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Fed’s Bostic: Still Comfortable Leaning Into Tight Labor Markets
The Fed's Bostic prioritizes combating inflation even if/when the labor market weakens. He anticipates no rate cuts until 2024, sharply divergent from market predictions. The U.S. dollar is still benefiting from a recent acceptance of another hike.
Reserve Bank Of Australia Revives The Ghost Of Inflation Past
The RBA surprisingly hiked rates and revived the ghost of inflation past. The RBA undermined any assumptions that it would be content to watch inflation try to guide itself from 7% down to the 2% to 3% target range.
A Golden Inflation Conundrum
The golden inflation conundrum can send gold higher on weak inflation news and send gold lower on strong inflation news.
Don’t Blame The Fed: The Fed Gives Us What We Want
As I continue to see blame heaped on the Fed for this latest episode of financial instability, I have surprisingly adopted a more sympathetic view of the Fed’s work.
An Inflation Downtrend Quickly Evaporates
Some inflation analysts have enthusiastically contorted the inflation data to dismiss today’s inflation problem. A hot monthly core PCE print brought a quick end to the downtrend that previously provided reassurances.
Kashkari Acknowledges The Fed's Inflation Miss; Will The Fed Catch Easing Financial Conditions?
President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Neel Kashkari sums up the Fed’s collective miss as coming from an over-reliance on traditional Phillips-curve models. These models failed the Fed in this economic cycle.


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Fed’s Bostic: Still Comfortable Leaning Into Tight Labor Markets
7 days ago

Correction: "As of the time of writing, Fed fund futures have acquiesced to the likelihood of another rate cut by July" should be "As of the time of writing, Fed fund futures have acquiesced to the likelihood of another rate hike by July."

The Swiss National Bank Knows More About Inflation Than You Do
4 months ago

The EUR/CHF trade did not work out. At the time of this comment, EUR/CHF made a large 1-day surge to parity. I am stopping out. I am quite surprised and not sure why the Swiss franc could never gain ground on the euro during this time!

In this article: FXF
The U.S. Dollar Braces For Fed Tapering And Tightening
1 year 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
2 years 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
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Work Experience

Sr. Director Analytics
January 2019 - Present (4 years 6 months)

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

Sole Proprietor
Ahan Analytics
May 2009 - Present (14 years 4 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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