares, cardinal crosses, and on and on), we unequivocally state that to the best of our knowledge nobody to date has ever dealt with, or has been able to even accurately explain The Law of Vibration which Mr. Gann with great authority said was the key to explain all phases of market action. Without properly understanding the basic laws relating to Vibration, of what value could any or all of the propagated so-called Gann concepts possess?
Because it is so vitally important to arrive at an understanding of what W. D. Gann was truly about, we are reproducing here several statements he made in his publicized interview in 1909 in Richard D. Wyckoff's The Ticker magazine which deals directly with, The Law of Vibration. and with the extremely important area of Numerology, also very vital to Gann Analysis". Through the Law of Vibration every stock in the market moves in its own distinctive sphere of activities, as to intensity, volume and direction, all the essential qualities of its evolution are characterized in its own, rate of vibration. Stocks, like atoms, are really centers of energies, therefore they are controlled, mathematically. Stocks create their own field of action and power; power to attract and repel, which principle explains why certain stocks at times lead the market and 'turn dead at other times. Thus to speculate scientifically it is absolutely necessary to follow Natural Law". "After years of patient study I have proven to my entire satisfaction as well as demonstrated to others that Vibration explains every possible phase and condition of the market". I have found that the Law of Vibration governs and controls these conditions. I have also found that certain phases of this law governs the rise in a stock and an entirely different rule operates on the decline". "Science had laid down the principle that 'the properties of an element are a periodic function of its atomic weight'. A famous scientist has stated that we are brought to the conviction that diversity in phenomenal nature in its different kingdoms, is most intimately associated with numerical relationship. The numbers are not intermixed, chaotically and accidentally, but are subject to regular periodicity. The changes and developments are also seen to be in many cases undulatory".
Now for the first time since Gann himself personally taught his precepts and his Course of Instruction, we shall be offering a comprehensive and elaborate Course of a similar nature. This begins with a thorough examination of The Law of Vibration, and thereafter progresses to Number Set Theory (Numerology), followed by the Law of Proportion as demonstrated by Geometrical applications, and going onward into the areas vital to Gann analysis such as harmonics, the mathematics of music, angles, along with much, much more. When the area of Angles is studied, the present misapplication of using the Diagonal Angle (the angle formed when using a vertical price scale and a horizontal time scale) will clear away for the first time the misuse of the technique that has been propagated as "Gann Angles" To accomplish this we will turn to Gann's own writings where he states in no uncertain terms that there is much more than just the Diagonal Angle or as he says "There are three kinds of angles - the vertical, the horizontal, and the diagonal angle, which we use for measuring time and price movements". Of the three, the diagonal angle is the least important. Also presented for the first time will be a full discourse on the concept of the squaring of the circle as utilized by, and the secret to Mr. Gann's favorite concept that of the squaring of Price and Time.
It is our plan to offer this Course of instruction to small classes only, in a series of 12 weekend workshops (2 full days) with the time between each workshop being approximately 3-4 months, and requiring something like 3 years to complete. One does not become a skilled surgeon overnight, just as one does not acquire the wisdom of W. D. Gann's discoveries in a one weekend seminar. We strongly emphasize this as we certainly want it to be understood that this course will entail a fair amount of time, it will involve its fair share of hard work and study, and that between each workshop there will be charting to be done, data gathered, books and papers to be read. However, the foregoing is just one side of the coin - the hard work and the hard effort that will be required; on the other side (the reward one), what the student can expect is to have a well-defined trading discipline, that should be able to predict probable turning points in terms of time and price. While no system can be considered 100% effective, in the long run this trading system should produce a profit to loss ratio which strongly favors the profit side.
The teacher at each session of the Course will be Dr. Jerome Baumring, D.PH. of the Investment Centre along with the occasional assistance of a few others. As Dr. Baumring's co-owner and founder of the Investment Centre, Mr. Donald Mack has many times said "In our capacity as book suppliers to the world in our specialist area of stock & 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." This statement has been Publicized in our literature several times and to date it has never been challenged.
To accommodate the preliminary interest that has been indicated by many the world over, we shall start off initial weekend workshops as follows:
Los Angeles, December 7th & 8th 1985
Los Angeles, December 14th & 15th 1985
Los Angeles, January 11th & 12th 1986
New York, January 25th & 26th 1986
London, February 1st & 2nd 1986
Frankfurt, February 5th & 6th 1986
Australia, March 1986
The meetings in Los Angeles will be held at the Ramada Inn, 6330 Bristol Parkway in Culver City (just off the 405 Freeway, going south exit Centinela/Sepulveda Blvd. going north exit Slauson starting at 9:00 AM. The location for meetings in the other cities mentioned will be announced later. The price for each separate two to-day Workshop will be $650.00per person payable in advance. This price will cover the attendance at the selected Workshop only. Getting there, meals, etc., will be the responsibility of the student.
To accommodate any possible questions that may arise as to any student's suitability to the material, or the material to them, we do offer this guarantee as follows. Taking into consideration only the first four hours of the first day of any first two-day session, at the end of these first four hours and before the second four hours of that same day, the student would have to notify Dr. Baumring or Mr. Mack of their decision not to go on any further. In this case the cost be $100.00 or the equivalent and the balance paid will be refunded.
The Investment Center Stock Commodity Courses - A Distillation of the Insights and Wisdom of W D Gann
Touching on Some of the Material to Be Covered
1. Geometric Angles
A powerful tool (but be used with other tools) where knowing the correct use of their indications always keeps one on the right side of the market.
2. Support & Resistance Levels
Many Times Invalid. But seldom invalid when studied in conjunction with important time factors investors have been unaware of.
3. Laws Derived From Ancient Knowledge
The laws of Mathematics & Geometry are the proof of the rules derived from the laws, but they are not the rules in and of themselves. To know how to translate these rules through the analytical methodology covered is a vital part of this study.
Ratio & Proportion. The unrealized dominant force of market movement... (A small part from original was lost here)
Gann Ticker Interview
Law of Vibration - Book List
Numerology - Book List
Natural Order - Book List
W.D. Gann Works - Book List
Harmonics/Music - Book List
A Letter From Donald Mack - Co-Director of The Investment Centre
During his lifetime Mr. Gann felt strongly, as set forth several times in his writings, that he had an obligation to pass on the enlightenment that had been heaped on himself in abundance. To this end he published the several books that he wrote, offered a number of stock market and commodity home study courses, put out special papers to his students, and held special study classes along with individual instruction. Carrying on in that tradition will be the Investment Centre Courses as wholly prepared by Dr. Baumring and these will be broken down into one course for stock market students, and a similar, but separate course for commodity students. Each will call for enrollment in that particular course for which there will be an initial one time enrollment fee that shall also include the first chapter in that course. Considering the nature of the Gann material, it is very important to realize that it will not be possible to rush through it as it would be doing yourself and the material an injustice. It will be set up to encourage hard study. We will dispense only one chapter at a time, and before one can go on to the next chapter a written test will have to be ,returned to us that will confirm that the ongoing principles, etc. are being grasped by the student. By this method we want to encourage students to realize that the road to market success is in no way an easy one and that to have even the slightest expectation that we will be offering an easy methodology would suggest that this Course is not for you. Of additional importance please note that we plan to hold 2-3 day meetings in different parts of the country throughout the year at a reasonable charge where we can meet with those taking the courses, discuss important facets of information already presented, and answer as many questions on the material that we can. As we expect worldwide interest in this unique Course, we shall also hold meetings in those places where the strongest interest is outside the U.S. and Canada.
The essence of each Course will be the essence of William D. Gann. And this essence can be summed up in that it will be a strict discipline leaving no room for opinion or emotion. The laws of probability will govern one's actions in the market. Positions taken will be based on many strong reasons as laid out throughout the Course where these reasons support and reinforce each other. No position can ever be taken without a stop-loss order at all times so that if the position proves itself wrong at any time, one always has the stop-loss there to project their capital with minimal losses. Like any discipline Mr. Gann is very emphatic that it is based on hard work and hard study, and holding true to this great truth, we have emphasized this several times in this letter. Please do not enroll in this Course if such demands should be beyond your nature. Quoting the Biblical passage, Mr. Gann made it abundantly clear, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap".
No one should consider these Courses, which will comprise about a dozen or so stock market lessons, and about 15 commodity lessons, to be the entire Gann process, but it will be a beginning to the understanding of the total. Nevertheless, on the completion of this basic Course of Instruction the knowledge gained from the proper study of it all should leave the earnest inquirer of market wisdom with an analytical ability and forecasting basis well ahead of others not knowledgeable in this material. No system or market approach can ever be thought of as being 100% successful, and that applies to this Course as well, but it should be expected that your win/loss ratio will be strongly on the positive side as you utilize sum of all the knowledge gained through taking this Course.
With the format of our Courses, the full and proper name being The Investment Centre Stock Commodity Courses - A Distillation of the Insights and Wisdom of W. D. Gann, being structured to be taken a chapter at a time, everyone can proceed at their own pace as they are directed or care to proceed. As stated before, there will be two separate courses with one being for Stocks and their analysis and the other for Commodities and their particular analysis. To enroll for either course simply fill out the form on page 7. and enclose your payment 'when sending it to us. Before offering these courses to others, this initial offer is going solely to those on our own mailing list where the enrollment fee for the Stock Market Course will be xxxx instead of the price listed, and for the Commodity Course it will be xxxx instead of that shown. This one-time special offer will be good until January 20,1985, after which the enrollment fee for each Course will be as stated. Each enrollment fee also includes in it the cost of Lesson No. 1 for each Course, with each subsequent lesson in the Stock Course being in the Commodity Course payable before each lesson is undertaken.
Acting on the premise that after seeing two lessons the course-taker will be able to decide if they wish to continue or not, we do offer the following Guarantee - if after the first or the second lesson only of either the Stock or the Commodity Course you are not satisfied for any reason, we will refund all that you have paid in to take this Course, less 15% towards our initial expenses.
The Investment Centre
Here Is Our Latest Listing of W.D. Gann Books and Related Services
Listed below will be found our latest information on books written by William D Gann, along with more material related to his methodology and analysis techniques. Dedicated as we are here at the Investment Centre to this great man, and having made the progress that we have of raising the level of Gann knowledge to what we believe to be of the highest order since Mr. Gann was with us, we find it most important to place the man and his work in a clear and proper perspective so that all can have the opportunity to be enlightened as to the true Gann. This is especially so because there is so much misconception, misinterpretation, and genuine lack of knowledge about Mr. Gann and his analytical and forecasting approaches and techniques as there is compared to that which is the truth about him. This is perfectly understandable as it is very evident that Mr. Gann, who was by nature a secretive man with very strong mystical leanings, was not about to pass on his life's work to one and all thereby negating it forever, since everybody in the market would know the same things.
For anyone who wishes to gain a familiarity of that which we call the "Gann Harmony" we would stress that it is extremely vital to read everything this man wrote. Anyone who is involved in the buying and selling of shares and/or commodities and hasn't read and studied Gann, is losing out greatly by missing that which he can learn from he who is the greatest. Taking any area of human endeavor, if someone stands head and shoulders above all who have followed or preceded them, then it almost goes without saying that that someone is extremely important and someone who should be studied. Saying this is easy to do, putting it all into practice is not because in reiterating what we have mentioned above, there is Gann the Man (as in his straightforward teachings gathered directly from his own writings representing something like 25 or 30% of his methodology) and then there is Gann the Mystic (a combination of hidden meanings in his own writings, combined with unconnected and separated comments many times unclear but vital to each other when one realizes they belong together, and the vitally important key to the 70 to 75% of Gann knowledge missing from his own writings - the study of the books and areas Mr. Gann studied that raised him to his exalted position).
1986-1989 Nine Volumes. The Investment Centre Stock & Commodity Market Forecasting Courses: A Distillation Of The Wisdom & Insights of W. D. Gann. The Nine Gann Course Manuals Compiled By Dr. Baumring Containing His Selection of Excerpts of the Clearest Presentations of the Primary Conceptual Material Necessary For Understanding The Law of Vibration as Taught by W. D. Gann. This Course Presents the Explanation of the Basis of a Natural & Holistic Universal Cosmology, The Law of Vibration, Developing an Understanding of the Laws of Cause & Effect in the Universe, & Their Manifestations on the Various Planes of Consciousness.
1986-1989. These Notes Present A Detailed Record of Dr. Baumring's Teachings, Theories, Diagrams & Market Applications as Presented In His Seminars on Gann Analysis. For further details on this Seminar Series, see www.sacredscience.com/baumring. Each Seminar Lasted Two Eight-Hour Days. The Notes Included in This Set Came from 14 Different Presentations of the Nine Seminars with the First Four Seminars Having Been Repeated More Than Once Each. Dr. Baumring Did Not Follow Exact Lecture Notes But Made Spontaneous Orderly Presentations, Following a Previously Selected Series of Projected Images, Selections of Text & Charts, Upon Which He Would Elaborate During the Seminar. As Students Asked Questions Dr. Baumring Would Explain In Greater Detail Various Aspects of These Topics, so That Each Repetition of An Individual Seminar Contains New Information & Further Elaborations Upon Different Points.
1909- 1955. 6 Volumes, Scans of 4 Large Transparent Calculators, & Scanned Set of 30 Oversized Charts. This set is the most complete, best organized and best priced collection of Gann's writings ever available. I. Marketing Brochures, Interviews, Annual Forecasts & Trading Records. II. The Master Time Factor: No. 3 Master Forecasting Method & Unpublished Stock Market Forecasting Courses. III. Master Mathematical Formula & Calculators. IV. The Complete Commodity Market Course. V. Introductory Stock Market Courses, Mechanical Methods & Trend Indicators. IV. Astrological Writings & Charts
Back in the 1940's Mr. Gann distributed to people interested in his methodology a list of books that he had obviously read and which it would appear were his strong suggestions as to gaining valuable knowledge in areas. extremely important to his methods. This list of books can be found in the accompanying information where we reproduce it totally, and where a careful study of the titles reveal no association at all between these books and stock/commodity trading.
However, when one works out that they are being given insights into the true Gann Methodology in this roundabout way, these books take on a very new and special meaning. Although all parts of each book may not be totally relevant in each book there is something to be found of importance. With some a good part of the book is vital, with others perhaps it is only a chapter or two. But for anyone who deems a study of Mr. Gann's analytical approach to be worth the effort (and as he was the greatest in the stock & commodity market arenas, the effort is definitely more than worthwhile) then this collection of books is practically a necessity.
Most of the books on this suggested reading list are now very rare and difficult to obtain. Over the years we have gathered together about 70 of the 80 books listed and have now reprinted them all. As their greatest value to Gann Analysis lies in a thorough reading and understanding of the many areas of study Mr. Gann presents here, we realize that this material will be wanted by the many who are strongly interested in Gann Analysis and so we are now offering a collection of these important reference works.
Should you also have been inquiring about our W. D. Gann Investment Analysis Course and Workshops which you might have heard about, or been recommended to, we pass on the following details. As this course is taught by Dr. Jerome Baumring who is described by his co-Director of the Investment Centre, Donald Mack, thusly "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".
As word is getting around about the unmatchable level of quality and effectiveness of these Workshops, we are constantly receiving inquiries for information on the Workshops. These Workshops involve 12 - 2 day weekend sessions spread over 3 years (one does not learn the true Gann in just one easy weekend session). Currently we are about to start Session 4 of the 12, and without attendance at the 3 previous ones, it is just about impossible to catch up. We have been asked if the accompanying Manuals can be made available, but we have to reply in the negative. The Manuals are designed to provide background material only in conjunction with Dr. Baumring's teaching, and without this teaching, the Manuals would be hopeless in providing the Gann knowledge sought. So as our Gann Investment Analysis Workshops are well underway and with there being no literature that can be substituted for them, we regrettably have to report that entry to our Gann Workshops is closed.
The Institute Of Cosmological Economics now makes available a complete set of lecture notes containing over 250 pages of notes for all Nine Gann Seminars collected from 14 different Seminars. No student at that time had access to as complete a presentation of Dr. Baumring's ideas as we know have with these notes and the complete Manuals.
Dr. Goulden, a Cambridge educated scholar, takes an individualistic approach to market analysis, focusing on deep principles and exploring trading techniques based on foundational systems.
This deep, many layered approach provides non-correlated confirmation of Gann from different angles, such as financial astrology based on ancient systems.
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 Gann’s work focuses on long term market movements, as he always tried to see the BIG picture.
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.
Non-linear dynamic mathematics, known as Chaos Theory, seeks order in seeming random patterns, exploring subjects like Fractals, System Mechanics, Lorentz Attractors, and more.
Dr. Baumring originated the idea that Chaos theory provided insight into market phenomena, and later the great Mandelbrot tried to apply Chaos theory to the markets.
Leonardo Fibonacci is often cited as the discoverer of the Golden Ratio or Phi, but he was not the first, The Ancients called this the Divine Proportion and used it in their art and architecture.
The Golden Ratio is the governing principle of most natural forms, and the Divine Proportion is the most dominant mathematical form in the natural universe.
One of the 4 Classical Liberal Arts, geometry is a basic ordering principle of the universe.
Market Geometry is the study of the markets looking at growth ratios and proportions of moves, structures, reactions, price levels and time cycles.
Gann, a master geometer, used sacred geometry for market analysis via Gann Angles and his Master Squares.
Providing systems to train the mind in the retention of concepts, lists, ideas and the like, Memory Systems can simplify much modern school study involving memory.
We explore systems used by ancients and moderns to memorize entire books, lists of items, and concepts, as a sub-section of our accelerated and advanced systems of learning.
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