WILLIAM DELBERT GANN an eminent America an economist, financer, stock market analyst, pioneer in the use of astrology to forecast the market………..
Popularly called as WD by his friends, William Gann was one of the founding fathers of financial astrology. William Delbert Gann was no “Wall Street Tipster” sending out market letters and so called ‘inside information. He was a pioneer in the field of technical analysis in stock and commodity trade.
The first analyst to study and discover the relationship between time and price, he based his market trading and forecasting methods on time as well as on price. He said, “When you know how to use time with price you know how to trade”.
So accurate were Gann’s techniques that in October 1909 he made 286 trades in a period of 25 market days, on both the long and short sides of the market. Of these, 264 trades were profitable. In 1933, he made 479 trades. 422 out of them were earners and 57 were losers. The return on his capital was a staggering 4000%
Being able to forecast both time and price is the ultimate goal of technical analysis in stock and commodity trade and many believe that it is impossible to do. But Gann was able to work out not only with the turning points price would be but also when it would occur.
Gann was able to tell months in advance what stocks were going to do while others could always tell why the market behaved in a particular way after it had happened.
In late 1928, he even predicted the great stock market crash for the fall of October 1929, saying that it would be the start of the biggest panic in history.
Gann’s method of market forecast was the result of his deep study of the supply and demand, a mathematical chart of money, business and commodities. He was even observed on money occasions in the trading pits to carry papers, devices and charts that related to the belief systems for example the square of nine and the Mason’s set square and divider.
Gann’s success in market forecast was attributed to his keen interest in the subjects other than the established thought on economics, finance and markets.
He published work on numerology and astrology. He said that he found everything he needed in the bible. He spent time studying in London, Egypt and India where he is said to have picked up much of the occult knowledge he claimed to use in his market predictions. He also spent nine months studying at the Astor Museum in New York University and British Museum in London. The works of Sepharial, an English astrologer, also had their influence on Gann.
Gann also made significant discoveries involving time cycles, including his famous Master Time factor. He studied major cycles such as the 10–, 20–, 30–, 40–, 50–, 60–, 80– and 100– year cycles and watched for market of the past to be repeated in future. He also discovered that markets regularly make tops and bottoms on seasonal times of the year (Solstices and equinoxes) and on anniversaries of previous tops and bottoms. He thought his students to watch for tops and bottoms every 30 days or degrees. His Gann Symbol tells us that 90–, 180–, 270–, 360– days and degree counts (the square) and the 120 – and 240– days and degree counts (the triangle) and they should forecast more significant tops and bottoms. He gave much weight to the cycles of 144 and 360, and again, the one-quarter and on-third divisions of these cycles.
Along with famous stock and commodity predictions Gann could successfully predict a world war and a panic in stock in early 1914. he also predicted the end of word war I and the abdication of the Kaiser in March 1918. his prophetic novel “Tunnel Thru the Air” had the forecast of world war II and the attack on the United States by Japan at Pearl Harbour.
He wrote books and brought out news letters such as “The Busy Man’s News” and supply and Demand Letter”. The famous books written by him include “Truth of the stock Tape”. “Wall Street Stock Selector”, “How to Make Profits Trading in Commodities”, “45 years in Wall Street”, “Magic Word” and his famous novel “Tunnel Thru the Air”.
Born to Som Houston Gann, a farmer in Angelina and Susan R. Gann W.D. Gann was the first born of 11 children. They were poor and young Gann had to walk seven miles to school each day, for three years.
He had to obtain a minor’s release at the age of 16 years to leave full time schooling and seek employment. He became a news butcher (one who sold newspapers, food and so on) on a train. To earn his living he started trading in stocks and commodities in 1902 and went to become the first individual in the United states to own privately a metal airplane named ‘Silver Star’. At the age of 76 he bought a high speed cruising boat that he named ‘The Coffee Bean’ with the profits of a very successful commodity trade.
Gann married three and his third wife was 30 years younger to him. He had three daughters, Nora, Macie Burnie, Velma and Son John. John Gann worked with his father but they separated way. He went on to become a successful broker and analyst and trader in his own right. Even today his techniques are skill being used by successful traders earned. It is not surprise that his marked master is being hailed as a legendary trader in the trading world. (Gann suffered a heart attach and had stomach cancer)
W.D. Gann will be remembered and carried into history forever, as he was on the great men of his time that stimulated thought and insisted upon research. His methods seem a bit unusual and even mystical to many traders. Even today his techniques are still being used by successful traders around the world. It is not surprising that this Market Master is being hailed as a legendary trader in the trading world. His techniques work in any market and in any time frame.
The numerological analysis of the date of birth (6.6.1878) the famous stock and commodity trader in history, W.D. Gann clearly points out the fact that his life was being dominated by number 6, the number of planet Venus.
As a rule number 6 people are extremely magnetic, they attach others to them and they are loved and often worshipped by those around them.
The are very determined in carrying out their plans and may, in fact, be deemed obstinate and unyielding, except when they themselves become deeply attached, in such a case, they become devoted slaves to those they love.
In some way they take very strongly after the supposed qualities of Venus, in that they love beautiful thing, they make most artistic homes, are fond of rich colours, also paintings, stationary and music. The one thing they cannot stand is discard and jealously. When roused by anger, they will brook no opposition, and will fight to the death for whatever person or cause they espouse.
The number 6 people have not the power of making more friends than any other class. Born under the period of number 5 (21 May – 20 June) the period of Mercury in its positive aspect, W.D. Gann entered the stock market, the natural choice of a person under the influence of Mercury. Mercury also blessed him with intuitive power, astrological study and market prediction. Gann wrote books and his books became famous among the market traders. His writing of books and becoming famous though them can also be attributed to the influence of Mercury. Numerological speaking America is under the influence of Mercury and it is not surprising that the Market Master W.D. Gann was an American stock and commodity trader. At Wall Street stands as a taste money influence of planet Mercury in his life.
W.D. Gann’s life path number 9 (6 + 6 + 1878 = 1 + 8 + 7 + 8 = 24 = 2 + 4 = 6 = 9) is the number of planet Mars. Number 9, the number of Mars helps a person in astrology and also influence war predictions. Gann was not an exception to this planetary influence.
In early 1914 Gann predicted a world war and panic 49 stocks. His prediction proved true. In march 1918 Gann successfully predicted the end of world war I and the abdication of the Kaiser. His prediction was acknowledged in many leading newspapers including the New York Times.
Gann predicted world war II and the attack on the United States by Japan in his Book “Tunnel Thru the Air, Wall Street Stock Selector.
These war predictions his entry into real estates business showing the influence of number 9, the number of planet Mars in numerology.
Another important influence of the number 9 was his interest in investing in FLORIDA REAL ESTATE. He become a small scale home-Builder in Miani as well as the owner of a Block of stores on the Tamiami Trail.
THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY NUMBER 6 IN W.D. GANN’S LIFE:
The legendary astro-trader W.D. Gann’s life, when analysed numerologically, shows the fact that the important events in his life, the books written by him, the business success he achieved and the predictions he made in stock and commodities were governed by number 6, the number of planet Venus.
The name W.D. Gann when numerologically added reduced to single digit (6+4+3+1+5+5) = 24 = (2+4) = 6 gives number 6.
The number of words in his name W.D. Gann are 6.
W.D. Gann was born on 6.6.1878.
The Birth date is number 6.
The number of the month of his birth (June) is 6.
The total of his birth year 1878 (1+8+7+8) = 24 (2+4) =6.
His father was a farmer in ANAELINA (1+5+3+1+5+1) = 24 (2+4) = 6. The numerological addition of the name Angelina results in single digit 6.
Nora, the name of his first daughter when added and reduced to single digit gives number 6.
The number of his family members is 6.
W.D. Gann’s son John was born 6 years after the birth of his daughter Valma.
(a) At the age of 24 Gann started commodity Trading and stock market trading. The total of the age 24 (2+4) = 6 gives number 6.
(b) The name of his book TRUTH OF THE STOCK TAPE (4+2+6 + 4 + 5) + (7 + 8) + (4 + 5 + 5) + (3 + 4 + 7 + 3 + 2) + (4 + 1 + 8 + 5) 21 + 15 + 14 + 19 + 18 = 3 + 6 + 5 + 1 + 9 = 24 = 6 also gives the number 6.
W.D. Gann died when he was 78. The number 78 added and reduced to single digit gives number 6. (7+8) = 15 (1+5) = 6.
The time of his death 3.21 P.M. (3+2+1) = 6 gives number 6.
This marked master died on 14.6.1955. June the month of his death bear number 6.
The years of importance in W.D. Gann’s life bears number 6
Number 6 played a major role in W.D. Gann’s life. The years of his famous predictions, recommendation to his clients, books written, the birth of his second daughter, etc. when numerologically added and reduced to a single digit bear number 6.
1905 (1+9+0+5) = 15 = 6 was the year of his second daughter Macie Burnies’ birth. The year 1905 bears the single digit 6.
1914 (1+9+1+4) = 15 = 6 Gann predicted a world war and a panic in stocks. When reduced to a single digit, 1905 results in number 6.
1923 (1+9+2+3) = 15 = 6 ‘Truth of the Stock Tape’ was written by Gann. This book was widely acclaimed by some as the best book ever written on the stock market. The total of the year 1923 gives the single digit number 6.
1929 Gann successfully forecast the top of the market for 3–09–1929 (3+9+1+9+2+9) =33 = 6 and forecast that the greatest Panic in history would follow the total of the date 3.09.1929 (3+9+1+9+2+9) =33 = 6 also bears the number 6.
1932 For his clients Gann made a recommendation to buy stocks at the time of the Great Depression Low. The year 1932 (1+9+3+2)=15= 6 added number 6.
1941 (1+9+4+1)=15=6 : Gann became a member of the prestigious Chicago Board of Trade. He campaigned strongly against Roose vell and his ‘New Deal’. This was a time when the U.S. Govt. had its
LARGEST BUDGET ever (at the time) and the Ford Motor Company had to stop production for one year due to severed lack of sales. 1941 again bears the number 6.
1941 (1+9+4+1)=15=6: Gann with his son John wrote ‘How to Make Profits in Commodities. The year 1941 when the original edition having Gann and his son John as the authors was written has the number 6 as its single digit.
1941 (1+9+4+1)=15=6: The original edition of ‘How to Make Profits inCommodities having Gann and his son John as Joint Author was written. As explained, the year 1941 bears the number 6.
1950 (1+9+5+0)=15=6 : Gann wrote ‘The Magic word’. This was his contribution to Biblical literature.1950 was also the year in which the International MARK TWAIN Society made Gann its Honorary Member. The total of the 1950 gives the number 6.