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Edward R. Dewey

Edward R. Dewey

Edward Russel Dewey (1895–1978) was an economist who studied cycles in economics and other fields.

Dewey’s cycles work:

Dewey first became interested in cycles while Chief Economic Analyst of the Department of Commerce in 1930 or 1931 because PresidentHoover wanted to know the cause of the Great Depression. Dewey reported that each economist to whom he spoke gave him a different answer and he lost faith in the current economic methods. He received and took advice to study how business behaviour occurred rather than why. Therefore, his views are generally regarded as inconsistent with mainstream economics.

Dewey devoted his life to the study of cycles, claiming that “everything that has been studied has been found to have cycles present.” He carried out extensive studies of cyclicity in economic, geological, biological, sociology, physical sciences and other disciplines. In 1940, Edward R. Dewey learned of a 1931 Canadian conference on biological cycles held at Matamek.[1] Under the guidance of Dewey and the conference leader, Copley Amory, the conference’s Permanent Committee was reorganized into the Foundation for the Study of Cycles in 1941, and its scope was enlarged to encompass all disciplines. The foundation was set up with a board that included distinguished scientists and industrialists to act as a central clearing house of cycles studies from diverse areas.

The Foundation made studies of natural and social sciences as well as business and economics, and new methods were devised for isolating significant cycles present in time series. A magazine called Cycles was published from June 1950, and the foundation also published a four-volume collection of reports on cycles including some of Dewey’s selected writings on cycles named “Cycles Classic Library Collection”. Together with author Og Mandino, Dewey published a book entitled Cycles: The Mysterious Forces That Trigger Events.[2]

As a result of his research, Dewey asserted that seemingly unrelated time series often had similar cycles periods present and that when they did the phase of these cycles was mostly very similar (cycle synchrony). He also said that there were many cycles with periods that were related by powers or products of 2 and 3. This is illustrated in the table below. To construct this table starting from the period 17.75 years, multiply by three as you proceed along diagonals from lower left to upper right, and multiply by two as you proceed along diagonals from lower right to upper left. Dewey reported that the underlined numbers are commonly occurring periods (in years):


Volume IV of the Cycles Classic Library Collection contains 1380 reports of cycles period determinations by scientists, doctors, economists and cycles researchers. In these reports there is a tendency for certain periods of cycles to be reported more commonly. These common periods include the underlined periods above and some other periods such as 9.6 years, found in the 9.6 year cycle of lynx abundance and 3.39 years (40.68 months), found in the US stock market, which Dewey says is the most commonly found period.

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Bradley F. Cowan

Bradley F. Cowan

Bradley F. Cowan is an Electrical Engineer who worked as a consultant on a variety of civilian and classified military projects including the Seawolf attack submarine, the FA-18 fighter aircraft, global positioning satellites, Sparrow missile, and others.

It did not take long for Mr. Cowan to apply his studies of engineering, psychology, and physics to financial markets and to permanently retire from engineering in his early 30’s.

In September 1993 Mr. Cowan published the first of his books Four-Dimensional Stock Market Structures and Cycles. This work represented some of the discoveries he made in his early 20s and which he had been successfully using for years in his personal trading. In 1995 Mr. Cowan published two additional books, Market Science Volumes I and II, which expanded the concepts presented in his first book and applied them to the soybean market.

In December 2009 he released his first new book in 15 years, Pentagonal Time Cycle Theory, introducing a new method of applying the pentagram to forecast time cycles.

Mr. Cowan has been a professional trader for more than 30 years.

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Larry Pesavento

Larry Pesavento

Larry Pesavento is a veteran trader. He began his career trading full time in 1967 while in graduate school getting an MBA in Finance following a BS in Pharmacy. He managed the commodities department of Drexel Burnham Lambert in Southern California from 1976 to 1981. In 1982 he became a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where was a local in the S&Ps currency pits. Following this he worked for a commodity corporation in Princeton New Jersey from 1985 to 1986 and in 1987 he wrote Astro Cycles The Traders Viewpoint and published a newsletter Astro Cycles until 1995.

He has one of the most extensive libraries on the subject of technical analysis and has trained over 1000 traders using the pattern recognition swing trading methodology described in his books. Over the past 25 years he has written 10 books on trading.

  • Former member of theChicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Supervised Drexel-Burnhan-Lambert’s commodity department in Los Angeles
  • Author of 10 books on trading
  • Trained over 1000 traders in the past 25 years
  • Featured on Market Mavens website


Essentials of Trading: It’s Not WHAT You Think, It’s HOW You Think
This enlightening and educational book written by Larry along with his former student and now professional trader, Leslie Jouflas, is a wonderful compilation of articles written about all facets of trading. The articles exemplify the incredibly close knit connections of trading to real life, and include a broad spectrum of subjects from discipline to handling the unexpected in trading to all ranges of emotions experienced throughout a career in trading.

Fibonacci Ratios with Pattern Recognition
Quoted from 1997 Supertrader’s Almanac, Larry Pesavento presents a very persuasive argument that such patterns not only exist, but that the patterns can be profitably employed when they exhibit both the correct form and the form is in the correct proportions.

Opening Price Principle
With over 50 years combined experience how to trade, Larry Pesavento and Peggy MacKay show how to trade profitably using the relationship between the opening price and the high/low range for the entire day.

Private Thoughts from a Trader’s Diary
In depth look at the daily trading principles and tactics of 2 professional traders, Larry Pesavento and Peggy MacKay.
Collector’s edition in leather with gold foil.

Profitable Patterns for Stock Trading
Over the past 20 years the use and misuse of the Fibonacci Summation series has proliferated to the point that commentators on the nation’s TV business channels are now resident experts.
Let Larry Pesavento, himself an expert trader, show you how you too can become an expert in this subject.

Planetary Harmonics
Provides absolutely phenomenal trend change dates.
Applies George Bayer’s Secrets of Forecasting Prices to financial markets
Proves the validity of planetary harmonics
Illustrates hidden Fibonacci ratios

Harmonic Vibrations
Unlike Planetary Harmonics, this book
is not a continuation of Pesavento’s previous books.
In this book, he deals with planetary aspects and their relationship to day-trading.
He takes you to the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with wave trading techniques such as a geometric trading plan based on George Bayer’s secret message, Combust (one of the most important astro-harmonic cycles in soybeans) and the Rosh Hashanah Cycle.
Many charted examples are included.

Astro-Cycles: Traders Viewpoint
If you have ever wanted to learn how to trade by the stars, but did not know where to start, this book is for you.
Pesavento begins at the very beginning by teaching the basics of astrology.
He includes the basic definitions and explanations of the planetary movements.

Trade What You See
Trading the financial markets is extremely difficult, but with the right approach, traders can achieve success.
Nobody knows this better than authors Larry Pesavento and Leslie Jouflas, both traders and educators of traders, who have consistently used pattern recognition to capture profits from the markets.
In Trade What You See, Pesavento and Jouflas show traders how to identify patterns as they are developing and exactly where to place entry and exit orders.
While some patterns derive from the techniques of Wall Street’s earliest traders and other patterns reflect Pesavento’s emphasis on the geometry of market movements and Fibonacci numbers.
Filled with hard-won knowledge gained through years of market experience, Trade What You See outlines both a practical and sophisticated approach to trading that will be of interest to both novice and seasoned traders alik

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Dr Walter Gorn Old, born 20 March 1864 in Handsworth, England; died 23 December 1929 in Hove, England) was a notable 19th-century astrologer, who used the nom-de-plume “Sepharial”, after an angel in the apocryphal Book of Enoch.

An eminent English Theosophist, Sepharial was a well-known and respected astrologer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and wrote numerous books, some of which are still highly regarded in some circles today. He was editor of “Old Moore’s Almanac”, which is still published in the 21st century.


As a young man Sepharial initially studied medicine and followed this up with studies in psychology, oriental languages, astrology and numerology. In 1886, he started to write an astrology problem page in the Society Times where he answered public questions, and in 1887 was admitted to the “inner sanctum” of the Theosophical Society. He was one of the founding members of the Theosophical movement in England. Madame Blavatsky (whom he lived with until her death) called him “The Astral Tramp”.


Sepharial became an influential author in the fields of the occult, astrology and numerology, and his writings had a considerable impact on Alfred H. Barley and Alan Leo, who he introduced to Theosophy. He can be credited as the first astrologer to use Earth’s hypothetical “dark moon” Lilith in his calculations. Many of his books and other works were put together in a rather slapdash way, which made his reputation less enduring than it might have been. Sepharial also started a number of astrological magazines, all of which failed to establish themselves.


Sepharial wrote many books, most of which are rare and out of print, including the following:

  • Sepharial: “New Dictionary of Astrology”,  New York in 1964.
  • Sepharial: “The New Manual of Astrology” (in four books).
  • Sepharial: “Astrology Explained”.
  • Sepharial: “The Book Of The Simple Way” Pub 1904.
  • Sepharial: “The Kabala of Numbers” Pub 1913.
  • Sepharial: “The Silver Key”.
  • Sepharial: “Cosmic Symbolism”.
  • Sepharial: “Science of Foreknowledge”.
  • Sepharial and Charubel: “Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolised” (on astrology).
  • Sepharial: “A Manual of Occultism”.
  • Sepharial: “Astrology: How To Make Your Own Horoscope”
  • Sepharial: “The Arcana Or Stock And Share Key”
  • Sepharial: “The Law of Values: An Exposition of the Primary Causes of Stock and Share Fluctuations”
  • Sepharial: “The Theory of Geodetic Equivalents”