I thought it would be interesting to take a look at Gann’s actual price chart for May Soybeans 1948-1949 and see what techniques we could see him using on the chart. Top left is the astrological symbol for the planet Jupiter just at the beginning of a Jupiter trend line (1) He started this trend line on the 4th of October 1948 when Jupiter was at 22 degrees Sagittarius. 22 degrees Sagittarius is also 262 degrees of the 360 degree circle. Gann’s ﬁrst price marking was at 262 cents and then he started moving his trend line up by 1 cent every time Jupiter moved by 1 degree. I notice that he also noted the fractions of the degree as well.
During the course of the last several years many articles have appeared in Trader’s World that cover the mysterious topic of “astrology.” Those interested in the subject matter quickly ﬁnd out that astrology is really nothing more than the “ancient study of cycles.” The lunar cycle of new moon to full moon is a 28 day cycle. Mars changing signs is a 45 day astroharmonic cycle. The 41 month stock cycle is the Jupiter-Uranus cycle.
The study of Gann methods leads one down an interesting road, a path that seems neverending. The Gann student is exposed to a great deal of esoteric information. The esoteric side of the Gann material can be confusing and is often passed over or misunderstood. To make use of any of the higher principles one needs to bring such principles to our plane and ground them in our world.
Traders often speak of trends, seasonals, swings and pull backs. On most of their computer screens can be found indicators such as stochastics, RSI, and moving averages. It is easy to lose site of the connection between our plane, the trader’s plane and Gann’s plane, the esoteric plane. To most these two planes are totally unrelated, but to the true Gann student they are totally integrated.
The stock market is fast Th stock market is approaching one of the two most critical time frames of the year. In the next four weeks a major (one which will hold for at least two to three months) low is likely to develop, completing the ﬁst wave down. In two weeks the ﬁrst of a sequence of cyclic convergences appears on October 11-12, 1990. This two-day time frame occurs 81 days from the solar eclipse of July 22 and 80 days from the initial breakdown which portended this entire decline- July 23 (see the”Lost Cycle article in last month’s issue for further explanation on the signiﬁcance of this cycle).
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights…and the ﬂood was forty days upon the earth. (Genesis 7:12, 17a) And Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. (Exodus 24: 18b) And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. (Exodus 34:28a) And forty days were fulﬁlled for him; for so are fulﬁlled the days of those who are embalmed. (Genesis 50:3a) And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. (Numbers 13:25) And the Philistine (Goliath) drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days. (I Samuel 17:16) And when He (JESUS) had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry. (Matthew 4:2) And He was there in the wilderness forty days tested by Satan. (Mark 1:1 3a).
Anyone that is around the commodity or stock markets for very long starts reading about the “masters” of trading. If they (you) are like me they start to develop a reverential awe with regard to past master’s supposed trading abilities. How is it possible for someone to be so consistently right or to make so much money? Could it be that some past master’s trading abilities or supposed earnings could be larger than life? Could an entire trading record be based on one magazine article? We all are looking for the supposed “Holy Grail” …the trading method that is never wrong and requires no work. I think traders look for esoteric things as Gann’s or Bayer’s writings or things like astrology or cycles to take them to this given point. Is there anything wrong with this quest for trading perfection? If it is tempered with knowledge and a true desire to learn it is a never ending search that will last a lifetime.
In the year 3136 (56 square) Claude Hopper visited the Great Agriculture Hall of Fame and while there he noticed some numbers on the ceiling and he asked what those numbers were all about. The tour guide mentioned that back in those times food and feed were raised upon the land and there were times of famine and times of feasts. (Of course in these modern times all food is synthetic so there is always plenty). This meant the price of foods and feeds varied greatly over periods of time and that these numbers were used in predicting prices in the future markets when and where there were traders yelling and jumping about like deranged madmen buying and selling what was when called commodities.
On January 14th, 1991, the Stockmarket made it’s intra-day low one day prior to the Solar Eclipse, and then rallied over 500 point. In our previous article entitled Heavenly Inﬂuences and the 1990 Stockmarket Top”, we stated, “Hopefully, the light will be seen before the next Solar Eclipses which OCCQtS on January 15, 1991. Interestingly, there are also several celestial harmonic indicators which occur the day before, and the day after this eclipse. This portends a major change in mass (investor) psychology.”
For those who are still skeptical about using natural laws for market timing, consider the following forecast made in our December 16th, Market System Newsletter, as follows, NIf the intemational situation worsens, a drop, into the Solar Eclipse on the 15th, is likely….The market should trend in one direction, coins into the 8th/9th, or into the 15th.
W.D. Gann was not a conventional market analyst, but an innovator. He originated a number of market timing techniques, many of which are now widely used. In our “Beyond Gann” series of articles, we have discussed some of Gann’s unconventional market forecasting techniques such as time cycles, geometric patterns, astronomical correlations and number vibrations.
In a 1909 interview in Ticker Magazine. Gann states,” If we wish to avert failure in speculations we must deal with causes. Everything in existence is based on exact proportion and perfect relationship. There is no chance in nature, because mathematical principles of the highest order lie at the foundation of all things.
Indian Time Cycles and Market Forecasting: Cosmic Timing for Pinning Down Those Illusive Turns
It is a little known fact that W. D. Gann went to India and studied Indian Sidereal Astrology. In his notebooks we ﬁnd sketches of astrological symbols on his charts; and in his memoirs, he discusses his journey to India. In fact, the famous Gain wheel was ﬁrst used by tea merchants in seventeenth century India.
Gann also discussed the importance of using the starting date of when the ﬁrst futures contract for a commodity began trading for predicting the future of that commodity. To my knowledge, there are very few individuals who use these starting dates to successfully time the markets; however, It is my experience, using Indian Sidereal astrology, that these charts are invaluable. If one can verify the starting time and date of the ﬁnst futures contract for a commodity, and run an Indian Sidereal natal chart from It then that chart can provide absolutely valid information for predicting, quantifying, and labeling the major and minor cycles that ultimately govern the major trends In the markets.