Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, 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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Friday, 20 January 2012

Sportingbet mispricing? Australia at $1.75 to whitewash India...

Of course, I don’t advocate gambling irresponsibly as it can bring terrible crises upon families, but I definitely do take an interest in when odds get mispriced.
Today, Sportingbet are here offering a very generous $1.75 on Australia to beat India in the 4th Test.
Given how miserably India has performed in Tests one, two and three that does seem very generous indeed.
The punters have agreed with me, with over 96% of bets so far going on Australia.  The bookies could be in for a hiding on this one.
Potential stumbling blocks: Tendulkar makes his 100th international hundred a double or even a triple, the pitch is exceptionally benign…or it rains a lot (but five days of glorious 35 degree Adelaide sunshine are forecast).