Gann And Gann Analysis by Mark Putrino, CMT
There’s a lot of trading lore behind the life and trading career of W.D. Gann. How much of it is true and how much has been exaggerated? Here’s a deeper look.
What exactly is behind the legend of W.D. Gann? We often think of him being held up as a legendary trader and as having developed useful trading techniques. But yet, in the almost two decades I have spent as an institutional trader, I can tell you that I never heard a professional trader or money manager ever once mention Gann analysis.
I did come across the methodology while studying for the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, but that was a long time ago and I had since forgotten many things about it. So I decided to embark on an in-depth study of Gann, and I was surprised by some of my findings and conclusions. I will share some of what I learned here ...