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.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day. Watched the fireworks on Brisbane River for Australia Day Eve last night which was a grand show. 

This is certainly no political blog, but I must admit I really don't understand what's going on with Australia's honours system, and I doubt I'm alone on that front.

I mean...Prince Philip? 

The grand old Duke has certainly given us some hilarity and chuckles over the years with his gaffes and blunders, but a knighthood must surely be one of the best! 

Whoever next...Henry VIII? It's all rather difficult to fathom.

On a more uplifting note, while there is always going to be a debate about whether Australia Day should be celebrated on January 26 or on another date, it was heartening to see such an inspiring appointee for Australian of the Year.

Rosie Batty, also British born, was indeed a worthy choice for Australian of the Year 2015 - representing decency, openness and honesty, an articulate message, and a deliberate focus and advocacy for an important cause. 

Amazing compassion and dignity, and a very stirring woman.


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P.S. Prince Philip! (smh...)