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.

Invest in Sydney/Brisbane property markets, or for media/public speaking requests, email pete@allenwargent.com

Friday, 23 November 2012

Shane Oliver says...buy shares!

Fascinating to read Shane Oliver's insights in AMP Capital's report yesterday.

If you'd like to know where to get a copy, please email me:



“We don’t think that a return to global recession or even a sharp further slowdown is probable next year. While it’s hard to see Europe strengthening much next year it’s hard to see it getting significantly worse.

Thanks to the ECB, Europe finally seems to have a decent program to bring bond yields under control in troubled countries. While Spain has yet to apply for assistance thet hreat that the ECB will aggressively buy its bonds if it does has led to a distinct calming in bond markets across Europe.

This, plus the ECB’s provision of cheap funding to banks, seems to have completely headed off a re-run of the global financial crisis and has left Europe with a mild recession.

However, the ECB is likely to provide more monetary stimulus if growth doesn’t pick up and the Eurozone seems to be relaxing the pace of fiscal austerity granting Greece another two years to meet its targets and indicating that Spain could be granted assistance without having to undertake further austerity.

While the US “fiscal cliff” is unlikely to be resolved until December, the most likely outcome is that a compromise will be reached.”