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.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Dark Day

A sickening and truly terrible 24 hours for Sydney which won't be forgotten.

Thanks for the messages - by a stroke of good fortune wasn't in our office at 29 Martin Place today & therefore was well away from the tragic hostage siege at number 53 (Lindt Cafe), which sits directly across from the Channel 7 studios and all but next door to the Reserve Bank. 

Here's not the place for yet more speculation - no doubt the media will sort and report the story in time - only gratefulness because on another day that could have been any of us Martin Placers who regularly drink coffee there. 

Roosters pal Jim Smith of The Footy Show/SBS Sports often stops by for a gossip at 53 and summed it up - a silent prayer for all of those innocently involved and their families and loved ones.

A sobering day. Also let's hope for some sensible reaction to an awful event, which Sydneysiders will no doubt step up to.


Edit: And they are - see #Illridewithyou trending and now viral.