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.
Law of Vibration
Research works or market systems based upon Gann’s theory of the Law of Vibration. Includes many scientific and esoteric work getting into harmonics, cycles, and cosmology as it relates to causative systems of order behind the markets. Primary reference and research section for those studying deep Gann analysis.
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.
Baumring Financial List
Dr. Baumring compiled long reading lists even more comprehensive than Gann's, comprising works having key elements directly applicable to Gann Theory and Cosmological Economics.
Any student wanting to explore particular fields in depth will find Baumring’s lists to be indispensable, since they over important but unfamiliar topics.
Gann Reading List
In the 1940’s Gann published a 2-page list of about 90 Books that he stocked and sold to his students, known as "W. D. Gann’s Recommended Reading List".
Each book contains some component of Gann’s system of knowledge essential for piecing together his system.
Any one book may have one simple idea critical to Gann's perspective.
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.
Much science from the 1800’s postulated a 4th Dimension, often considered to represent Time, in relationship to 3-Dimensional space.
Gann himself posited the idea of space itself being a 4th dimension in the markets, which requires the Gann theorist to become familiar with complex and often metaphysical theories of extended dimensionality.
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.
Stock & Commodity Market Examples From “Trading with Selene’s Chariot”
A Financial Astronomy Course
By Sean Erikson
Trading with Selene's Chariot by Sean Erikson ( $7,500.00 )
I’ve had quite a few emails forwarded to me from Brad with various questions about the course. He’s going to compile an FAQ, but particularly wanted me to answer the two most common questions, which are:
1) Do these tools work on any market?
The answer is “YES!” These tools work on everything! In the book I made an extra effort to spread the examples across a wide range of markets so as to show as many different variables in terms of markets and timeframes as I could. I used futures, stocks, currencies, and many different time frames. I have not yet seen a freely traded market where these tools do not work.
2) Can I see a current sample chart of my favorite market?
Ok. I’ve gone back and analyzed a few more markets for you which you can see below. Having said that, I’m only one guy, and the number of markets and time frames we could look at is endless. But I’m happy to do a few... Let’s take a look at a futures market, an ETF, and a currency, on medium, long, and fast time frames. Hopefully that will give a good representation of what these tools can be applied to.
If you haven’t already read the introduction to the tools that I wrote, read that Overview before looking at these examples, otherwise you’re not going to know what I’m talking about with these channels and lines. Also, please keep in mind that this is a public page, so there’s only so much I’m willing to draw on these charts.
So, you can think of this as a kind of basic outline, and just realize that you’re only seeing the skeleton here rather than the fully fleshed-out system in all its glory. There’s a TON of extra information that I’m just going to ignore on this page. But, hopefully, what I can show you is enough to satisfy your curiosity.
Example: Gold Daily
Ok, first up is Gold, daily. I’m not personally a gold bug, and I’ve never traded this market, but it’s easy enough to analyze. The following chart gives one year of signals and channels for the daily Gold market, starting from today and moving backwards in time:
There’s a lot going on here, so to keep things clear, I’ve placed letters at the points I want to talk about, from A to H.
A: The yellow line is the bottom of the previous channel. When gold breaks through that, it’s a short. This is what we would have been studying this time last year, and the move was quite a nice one, running along the lower channel all the way to August, bringing us to the next letter.
B: There’s a special signal that happens which is very rare. It’s when the market breaks under a lower channel (or over an upper one), usually to tag an important price target before making a spike reversal. It’s an advanced technique, and not part of the bread-and-butter tools that I’d recommend to beginning traders, but if you’re quick you can really clean up in a short amount of time. I love this signal on index futures. You can see Gold drop down to hit the extended target (gray line) and bounce right back into the channel. 99 times out of 100 that grey line is the low of the move. Another fish-in-the-barrel trade happened after the sideways move as we bounced at the lower yellow channel line. I didn’t mark the location, so you have to look for it, but that particular long signal was about as easy as they come.
C: This yellow channel was a short one. Market ran up into price at the gray line at the same time as we had a time target in the pink rectangle (which is a little hard to see.)
D: The downward channel was really just a small correction, and two downward pointing channel lines lined up together to create support here. One came from the big channel at A, and the other came from C. There was another pink time target, which told us to watch out. To be honest, to go long here I’d want to look at the weeklies and see what was happening there first, but I’d have definitely done something to manage the short. As an aside, narrow channels usually mean short, quick moves, and wide channels usually mean long, drawn-out moves. With well-behaved markets, you can gauge the length of a particular leg by the width of a channel it finds itself in.
E: Now we’re definitely long.
F: That pink rectangle is a price target zone. Sometimes you get specific targets, and other times you get a zone. It won’t make any sense why at this point and is a side effect of something that isn’t shown on the chart. Notice that we’re bouncing up against the upper yellow channel line, right inside the rectangle. That’s at least a profit take, and probably a short.
G: Second chance to go short. Check out how that lower yellow channel line held the market up. We knew where that line was before the market even got there. J You had a 3rd short at the first bump up against the upper white channel just after the break, where you could have increased your size.
H: This was another small channel, off the retracement from the big move up that just happened. Target and channel break would have gotten us long again, with our initial stop just under the low at H.
So, how did we do? The only place we might have taken a loss was with that short at C, but it would have been tiny. I guess we still could get stopped under H (it happens!), but that would be tiny too. On the plus side, we caught the move from A-to-B and D/E-to-F, both of which were great, along with a couple other smaller profits on the shorter legs. To tell you the truth, working through this chart makes me want to think about trading Gold!
Example: Oil 3-Day Bars (ETF:USO)
Now let’s look at USO. This is the popular Oil ETF. There are lots of Crude charts in the book, so I wanted to do something different here and set this one up so that each bar spans a period of 3 days. That’s going to cover some pretty big moves, so this is a well suited time frame for trend following without having to go all the way to weekly bars.
Again, I’ve marked some places on the chart with letters to keep the discussion clear.
A: The downward sloping white line is the upper channel line from before. When you’re trend-following on a long-term chart, you can almost just trade the breaks of the channels and go with the flow. This is probably the easiest way to trade this approach, although the risk:reward ratios tend not to be as attractive as trading in other ways. Anyway, you’re definitely long going into the yellow tube. I’ve marked some gray arrows along the top of the yellow tube up into point B. Those are profit takes, and if you’re aggressive, counter-trend opportunities. I don’t know why anyone would sell in an uptrend, but if you were at one of those places and got a good setup on a faster time frame, it would make that faster time frame trade that much juicier. The small blue arrow towards August 2018 was an additional long on the bounce.
B: Breaking into the white channel tells us the market is definitely going down. There were ways to get short earlier, but using the tools we are showing here, the channel break where we would have gone short. Gapping under the lower channel line is a pretty clear signal that the bears are going to have their way for a while. Note the small red arrow in December. That’s a secondary sell in the channel, exactly similar to the small blue arrow in August when we were going the other way.
C: That rectangle is our price zone for the low. The market slid down and broke there, giving a perfect long setup. We ran up to our first price target (horizontal gray line) and paused. Now this market is going to either bounce here or break and drop. I haven’t seen a technical signal either way that would make me take a specific action (aside from taking profits on the long), so we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks.
Example: Bitcoin Futures (STB)
We’ve done a futures market, and an ETF, so let’s look at one more. Since I’ve been saying this works on everything, I wanted to look for something really unusual to show. The market I came up with was Bitcoin futures. Not just cryptocurrencies, but cryptocurrency futures! And we’re even going to day trade it. How’s that for exotic?
Following is a 10-minute chart of XBT. I have no idea who would ever think to trade a market like this, but there are bars there, so I guess trades must be happening… I’ve drawn in the most recent couple of channel lines. Notice how wide they are. That makes sense given the crazy volatility you see in this market. Wide channels mean really big swings. Ok, you know the drill by now:
A: That rectangle is a combination of price and time targets. So, we were really interested in the price that rectangle shows, but also at the time too. The market dropped into there and then bounced (or sort of gap-jumped?) all the way up to point B, where it ran into target 1.
B: This was the upper line from the descending channel that has been controlling the market throughout the 14th. We’d expect a pause here, especially with our first gray target line sitting where it is, and we got one. That was actually a short if you were willing to trade counter trend (and could actually get a fill). The market moved sideways from here for the next 17 hours, all the way to point C.
C: This was the first bounce off the yellow channel. This is probably the best kind of setup with these tools. No one (except us, that is!) knows that support line is sitting out there in space since the market hasn’t encountered it yet, so the fills are excellent, and the signals tend to be very clean on that first touch. Whenever you’re long already, those are great places to add to the position as well as an easy point to move your stop under.
D: This is right now as I’m writing this. Looks like XBT wants to break. There’s a time target we’re coming up against, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened. But, if the market comes down into the line, and closes up like it did at C, it would be a second pyramid point on the way up to target 2 which we haven’t yet reached. Obviously, this would be a lot easier to trade if there were more volume and the bars were easier to see…!
So, there you have it! That was three more charts on three more markets giving clear examples of how you’d be looking at them within the context of this course. The trend and direction are all very easy to solve for, so the main task after that is to be alert to the lowest risk setups, of which there are many. I hope that gives you all a better idea of how this all works! If you like these tools enough to get this course, I’ll see you in the Online Forum to discuss many more examples and strategies for different types of trading on different time frames…
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.
Works by or about George Bayer, or source works referred to by Bayer or related to his work.
Analytical systems, techniques and tools based upon the use of geometry are significantly effective when applied to the analysis of market trends.
Swing Trading works with short to intermediate term swings, usually with time periods from a few days to weeks, following a general changing trend and trading in each direction.
Most systems consider position reversal, and try to trade short and long as the market changes direction.
Gann taught swing trading first, with its relatively easy methodology.
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.
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.
Celestial Mechanics deals particularly with the motion of celestial bodies, especially the solar system, but also wider regions of cosmic space.
The subject explores the relationships and processes of heavenly bodies, examining cycles of time, motions of celestial bodies, and the influences between cosmic and local forces.
Space and time can be seen as the primary elements which define the container of existence in which we all function. In the financial markets we could say that Price and Time are the two primary elements which define market movement and structure.
Price is Space in the financial market cosmos, and Gann himself even referred to Space in market charts.