I first came in contact with the 1909 Ticker article ages ago. It
took me about four years after obtaining a Square of Nine
to discover the method; then another year and half figuring out the
slight variations to use and a set of rules to follow. I know of at
least one person (he doesn't know me) who has used a similar method, in
my opinion, for a long time.

Everything I have seen to date by others on how Gann arrived at the
price points in the 1909 article with the Square of Nine
is incorrect and I can irrefutably prove it to you. When one sees the
same method used over and over in each forecast, one will understand his
true method immediately. It will also become clear that Gann was
using the Square of Nine early in his career.

The true method he used in these forecasts is NOT about setting the 0
line on a price and watching prices at every single angle that
originates off the 0 line. It is not about hoping one angle out of a
multitude of choices (45d, 60d, 90d, etc.) will be the one that works.
When floating the decimal on the Square of Nine,
more possible prices become available. Without a repetitive, price
pointing model to clarify which price could be support or resistance;
one is left with too many potential price alternatives. The method Gann
used pinpoints a specific price at different junctures in a trend.

The Gann method is NOT about square roots, an area where the majority
of traders have concentrated their time in working with the Square of Nine
(I certainly did). Square root harmonics have a role all their own in
price fluctuations. However, that isn’t what Gann used in every one of
the 1909 trades. Rather, one angle of the Square of Nine
targets the price and the other angle eliminates a lot of the
copious price possibilities presented on the maze of numbers spiraling
outward sequentially. That is the secret that Gann would never share
with his book and course buying public, or his partner Lambert.

All eleven forecasts he gave can be identified down to 1/8 of a point
with these two angles. The method is unmistakably the one he used to
arrive at the price equation of his forecasts.

The technique is simple yet complicated by the fractal nature of the
markets. It is hidden in the maze of numbers due to the required
floating of the decimal, yet available when the rule upon which it
operates is learned. Mostly though, the method is the one Gann
undeniably used to target all the price points he gave in the 1909
article.

**THE CATCH-22**

The CATCH-22 to
Gann's clandestine method is that I think it can only be used
effectively as a trading edge the next day as opposed to forecasting ONE
FINAL HIGH or LOW price into the future as implied in the 1909 article.
More than one outcome is generated by the method, but we are given only
the final turning point in these movements by the writer in the 1909
article. Did Gann really make those long term forecasts? If he didn't,
why is there a single algorithm used (with multiple indications) from
the Square of Nine to identify every one of the price points in those eleven
forecasts? Conversely, are we to believe he had some magical
astrological technique to pick the terminal price point out of the many
possible outcomes the method indicates? There is some evidence to
support the questioning of whether Gann made the forecasts exactly
as they were presented in the Ticker article.

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