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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Friday, 11 May 2012

Rates (and QE) on hold for the Brits

The Bank of England left UK interest rates at record low levels of 0.5%, that being unchanged for well over three years now, since March 2009 when the emergency levels were first adopted.

It was also announced that there would be no extension yet to the quantitative easing measures or 'QE' (effectively the printing of more money to stimulate the economy).

This has brought the British pound up to three and a half year highs against the struggling Euro. Some investors were clearly expecting more QE.

It's been great for those of us with UK mortgages, but such low interest rates are the sign of a sick economy.  Still, can't see them changing any time soon.


Currently reading An Author's Guide to Publishing by Michael Legat.

Should've read it before I wrote my book really, I suppose.

Off up to Yorkshire in the morning for 3 days of hiking.