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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, 5 July 2013

Is Aussie construction picking up?

Well, you could make a case for it being so if you're a 'glass half full' person, but the answer is: no, not really.

The best thing you can really say about the latest AIG monthly indices is that the rate of contraction is less than it has been. 

It's the 'least worst' result in four months.

Only 13 of 27 economists surveyed by Bloomie think that interest rates will be cut in August.

It looks to me like the Reserve must cut, unless we get any dramatic news in the coming 30 days month (basically higher than expected inflation or a collapse in the currency).

Remember, it's construction that is supposed to pull us out of the quagmire - and the national construction industry is contracting!!

The RBA can't afford to get behind the curve on this - rate cuts needed.

Source: Australian Industry Group