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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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Monday, 16 September 2013

Twitter to IPO

Twitter confirms that it is going to IPO through...a Tweet:

The company booked revenues of $283m in 2012, and looks set to double that in 2013.

Twitter has around 200 million active users and generates revenue from advertising such as 'promoted tweets' which appear in users' feeds.

With such a rapid rate of revenue growth there is potential for the company to be valued at around $10 billion, but even that colossal sum would still be some way south of Facebook's $16 billion offering of last year.

Early investors who put $25,000 into the Twitter adventure in 2007 could end up with stock worth in excess of $10 million, while two venture capital firms could each end up with more than $1 billion of stock post-float.

The firm's largest shareholder, Evan Williams, who provided vital early financing, will join Mark Zuckerberg in the billionaire's club.