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.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Kouk & Kohler: Our World in Charts (book review)

Charts for charts sake

Ah, what a pleasant surprise to go with my mid-morning coffee: a copy of Our World in Charts: Understanding The Economy & Money arrived in the morning post.

The book is the brainchild of the legendary Alan Kohler and Stephen 'Kouk' Koukoulas.

As someone who naturally obsesses daily over finance, markets, charts, demographics, and the quirks of the world around us, if ever there was a book after my own heart, this one is it!

The book covers everything from the serious topics - China's economy, Australia's economy, property and share markets, jobs markets, and productivity - to AFL, hotdogs, smoking trends, and the rather unnerving correlation between Valentine's Day weddings and divorce rates...

There is even a chart or three of mine featured in the 150 or so graphics discussed, each of which is explained with characteristic good humour.

A cracking, rollicking read this one...and hand on heart I say that not just 'cos I'm in it!

Grab your copy direct from Wilkinson Publishing here, or in good ol' Aussie bookstores.