My copy of WD Gann’s “45 Years in Wall Street” was written in 1949. It could almost pass as a first edition, some 69 years old, it’s that beaten up and tattered. But I find this a really interesting title that warrants investigation!
It is well accepted Gann was meticulous with numbers and dates. Further, he says he began his career as a stock broker in 1902.
Now I’m no mathematician, but I reckon 1902 to 1949 is 47 years, and NOT 45?
So why title the book 45 years in Wall Street?
There is another obvious error in 45 Years in Wall Street. He rounds the low trading price of the Dow Jones. It’s the ONLY place I’ve ever seen him round a figure. This is NOT typical Gann. Nowhere in his other works does he round a number to the nearest whole number. But he does here?
What was so important about this figure that he needed to round it to the nearest whole number?
What was Gann trying to tell us?
The rounding of this figure got me thinking which of course led to countless more hours down a WD Gann rabbit hole! Gann makes you work hard to decipher his messages but the rewards are usually well worth the effort and it’s the outcome of this research project that we will be discussing at our Forecasting Conference – I do hope you’ll be there to hear what we’ve discovered and more importantly we will show you how to apply it.
See the importance of the Title and the Rounding of this figure are connected. It’s classic Gann. Wheels within Wheels and Riddles within Riddles.
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