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).

5 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 finest property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete 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'.

"The level of detail in Pete's work is superlative across all of Australia's housing markets" - Grant Williams, co-founder RealVision - where world class experts share their thoughts on economics & finance - & author of Things That Make You Go of the world's most popular & widely-read financial publications.

"Wargent is a bald-faced realty foghorn" - David Llewellyn-Smith, MacroBusiness.

Monday, 31 March 2014

The week

The first two weeks of the month tend to be much more interesting than the latter two.

Why? More local data! This week we have a stack of releases to come.

These include a Reserve Bank Board Meeting on April Fools' Day (no changes expected) and RP Data's property market data for the month of March, which may or may not show the biggest monthly gains on record after a sluggish February.

We also have the retail trade data for February: recall that Janaury showed a stonking increase in sales.

And if that wasn't enough we also have building approvals figures, the international trade data in goods and services data, engineering construction activity, monthly inflation figures, regional population growth and the Dun & Bradstreet Business Survey.

Lots to look forward to!


For this week's movie at Broadway, watched Russell Crowe's Noah.

Very long film. Enjoyed it and it was entertaining, and don't think I need to issue a spoiler alert to mention that the ark scenes were very impressive. And the acting was great, if a little serious. 

But struggling to give it more than 6/10 for various reasons. 

Trying to refrain from saying that the plot had "more holes in it than a Swiss Cheese"...but you know what...