Law of Vibration
W. D, Gann decided to focus on studying this natural law as applicable to the speculative markets and devote his best energies toward making speculation a profitable profession. After exhaustive research and investigations of the known sciences, he discovered the Law of Vibration enabled him to accurately determine the exact points to which stocks or commodities should rise and fall within a given time.
Mr Gann goes on to say that it is impossible here to give an adequate idea of the Law of Vibration as he applies it to the markets, however the layman can grasp some of the principles when he mentions that the Law of Vibration is the fundamental law upon which wireless telegraphy, wireless telephone and phonographs are based. Without the existence of this law the above inventions would have been impossible.
William also mentions that he obtained information from Mr Henry Hall's book 'Cycles of Prosperity and Depression' which he found recurring at regular intervals of time. William says that the law which he applied will not only give these long cycles or swings, but the daily and even hourly movements of stocks. By knowing the exact vibration of each individual stock William was able to determine at what point each would receive support and at what point the greatest resistance would be met.
Mr Gann viewed stocks as live electrons, atoms, and molecules which hold persistently to their own individuality in response to the fundamental Law of Vibration. Science teaches 'that an original impulse of any kind finally resolves itself into periodic or rhythmical motion, also just as the pendulum returns again in its swing, just as the moon returns in its orbit, just as the advancing year ever brings the rise or spring, so do the properties of the elements periodically recur as the weight of the atoms rises'.
From Gann's extensive investigations, studies and applied tests, he finds that not only do the various stocks vibrate, but that the driving forces controlling the stocks are also in a state of vibration. These vibratory forces can only be known by the movements they generate on the stocks and their values in the market. Since all great swings or movements of the market are cyclic they act in accordance with periodic law.
Science has laid down the principle that 'the properties of an element are a periodic function of its atomic weight.' A famous scientist has stated that 'we are brought to the conviction that diversity in phenomenal nature in its different kingdoms, is most intimately associated with numerical relationship. The numbers are not intermixed, chaotically and accidentally, but are subject to regular periodicity. The changes and developments are also seen to be in many cases undulatory.'
Thus, Gann affirms, every class of phenomena, whether in nature or in the stock market, must be subject to the universal law of causation and harmony. Every effect must have an adequate cause.
If we wish to avert failure in speculation we must deal with causes. Everything in existence is based on exact proportion and perfect relationships. There is no chance in nature, because mathematical principles of the highest order lie at the foundation of all things. Faraday said : "there is nothing in the Universe but mathematical points of force."
Vibration is fundamental : nothing is exempt from this law; it is universal, therefore applicable to every class of phenomena on the globe.
Through the Law of Vibration every stock in the market moves in its own distinctive sphere of activity, as to intensity, volume and direction; all the essential qualities of its evolution are characterized in its own rate of vibration.
Stocks like atoms, are really centers of energies, therefore they are controlled, mathematically. Stocks create their own field of action and power; power to attract and repel, which principle explains why certain stocks at times lead the market and 'turn dead' at other times. Thus to speculate scientifically it is absolutely necessary to follow natural law.
Gann also explains that after years of patient study he has proven to his entire satisfaction as well as demonstrated to others that vibration explains every possible phase and condition of the market.