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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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Stocks to trickle higher after Dow breaks 13,000

More positive economic data overnight, so the Aussie market is likely to sneak a little higher today following approximate 0.3% gains in the US.

The Dow Jones again broke through the psychological 13,000 mark, edging closer to its all time high.

Stocks to watch in Australia include QBE Insurance which has had a diabolical time since January when they announced in a profit warning that a series of disasters would wipe their profits nearly in half.

A number of brokers have re-rated QBE to overweight since its share price has lost a lot of ground since Xmas.


Don't forget to collect your free Bonds T-Shirts here for their birthday!  I got mine yesterday, I was the first to register with my birthday in November1976!


First leg of the cruise today, sailing from Sydney to Brisbane tonight.  The boat looks absolutely spectacular.  Never done anything remotely close to a long cruise like this, so a little intrepid (especially after two cruise ship stuff-ups in the last week in the news) but very excited too.

Congrats to my little brother on his exciting Uni news!