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Above The 40 – The Stock Market Sharply Switches To A Bullish Divergence
The S&P 500 cooled off a bit after a strong snapback rally. In a surprising plot twist, small caps led the way as the iShares Russell 2000 ETF bounced off its 50DMA to close with a fractional gain.
Above The 40 – A Swift Break From The Market’s Downward Drip
AT40 (T2108), the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40DMAs, jumped from 41.1% to 45.8%. The S&P 500 (SPY) launched higher by 0.8%.
EC Above The 40 – A Stock Market That Wants To Drop
The narrowing rally in the stock market has officially resolved into a sell-off. The downward slide is a very slow burn, but the market looks like it wants to drop as key levels get broken.
Above The 40 – A Flash Resolution To Bearish Divergence
It was by the slimmest of margins, but the S&P 500 (SPY) finally ended the last week with a loss. After 8 straight weeks of gains, the index closed the last week with a 0.2% loss as Friday slipped by 0.1%.
Trading Cocoa: The September Confirmation Of A Bottom
Demand looks strong for the third quarter across all regions. European grindings increased 3% year-over-year. Asia soared 12.9% in what is an on-going show of strength as chocolate makers continue to take advantage of low prices.
With Inflation Low, The Reserve Bank Of Australia Pushes On The Australian Dollar
Speculators have followed the Australian dollar downward by reducing net long positions ever so slowly. This trend seems to confirm a bias of weakness.


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Betting On Coffee’s Uncertain Future
16 days ago

I agree that the market thinks of climate change as a long term problem. Perhaps no one will react until those first few major crop failures. We will see!

In this article: JO
U.S. Concrete: A Missed Opportunity
2 months ago

A key question is how much damage, if any, did USCR sustain to its Virgin Islands operations. Either way, the operations are a pretty small portion of USCR's overall business. Same with the operations near Houston. My original analysis here:

In this article: USCR
The Future Of Housing: The Senior Sell-Off Still Gives Way To Aging In Place
2 months ago

Yes indeed. In this piece, I did not even discuss the bleak alternatives...especially if someone is aging without family support.

Housing Market Review – Lumber Issues Loom Over Another Series Of Strong Data
6 months ago

Thanks for the link! Very helpful. The Spring selling season in the U.S. technically starts in March, but I have seen references to it starting in February.

In this article: TOL, ITB
Housing Market Review – Lumber Issues Loom Over Another Series Of Strong Data
6 months ago

Thanks for reading. I am going to keep TOL unless it breaks my stopping point. I will look at LEN again when the seasonally strong period starts up later this year. I have dabbled in LGIH, but not in it right now. I am watching the consolidation period carefully though!

Finally, thanks for the lumber plays. I am adding them to my watchlist. Why have they not moved much in a long while?

In this article: TOL, ITB
QSR Picks Popeyes And Leaves El Pollo Loco As The Last Chicken Standing
9 months ago

The 50 and 200DMAs are already essentially converged and flatline for $LOCO. About as tame as you can get. I like to see this as a trading range until proven otherwise. And if it is a breakout, I think that point might be too late to get a good risk/reward entry. I am a bit confused how/why someone would have purchased $PLKI for $79 prior to Feb 21. There should have been lower offers available.

Toppy Tesla
9 months ago

What associated stocks would you recommend? I think of earnings next week as a huge risk, up or down. The large run-up into earnings suggests the market is likely to react BIG in either direction.

In this article: TSLA
Dollar Still Appears To Carving Out A Bottom
10 months ago

So what is the specific case for a bottom? US yields may have stopped climbing for the time-being.

In this article: FXE, FXA, FXC, FXY, OIL, USO, UUP
T2108 Update – Caution Emerges As The Trump Rally Leans On The Santa Claus Effect For Rest
11 months ago

Definitely a good line in the sand! :)

In this article: SPY, XRT, VIX, TSLA, XLF, SCTY
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Director of Corporate Measurement
January 2014 - Present (3 years 11 months)
I manage an analytics support team for the Global Research and Insights group within Marketing. The team has four main functions: custom reporting solutions (data mining services), dashboard automation (more efficient Excel, transfer from Excel to Tableau), monitoring and measuring network-level metrics and corporate-level annual goals, provision of 3rd-party measurement data, and ad hoc data analysis. Our work supports marketing campaigns, marketing insights and analytics, and advertising sale
Director of Analytics
October 2013 - January 2014 (4 months)
I manage a team of analysts in Yahoo's Advertising and Data Solutions group. My team covers Business Intelligence (BI), Analytic Insights (AI), Experimentation, and External Measurement. The BI team supports the reporting and ad hoc analysis of various Yahoo product teams and includes executive-level reporting. The AI team leverages Yahoo data to create actionable insights on property-specific and network-wide user behaviors, includes custom analytics for non-product teams.
Lead, Business Intelligence, Analytic Insights, and Experimentation
August 2011 - September 2013 (2 years 2 months)
Lead the Business Intelligence (BI), Analytic Insights (AI) and Experimentation teams for Yahoo's Advertising and Data Solutions group. The BI team provides performance measurement expertise and data analysis for vertical and horizontal product categories as well as delivers monitoring and analysis for corporate-level KPIs. The AI team delivers longer-range research studies that help product teams make strategic decisions. The Experimentation team provides support for A/B testing and other stat
Senior Business Intelligence Manager
November 2010 - August 2011 (10 months)
Focused on developing dashboards and ran data analysis for corporate level and ad hoc initiatives. Managed two contractors in the delivery of a weekly and monthly Excel-based dashboard for global product management and senior leaders to track the performance of Yahoo products and progress against goals. Managed the first phase of a transition and automation of this dashboard onto Microstrategy.
Analytics and KPI Program Manager
May 2010 - November 2010 (7 months)
Automated, created, managed, and distributed dashboard reporting of key operational and strategic metrics for Yahoo Open Strategy (YOS), Yahoo's social platform technology. Accumulated, aggregated, and organized data from disparate sources for multiple functional groups for ultimate publication (through Excel) to a cross-functional audience, including executives. Provided ad hoc data analysis and drove requirements for improving reporting capabilities.
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Ahan Analytics
May 2009 - May 2010 (1 year 1 month)
Sustainable, data-driven approaches for improving business performance. Ahan Analytics, LLC was founded by N. Duru Ahanotu, Ph.D. to find the "aha" in your data that will improve business performance. He enables decision-making in the face of complexity and uncertainty so that your business can sustain its improvement.


University of California, Silicon Valley Extension
2013 / 2013
Introduction to Data Mining and Machine Learning (In R), A
Stanford University
1992 / 1999
Engineering-Economic Systems
Stanford University
1991 / 1992
Engineering-Economic Systems
Stanford University
1990 / 1991
Values in Technology Science and Society
Stanford University
1987 / 1991
Mechanical Engineering


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