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.
Trading with Selene’s ChariottAn Introduction to Sean Erikson’s Course
Intent of This Course
Trading with Selene's Chariot by Sean Erikson ( $7,500.00 )
In this course, Sean Erikson, a recently retired professional trader and fund manager, has presented a set of powerful trading tools used for advanced swing trading based upon the principles of celestial mechanics and ancient geometry. These tools were developed and refined over 25 years of research, trading and professional management and represent the culmination of a lifetime quest for the ideal astro-trading toolkit.
The core tool provides the trader with the capacity to project the exact slope of the forthcoming trend IN ADVANCE of the trend developing (within the first few bars), from any high or low on any time frame from minute to monthly. This angle of attack is then projected in the direction of the new trend, and a channel is constructed parallel to the slope angle which will contain the entire movement of the ensuing trend and will then signal the reversal into a new trend.
A set of geometrical tools are simultaneously used to project a primary price target for the culmination of the trend as well as a secondary target for cases where the trend extends into a longer move. Finally, a simple but powerful astro-timing element is integrated with the channel and geometry to provide a short-term time projection which usually identifies the next 1-3 turns with surprising accuracy and consistency. The combination of these tools provides a simple but powerful and effective tool set for swing trading or trend trading any market on any time frame.
Author’s Biography & Introduction to the Trading Tools
Before we jump into our presentation of this course and material, we wanted to let the author himself speak first, sharing his history with trading and the markets which led to his experience as a professional fund manager. Erikson can give you a quicker and more direct impression of who he is and what his work is like than we can, while also giving you a feeling for his style, approach and general competence. As such, we suggest you begin by reading the Author’s Introduction & Biography to learn more about Sean, his history and the course in general.
Once you have a sense of the author, continue on to the The Search for the Perfect Astro-Trading Tools section where Erikson presents a detailed explanation of the tools and techniques taught in the book. This explanation is illustrated with a sequence of charts showing the actual application of the general principles and techniques that are taught in the book showing exactly how they work. Then, continue on to the Market Examples page where Erikson has collected up few further examples of current markets with their channels and setups.
Finally, the Trader’s World Article published in the Spring Edition of 2019 provides some further information about one of the secondary tools used for timing. This will help to give a sense of the author’s writing style and general approach to analysis and trading. Lastly, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions from first clients, which should help answer anything else not covered.
The Originality & Importance of This Brilliant Insight
Today we find ourselves in the midst of a new renaissance in Cosmological Economics, Gann and astro-trading wisdom. We continue to uncover one exceptional course after another, each presenting new cutting edge trading tools and market research which pushes the envelope of Cosmological Economics and Gann Science to ever higher levels. Sean Erikson’s Trading with Selene’s Chariot presents a new breakthrough in technical analysis and swing trading technology developed over 25 years of professional trading and fund management experience, that is as theoretically profound as it is practical.
The underlying principle upon which the core set of tools in Selene’s Chariot is based is a particular astronomical measurement or calculation based upon celestial mechanics, what some would call an “astro” technique, which determines the slope of the trend, or the angle of attach of the next move with almost unfailing accuracy! The principle is so fundamental that we feel it provides absolute proof of the influence of, or at least direct correlation between, celestial mechanics and financial markets. In fact, this concept is so original and profound that it will totally blow any trader’s mind once they see it! It did mine, and I have seen practically everything! Once you know this insight, you will never look at markets quite the same way again!
Sean and I have discussed whether Gann knew this particular technique or not, as it is not discussed in his work, nor are any of these kind of slope lines clearly shown on Gann’s charts. Yet, the idea that Gann, with all of his genius and insight, never made this valuable discovery seems unlikely. One might assume that this technique actually could be what Gann really meant by his Gann Angles. If he did know it, he never showed or revealed it publicly or in any of the private papers we have seen. If he did not know, he was very close...
Either way, the point is that there is just one specific astronomical element that absolutely defines the trends and countertrends in the markets. You either know what it is and use it, or you have no idea… there is no half-way with this insight. If you cannot call the slope of every trend with, say, a 90% accuracy (or better) in any market and on any time frame, then you do not know this technique. It has never been published in any course that we have seen or heard, and that covers most everything in the field.
This is the genius of the insight! It is so clear and definitive that it is simply undeniable, you see it work again and again with perfection until you realize that this MUST be the thing that drives or controls the trends and swings in the markets, defining their exact slopes. It is an awesome breakthrough that is emblazoned into the reader’s mind as you see it again and again, page after page, working practically without fail.
Erikson spends most of the book going over the process of reading and applying the slope lines, demonstrating the application on over many dozens of charts ranging from 2-minutes to weekly and monthly, but mostly daily and intraday, until it is absolutely clear that this technology determines how swings and trends are controlled once and for all.
Then, just near the end of the book when you figure all the best stuff must have already been shown, Erikson pulls back and lays out one last doozie! Thus far in the book, we only used the tool to project the impulse moves in the direction of the main trend that you are trading. But when he does a quick fancy reorientation, he demonstrates that the exact same measurements ALSO define the slopes of most of the counter trend movements! It’s like magic, what are sometimes just few day countertrend blips or strong reactions are pretty much all sitting on these SAME lines!
When I saw that, I admit it rather fried my brain! I had to go take an hour and just contemplate it in a bit of shock! It’s a truly brilliant insight, the like of which are few and far between. I would be surprised if anyone is not totally impressed by this insight. I am! And that’s not too easy… The core insight that the sets the slope angles is so brilliant that it is one of the most powerful ideas I have ever seen in the markets! Everything else in the tool-kit is centered around that primary projection. However, the implications of that single idea lead to so many further possible explorations and deeper research, I can hardly think where to begin.
Just so that you do not have to take only my word for it, let me share some customer feedback from our clients after reading the book and digesting the ideas contained therein:
By the way, the book has paid for itself 2x over the past week. Helped consolidate my methods. The information within very similar to my own techniques.
JC, Carmel Valley, CA
I had a super short trade this week that just paid for the cost of book! I set a 6:1 target and it hit! Worth every penny!
AJ, QLD, AU
I'm blown away by Selene's materail and it answers so many questions I've had. Well worth the price and l look forward to implementing it immediately!!!
SC, Kokomo, IN
If you would be so kind as to pass along a message to Sean... tell him 'thanks' for writing about this work. I don't know if even he knows how good it is. It is more accurate as than anything I've seen. I've been searching, I dunno how long, for a companion method for my astro and number series stuff. This be it! I don't even bother much with the channels. I'm in love with his 'helper' tool, that square/diamond construct. Also, placing a 'slope line' and casting it backwards is the final 'nail'. It's unbelievably effective when combined with my other stuff.
I know I was a doubter, but you've known me long enough to understand why. You also know that I'm like a dog with a bone stuffed with cocaine once I latch onto a concept that looks worthwhile. This is the best thing you've ever published! You can stop now - nothing else is required imho....
MF, Nova Scotia, CA
I'm loving Erikson’s writing style! He's the most laid back writer you've had yet, and the material is unmatched!
PM, Winnipeg, Canada
I actually left NASA early today when I heard the book had been delivered!! couldn't let *this book* sit on my doorstep for too long... 😉 I feel quite confident that "this book is the one" so to speak... Sean's discoveries are just astounding -- the depth and fractal power...
Speaking of that, the very first application of the tool that Sean shows — wow… just seeing the slope projections astride that high in the market hit me like the rays emanating from the “all-seeing Eye” — the “Annuit Coeptis” (meaning "favours our undertakings”) on the back of the 1 Dollar Bill… yet another resonance perhaps. In any case, one can see from that first image the tremendous power contained in this book’s pages. It’s going to be awesome… and what a powerful foundation to combine with pretty much any other method. It opens up many possibilities…
I think we are all going to have a lot of fun with this! 😊 I predict that many of us will be sending Sean (and you, of course) messages of great gratitude for sharing this, as it seems to me it will be very helpful for our account balances. Anyway -- thank you again so much -- to both you and Sean... It's really amazing that some rare souls are willing share such priceless techniques. May we all use the power of this Blessing wisely.
MB, Bowie, MD
Definitely very interesting idea regarding the channels 👍🏽. I would have never imagined that idea on my own...
RR, New York, NY
Tell “Sean” that Selene’s Chariot easily finds a home on my short list of favorite market-related books ever! Further, he’s one of those few guys that I’d like to buy a meal and few beers just to get a chance to talk to him for a while. Excellent work!
JC, Apison, TN
The nature of these techniques and the singular impact they seem to have on the price slope and slope alternations is a phenomenal discovery and full credit goes to Sean. Whether Gann knew it and decided to keep it under wraps is something to debate, but regardless we have in our midst someone that discovered it and has eventually come forward to place his findings among the trading community, which is really great!
YS, Mumbai, India
Erikson’s book is everything you said it to be........ maybe even more?
Dr. LS, Santa Monica, CA
I've been doing rather a lot of messing around with these puppies and am of the firm opinion that they are very effective. There is definitely something eerily good here. Almost too good to be true. I keep trying to punch holes in it but I can't. The stuff keeps on working. I spent a lot of time trying to poke holes in it to find any way I could get screwed. Happily it works very well with the other tools. When everything lines up - it's a high probability trade for sure. The channels are a piece of cake. I really really dig the squares for nailing the prices. Fantastic work, I am highly impressed!
Recently I've been somewhat "distracted" (though pleasantly) by Selene's Chariots, which is nothing short of "stunning!!". I like Sean Erickson's writing style, very readable. I LOVE his EXCELLENT chart descriptions (for example Pages 20, 21 and 23 ... and Pages 52 and 53 ... and Page 64 ... etc.). VERY REFRESHING to see labeled, legible charts. I haven't tried to recreate the charts in the book, but hope to (or at least try). Of course the core content in Chariots is absolutely stunning ...
JG, Spocane, WA
I am so excited about this book and its implications. My "acid test" of the concept was to anchor the tools at the secondary high (low) after a trend change [as Gann suggests] and look at the resulting slopes and price reactions. This looks REALLY good! Another test shows how the tool applied to the SPY chart projecting backwards shows how the future predicts that past. Einstein was right! 😊
Dr. AB, Troy, MI
After all my years of study, what I have learned is that most market books will tease rather than educate the reader. Mr. Erikson and Selene’s Chariot are refreshingly different and from the common end of the spectrum of market books. Erikson has provided a work that is low on tease and high on what I consider to be invaluable new analytical techniques! If you study Gann and would like some potential answers to age-old Gann questions, Selene’s Chariot is one book that you simply must consider!
I had begun thinking that I may never really define the causes of market moves or what was really meant by “the tunnel thru the air” and other strange Gann comments and terminology… Now, I believe Selene’s Chariot has shown me that it is natural law, simple mathematics, and basic geometry that rule the markets. And, yes… the concepts explain “the causes” of market movements and even build “tunnels thru the air”. I can see that I most certainly will be finding new trades with these techniques. I fully expect this to be one of those rare books that will pay for itself many times over!
I consider Selene’s Chariot to be one of the top few best market books that I’ve been blessed to study. Further, it will be one of the first few books my son will be given to read when/if he becomes interested in trading.
Gordon Roberts, author of Market Vibrations
In my 35 years in this field, I have never seen anybody use or even hint at this tool before. Dr. Jerome Baumring was the only other person who did any real work on determining the slope of the trend, and he used to discuss the “angle of attack”, but he never demonstrated familiarity with this technique. One might think that this could be one of Gann’s undisclosed tools, but there is no confirmation that Gann knew this specific technique himself. It’s possible, and his hints sure could be pointing at it, but there is no evidence for it. So, Sean Erikson is the only one we can credit with this brilliant discovery! And BIG credit to Sean for finding it, and even more so for sharing it with us!
When we are brought such breakthrough insights and proprietary trading tools, we always wonder how to price them. Generally, we price according to the overall value of the work based upon its originality, depth and applicability as our key factors. This work receives the highest marks in each of these categories! If this were an original Gann document of as little as 5-10 pages that included this slope determination technique alone, without any of the other tools that Erikson developed over two decades to fine tune it to trading, it would easily go for a price tag of $10,000 a copy or more, for just a dozen pages or less. So, there is no question that this course developed to its most complete refinement and application justifies our highest price tag, but we really don’t want to make it out of reach, so we’re going to list it at $7500.
Important Tools & Elements of the Book
I am not going to present another overview of the tools since the author already did an excellent job of that in his overview. Instead I will try to describe some of the elements about the tools and concepts that are not clear without reading the book in an attempt to anticipate questions that readers might have. If I have fallen short, the Frequently Asked Questions should fill in anything I missed. The tools themselves are actually quite simple to understand and apply. There are no particularly complex calculations and for the most part they can be generally understood in 20 minutes. They are exactly what Erikson shows in his Overview and again in his market examples.
The book pulls examples from the S&P, Oil, Gold, Forex, and some stocks, using time frames as short as 2 minutes and as long as a Weekly chart, but it makes absolutely no difference at all in terms of the function or application of the tools. A chart is a chart is a chart, what the time scale is across the bottom or the name on the top does not matter with this technique, as long as you have followed the rules of Chart Squaring as explained in the book. You could black out the time lines so you didn’t know if it was weekly or minute chart, and the tools will work and look exactly the same. That is why this system works for either longer-term trend trading or short-term daytrading. This is a truly universal toolset for advance determination of the trend-angle, including its range of price fluctuations on any scale.
The main astronomical tool that projects the trend is quite easy to apply and can be done by hand in a minute. This will likely blow your mind because it really catches the trend pretty much every time. There are a few different possible scenarios that it indicates, like with Gann angles, and it will run right up or down one of them, which is generally clear from the outset when you set the channel.
Determining the channel width is not particularly complex either. One can either use a rather common technical indicator defined by market action to set the initial measure of the width (like Gann’s yardstick), or if you prefer to set your channel even earlier, Erikson has developed a simpler method to calculate the channel width as soon as the turn has been determined. It’s a bit more work to do it, but this way you don’t have to potentially miss trading the 1st move. The accuracy of the faster technique usually provides a very close estimation of the true width confirmed by the slower tool. Once the initial move completes, you can adjust the channel if it is not accurate enough already.
The two methods of placing of the channel lines come into play in two different cases. The first can be applied as soon as the top or bottom turning point has been identified, even before the channel is broken. The other uses more standard technicals to set the new channel soon after the old is broken. Erikson characterizes the options as,
“there's an easy way and a hard way to do this, and they tend to give very similar results. The benefit of the hard way is that you get the channel width early, at the turning point. The downside is that it's a bit more work…”
All the other tools are then set according to the geometry of the swings and the astro element which determines the slope to begin with, so they are all quite neat and tidy and mathematically related. The only real variation is found when market volatility either suddenly expands or contracts significantly in price range compared to the prior swing, so that the lines are either way to wide or way too narrow to usefully contain the succeeding move. In such cases there is a simple method to adjust the geometry to provide more appropriate guidelines, just like one can do with Pitchforks or ML lines, however without the dynamic element they have where you can constantly add another line or make another division, which becomes confusing and quickly generates too much information to be useful.
Not so in Selene’s Chariot! These lines are preset and fixed according to a single mathematical principle, so they are clear and do not move around or have multiple options. This is what makes them more powerful and useful than those we are all used to. It’s all pure engineering developed from scientific principles, very logical with no subjectivity whatsoever! A group of people using the tools on the same market will find the same slopes, channels and geometry. It is not like Elliot wave with subjective judgements and multiple count variations that different people will define differently, making it confusing and hard to trade. This work is crystal clear and providing absolute parameters that are not questionable.
Another intelligent approach of Erikson’s trading methodology is that he uses multiple hierarchical time frames for the analysis, risk management, entry and exit triggers. For instance, if he’s trading the trend in the Daily timeframe, he is tracking at least 2 or 3 smaller intraday levels to generate early signals for his entries, stops, exits and general trading strategy. This is one way that he increases the risk/reward ratio, because the reward is governed by the higher timeframe, daily say, while the risk is determined on the intraday scale, say hourly.
The same could be done similarly on weekly/daily scales for a longer term trader who wants to trade the intermediate term trends (weekly) but generate his signals on the daily level to have tighter risk parameters. Or for the day trader, if you’re trading on an hourly level, you will be watching the trends of several levels below that to seek convergences of signals at the earliest possible points. It’s all quite logical, clear and intelligent, and relatively easy to apply, particularly if you have the software!
The author sweetens the core technique by developing a set of rules to guide traders in following the channel swings. He then tops it off with another surprisingly simple astronomical tool for timing the next turn or two out that is so simple and effective it will surprise you. The last geometrical tool provides the projections of the two most likely price termination points using a little ancient geometry and is as simple as can be. That’s it! There are some further details and subtleties beyond these generalizations, but these tools are conceptually straight forward and technically easy to apply.
Astronomy vs Astrology
We would like to provide a clarification at the outset as to some of the terms we use like “celestial mechanics” and “astro-technique”. This work is actually NOT based upon financial astrology, which many professionals avoid. This technique is based upon simple relationships of celestial motion relating to the Sun, Moon and other bodies in our solar system and their influence upon us directly and through the Sun.
There are NO horoscopes to be drawn, NO birthdates required for markets, and NO analysis and comparison of planets and signs and their relationships in ANY way. That is what we mean by saying that this technique is based upon pure astronomy, though the author may refer to it as “astrology” here and there, which is the common lingo in the field AstroEconomics, but the term is not fully actually accurate for these tools. All the tools developed and used in this course are based upon what Baumring would call Numerical Astrophysics, or what we call Cosmological Economics. Nowadays, even the Federal Reserve discusses the relationship of sunspots to financial cycles, so such ideas are becoming more mainstream, and those who have advanced knowledge of such technology have a significant edge over the competition who sees nothing where we see order.
There is nothing metaphysical about this work whatsoever! It uses mathematical, geometrical and astronomical calculations in price, time and price/time, and requires no prior knowledge of astronomy, astrology or even geometry. All is explained clearly enough for even a beginner to understand, and the author will monitor an Online Research Forum where course owners can ask questions and discuss market setups and the proper placement and application of the tools for trading.
Online Student Research & Trading Forum
The author has agreed to monitor an Online Research & Trading Forum for this course. The Forum will be the equivalent of a classroom where the author will help readers to clarify and apply the analytical and trading techniques presented in the course. We want to assure that no detail is left out and that the material is fully comprehensible and applicable by everybody, so we feel it is important for students to have access to the author to clarify any issues or answer any questions they may have. It will also be a place where readers can discuss their analysis of the markets or engage in expanded research upon deeper theoretical topics in the book. Sean and I have already been discussing some new areas of research that his work leads directly into that he was unaware of, and which we agreed we would explore further in the forum.
Software Which will Produce the Tools in The Book
The author is a long time user of Online Research Forum software and had included with the book a number of programming scripts which will reproduce the tools used in the book and allow them to be applied directly on the charts with the click of a button.
These tools are so useful that we have arranged with Wave59 to provide a special deal for owners of Erikson’s book.
Wave59 can be subscribed to for the very reasonable cost of $100 a month, and there are no further costs to use Erikson’s scripts from the book. We are further finalizing some extra special deals with Wave59 for ICE customers, so please inquire directly and we will provide you with full information. If you are anxious and want to have a peek at Wave59 now, please use the following link which is required to receive the special offers for Selene’s Chariot customers:
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.