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, 9 November 2012

"UK stocks no gains in a decade!"...or not.

Of course, this is only the case if you consider capital return from the index as explained very succintly in this article here.

So many investors today have failed to move with the times and remain transfixed with immediate capital growth.

Since the removal of the iniquitous double taxation on dividend income (once upon the company profits and once on shareholder's income) dividend income should be a key element of shareholder return.

The dividend imputation system in Australia - introduced by Keating in 1987 - means that qualifying dividends from Australian companies may come with franking credits attached, making shares a wonderfully tax-efficient investment for those who are smart enought to focus on the growing income stream rather than solely trading for capital return.

Re-invest your dividends and...

FTSE 100 since 1999

And consider the returns since 1985 against RPI:

FTSE 100 since 1985