Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), and CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).

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.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

England steamrollered by a vegetarian

Cracking first day of the Ashes cricket series in England. 

After a solid start, England were blown away by chief destroyer Peter Siddle (5-50) for a paltry 215.

In the macho world of men's cricket, where alpha males like to talk about how much steak they eat, us poor veggies are often left to 'feast' on rock melon and Lamington fingers during the interval.

So it was good to see 'Sids' on top form: veggies will rule the world one day, mark my words...

Just like in 2005, though, it was all action (perhaps the influence of a proliferation of short-form cricket) and England hit back with 4 wickets of their own before the close. 

The first Test will be all over in 3 days at this rate, but it stands to be a great series. Now, we just need to see some sunshine in Nottingham...

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Labour Force data today - we're looking to see if the economy can add any jobs or whether the unemployment rate will tick up a notch.