It has long been suspected that Robert Gordon’s trading log contained the valuable secret Gann said he embedded into “The Tunnel Thru the Air.” For many students of Gann’s techniques, “The Tunnel” is among the first Gann books they’ve read, along with Gann’s Master Commodities Course.
These students, this author included, would be the first to grant Gann the credit he deserves for discovering the time factor — the mechanism that governs the behavior of markets. Gann was one of Wall Street’s supreme giants. However, in rereading “The Tunnel” knowing exactly what to look for and expecting to find chunks of Gann’s secret, it’s disappointing to find such details absent, even in code.
However, Gann’s time factor, the Square and simple instructions of its use, have survived. And in spite of Gann’s conviction that “the general public is not yet ready for it and probably would not understand or believe it if I explained it,” many of those who once struggled with Gann’s obscure writings, and intricate astrological charts, have grasped it, and held on tightly.
Pauline Novak-Reich was the manager of research-foreign exchange at the Australian & New Zealand Banking Corp.’s dealing room from 1980 to 1993. Her duties involved analysis and forecast of currencies, interest rates, equities and commodity markets trends, as well as overseeing dealers’ intraday trading. In 2005 she authored “The Bell Does Ring” (John Wiley, Australia). This article is based on elements of her upcoming book, “Mystifying Square, Divine Proportions — Nature’s Black Box.” She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.