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Above The 40 – An Overbought Threshold Rejects A Stock Market With Crossed Signals
The stock market keeps crossing up as headlines and macro events push the market one way and then the other.
Above The 40 – Stock Market Drift Stalls Bearish Signal
While stocks in aggregate were able to drift higher, it failed to help the S&P 500. The index closed the week a point higher than Tuesday’s close. Lackluster trade action makes me think the notion of an exhausted and reluctant market is a good one.
Higher Interest Rates Pound Home Builders Into Bearish Territory
The Housing Market Index (HMI) for May increased to 70 and is just 4 points off its post-recession high set last December.
Above The 40 – Buyer Reluctance And Stock Market Exhaustion
AT40 (T2108) dropped sharply away from the 70% overbought threshold…a move that typically precedes a more significant pullback.
Chart Review: Stock Market Fades Weigh Heavily On ACIA, MTCH, UPS
The Trump administration has lately caused a lot of churn and turbulence for some businesses as the administration’s latest round of trade and economic policies pick distinct winners and losers.
Above The 40 – The Stock Market’s Time To Test Buyers’ Resolve
The stock market looks like it is breaking free, but there are major caveats which keep me wary and sitting on a neutral short-term trading call.


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Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
1 month ago

Right now, it is "close" to a scam. I suspect the SEC will allow us to confirm....

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Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
1 month ago

Now you have! It's why we read sites like TalkMarkets. :)

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Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
1 month ago

A friend of mine said something similar! The drama here is *thick*!

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Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
1 month ago

The focus is on the CEO's award of restricted stock to three individuals associated with him and/or the company who then soon (allegedly) turned around and sold these shares into the open market against SEC rules. The proceeds of the sale were about to leave the country, and the SEC acted to freeze those funds as a part of its investigation.

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A Top In The Price Of Cocoa
1 month ago

Yes. The momentum folks drove price down too far and now up too far. I guess somewhere in the middle, price will become boring again! Thanks for reading.

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Another Bitcoin Bottom Comes With An Important Signal
3 months ago

Thanks for the list! I have also been curious about the dead currencies. I have heard there are as many as 2000 of these things lurking around. Yahoo Finance tracks the most actively traded ones here:

Personally, I don't know how one sifts through it all. These cryptocurrencies have become very easy to create...out of thin air.

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Another Bitcoin Bottom Comes With An Important Signal
3 months ago

I guess you could call cryptocurrency one type of digital currency. Cryptocurreny relies on a blockchain which is a distributed (digital) ledger for tracking transactions using that cryptocurrency. A digital currency could be any form of money with an existence in computers.

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No Bottom (Yet) For Bitcoin
3 months ago

They won't go away, but a thinning out will come. I will be a lot more interested once I see who/what emerges from the ashes.

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Cocoa, A Huge Opportunity People Shouldn't Ignore
3 months ago

Going short at this point is a very poor risk/reward. It would be a bet on even more extreme conditions...

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Director of Corporate Measurement
January 2014 - Present (4 years 5 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.
Sole Proprietor
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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