In Pattern, Price and Time: Using Gann Theory in Technical Analysis , Hyerczyk examines, in complete detail, such essentials as swing charts and trend indicators, percentage retracements, Gann angles, and cycle dates. With fresh information about how to use price scales when charting forex, equity, and ETF markets, as well as discussions on how to calculate Gann angles for each market, this Second Edition of Pattern, Price and Time is a must-read for anyone looking to thoroughly understand–and successfully implement–one of the most important and powerful trading methods in existence.
After a brief introduction as to why I choose to write about pattern, price, and time, I introduce W. D. Gann and his theory. I follow this up with information on the importance of having correct data and charts. This is followed by descriptions of the key elements of technical analysis: pattern, price, and time. In the pattern chapters, I discuss trend indicators and chart formations. In the price chapters, percentage retracements and Gann angles are detailed, followed by a chapter on combining pattern and price. Finally, concepts of time analysis finish the core analysis techniques. The last chapter demonstrates the effects of combining pattern, price, and time into an analysis and trading tool.
After the last book was published, I received criticism that I was holding back on Gann’s secrets. This could not be further from the truth. I stated in the book that teaching financial astrology was beyond the scope of this book and could take years to learn and apply. I stated it was not my intention to write or teach financial astrology. I can say that if you understand the basics of this book then learn financial astrology, you will have an edge over those who only know astrology because, after all, astrology is a time indicator.
Remember that although Gann said that time was most important in identifying changes in trend, price and time and money management are just as important when trading. In order to appease those who feel I am keeping secrets, I will publish a few surprises in this book that will point those who want to study the metaphysical elements of Gann analysis in the right direction.
In conclusion, this book is intended to be educational and informative. It is by no means intended to replace the books and courses written by W. D. Gann. At times the book may seem repetitive, especially in the chapters about the trend indicator. This is done intentionally because I wanted to emphasize, just as Gann did in his books, that the analyst must study, experiment, and practice these techniques over and over. If anything, this book should be used by the novice as an introduction to the subjects of pattern, price, and time. It should be required reading before computerized analysis is attempted. It is very important to learn how pattern, price, and time techniques work before using computerized trading indicators.
This book will provide a good base for the analyst who wants to use more sophisticated technical analysis techniques. The expert trader could also use this book to enhance his or her analysis or trading abilities. While Gann analysis concepts are discussed in this book, it is not intended to be a book solely on Gann analysis as many original ideas and techniques are introduced throughout the text. Gann, for example, left no record on how to trade stock indices, Treasury bonds, or Forex markets. Although at times limited by page size in this book, I believe pattern, price, and time analysis is presented in a detailed but clear manner. I hope that you find the ideas in the book as useful as I have.
- Why Pattern, Price, and Time?
- Who Was W. D. Gann?
- Gann Theory In a Nutshell
- Chart Basics
- Pattern: Trend Indicator Charts
- Pattern: Swing Chart Trading
- Pattern: Other Chart Formations
- Price: Horizontal Support and Resistance
- Price: Gann Angles
- Combining Pattern and Price
- Combining Pattern, Price, and Time
Pattern, Price and Time: Using Gann Theory in Technical Analysis By James A. Hyerczyk pdf