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.

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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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Monday, 26 August 2013

What's happening to stocks?

Up a little today, the XJO ticking up by 0.24%.

Source: ASX

It seems likely that the market will be a little directionless in the coming weeks as the "will they, won't they?" talk continues with regards to the taper of monetary stimulus in the US.

AMP's view has been that the announcement (or definitive suggestions thereof) will see a likely downturn in market valuations, yet they also see stocks moving a little higher by the end of the calendar year.

On the domestic front, reporting season has been a mainly positive story, with most companies reporting higher profits and higher dividends.

The major resources companies have some readjusting to do in the face of lower commodity prices.

The beneficiaries today including the major banks - with all of them moving - and gold stocks as gold continues in its recovery after finding a nasty trough back at the start of July.

Source: kitco