Why in the world would anyone follow the advice or methods of a trader born in 1878? There weren’t computers, electronic trading, or a global market – so how could whatever he did be relevant to today’s markets or trading? The only answer can be that his methods were based on the same forces that moved the markets in the 1920s and still move the markets today. W. D. Gann had audited trades with a win to loss ratio of 92%. He pulled over $50 million dollars out of the markets in the early 1900s. Because the basis of his methods still work today, we believe that those results can also be achieved today.
However, his methods and their study require an open mind and patience. Gann was himself a great trader outside of his unorthodox methods. Some people aren’t, so they are not able to duplicate his results even with similar knowledge.
In today’s trading age of advanced quantitative analysis degrees and machine learning, W. D. Gann’s methods are more important to the trader than ever. Why? because Gann believed he had discovered the causes of the movements of financial markets. These causes are the same today as they were 100 years ago- regardless of whether the market is traded by humans or machines. No matter how smart your quant or artificially intelligent your machine is, they all end up competing with each other doing the same thing, distinguished by only a few differing lines of code. They are all just chasing the past patterns derived from old market data.
Gann had identified the variables that he believed caused market movements, and found that they existed external to market data. More importantly, these variables led the market instead of following it. They are able to be reduced to specific mathematical formulas that could predict market movements in advance with an astounding degree of statistical accuracy. Gann also found that these variables proved to be constants in an ever shifting universe of market data. Moreover, no computer can brute-force for these variables. They are that unique.
In the pursuit of this strange wisdom there exists more rabbit holes, rip-offs, and wastes of time than most have the capacity to withstand. On this site, for anyone interested in embarking on this journey, we hope to provide an efficient, fast-track direction that can take you from A to Z in the shortest amount of time while avoiding costly rip-offs. We can tell you everything sold out there labeled “Gann,” contains some Gann, but not the truth. Once you have discovered what Gann did and have your first taste of being able to forecast price to the minute or price to the tick, it sends chills up your spine. When it works over and over, you know you have found what Gann did.
Many who have found profitable trading methods based on Gann’s work have invested thousands of dollars and thousands of hours in their pursuits. That’s why our “MAGIC IN THE MARKETS” course costs $9,300. There are only a handful of people on the planet lucky enough to have been handed the information by loved ones, and chances are you won’t be one of them. We’ve gone down hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars of money consuming rabbit trails, with 1 out of 50 things we try working out. So, you will either invest a lot of time and money in this field or come up short. If you have further interest in the details of how we teach Gann’s methods, click here to visit our “MAGIC IN THE MARKETS” Course.
You may ask what the problem is, since Gann freely published much material on his methods. But go ahead and try to use it and apply it. It will work one time then stop. Why is that? Here’s a secret. Bonnie Hill described it best when she said that Gann “sounds like he’s lying but is really telling you the truth.” The problem is that Gann’s concept of, say, a number, is different from the common notion of what a number is. As is a ‘square,’ ‘circle,’ and so forth. Gann publicly told us what he did. But he didn’t publicly tell us what he meant. Make sense?
One of the best ways to understand Gann is to take the same journey of observation and investigation, based on the same premises that Gann had in mind. Read the same books, explore the same areas. For example, renowned trader Connie Brown points out that Gann was a 32nd degree Freemason, and that he drew many of his concepts from Freemasonry and the related teachings of ancient wisdom. Therefore, to understand further, we must familiarize ourselves with those concepts. Visit our Gann page below to begin your journey…