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Above The 40 – A Cloud Emerges Above The Oversold Bounce
The trading contours in the aftermath of an oversold episode can move quickly. Another important juncture arrived on Friday in the form of a potentially bearish pattern.
Another Bitcoin Bottom Comes With An Important Signal
Extremes in Bitcoin price activity have typically generated spikes in Google Search Trends. The extremes have marked tops and bottoms.
Morgan Stanley Turns In A Strong Report Card On Speculation
At the beginning of the year, I drew up a list of stocks that Morgan Stanley included in 13G filings to disclose significant stakes. The relatively strong year-to-date performance card suggests that Morgan Stanley sure knows how to speculate.
Above The 40 – S&P 500 Passes A Key Post Oversold Test
The S&P 500 did not achieve the milestone easily: after the index gapped up, sellers stepped in with just enough force to fill the gap and dip the index into negative territory.
Above The 40 – A Bullish Tech Breakout Underlines The End Of Oversold Conditions
So maybe the stock market is not so scared about inflation and rising rates after all.
Above The 40 – Oversold Conditions End In The Face Of A Critical Test
It was a reluctant push, but AT40 (T2108), the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs), just barely punched above the oversold threshold of 20%.


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Another Bitcoin Bottom Comes With An Important Signal
20 hours 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.

In this article: BITCOMP
Another Bitcoin Bottom Comes With An Important Signal
20 hours 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.

In this article: BITCOMP
No Bottom (Yet) For Bitcoin
13 days 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.

In this article: BITCOMP
Cocoa, A Huge Opportunity People Shouldn't Ignore
13 days ago

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

In this article: NIB
A New Breakout For Cocoa
13 days ago

Thanks for the heads up! I loved it. Of course I am biased... :)

In this article: NIB
Cocoa, A Huge Opportunity People Shouldn't Ignore
13 days ago

I love this piece. Makes a lot of sense and fairly outlines the risks. I had NO idea about the big chocolate holder. I know the speculators have been heavily short cocoa for a while and blamed them for a lot of the excess selling pressure.

In this article: NIB
Picture This Blockchain: Eastman “Cryptocurrency” Kodak
1 month ago

It's VERY real! As a follow-up for readers, I sold my KODK shares soon after the open. The stock was up another 75% or so and under these conditions the better risk/reward move was to lock in profits.

In this article: KODK
Trading Cocoa: A Fresh Price Collapse Amid Conflicting Narratives
2 months ago

Come on in. The water's great...or at least it should be in due time! :)

If we retest all-time lows on NIB, I will be ready to back up the truck...

In this article: BYCBF, OLMIF, NIB
The Surprising Implications Of Periods Of Extremely Low Volatility – A Year Of Records
2 months ago

The trade is truly treacherous. I only use UVXY for periodic hedges right now. Based on my latest review of the VIX data, I am going to stretch out the frequency.

In this article: SVXY, UVXY, CBOE, VIX
GBPUSD – Test Of 1.3600 Coming?
2 months ago

I am wondering why the pound is rallying on the news of such an outsized payment from the UK to the eurozone. Shouldn't that pressure the pound? Or is this a relief rally? If so, what is it relief over? Thanks!

In this article: GBB
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Director of Corporate Measurement
January 2014 - Present (4 years 2 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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