Which edition of “How to Make Profits in Commodities” do you have?

August 16, 2012


Did you know there are eight different editions of W.D. Gann’s “How to Make Profits in Commodities”?

While the last five editions are very similar except for dust jackets and printing number, the two I am going to tell you about may surprise you.

In 1951, W.D. Gann sold his book business and copyrights to Ed Lambert, his partner.  They had printed an edition of “How to Make Profits in Commodities” at the same time.


As part of the business deal, W.D. Gann updated “How to Make Profits in Commodities” with forecasts of the coming years.

A total of eight charts in the back of the book were changed showing forecasts for the next 5 years!  Quite a confident and calculated move.

Would you purchase a book showing a reliable forecast for the next 5 years?

The updated charts included May Corn, November Soybeans, Coffee, October Cotton, Cotton Seed Oil, October Eggs, Rubber, and May Wheat.

Did the forecasts come true??

How did W.D.Gann come up with these forecasts?  The Ephemeris, his master cycle charts, or his mechanical method as explained in the Commodity Course?

That is up to you to find out-Let us know with a comment what your findings are.

So Ed Lambert, the copyright holder,  printed out a second version of the 1951 “How to Make Profits in Commodities” with the updated charts in the same year.


But there are differences…

It’s not as easy as looking at the copyright page-as they are EXACTLY THE SAME.

The biggest difference is the addition of the forecasts, but there is an easier way to tell which version you have.

What color is the cover of the book?  Blue or Purple? The purple book is the earlier 1951 edition.

There are also variations in the placement of page numbers over the updated charts.

Lastly, Ed Lambert changed the advertising in the rear of the book.

Below are pictures illustrating some of these differences between the two 1951 versions, note the binding colors.

Happy Hunting!


Copy of 1Copy of 2

Copy of 3Copy of 4

Copy of 5Copy of 6

To purchase the latest version of “How to Make Profits in Commodities”, CLICK HERE.

December Cotton Chart Package

January 24, 2012

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One of our primary goals is preserving W.D. Gann’s working materials.  We are forever preserving the December Cotton charts, made by W.D. Gann, by scanning and reprinting them for you.

W.D. Gann made thousands of charts throughout his lifetime.  Some were studies, others for keeping data, and others for forecasting and trading.  The December Cotton Chart Package contains two weekly charts containing the same dates.  One was kept in a binder, and the other was rolled up and obviously pieced together as the market was trading.

W.D. Gann used binders to hold most of his stock and commodity charts, but there were hundreds more loose charts and many rolled up charts as well.  Many trunks of rolled up and stacked charts are part of Gann’s legacy.

This chart was one found in one of the trunks, rolled up and a bit rough around the edges.  It was very well used and exhibits the tell tale grease marks from being rolled and held in the hand for extended periods of time.

It is fascinating to view the difference between the two weekly charts contained in this 4 or 5 chart package.

DSCN1395You can view the Cotton Package Here

The Anaconda Connection

January 10, 2012

Our most recent chart release from the vault is the Anaconda Mining Company package.  This is a special set due to many factors.  Anaconda’s connection to precious metals,  wealthy and powerful people, and it’s strange link to W.D. Gann make this an interesting study.

Anaconda 5 chart set plus booklet

Anaconda 5 chart set plus booklet

Five charts are included in this massive set for your study.  We have also released from the vault a reproduction of the newspaper containing a little known interview with W.D. Gann.  The 1919 article deals with numerology and politics and may be quite different from anything you have read before.

Anaconda is mentioned in “Truth of the Stock Tape” as well.  Heavy manipulation was at play with the Anaconda Stock and you can see that Gann was forecasting and trading Anaconda regardless of this.  The study of past charts, and chart patterns is a very good way for you to improve your future.  See the chart package here.

Cody Jones

Observations, and keen comparisons of past market movements, will reveal what Commodities are going to do in the future, because the future is but a repetition of the past.”  - W.D. Gann

GATE – The Past shows the Future

June 21, 2011

Knowing when the market traditionally (statistically) makes a High or Low can assist with your analysis and you maybe be able to put another tick into the box and trade with a bit more confidence

The statistics below show that the SPI (historically) makes a High in May (asit did this year) then trades down the Lows in June (time will tell) and then maybe .. a bounce up into a July intermediate High and down into an October low.


This is ONLY a probability – but knowing the history may assist you with looking to the future

You can add to the historical analysis by identifying and keeping track of the market heartbeat (this is the same heartbeat that GATE identified in Nov 2010) and continues to work very well


Include Price and Time Ranges that are active in the market

Knowing the historical months for making Swing tops and bottoms and combining this with your knowledge of the current time and price ranges that are active in the market will assist you to trade with more confidence.

You can see the current time and price ranges for the short term swings (weekly) as well as the longer term swings (monthly)


Pinpoint your Entry and Exit with Intraday knowledge

Knowing the time of day your market traditionally (historically) makes a seesion High/Low or what time the majority of swings are made can assist you with more favourable entry or exit prices.

Know your market – trade with confidence. Know when market may turn, when time and price ranges are repeating, and what the intraday activity may look like.

The charts below is a 8 minute swing chart as well as 2 charts – the first showing when the most session highs or lows are made , the second when the most swing tops or bottoms are made – these are 24 hour session (includes the night market)




Ephemeris News

January 5, 2011

Shipping in a few Weeks!

W.D. Gann used the Raphael Planetary Ephemeris as his personal Diary.  In these ephemerides he kept his notations on commodities and stocks and the expectation of their movements.  He also kept business and personal notes in these books.

Some Interesting entries show that he won many lotteries.  There are complete sets of books, charts and records he kept on the Havana Lottery.  On the left hand page of the ephemeris copied in this issue, you can see the notations such as “won 21, won on 71 and 07″.

In his ephemeris for the years 1940-1950 are some interesting notations such as his “war day” records.  On each page after World War II started he kept a record of war days.  In April of 1945 he had the notation “end of war coming”.

As everyone knows Germany surrendered in May and Japan in August, 1945.

Please note the May Soybean chart of Gann’s in this issue.  You will notice the signs for the planets Jupiter and Mars.  (I have circled them on the chart.) Jupiter’s sign looks like a fancy 4 and Mars’ sign is a circle withe an arrow on top.  You can see that there are lines extending from the signs and these lines cross on December 1, 1948.

Also reproduced in this issue are pages from Gann’s Ephemeris for December 1948.  On the right hand page you can see that Gann had the degrees for Jupiter and Mars circled on December 1, 1948.  In the upper right hand corner under Mutual Aspects it shows that on December 1st, Jupiter and Mars are conjunct.

May Soybeans made their final high at this point and then began a long down trend.

Gann knew what was going to happen to the market.  The records show him to be short soybeans through December 1948 and January 1949.

Gann did not advertise the fact that he used astrology.  During his time, just as it is today, the majority of people in the world had a hard time relation to this planetary science.  It goes back to a basic fear of the unknown..

Reprinted from “The W.D.Gann Technical Review” available here.

Purchase W.D. Gann’s Private Ephemeris 1940-1950 here. Only 400 copies will ever be made.

More about W.D. Gann’s Private Ephemeris

October 11, 2010

Over the years I have been true to the Gann material that I knew was entrusted to me. I haven’t always been able to describe, nor explain many of the items I have. All I can tell you is that something has told me, “ it is time” to release this material.

Writing about Mr. Gann’s Ephemeris, all I have are memories—and that’s what this thing is going to be.   This is why I have asked a trusted friend to help me write a description that will describe these volume’s to you so they will be an asset to your trading.

I can’t say I saw Ed Lambert hand these volumes to Billy. All I remember is Ed really getting upset when certain boxes of books were uncovered and packed to the awaiting truck and impatient driver.

I could write pages on Mr. Lambert however that is another story. Ed shook and sweated and he was not really sure if this material, that had been buried for so long, should be part of the deal he & Billy had made. Time was up, the door of the truck closed and it was on its way to Washington State.

I remember three extremely affluent men at our farm. I was serving tea in the office when I heard the words,” loan or borrow” as they were looking at the bookshelves.  I do know that years later as I sat alone in the office of Lambert-Gann looking for material to help me understand anything, a letter appeared in a drawer I swear I had looked in dozens of times. It was a letter from one of the original three that had visited Billy. He spoke of the Ephemeris and I believe that was as far as I read. I reached for the phone, immediately called.

Unaware the phone was answered on the other side of the world. Splutters, excuses, and “oh, yes, there was a meeting tonight” and “oh, yes, I can bring the Ephemeris”—the exchange was made and the Ephemeris after being absent for many years flew back home. It has been safely locked away since then.

No matter how my hopes shall fail,

Or how I fall behind,

I’ll not sit down tonight to wail

That God has been unkind.

But, with a duty to fulfill,

And with a proud, defiant glance,

I’ll prove that still

I have the courage and the will,

And gird me for tomorrow’s chance.

Tunnel through the Air, pp.  144-145

-Nikki Jones

An ephemeris is a table of values that gives the positions of astronomical objects in the sky at a given time or times. The Raphael ephemeris gives the apparent geocentric positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, as seen as from the center of the earth.

The Raphael ephemeris tables the ASPECTS, ZODIACAL SIGNS and PLANETS along with ECLIPSES and other PHENOMENA on a given date.

W.D. Gann’s Personal Annotated Copy of Raphael’s Ephemeris 1941 to 1950
There is a lot written during the time period of the Ephemeris 1941 to 1950.

The chart “Path of Planets Chart #4” contained in the Commodities and Stock Market Courses correlates with the first two years of the W.D.Gann Ephemeris

Consider that W.D Gann published the following in and around the Time Cycle of 1941 to 1950

On May 24th 1940, right at the start of his booklet “Face facts America and Looking Ahead To 1950”…..W.D. Gann stated

“In 1927, when I wrote “The Tunnel Thru The Air or Looking Back From 1940” by the use of Time Cycles that I have discovered……All of these things I predicted”

See further extracts from “The Tunnel Thru The Air” as to astrological points.

On September 14th 1941, Mr. Gann forecast the top for Soy Beans and sold short, making large profits on the decline. (Extract from “W.D. Gann Economic Forecaster”)

Read the book, see the forecasts and build the charts for yourself. It may help you to understand how W.D. Gann applied the facts or Phenomena from the Ephemeris on the specific dates he included in the book.

On June 6th 1951 “How to Make Profits in Commodities” was published.

A careful comparison of the two editions shows up some very interesting changes. For example, why are the charts on pages 359 to 366 revised and showing swings long past W.D Gann’s publication date of 1951 and his death in 1955?

He was clearly making Forecasts using an EPHEMERIS.

On July 18th 1949, Gann signed and published“45 Years In Wall Street”

Read the book, see the forecasts and build the charts for yourself. Again it may help you to understand how W.D.Gann was working. In particular read Chapter VIII, pages 82 to 89. The chapter is called “Months When Extreme Highs and Lows Were Recorded”.

Below are some extracts and references contained in “The Tunnel Thru The Air, or Looking Back From 1940” that clearly identify W.D Gann was using Astrology and Data coming from the tables in an Ephemeris.

This story is founded on facts and events, many of which have happened or will happen in the future. It has been well said that truth is stranger than fiction.


  • Second, It teaches a moral lesson and proves the Natural laws laid down in the Bible.
  • Third,   It shows the value of science, foreknowledge and preparedness.

Page 66

  • “I have read in the tables of heaven (Ephemeris) whatsoever things shall befall both of you and your children.”
  • I believe in the stars, I believe in astrology, and I have figured out my destiny.
  • The Bible makes it plain that the stars do Rule
  • “He tellest the number of the stars,

Page 67

  • I have demonstrated this to mean that the planets rule our Destinies.

Page 171

  • his only faith was in astrology, and science laid down in the Bible

Page 172

  • His calculations showed that wheat and cotton should be top for a reaction on June 10th so he wired his broker in New York to sell out his wheat and cotton. Corn was down that morning, so he telegraphed the broker to buy 20,000 bushels of September corn. After sending   this telegram, he glanced over the morning paper and saw an advertisement headed, “Professor O. B. Joyful, ”Astrologer.

Robert eagerly read the advertisement because the name attracted him. And he was looking for something to make him joyful. Professor Joyful’s advertisement stated that “with the science of Astrology, he could tell when success would start, when trouble would end and reveal when marriage would take place.”

Robert was a great believer in Astrology because he had found this great    science referred to so many times in the Holy Bible. Robert remembered reading in the Psalms 111: 2:

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. He had made notes as he read the Bible at different times where it referred to Astrology or the signs in the heavens and was thoroughly convinced that the influence of the heavenly bodies govern our lives.

Throughout  “The tunnel thru the air” there are extensive references to CYCLES, PAST and FUTURE, MAJOR and MINOR CYCLES, references to the SUN, MOON, MARS, SATURN,VENUS, URANUS, JUPITER, CHANGING SIGNS, ASPECTS, CONJUNCTIONS, TRANSITS AND MUCH MUCH MORE.

All of these details are obtained from an EPHEMERIS

Note that W.D.Gann of Gemini and Sepharial of Pisces were on the ZODIAC COUNCIL of THE ASTROLOGICAL SOCIETY,INC N. Y. in February 1914 ( See. Sepherial’s The Science of Foreknowledge 1918)

Will you be one of the 400 people in the world to own this treasure?

Click here to buy W.D.Gann’s Private Ephemeris now.

Gann Analysis Through Excel – GATE – Example 1

September 8, 2010

Our newest blog post is by Ron Schellings, creator of GATE Software.  He has agreed to show us examples of Gann Analysis through Excel.  We are excited to share this with you and encourage you to learn more about this powerful toolkit.  Find out more at www.gatesystem.com.au or through us here.  Thanks Ron!

The Price Range (and sub divisions) from the First Range is often very good to watch.

Watching the Time Cycle from the first range out can be equally profitable. Here is an example of how GATE can assist in the analysis of determining when the next Swing may occur.

A good example of this is the first range out on the SPI after the 1st Nov 2007 All Time High.

The Current first range out comes from the 13 March 2009 Low (3111 on the SPI) which was 94 Calendar Days and 973 points using a monthly swing chart. An alternative range to use is the first range out formed from the weekly swing chart which was 38 days and 745 points.

The following is an analysis using these ranges and to test how the market has reacted to them.

This chart shows the two time cycles referred to.


The next extract is a test to identify the frequency with which these 94 day cycles (with a tolerance of 3 points) has occurred using the monthly swings made in the market. This shows how both the 94 Day Cycle and the 973 Price Range were active before and after the first range out was formed.


The First Range Out using the alternate (Weekly Swings) also shows some good opportunities of repeating.


Once these cycles have been identified and confirmed to your satisfaction  they can be plotted on a chart for further verification and also into a GATE Calendar which is a convenient way for to remember of when the next cycle is due.

(I have included the 137 day count from the first range out after the 6880 high).


These time cycles are easily put into the GATE Day Count Calendar (or Monthly Calendar) where it becomes very easy to see when a Cluster of Future Dates occurs. The example below shows a Cluster around the 21st/23rd September. There is another good clusters occurs at the end of December (not shown here).


-Ron Schellings

W.D.Gann’s Private Ephemeris

July 14, 2010

Page from Gann's Ephemeris

The stars have aligned and we have decided to release another of W.D. Gann’s more sought after and valuable items.

His own copy of Raphael’s ephemeris.

W.D. Gann kept hundreds of notes in his ephemeris and used it in his market predictions.

This will be a limited edition of 400 numbered copies compiling ten years of the ephemeris together, just as he had it.

What will you learn from this rare tome?

Watch for this in our series from the vault in the coming month!

Call to reserve your copy today.

Ken Gerber’s new article

February 16, 2010

Look for Ken Gerber’s newest article in The Educated Analyst scheduled to hit the virtual magazine rack on March 2, 2010!

Here is a piece from the upcoming article!

If one locates the date of July 3 on either date ring of the Natural Squares Calculator, the corresponding date or inverse date on the other ring (progressing in the opposite direction),  is June 11 (see Fig. 1 below). What we have discovered is that the probability of another change in trend on the inverse date is extremely high. In addition, the odds are very good that it will be the same trend change (significant high or low). Notice then on the chart that the high of the 2009 year comes on…..


All new students at our workshops receive the Natural Squares Calculator free!

Attend our workshop May 3-7th, 2010 for personal instruction with one of W.D. Gann’s most profitable tools.

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Chicago Wheat Futures and W D Gann’s Natural Squares

November 5, 2009

by Ken Gerber

One of the questions I often get about Lambert-Gann Educators’ Natural Squares Calculator is how to determine what angle to use for resistance and support in a particular market.

The answer to that question is always the same – one must study the current market to determine what angle is working for both price and time support and resistance. Working through three or four turning points should give us an indication of the current market rhythm. (more…)

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