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Above The 40 – An Unenthusiastic Rebound For The Stock Market From Stretched Conditions
I flipped cautiously bullish last week. As I suspected, the prospects for a bounce were not as good as the previous time the stock market was similarly over-stretched. The S&P 500 gained 1.1% in a week of choppy, slow-motion, trading action.
Toll Brothers: Examining The Mystery Of The Stock’s Weakness
In 2018, investors have exhibited plenty of loathing for the stocks of home builders despite an on-going string of strong earnings results and the backdrop of a strong economy.
Above The 40 – A Shaky And Stretched Stock Market Redux
At the end of last week, AT40 closed at 48.0%. This time, AT40 has declined 5 out of the last 6 days.
Dallas, Denver, Seattle Help Tip U.S. Housing Economics Toward Renting Over Buying
Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University co-create a “buy versus rent” scoring system. Last month, this index crossed a critical threshold for the first time since 2010: U.S. households are better off renting than buying.
Australian Dollar: A Monetary Policy Statement Made For A Currency Rebound
The RBA’s bullish statement suggests that rates are much more likely to increase before they decrease. Under this assessment, it makes sense that the Australian dollar surged in the immediate wake of the policy statement.
Housing Market Review – Worsening Affordability Issues Add To Weakening Data
While housing starts surged in May and left no doubt that home builders were confident as ever, the subsequent plunge in housing starts in June appeared to temper that enthusiastic interpretation.


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Redfin Waves A Red Flag Warning At The Housing Market
1 month ago

Yes, both Zillow and Redfin are getting into this game of being home brokers. It is risky business and both companies are reassuring investors that they have low-risk models for doing so. Hard to correlate this interest with a measure of market health. I definitely think it is a result of scrambling to find ways to diversify business portfolios and find new angles of growth.

In this article: Z, RDFN
Another Amazon Panic – This Time Is Different For Pharmacies
2 months ago

It will probably be robots handling things....

In this article: CVS, WMT, AMZN, WBA
Great Graphic: Euro Bulls Stir But Hardly Shaken
3 months ago

That's a great catch. I am also pretty surprised at the stickiness of the euro long positioning!

In this article: FXE
Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
5 months ago

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

In this article: LFIN
Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
5 months ago

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

In this article: LFIN
Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
5 months ago

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

In this article: LFIN
Longfin: The Bizarre Crypto-Stock Story That Reached Astounding Extremes
5 months 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.

In this article: LFIN
A Top In The Price Of Cocoa
5 months 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.

In this article: NIB
Another Bitcoin Bottom Comes With An Important Signal
7 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.

In this article: BITCOMP
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Director of Corporate Measurement
January 2014 - Present (4 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
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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