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Investment: An A-Z Guide by Philip Ryland

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See GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES.

Gann theory

As with the other main theories of TECHNICAL ANALYSIS DOW THEORY and ELLIOT WAVE THEORY – Gann theory puts much emphasis on finding levels of support for and resistance to price changes in financial markets. However, unlike CHARLES DOW and Ralph Elliot, W.D. Gann was a successful trader in both stocks and commodities. He was also a mathematician who, like Elliot, believed that universal principles controlled the movement of markets.

The more exotic elements of Gann theory concern so-called cardinal squares. The theory’s most widely used application, however, is in emphasising the relationship between price changes and time. The basic building block of this is a ...

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