Sole Proprietor, Ahan Analytics, LLC

Dr. Duru Ahanotu is a graduate of Stanford University with over twenty-five 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


The Fed's Hawkish Pressure Is Working Against Inflation
The Federal Reserve has stuck by its aggressively hawkish stance despite massive pains suffered in financial markets and growing risks of a recession. Markets are so convinced by and so scared of the Fed that they have raced far ahead...
Growing Inflationary Pressures Force Even The Swiss National Bank To Hike Rates
The Swiss National Bank surprised financial markets with a rate hike. The move pushed the SNB into a chorus of central banks scrambling to lean against broadening inflationary pressures. The move also makes shorting the Swiss franc less attractive.
Persistently Elevated, Unactionable Inflation
Bonawyn Eison, from CNBC Fast Money, used the phrase “persistently elevated, unactionable inflation” to describe the current inflationary cycle. Ahead of the disappointing report on May inflation, Eison pushed back on the “peak inflation” narrative.
The Japanese Yen Slips Further Down The Slope Of Policy Divergence
I have remained bearish on the Japanese yen, but I clearly underestimated just how much policy divergence could punish the yen, especially against the U.S. dollar.
Apple And Nvidia Holding Leadership Positions For The Recent Rally
I started the week offering up Apple and Nvidia as shiny examples of the stock market's relentless comeback.
A Time To Exit USD/JPY On A Breakout To 5+ Year Highs
USD/JPY rebounded from its mid-January pullback as expected.


Latest Comments
The U.S. Dollar Braces For Fed Tapering And Tightening
10 months ago

And the Fed probably feels trapped into continuing to buy MBSs. I will be watching closing when they finally to decide to ramp that down.

A Bottoming In The U.S. Dollar
1 year ago

The publishing process excluded some important reference links:

ECB monetary policy release:

My post on the confidence of the Fed in the economy:

CNBC article on inflation running hot:

My earlier bullish bias on the Canadian dollar:

A Bottoming In The U.S. Dollar
1 year ago

And thanks for the kudos.

Reviewing Market Signals As Warnings Increase
1 year ago

I think August being seasonally one of the most "dangerous" months of the year in terms of drawdowns is sufficient for a case of imminent downside risk.

In this article: SPX, VIX
Dollar Slide Extends
1 year ago

Any specific drivers for this surge of dollar weakness? Just last month, the US dollar index was breaking out above its 200DMA and looked ready to extend a comeback. Now, it's below its 50DMA, not just the 200DMA!

In this article: F, GM, FXE, CYB, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXY
The Stock Market Is A Different Kind Of Overbought With Breadth So Strong
1 year ago

Definitely. And to this point, buying oversold has a much better risk/reward than selling overbought because of the longer-term uptrend in the stock market. It took me a while, but I stopped automatically selling overbought markets and instead waited for additional dropping out of overbought conditions.

In this article: SPY
A Trade To Hedge A Top In Facebook With A Rebounding Google
1 year ago

This quote from AdExchanger was VERY telling about FB's earnings conference call:

"Although Facebook reported its Q2 earnings the day after CEO Mark Zuckerberg donned a suit to testify along with his big tech CEO bros in front of a congressional antitrust subcommittee – incredibly, not a single investor asked Zuckerberg about his appearance.

And the advertiser boycott barely got a mention, although Wehner pointed out that the Top 100 advertisers make up just 16% of Facebook’s ad revenue and falling.

According to Zuck: “Small businesses are the biggest part of our business, not the largest businesses. … We want to serve everyone, but if you as investors or analysts or anyone is thinking about our business, the really accurate way to think about what we do is we are in the business of serving small businesses.”

In that vein, Facebook announced a milestone on the call: It now has more than 9 million active advertisers across its services."

In this article: L, FB, GOOG, GOOGL
A Trade To Hedge A Top In Facebook With A Rebounding Google
1 year ago

It seems small and medium-sized business matter most to FB, and the boycotters collectively don't matter much. And definitely if users stick by Facebook, advertisers have to return at some point.

In this article: L, FB, GOOG, GOOGL
A Trade To Hedge A Top In Facebook With A Rebounding Google
1 year ago

True teflon Don.

In this article: L, FB, GOOG, GOOGL
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Work Experience

Sr. Director Analytics
January 2019 - Present (3 years 7 months)

Manage teams providing analytics, insights, and data engineering support to the business.

Sole Proprietor
Ahan Analytics
May 2009 - Present (13 years 5 months)

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.

Director of Data Science and Engineering
Verizon Media (formerly Yahoo)
May 2010 - December 2018 (8 years 9 months)

Served in numerous analytics and data science roles from 1) supporting reporting for technology product platforms and executive reporting to 2) business analytics and analytics research for product teams, to 3) data science, analytics, and data engineering for Marketing.


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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