Article The Mysterious Life of Trading Legend W.D. Gann

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William Delbert Gann is perhaps the most mysterious of all the famous traders in history. Known for using geometry, astrology and ancient mathematics to predict events in the financial markets and even historical events, Gann’s trading strategies are still widely used today, 62 years after his death in 1955. Gann disciples claim he was one of the most successful stock and commodity traders who ever lived, while critics argue there’s no concrete proof that he ever made a great fortune from speculation. Was Gann really a great trader, or was he merely a ‘guru’ who profited from selling books and running seminars?
Early Life W.D. Gann was born in 1878 in Lufkin, Texas, the first of 11 children in an impoverished cotton farming family. He neither graduated from grammar school nor attended high school as he was needed at home to work on the farm. His education mainly came from the Bible (he was raised a Baptist), which he used to learn to read, and in the cotton warehouses, where...

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It is open minded whether Gann was a great trader or not.
No new insights into a murky world .
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