Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete Wargent is one of Australia's brightest financial minds - a must-follow for articulate, accurate & in-depth analysis." - David Scutt, Business Insider, leading Australian market analyst.

"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

"Pete's daily analysis is unputdownable" - Dr. Chris Caton, Chief Economist, BT Financial.

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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Britain stands alone...again

26 of 27 EU member states voted in favour of a new tax and budget pact aiming to help resolve the European debt crisis.
Only the Brits voted against.  PM David Cameron was adamant that it was not on Britain’s agenda.    
European markets stayed flat as they hoped for more intervention from the European Central Bank.
The Dow was more positive, up 1.5%.
Frankly, who knows how it will all pan out?  Expecting the Aussie market to be up on Monday probably but a little more circumspect, perhaps 1%.
Currently in the delightful tourist town of Busselton, WA. 
Walked down the restored jetty last night, nearly 2km long.  Going to check out a couple of Margaret River breweries and coffee roasters today.  It's surprisingly cold down here!
Will then soon be undertaking the drive across the mighty Nullarbor to Melbourne.  Bit of a trek from Perth - try 3,500km for size.
But it will all be worthwhile for it will mean I can again be there for the finest Aussie tradition of all.  December 26....10.29am....80,000 people...
That's right: Boxing Day Test Match vs India! ;-)