Percentages - emailed to subscribers - August 13th 2002

 Chapter 4, 45 Years in Wall Street, Gann says: (my comments in brackets) One of the greatest discoveries I ever made (well if he says that, we had better pay attention) was how to figure the percentage of high and low prices on the averages and individual stocks. The percentages of extreme high and low levels indicate future resistance levels. There is a relation between every low price to some future high price and a percentage of the low price indicates what levels to expect the next high price... the percentage of the high price tells where to expect low prices in the future... the most important resistance level (to expect future lows) is 50% of any high price. See the cotton chart, a couple of examples just for starters I have not always found this of use in a lot of Australian stocks, especially working off percentages of lows. Mid points work better for me. However a stock that falls from its all time high, will bounce at 50% levels off the high. For example pbl Dividing the extreme range into quarters can also be useful, eg on the cotton chart, (96 - 26) /4 = 17.5. 26 + 17.5 = 43.5, + 17.5 = 61 half way between, + 17.5 = 78.5 for resistance points to give tops and bottoms. It was combining these points with time frames that gave Gann his trading ability. If we have a look at the Dow, half of the all time high, 11750 is 5875. If the dow was to fall this low, such a price should be a bottom. It is not at all positive for a market, if that market fails to hold above this level, and goes below, such as what the nasdaq has done. With recent Dow low 24/7, we can anticipate a retracement to the mid point of 10673 19/3 high and 7532, or 10353 17/5 high and 7532. I would average these two results, being 9022, for a likely top, which should happen on a significant date. A higher or lower price tells us something about the next move after that. Let's see. Do note, the good turn on Aug 6th, being 120 days from Dec 4th eclipse, 120 degrees from Dec 6th, indicates this time to be a very important 2 dates to watch now.