What Did Nikola Tesla and William Delbert Gann Have in Common?

Hello Traders,

220px-Tesla_circa_1890Here is some food for thought … What Did Nikola Tesla and William Delbert Gann Have in Common?

This got me to think about the significance of these two individuals and the time they lived in. Once again , I am a firm believer that there is nothing new under the Sun.

At some point, they got it … and now I am starting to become clear about the significance of their discovery … or should I say …

Their rediscovery of ancient knowledge used in their own time!

It is quite simple in scope, but extremely deep when you really contemplate and logically summon and harness your power in understanding the simple within the complex.

The rest of this discussion will center around the numbers 3, 6 and 9 … and for my purpose how this information can be interpreted to help us as traders as I have come to understand Gann came to know in time.

What are the 3 V’s of Trading:

  1. Velocity
  2. Volatility
  3. Volume

Pretty easy concepts to start seeing when you know what you are looking to achieve on any given trading day. I believe, we make trading much harder than it should be, because of two key factors; fear and greed.

Have you ever given thought about how small you are in relation to the universe? Do you remember when you dad was your Superman? I do.

I also remember the beatings I received as a child right or wrong is not for me to decide, but the luster of the superman wears off as time moves on doesn’t it.

gods gloryBut I do believe in a Creator God of this Universe from the tiniest molecule to the vastness of space, if you seriously take the time to look and ponder … you will see intelligent design in the design of everything.

As traders, we are taught different concepts called Chaos Theory and Occam’s Razor. Are they one in the same or completely different models?

We are taught about the Madness of Crowds like the Tulip Crisis of Holland. This coincides with the loser is the last one holding the bag when the air is let out, right? In other words, the market will go up as long as there is a greater fool than you that will buy it.

honey_bees_and_honeycombBack to design … intelligent design. Have you ever watched ants at work? They are what I will call driven  insects with a purpose, just like honey bees.

Honey Bees work in concert with the flowers of spring. This allows for the beauty and wonder of Spring while giving and receiving nourishment from each other. But there is design in the simple honeycomb.

So this is all great and good, but what does this have to do with Gann and Tesla? Here it is in a nutshell … reference to Austin Powers. I believe if you limit yourself then  you are simply allowing yourself to see the small picture instead of the big picture. You need to be aware of both when you are trading.

Yes, there is design and there is intelligent design. You see the world over and over … you can see the six sides of the honeycomb, or the entire beehive plus the honey bee(s) that created the honey.

To have a market, it has been said, you need a buyer and a seller. This is true to the extent that there is an event much like when the bee arrives at the flower. There is an exchange and there is consideration given to each side. The market continues to march on with or without us, but regardless, there is design in everything you see, feel and touch.

When you start seeing the market through the lenses of 3, 6 and 9, then I believe that is what Gann and Tesla were trying to communicate. There is a design and a purpose for the design.


Good Trading and God Bless,

David AKA Tiger

P.S. Here is a YouTube Video I did recently going into more detail about the idea and concept of the 3 V’s of Trading


About The Author

David M. Knight

I am a 30 Year Futures and Commodities Trading Veteran. In addition, I enjoy games of skill and chance like: poker, craps, blackjack and roulette. During my professional career, I have developed and implemented successful trading strategies and methods; along with winning systems in games of skill and chance. Join with me on our mutual journey together.

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