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.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Chart Packs

The Reserve Bank of Australia released its Chart Pack to December 22, 2016.

As always there are some very interesting bits and pieces, so it's well worth a look through them if you like charts. 

Growth in India seems to be tracking well, while China's GDP growth seems to have a suspiciously smooth shape to it!

China has succesfully reflated its property market through 2016, averting fears of a crash, for the time being at least. 

I've been over in Europe in recent weeks, and it's been interesting to watch the steady drip-drip of better news. 

The improved news is certainly needed in the Eurozone, where some countries have been experiencing a diabolical time since the onset of the Great Recession.

Still, unemployment rates are moving in the right direction, and you can add the United Kingdom to this list where the unemployment rate has declined to just 4.8 per cent. 

You can find the Reserve Bank's full Chart Pack here. 


Normal service is resumed towards the end of this week, kicking off an analysis of the international trade figures for November. 

Expect to see a substantial improvement on the recent deficits.