This article is taken from the YourTradingEdge magazine (NOV/DEC 2011 issue).

David Burton has been studying and using financial astrology and the methods of WD Gann since 1980.

  • David Burton explores the trading methodology of WD Gann.

Most people are not aware that WD Gann followed cycles on just about anything he could get data on. Gann had hand-drawn charts hanging in his office, one of which showed four natal charts in the inner circle: 12 October 1492, 4 July 1776, 13 March 1848 and 18 February 1859. The most important thing is that Gann had all the planetary conjunctions and oppositions marked on this chart: Jupiter/Saturn, Jupiter/Uranus, Jupiter/Neptune, Jupiter/Pluto; then Saturn/Uranus, Saturn/ Neptune, Saturn/Pluto; followed by Uranus/Neptune, Uranus/ Pluto and finally Neptune/Pluto. Dates starting in 1492 through to 2060 were marked outside the four inner circles. On his wheat charts, Gann had marked all the Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions, going back hundreds of years. Wheat went back to AD 1250 and cotton to AD 1600. In the book ‘How to Make Profits in Commodities’, Gann says that commodities collapse for six months after a war starts – and then a bull market begins. This was recently borne out when wheat bottomed in September 2001, stayed low for six months and then went on to achieve record highs in 2008 – which I had predicted in YTE in 1996, twelve years in advance. Cotton bottomed in October 2001 and went to record highs in 2008 and 2010–11.

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