Hi, I am Shyamal Sinha, an electrical engineer by
academia and a Gann trader by profession.
It was during 1986 when I heard about W.D.Gann for the first
time. During those days, in India, the stock market was at very
nascent stage where they were open for a limited 2 hours per day
and was having an outcry method. I was fascinated by my colleagues
looking at charts and the initial instinct drove me towards it.
However, during those days W.D. Gann was not so popular in India
and thus my curiosity drove me to know more about him. I am lucky
as I happened to have a college mate in USA and wanted to get more
information on Gann. This is how I came across Lambert Gann
Publishers who were the official book sellers of Gann. With an
ever-growing interest to know more about Gann and his charting, I
wanted to order few books which were been sold by Lambert Gann
It was surprising for me that those books were been sold at
a very high price which is unimaginable for me at that time. With
no savings amounting that huge sum, I took financial help from my
friends to purchase it. Finally, the books were shipped to me in
After reading the books, I was in tears; not because that I
understood everything, but by not understanding almost 80% what
had been written in it. I reached out to Lambert Gann Publishers,
however all my efforts to understand the book went in vain.
Thereafter, I started to read the book again and again and
started applying whatever I could understand from it. It was
purely a hit and trial method. Whatever worked I started applying
more and whatever didn't work was ignored by me.
There were 5 favourite rules which have been taken from the
books and I started to focus more on these set of rules. By
following these rules, I started to make profits from the market.
There was a point of time when my trading profits started
exceeding my salary and it was in 1989 when I finally decided to
become a full-time trader.
Not surprisingly I received no support from my family nor
friends for this decision as stock market was considered taboo in
those times. All I received was a message that 'do not expect any
help even in future due to this decision.
Now I was all alone, now trading has become a more of
necessity rather than an additional income. I took it as a
challenge. I continued trading, learning and reading more and more
books on Gann. It was in 1990 when I was acquainted into the field
of meditation and spirituality.
I must admit that meditation and spirituality has helped me
a lot in unearthing hidden messages of Gann through his books.
Like a flash of clarity, the rules used to come into my mind at
times when I was meditating or in my dreams. I used to apply and
see the rules and to my surprise it used to work better. I have
unearthed many secrets of Gann and would say Gann Waves and Square
of 9 are two most important discoveries which can be applied all
along and universally.
It is the dream of every trader to buy at bottom and sell at
top; this can be achieved using the knowledge of Gann system.
Years moved on and I was progressing all along. 14 years later;
in-between the years 2003 - 2004; after looking at my trading
success some friends wanted me to teach the Gann System. I was
reluctant as I felt the knowledge has been obtained by me after
years of exploration.
Later in 2007, one of my friend highlighted that I am doing
the same mistake what Gann did by not disclosing the trade
secrets. I accepted it and creation of 'Art of Trading' was the
result of it. Through Art of Trading, I started to teach Gann
system at an affordable cost to my students and presently we have
more than few 500 Gann traders out of our institute.
In my journey into Gann System of more than 30 years; I have
discovered many rules, however used to teach only those methods
which work with more than 80% of the time. Even after 30 years of
my successful journey into Gann System, I would say I am still
learning. There are few more discoveries which needs to be
unearthed by me like 'Gann used to predict price and time many
years in advance'.
For all the discoveries that I have made, I will say it's
purely God's Grace and I credit my successful journey to my Guru
'W.D. Gann' himself.
Before I proceed further regarding AOT, I would like to
highlight few ideas on Gann System which commonly misunderstood
across the globe.
Gann System is the simplest trading system
thing that comes to the mind of many researchers who are doing
research on Gann System, believe that its most complex and
difficult to understand the real secret behind his workings.
However, to my understanding once you get into the crux of his
works, you will understand that Gann System is the simplest. We
hardly believe in a system which is simple, but I believe having
worked with Gann System for past 30+ years; simple works the best
and it's most powerful.
Gann System doesn't require knowledge of Astrology
It is a misconception that if one were require to understand Gann
System need to have the knowledge of Astrology. No denials his
works are based on astrology but, he was a brilliant
mathematician; he has converted all astrological inference into
numbers and thus to understand Gann System, one needs no knowledge
Knowledge of Charts not required The two school of
thoughts fundamentals and technical are the only two known methods
when it comes to understanding price movements of a stock / index.
However, I will say Gann System is much powerful and can be
applied even without looking at the technical charts or even
understanding the books of the company. You might think this is
not possible, but then once you know his trading system you will
Gann System predicts most of the tops and the bottoms
It is always a dream for all the traders to catch the tops and the
bottoms of the trend. While many systems are built to make this a
reality, I would say it only through Gann System one can predict
the tops and the bottoms. Using the Gann System, I have predicted
many tops and bottoms in my lifetime.
The universality of Gann System
Many have this
misconception that Gann System works well only for few markets,
few commodities and many believe that since Gann's works were in
early part of 20th century it's outdated. Well, Gann System works
well in almost all markets and can be universally applicable with
Welcome to AOT:
Well you must have read the whole
story above along with some myth busters, and many of the readers
would still believe it's just a story. To prove Gann System works,
I have created Art of Trading. Through AOT, I would like to spread
my learnings and research on Gann and his works. I invite you to
join the simple yet powerful journey of AOT.