Our W.D. Gann, “W. D. GANN: MAGIC IN THE MARKETS” Course is presented in-person only. Each technique presented was decoded from the public or private writings of W.D. Gann. “Magic” is comprehensive and robust, including Gann’s entire original system. Every technique fits with the other methods like a puzzle piece, tied together by Gann’s Astro-Numerology control-system. Extensive back-testing of each technique and system is presented for most markets & timeframes. Substance, content, and detail are extreme, and the applications consume all of the time in the seminar. References to the origin of each technique in Gann’s work and much, much more are expounded in the accompanying 350+ page illustrated manual.
From our experience with this material and the feedback of those who’ve taken both this course and every other “Gann” course out there, we believe that “MAGIC IN THE MARKETS” is unique in the application of Gann’s original trading and analysis methods to intraday, intra-week, and intra-month time periods; as well as the larger timeframes.
The inclusion of trans-mundane, orphic schematics that were communicated to W. D. Gann through early 1900s freemasonry sets “MAGIC IN THE MARKETS” on a pedestal all of its own. Gann credited this esoteric foundation as the reason his methods should timelessly work on modern markets. It is the key to Gann’s predictions of trend, cycles, price, and the other methods Gann discussed in his books. Gann’s true techniques bear little resemblance to the examples he publicly presented. Even those who’ve “studied Gann” for 10 to 20 years have found “Magic” an original, unique paradigm shift.
“MAGIC IN THE MARKETS” focuses on the causes of movements in financial markets. This approach differs from typical quantitative analysis and most algorithmic trading in two important ways. First, many of the esoteric principles and data sets that cause market movements are exogenous, or external to financial market data. Secondly, Gann’s architypes lead to very specific constants which are often lacking in quantitative analysis. In common quantitative analysis, the best trading system parameters are randomly tested for, or “brute forced.” These tests admittedly may not produce the best fit. Though the foundation of W.D. Gann’s approach was arcane and esoteric, the end results were precise mathematical formulas that used objective, consistent, and predictable variables. In this manner, Gann’s methods can provide an edge over most quantitative and algorithmic approaches. For the active trader, Gann can give the edge of predicting the market in advance, because esoteric variables lead market movements. The trader employing this approach is alone in leading the pack, while every other quant and machine-learning guru is just a better follower of past market data.
W. D. Gann was an active trader who was consistent in the markets and timeframes that he traded in. That being said, “Magic” is designed to give active traders who are consistent in their approach to trading the financial markets a unique edge. Attendees of the course should have a basic knowledge of trading and approaching the financial markets before taking the course. Tinkering around with Gann’s public examples of angles and the Square of 9 will not prepare you for his true methods- and may even throw you off. Trying to learn how to approach the financial markets AND the correlation of Gann’s esoteric variables to financial markets at the same time can be overwhelming. The easiest and quickest way to begin applying these techniques is to take one or two of Gann’s techniques or systems and synthesize them into your existing trading or analysis system.
Many orbiting the Gann planet are under the illusion that Gann is a lottery ticket or “winning trade button.” W. D. Gann advertised the trading results of his systems to prospective students as between 80 – 85% profitable trades to losses. Gann achieved his edge by consistently trading every signal over a longer time period. Gann spent a lot of time in front of the financial markets and put in a lot of work applying his approach. And he achieved a huge analytical edge. Today we believe his approach will give the same reward to the individual that exerts the same sacrifice of work and time. The methods of W. D. Gann will not benefit anyone who wants to skip the work and time and find an easy “winning trade button.”
Gann traded systematically. He confined each trading technique or system a timeframe and consistent set of rules. An example would be his trade record for weekly polarity lines in “The Stock Market Couse.” He lists trade results of one technique on the same stock, with the same rules, over the same timeframe. His results appear to take into consideration that he was present at his trading desk to take every trading signal over the course of about 1 year. In those 1910 results, he begins the first few months by drawing down over $14,000. Some great magic system, huh? But the statistical edge is one that he achieved over the course of taking every setup over the course of the year- ending with over $1,000,000 in profit. In this regard, the trading firm, trading professional or analyst who measures success in the same manner will more easily embrace and benefit from Gann’s methodology. The tinkerer who trades occasionally and differently each time he sits down to the market will probably struggle to find a benefit.
We do know about winning trade buttons. Our mentor sold the software from his first trading company for $30 million. He had an edge near 98%. But his profit was under 10 ticks (or cents) per day! The black boxes exist at those percentages, but require millions of shares, hundreds of contracts and tons of tech work. And an outlay of well over over $1 million. No trading is easy, and all trading requires detailed work. So for those who are detail-oriented, work hard, follow rules, and can endure some losses and flat periods, W. D. Gann is where its at in our opinion.
DISCLAIMERFutures, Equities, and Options trading has large potential rewards, but also large potential risk and is not suitable for everyone. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in the futures and options markets. Don’t trade with money you can’t afford to lose. This is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures, stocks or options on the same. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to anything shown on this website. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results. No one associated with this seminar or Chicagodaytrading.com are Registered Investment Advisors, Commodity Trading Advisors, or certified, registered, affiliated or approved in in any way with either the National Futures Association, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or any other organization.
The “Magic In The Markets” course exegetes and replicates, as best as possible, the original trading and analysis techniques of the late trader W.D. Gann; and not necessarily the trading methods of the author or presenter of the course. Traders using Gann’s techniques may not be able to duplicate the trading results of W.D. Gann for many reasons, including, but not limited to, skill of the individual trader and the changes in financial markets since Gann traded. Recipients of this course receive hypothetical, back–tested data and not actual trading results. In an attempt to include all the markets and time frames that Gann traded during his lifetime, course includes far more applications to market instruments and time frames than the author or presenter can possibly trade. Course author & presenter has sources of income apart from trading. “Magic in the Markets” contains both Gann’s combinations of trading & analysis techniques and standalone techniques that can be integrated into existing analysis or trading approaches. Hypothetical back–testing of the performance of the function of analysis techniques are displayed pictorially for many markets and time frames on recent market data.
CFTC RULE 4.41
HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.