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John Dyall
John Dyall
Head of Investment Research, Rainmaker Information Pty Ltd

Head of Investment Research, Rainmaker Information Pty Ltd

Articles by John Dyall

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John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  SUNDAY, 7 AUG 2022
Everybody does it. Even me. It's nothing to be ashamed of. It's not even illegal. It's answering the question "Does active management outperform" by putting all active funds together in a big pot, calculating the average, or the median, return, and ... Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  TUESDAY, 14 JUN 2022
My old boss once said I was like a dog with a bone, except that the bone was buried in the backyard, and I'd keep digging until I found it. And that's why I'm going to talk about value and growth styles again. There are more bones out there. Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  SUNDAY, 10 APR 2022
It's Lent in the Christian calendar and time to consider one of the most famous parables in the Bible. The story of the prodigal son has many things to say about issues that still face families today. Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  THURSDAY, 27 JAN 2022
Our eight-year old asks lots of questions about time travel. Would I rather travel to the future or the past? And why? Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  FRIDAY, 19 NOV 2021
Being pessimistic by nature, I was somewhat surprised to receive a message from abrdn Australia (the new iteration of Aberdeen Standard) in response to a previous column on the importance of long volatility strategies in protecting equities portfoli ... Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  FRIDAY, 20 AUG 2021
Jargon is something I don't fully understand. So, when I use jargon, I know it's going to be doubly confusing to the person I'm speaking with, even if they are busy nodding their head in agreement, and it's also an acknowledgement I ... Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
If you are anything like me, thinking about Bitcoin for any length of time can make your head spin. Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  FRIDAY, 5 FEB 2021
At the end of 2020 there was a collective sigh of relief that 2020 was over. For good. Forever. Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  TUESDAY, 24 NOV 2020
There's something in the air tonight and for once it's not COVID-19. Read more
John Dyall
JOHN DYALL  |  SATURDAY, 14 NOV 2020
Anyone who is a close reader of these columns knows what a sucker/well-informed expert I am for a fresh way of analysing fund performance. Read more
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