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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.

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"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'.

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Friday, 1 June 2012

Westpac tips FOUR rate cuts by Xmas!

Crumbs. Thought the world's economic outlook might be on the mend? Not according to Bill Evans of Westpac in this article on SMH here.

Bill Evans is worth listening to: as Westpac's chief economist, tellingly he predicted that rates would be slashed this year (when others were predicting runaway inflation and multiple rate hikes: oops).

FOUR interest rate cuts would see the cash rate all the back down to 2.75%, and with the Aussie dollar finally having eased back to 6 month lows at below 97.50 US cents, it's an outcome that most certainly is not out of the question.

Note what Evans is hinting at below: a two-speed economy (i.e. mining doing pretty well, retailers and everyone else up the swanny). Watch this space!

''You can't ignore what's going on in the market. There's a fair degree of disquiet,'' Mr Evans said. ''Monetary policy is too tight given the shock to confidence and fragility of the economy. Retail has lost its momentum, house prices have edged off, capital spending is quite soft excluding mining.''