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The W. D. Gann Master Commodity Course: Original Commodity Market Trading Course Paperback – September 15, 2009
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Using this book I was able to write software to generate all the Square of 9 and 360 charts numbers perfectly.
If Gann had a computer he'd probably have owned the world by know!
Freak of Nature Genius!
The most you could gather from the limited amount of astrology for trading in this book, is this genius did indeed use planetary motion in predicting market movements. It's his handwriting. Gann associated with some of the more prominent astrologers of his time, Jayne and Johndro among them. If you do a search for Gann you'll find probably hundreds of websites who claim to know his techniques and would gladly sell them to you, but I wouldn't believe it. The best of what he used went to the grave with him. What others think he used, they are at best, guessing. The complete picture was likely discovered by a select few but they would never sell that information - they're making money with it by trading! It will be up to you to put together some of these pieces and give it your best shot.
For those of you who are traders and not astrologers, you don't at all need to know astrology to benefit from this book. If you're interested in astrology and the markets, pick up what's called an Ephemeris, or better yet, a copy of Solar Fire 8 astrology software if you're interested in learning his known methodology. Planet longitude equivalents to price are evident, but there is far more to it that is not in this book or anywhere else for that matter. The May 1948 Soybeans chart is perhaps the most complete publicly known example, though it's difficult to decipher as his penmanship was not that of a draftsman of his time - what would've helped immensely!
There's more to it than astrology of course. The book is a great asset in how his thinking process operated in the course of making trades. The magnitude of profit in his trades were astonishing and yet routine in his descriptions of them. Knowing how a master trader thinks and in describing details of his trades alone is a gold mine. You don't dismiss a man who over 45 years had 92% winning trades. This is not fiction, as it was witnessed and documented on the trading floor by Ticker Magazine in 1909.
The most intriguing part of the book for me was the part where not only his astrological indicators were shown, but also the various grids and squares of numbers for determining price and time, all drawn by hand. These include "The Square of Nine," "Square of Twelve" and the other various grids and circle graphs to include the octagon and the "NYSE Permanent Chart." The one on page 323 made me wonder if Gann had Asperger's Syndrome but was able live an otherwise normal life. It may just be his IQ and attention span dwarfs most mortals. When I think of what he could've done at that time with the computers we have now...
The upshot is the book is definitely a bargain for what you get. Just make sure you have a few boxes of K-Cups and your Keurig because you'll need it. You cannot read this book in a day or a weekend! This is more like a one-year college course, so don't rush! As odd as this may sound, you can't just read it and know what he's communicating. You'll need to actively visualize while he narrates his trades to fully understand his process. This is not a canned trading system by any means, but when you get to the end of the book, if you've taken good notes, you'll at the very least have learned swing trading from perhaps the greatest master trader of all.