Gann and his accomplishments are well known. For the others, a brief outline of his record should prove interesting. Gann is considered to be one of the most successful commodity traders in history. In a career that spanned over 50 years, he is supposed to have taken 50 million dollars out of the stock and commodity markets. The accuracy of these figures cannot be verified but it is known that Mr. Gann lived quite well for his time.
There were several magazine and newspaper articles that described his accomplishments. One observer watched Gann make 286 stock transactions during the month of October 1909. Of those trades, 264 or 92% were profitable. On another occasion, he turned a $130 account into $12,000 in less than a month. He had the ability to call a market turn within one day and highs and lows to an eighth of a point. All of these claims are a matter of public record.
Gann's trading philosophy can be described in his own words:
Through the law of vibration every stock and commodity in the marketplace moves in its own distinctive sphere of activities, as to intensity, volume and direction; all the essential qualities of its evolution is characterized in its own rate of vibration. Stocks and commodities, like atoms,
are really centers of energies, therefore they are controlled mathematically. They create their own field of action and power; power to attract and repel, which explains why certain stocks and commodities at times lead the market and turn dead at other times. Thus to speculate scientifically it is absolutely necessary to obey natural law. Vibration is fundamental; nothing is exempt from this law; it is universal, therefore applicable to every class of phenomena on the globe. Thus, I affirm, every class of phenomena, whether in nature or in the market, must be subject to the universal laws of causation, harmony and vibration.
The purpose of this book is to show you what can be done forecasting the markets via Gann methods through the use of the unique Ganntrader 3.0 program produced by Peter Pich. Gann discovered some valuable but often unbelievable laws that govern the markets. The primary purpose of Ganntrader is to allow you an efficient way to test Gann's discoveries in order to confidently integrate them into your own trading system. The following will go through actual software program setup so you understand the basics of the entire process.