The Master of Time, An Epos of W.D. Gann’s Master Time Factor


  • Pages: 112
  • Format: PDF
  • Published Date: 2009


The Master of Time, An Epos of W.D. Gann’s Master Time Factor is a bit of prose about one of Gann’s theories, namely the art or predicting and how we can embed it.  The basis of Gann’s theories was clearly not what it seemed, but what was it really? Gann doesn’t say it in so many words but he neither misleads nor avoids it either.


In times gone by many large investors researched the wave movements of the share markets and developed theories about the course of the markets but William Delbert Gann was not one of them! He studied the ancient texts, which informed him about future market developments and the market goals that could be gained.

W.D. Gann (1878-1955) developed a number of unorthodox methods that turned out to be extremely effective. He looked at economic markets in a very different way compared to many others and his thoughts were far from the beaten track.

This small story is about one of the greatest investors from the last century: W.D. Gann. Those who have superficially touched his theories will see only the work of a technical analyst. In nearly all records of technical analysis we find his work. Drawing lines over a chart which records market movements is already a strange phenomenon.

As if the lines adhere to the wishes of the investor and stay within these boundaries. But as it goes, millions of investors over the whole world hold onto the rules of the game. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why technical analysis works – because everyone keeps an eye on it. But Gann didn’t draw lines for nothing. He made lengthy calculations originating from outside the established financial world of technical analysis.

If you have ever taken the time to read some of his work then you will discover a writer who, based on what seems nothing, refers to a number of different facts. For example, he calls the number 7 important, as the world was made in 7 days: 6 working days and 1 day of rest. Or he attaches great value to the number 3, as it is so often mentioned in the Bible.

Any rational thinking person would soon loose interest and with all due respect, for what sort of bizarre causality is this? Referring to the Bible is one thing but laying a cause and effect connection is something very different. These sorts of statements made me as reader very curious to Gann’s work and led me on an enormous search to the origin of his work.

I can’t give you any answers. Perhaps you have also investigated the theories that lie behind Gann’s work and know more than me. But thoughts cannot be guided; it is sometimes good to write them down.

The most important ingredient in Gann’s work is the Master Time Factor. He claimed to have developed at secret formula with which he could predict future markets. That sounds interesting and could well be worth a Bible study. What followed for me was years of studying Gann’s work; full of frustration and disbelief.

I bought far too many useless and expensive books yet what provided me with more insight and inspiration were the small articles I found on the internet. One who travels must follow his path and for that reason I kept on looking. I would like to share with you “The Master Time Factor”. As it is written here it seems as if it only concerns one person.

This brings up questions. This book is a little bit of prose, only about this part of Gann’s work, no more and no less. You will regret having read this. Your thoughts will be left in rags. You will be left in the woods and will have to find your own way out.

Will you join me on a journey of discovery into the wonderful world of “Gann”? Reading this book you will, little by little, get to know the person Gann. This book is about his theories, that is to say my personal interpretation of his theories. It is possible to understand Gann in a number of ways. In this book you will find my style and applications of Gann’s theory.

As a whole it is not complete. Gann’s work has many aspects and can be unbelievably intricate. In this book you will find the core of Gann’s theories; the story that he has many times before sketched in his books. The story of predicting the future. Gann’s theory is THE MASTER TIME FACTOR. It is like a fairy tale…and perhaps it could just become true.


  • W.D. Gann’s philosophy: The master investor
  • The past repeats itself : Because human behaviour never changes
  • The inner and outer cycle: Time and price levels
  • Chronos: The Time warrior
  • The great Chronocrators: Factoring the Time
  • The new time: Looking forward