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Dr. Duru Ahanotu is a graduate of Stanford University with over fifteen years of experience doing analytic modeling, executing pricing strategies through price optimization, and implementing, developing, and selling enterprise software. He adds to this industry experience another five ... more

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The British Pound And Carney Are Deja Vu All Over Again
Mark Carney and the Bank of England last week scolded the market for under-appreciating the upside risks to interest rates in its latest statement on monetary policy:
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Above The 40 – Another Missile, Another All-Time High For The S&P 500
The Nasdaq and PowerShares QQQ ETF faded from their respective highs and just missed joining the S&P 500 in the all-time party.
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U.S. Concrete: The GDP Rally Fully Reverses
The headline reason for the recent surge in U.S. Concrete that confirmed support was a strong revision in the Q2 U.S. GDP report that showed much larger growth for non-residential fixed investment.
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Above The 40 – The S&P 500 Hits Fresh All-Time High On Tension Relief
The S&P 500 (SPY​) gained 1.1% to a new all-time high. One more day of buying will force me to switch my trading call from neutral to cautiously bullish.
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Above The 40 – Lingering Tensions For The Stock Market
The S&P 500 lost fractionally and closed down for the week for what is three weekly losses over the last 5 weeks. The Nasdaq is actually down 5 of the last 7 weeks.
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Above The 40 – A Different Kind Of Volatility And Fizzle For The Stock Market
The percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages lost over 5 percentage points to close at 44.1%. In an interesting coincidence, it fell perfectly from its own 50DMA.
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U.S. Concrete: A Missed Opportunity
5 days 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: drduru.com/.../us-concrete-strong-play-us-economy-interview-bill-sandbrook/

In this article: USCR
The Future Of Housing: The Senior Sell-Off Still Gives Way To Aging In Place
21 days 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
4 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
4 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
8 months ago

Definitely a good line in the sand! :)

In this article: SPY, XRT, VIX, TSLA, XLF, SCTY
Housing Market Review – Same Strong Data, Different Market Sentiment
9 months ago

As always, thanks for reading! :)

In this article: BZH, CCS, MTH, ITB, TLT, TPH, LGIH
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BBY Best Buy Co.
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Director of Corporate Measurement
Yahoo
January 2014 - Present (3 years 9 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
Yahoo
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
Yahoo
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
Yahoo
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
Yahoo
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.

Education

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

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One-Twenty Two
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A collection of personal articles on financial markets including analyses you can use.