Pattern, Price and Time: Using Gann Theory in Technical Analysis, 2nd Edition


Praise for Pattern, Price & Time Second Edition

"Jim's breadth of knowledge spans futures, Forex, stocks, Gann, charting, price patterns, and the list goes on and on. He is a valued contributor to the community and this book further demonstrates his unwavering commitment to educating traders to help them become more successful."
—Lane J. Mendelsohn, Publisher,

"James Hyerczyk provides an illuminating guide to the fascinating world of Gann Theory and the combined analysis of price, pattern, and time. This book is very interesting from both a historical and practical technical perspective."
—Dan Blystone, Editor,

"I have known James Hyerczyk since 1991. I have always valued W. D. Gann's methods. Reading Jim's book, Pattern, Price & Time, Second Edition is a good way to get started in learning the concepts of Gann's methodology. I highly recommend this book."

-—Michael Popilchak, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Sweet Futures Division of Rosenthal Collins Group LLC

"Hunting out good opportunities involves good tracking. Jim has taken his vast experience with Gann's proven technical analysis, to show the savvy investor the foot prints in the snow to find those successful trades. As the Chief Investment Officer of LaSalle St. Securities, I have found over the last thirty-five years that good technical analysis is invaluable."
—Jay C. Carstensen, Chief Investment Officer, LaSalle St. Securities, LLC

James A. Hyerczyk is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association and owner of J.A.H. Research and Trading. His firm publishes Forex Pattern, Price & Time Report and the Futures Pattern, Price & Time Report newsletters and offers daily, weekly, and monthly advisory service on the futures, Forex, ETF, and equities markets as well as providing educational, research, and consulting services. Hyerczyk, who has been actively involved in the futures markets since 1982, has been published in print in SFO and Futures magazines as well as on various financial Web sites including and



Chapter 1. Why Pattern, Price and Time?

Chapter 2. Who Was W. D. Gann?

Chapter 3. Gann Theory in a Nutshell.

The Basis of Gann Theory: The Law of Vibration.




Squaring the Price Range with Time.

Advanced Price and Time Techniques.

Gann Theory and Its Application to Trading.

Chapter 4. Chart Basics.

Gann-Format Charts.

Proper Chart Construction.

Charting Programs.

Types of Charts.


Chapter 5. Pattern: Trend Indicator Charts.

Minor Trend Indicator.

Intermediate Trend Indicator.

Main Trend Indicator.

Trend Indicator Construction.

Stop Orders.

Using the Information Generated.

Characteristics of the Trend Indicator Chart.


Chapter 6. Pattern: Swing Chart Trading.

Reviewing the Trend Indicator Chart Rules.

Basic Trading Instructions.

Two Ways to Determine a Change in Trend.

Other Swing Chart Trading Strategies.

Swing Trading Rules.

Swing Chart Negatives.


Chapter 7. Pattern: Other Chart Formations.

The Double Bottom.

The Double Top.

Prolonged Rally or Break Rule.

Balancing Swings.

Signal Tops and Signal Bottoms.

Other Important Formations.

Other Popular Patterns.


Chapter 8. Price: Horizontal Support and Resistance.

The Swing Charts.

Percentage Retracement Price Levels.

Other Retracement Levels.

Multiples of Bottoms and Divisions of Tops.

Pivot Price Calculations.

Moving Averages.


Chapter 9. Price: Gann Angles.

Importance of Gann Angles.

How to Construct Gann Angle Charts.


Chapter 10. Combining Pattern and Price.

Chapter 11. Time.

Natural Cycles.

Anniversary Dates.


Swing Charts.

Square Charts.


Chapter 12. Combining Pattern Price and Time.

The Euro/U.S. Dollar Forex Market.

The Intermediate Trend Indicator.

The Signal Bottom.

The Signal Bottom: The First Leg Up.

Gann Angles.

Percentage Retracement Zones.

Percentage Retracement Zones and Gann Angle Combinations.

Time Indicators.

The Forecast.


About the Author.