Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

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'.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

New car sales chugging along at record highs

New highs

The ABS Sales of New Motor Vehicles figures recorded a seasonally adjusted 98,062 new motor vehicles sold in July.

Although this was slightly below the 99,360 sales in June, it was still a pretty tasty result given recent election uncertainties.

The trend result of 97,922 eked out a new record high (just).

Over the year to July a record 1.17 million new motor vehicle sales were notched up.

Where and what?

Sports Utilities continue to carve up the market, accounting for 37 per cent of sales over the past year.

The strength in the new motor sales market continues to be driven by Sydney and Melbourne, where units sold have comfortably been tracking at their highest ever level. 

Sundry news

The Reserve Bank of Australia released the Board Minutes of its August 2016 Meeting today.