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Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann, The: A Guide to Building Your Technical Analysis Toolbox

By Hima Reddy

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Sep 24, 2012

Description

W.D. Gann’s works helped to pioneer the discipline of technical analysis, and they still offer immense potential value to investors and traders. However, Gann’s original publications are esoteric and can be challenging to read and use. In this book, long-time trader and expert technical analyst Hima Reddy brings these works to life for modern traders and investors. She distills Gann’s tenets into crystal-clear, bite-size explanations, and illuminates them with exceptionally intuitive charts and illustrations. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Reddy explains how Gann’s insights into price, pattern and time can be applied in all types of markets and market conditions. Using this book, any experienced trader can discover the value of Gann’s approach, and start utilizing it in his or her own trades. Then, with Reddy’s discussion as a foundation, traders and investors can delve even more deeply into all of Gann’s works, identifying even greater opportunities for profit.

Table of Contents

Foreword     xv

Preface     xvii


Chapter 1  The Work of W.D. Gann     1
  Market Predictions     1
  Publications     3
  Focus of This Book     5
  Trading Rules     6

Chapter 2  Elements of the Market     9
  Basic Market Movement     9
  Price Is King     10
  Patterns Repeat     11
  The Construct of Time     20

Chapter 3  Interpreting the Market     27
  Gann’s View of Price Movement     27
  Projections Based on Existing Price Movement     32

Chapter 4  Trading the Market     39
  Exceeding Moves in Time     41
  Triple Bottoms/Tops     49
  Double Bottoms/Tops     57
  Exceeding Moves in Price     63
  Buy Old Tops/Sell Old Bottoms     69
  Rapid Moves     74
  Trading Ranges     80

Chapter 5  Application of Gann’s Principles     85
  Gann’s Favorite Numbers     85
  Gann’s Principles Applied Outside of Price     95
  The Importance of the Closing Price     108

Chapter 6  Trade and Capital Management     119
  Risk Assessment     120
  Placement of Orders     123
  Trade Initiation     126
  Management of Trade     127
  Trade Exit     135
  Review     136

Chapter 7  Bringing It All Together     139
  Exploring Gann’s Examples     139
  Rigid Rules, Flexible Observation     150

Chapter 8  Beyond Trading Basics      155
  Looking to the Left of the Chart     155
  Recommended Reading     160
  Obtaining Charts     161
  Gann’s Writing Style and References     162
  A Study “Partner”—an Invaluable Tool     167
  The End...of the Beginning     170

Appendix A  Gann’s 28 Trading Rules      173
Appendix B  Affirmative Versions of Gann’s 28 Rules     177
Appendix C  Gann’s Buying and Selling Points     181
Appendix D  Gann’s Soybean Chart     185
Appendix E  Google, Inc. (GOOG) Highs and Lows by Calendar Month     187


Index      189

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