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).

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.

"Pete Wargent 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'.

"Pete's daily analysis is unputdownable" - Dr. Chris Caton, Chief Economist, BT Financial.

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.