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E A Full Reversal For Speculative Fever In Toll Brothers
A month ago, call buyers rushed into Toll Brothers (TOL). The stock immediately pulled back from there and since then has only traded higher one day. What's next now that the stock has fully reversed its post call-buying fever?
E The Part Of The S&P 500 Easily Making New All-Time Highs
For September, the S&P 500 came up short from hitting a new all-time high. Meanwhile, the "low volatility" components of the S&P 500 logged 8 new all-time highs and counting. The "high beta" stocks are weighing the S&P 500 down.
E What Trade War Optimism Looks Like
Financial markets have quickly switched from trade war pessimism to bounding optimism. The currency market provides a clear indicator of this switch in mood and momentum.
E How To Interpret The Surge In Google Trends For "Recession" Searches
In August, 2019, searches for the term "recession" surged to levels last seen during the financial crisis. I have learned from gold and Bitcoin to take seriously changes in Google search patterns.
E How To Trade The Next Top In The S&P 500
The percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages provides a useful indicator for building a strategy for shorting at or near the next top in the S&P 500.
E Prospects For The Pre-Earnings Apple Trade
Apple reports earnings on July 30th after the market closes. On the bullish side of the ledger, options offer some good risk/reward opportunities to buy into Apple just ahead of earnings.


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A Full Reversal For Speculative Fever In Toll Brothers
2 months ago

Because it mostly looked like the regular sell programs executives put in place. I also had a bias to interpret dips as bullish given the speculative frenzy in call options just ahead of that.

In this article: TOL
Strong Sales For LGI Homes Set Up Earnings Reports For Lennar And KB Home
2 months ago

Either way, they are not apparently impacting results. So there is some kind of disconnect going on.

In this article: KBH, LEN, ITB, LGIH
Strong Sales For LGI Homes Set Up Earnings Reports For Lennar And KB Home
2 months ago

The company must be correcting these issues. Nine months later and the stock is trading back at all-time highs.....

In this article: KBH, LEN, ITB, LGIH
How To Trade The Next Top In The S&P 500
3 months ago

The S&P 500 is finally poised to hit an all-time high again. I posted here my thoughts on how to trade (short-term):

In this article: SPY
What To Watch If Fed And ECB Are Committed To Easing
5 months ago

I LOVE this quote: "We suspect a rate cut at this point in the cycle, given the current "cross-currents," will simply mean that rates will be lower at the end of the business cycle." A very relevant and pointed description of where we find ourselves with rate cuts coming with a stock market at all-time highs...

Overbought Conditions Finally End - But Can Bears Capitalize?
9 months ago

You're welcome! More to come as the market has broken out again, but it also remains precarious.

In this article: CAT, SPY, IWM, XLF, NDX
Overbought Conditions Finally End - But Can Bears Capitalize?
9 months ago

Quick follow-up to this post in light of the market's sharp rebound!

In this article: CAT, SPY, IWM, XLF, NDX
Financials And Small Caps Pushing Market The Last Mile To Overbought
9 months ago

Thanks for noticing! :) Yes. I recently decided to stop syndicating the content of my blog. You can check me out there and subscribe for free to get an email when I post. I will also occasionally post specific content here, but it will be infrequent.

In this article: C, GS, JWN, MTH, PHM, SSO, QQQ, IWM, SPY, XLF, MDB
Financials And Small Caps Pushing Market The Last Mile To Overbought
10 months ago

It is hard to say. Both of those events are now long-standing and on-going. The market has likely incorporated the negative effects already. But again, hard to tell. For the short-term trades, I just try to stay tuned to the price action. So, for example, the price action has remained strong and means the market is not really paying much attention to the shutdown right now. The trade war drama has gone on so long you can argue the market would be a lot higher without it, or you could argue the market has already discounted all the effects and/or is largely ignoring it now.

Regardless, the price action helps reduce the need for guessing about outcomes of catalysts....

In this article: C, GS, JWN, MTH, PHM, SSO, QQQ, IWM, SPY, XLF, MDB
Jim Cramer’s Confusing Calls On Nvidia Corporation
1 year ago

It is definitely hard to impute intention. My biggest issue was his celebration of making the bearish call when he JUST recommended buying the stock ahead of earnings. This is a guy with amazing memory and recall. Perhaps he intended to forgot the mistake he made in that pre-earnings recommendation....but I bet the veteran who received that advice has NOT forgotten....

In this article: NVDA
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Work Experience

Director of Corporate Measurement
January 2014 - Present (6 years)
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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