George Bayer was a financial astrologer and trader who made market forecasts during the same time as W. D. Gann. He was born in Germany and moved to the USA just after 1900, fulfilling the American dream of becoming a very successful trader in the speculative markets of New York and Chicago.
His highly original mind singles him out as one of the 20th-century’s investment giants. He was the first to apply other astronomical parameters in forecasting financial markets. He introduced a method of Horoscope analysis known as the Five Fold Horoscope and claimed that astrological progression of the moon over the points of such a horoscope produced vibration in the price of a stock or commodity. His forecasts are documented in his Market Previews, and he published a total of 8 books, all in English, and all on trading stocks and commodities:
- Time Factors in the Stock Market – 1933,
- Complete Course of Astrology – 1937,
- Bible Interpretation – 1937,
- Stock & Commodity Traders’ Handbook of Trend Determination – 1940,
- Gold Nuggets for Stock & Commodity Traders – 1941,
- Egg of Columbus – 1942,
- Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology to Practical Use – 1943,
- George Wollsten – 1946.
Stock & Commodity Traders Handbook of Trend Determination (1940) is an excellent introduction to the methods used by George Bayer. It lays the ground work principles in fairly simple terms which is directly focused upon giving a set of clearly defined trading rules Fro traders to apply, using his astrological indicators.