Squares

Gann's price and time squares are one of the most important parts of his methods. Gann's natural or permanent squares include the squares of 52, 90, 120, 144 and 180. Gann also described methods for squaring the high, low and range of a market. Ganntrader can do all of these squares. In theory, a square is a geometric figure with equal dimensions for its price and time units. It has nothing to do with the square of a number such as the square of 5 25. Gann uses the archaic definition of square,...

The Tool

For a trader to be successful he must have a software program, which is easy to use. Menus are very popular in most software programs using the Microsoft windows programs. Ganntrader has the Tool Bar across the top of the chart gives you a way to access the program's most common features. For the most part they duplicate a keyboard or menu item. When an equivalent tool bar function is available we will display its icon to the left of the text. So here's the first tool bar icon for a function...

Table of Contents

Holidays and Printer Chart Adding Blank Chart Volume and Open Close Only Grid on the The Tool Invert Inverted Dec British Pound Printing Time Special Rescaling Printer and Screen Swing Chart How to Use the SW and MT Swing Swing Chart Selected Other Selected Intersecting Two Different True Trend Swing Dimension The lx 1 Setting the 1x1 Values for the 1x1 The Live 1x1 Mirror Image Zero Sizes Labels and Natural Temporary Squares Made Squares of Highs and Modifying an Existing Division of the Price...

True Trend Line

Gann used the True Trend Line extensively in his trading, yet few people know about it. Most programs can do it. Gann's True Trend Line indicator is a variation on the Selected Angles mode in the Ganntrader. The following charts illustrate this example. The cursor's price line is lined up with the highs or lows pointed to by the first arrow. The cursor's time line is lined up with a high or a low point on the chart. These True Trend Lines are most impressive. Draw them on all your charts. It...

F12 Moons Node

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Appendix D

The Setup program will install a Ganntrader 3.0 program folder under the start menu. The Ganntrader 3.0 icon can be used to start the program. The rest of the list will be described here. The Setup program automatically ran this utility when the program was installed. The utility will check the type of video system in your computer and create the correct driver. If you install a new video card in your computer you should rerun this program. Machines running NT or Windows 2000 can't use this...

Hallikers

Parts of this book were reprinted from the copyrighted Ganntrader Software manual with permission of Peter Pich of the Gannsoft Publishing Company. Without Peter this book would not have been possible. The Ganntrader software program is unique and is made possible through the long hours of work from Peter. Parts of this book were reprinted from the Ganntrader Software manual with permission of Peter Pich of the Gannsoft Publishing Company. Phone 509 684-7637 No part of this publication may be...

The lx1 Angle

One of the most confusing parts of Gann's work has to do with the 1x1 angle or the so called 45 angle. A 1x1 angle in its simplest form rises at the rate of 1 cents or 1 per day, week or month. In Gann's day he was charting soybeans with a chart scale of 1 cent per grid line. He wrote in his commodity course about the 1x1 angle rising at 1 cent per day. In the same course he refers to it as the 45 angle. A chart line rising at the rate of 1 cent per day will be a 45 angle if and only if the...

The Live 1x1 Angle

Many Ganntraders use the Live 1x1 angle. In the Ganntrader you can set the Live 1x1 Angle selection under the Setup menu. It allows you to match the 1x1 to the markets actual moves. You can connect a major low to a major high, for example, and consider that the chart's natural angle. This feature works in conjunction with the Selected Angles mode. You must have at least one angle on the screen. 'Move To' the angle of interest and select Live 1x1 Angle under the Setup menu. Hold the Left mouse...

Adding Blank Space

You need room at the end of your chart to plot squares, angle lines and timing cycles. Some programs do not allow you to do this. If you have one of these programs, you probably need to get rid of it and switch to Ganntrader which allows it. Is is absolutely necessary to have this feature for any serious Gann studend. In the Ganntrader program can add extra blank grids to the end of the chart by simply hitting the lt gt and lt - gt keys on the keyboard or the numeric keypad. Each keystroke will...

Mirror Image Foldbacks

This feature is not a part of Gann's methods at least not as far as this author is aware. Michael Jenkins describes the method in his 2 excellent books The Geometry of Stock Market Profits and Chart Reading for Professional Traders as well as his Complete Stock Market Trading and Forecasting Course. He learned part of the technique from the late George Lindsay, a master technical analyst. All of Michael Jenkin's writings are available from Traders World and are highly recommended. Briefly Mr....

Holidays and Weekends

One way is to have trading days plotted on the chart without weekends and holidays. The other way is to have trading days plotted on the chart with spaces for the weekends and holidays. Which way is better Probably plotting the trading days with spaces for the weekends and holidays is better. Time is continuous. It does not stop because the trading day stops. In the end both methods do come out about the same. There are 52 weeks in a year and 6 holidays....