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ASX Short Sale Positions

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Background

The goal of this page is to better inform ASX investors of short selling in the market.

Although short position data does not provide tradable signals, a large increase or decrease in a company’s short positions can be an early indicator of changing investor sentiment. It can also be used to uncover what the “professional money” is doing.

To see how short selling allows investors to profit from a falling market, read the "What is Short Selling?" tutorial under the table.



Short Sale Data

Short sale data shows the amount of shares on issue currently reported as short sold.

The data is four trading days behind today's date as reporting isn’t mandatory until 9am (Sydney) three business days (T+3) post trade.

Since June 2010 the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has required all stockbrokers to report their total short sale positions daily. This information is released four business days (T+4) after the trade on ASIC’s website.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) publishes a list of short sale transactions reported on the most recent trading day.

Open ASX Short Positions

Data: 31 Jul 2020

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 MYR Myer Holdings Ltd 12.01% +0.06% 55.8
2 SDA Speedcast International Ltd 11.71% 0.00% 0.0
3 ING Inghams Group Ltd 10.03% +0.36% 26.4
4 NWSLV News Corporation 9.68% -0.69% 0.0
5 WEB Webjet Ltd 9.45% -0.17% 5.3
6 KLA Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd 8.73% -1.05% 14.9
7 ORE Orocobre Ltd 8.54% +0.31% 11.7
8 Z1P ZIP Co Ltd 8.37% +0.74% 5.5
9 NEA Nearmap Ltd 7.87% +0.05% 13.2
10 BOQ Bank of Queensland Ltd 7.85% -0.08% 12.3
11 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd 7.8% -0.25% 26.1
12 FXL Flexigroup Ltd 7.75% +1.07% 4.1
13 IVC Invocare Ltd 7.71% +1.33% 12.6
14 GXY Galaxy Resources Ltd 7.14% +0.09% 7.3
15 FNP Freedom Foods Group Ltd 6.95% 0.00% 0.0
16 MTS Metcash Ltd 6.81% -0.02% 14.7
17 CTD Corporate Travel Management Ltd 6.66% +0.40% 8.6
18 SGM Sims Ltd 6.62% +0.36% 15.2
19 PGH Pact Group Holdings Ltd 6.37% -0.03% 68.1
20 ALG Ardent Leisure Group Ltd 6.3% +0.40% 10.7
21 BIN Bingo Industries Ltd 5.98% +0.30% 13.8
22 MSB Mesoblast Ltd 5.96% +0.75% 4.2
23 JBH JB Hi-Fi Ltd 5.77% -0.87% 10.6
24 SUL Super Retail Group Ltd 5.73% -0.13% 9.0
25 CLH Collection House Ltd 5.71% 0.00% 0.0
26 FLT Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd 5.69% -0.25% 3.6
27 IFL IOOF Holdings Ltd 5.64% +0.25% 10.6
28 PLS Pilbara Minerals Ltd 5.49% -0.19% 8.2
29 AMA AMA Group Ltd 5.37% +0.48% 11.4
30 LYC Lynas Corporation Ltd 5.33% +0.38% 6.3
31 PBH Pointsbet Holdings Ltd 5.31% +0.44% 5.6
32 LOV Lovisa Holdings Ltd 5.28% +0.46% 13.9
33 SEK Seek Ltd 5.23% -0.14% 15.2
34 PNV Polynovo Ltd 5.23% +0.21% 13.0
35 BUB Bubs Australia Ltd 5.09% +0.28% 11.6
36 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd 5.06% +0.08% 8.1
37 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Ltd 4.86% 0.00% 20.7
38 NEC Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd 4.66% -0.01% 20.8
39 DOW Downer Edi Ltd 4.61% -0.46% 11.6
40 EOS Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd 4.59% +0.41% 6.5
41 SXL Southern Cross Media Group Ltd 4.48% -0.61% 10.1
42 AVH Avita Therapeutics, Inc 4.41% +0.37% 7.4
43 ALL Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 4.25% +0.05% 13.9
44 A2M The a2 Milk Company Ltd 4.23% +0.20% 15.2
45 PAR Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd 4.16% +0.11% 6.1
46 BHP BHP Group Ltd 4.15% +0.08% 17.0
47 MND Monadelphous Group Ltd 4.14% +0.08% 4.1
48 COE Cooper Energy Ltd 4.1% +0.30% 15.5
49 BGA Bega Cheese Ltd 4.04% -0.01% 13.3
50 JIN Jumbo Interactive Ltd 4.02% +0.43% 5.6
51 GWA GWA Group Ltd 3.82% -0.10% 10.7
52 SKI Spark Infrastructure Group 3.78% -0.03% 13.8
53 PPT Perpetual Ltd 3.76% -2.55% 3.1
54 NCZ New Century Resources Ltd 3.76% -0.02% 24.4
55 SPL Starpharma Holdings Ltd 3.75% -0.19% 40.1
56 KAR Karoon Energy Ltd 3.75% +0.36% 5.2
57 ARB ARB Corporation Ltd 3.75% -0.11% 9.7
58 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd 3.69% -0.01% 28.2
59 SYR Syrah Resources Ltd 3.56% +0.22% 4.5
60 BGL Bellevue Gold Ltd 3.4% -0.12% 6.1
61 MYX Mayne Pharma Group Ltd 3.37% +0.03% 24.1
62 WSA Western Areas Ltd 3.35% +0.25% 5.1
63 SXY SENEX Energy Ltd 3.35% -0.04% 18.6
64 CSR CSR Ltd 3.31% -0.01% 8.0
65 RRL Regis Resources Ltd 3.29% 0.00% 4.7
66 TWE Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 3.25% -0.23% 8.7
67 IEL Idp Education Ltd 3.23% +0.56% 6.8
68 INR Ioneer Ltd 3.2% -0.09% 31.6
69 HT1 HT&E Ltd 3.18% -0.02% 83.2
70 AWC Alumina Ltd 3.14% -0.01% 4.4
71 BPT Beach Energy Ltd 3.08% -0.06% 5.7
72 SVW Seven Group Holdings Ltd 3.08% -0.09% 17.8
73 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd 3.08% -0.04% 10.5
74 TGR Tassal Group Ltd 3.08% +0.24% 9.9
75 PME Pro Medicus Ltd 3.07% -0.06% 9.3
76 CMW Cromwell Property Group 2.98% -0.09% 15.1
77 SLC Superloop Ltd 2.97% +0.06% 16.0
78 WTC Wisetech Global Ltd 2.97% -0.77% 14.6
79 HUB HUB24 Ltd 2.96% -0.65% 6.4
80 CGF Challenger Ltd 2.93% -0.08% 7.2
81 BLD Boral Ltd 2.86% -0.66% 4.7
82 AMP AMP Ltd 2.77% +0.04% 3.3
83 WHC Whitehaven Coal Ltd 2.75% +0.82% 3.0
84 EHL Emeco Holdings Ltd 2.7% +0.03% 3.7
85 SOL Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd 2.68% -0.03% 26.1
86 APE AP Eagers Ltd 2.64% -0.02% 6.7
87 TNE Technology One Ltd 2.56% -0.03% 7.9
88 SKC Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd 2.55% +0.04% 22.1
89 UMG United Malt Group Ltd 2.54% +0.14% 9.0
90 GEM G8 Education Ltd 2.52% +0.23% 5.6
91 NHC New Hope Corporation Ltd 2.47% +0.32% 6.7
92 MLX Metals X Ltd 2.43% -0.02% 14.7
93 BKL Blackmores Ltd 2.4% -0.02% 10.6
94 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare Ltd 2.38% +0.28% 3.7
95 NUF Nufarm Ltd 2.36% +0.14% 6.8
96 CLW Charter Hall Long Wale REIT 2.35% +0.44% 6.4
97 CCP Credit Corp Group Ltd 2.33% -0.21% 1.9
98 RIO RIO Tinto Ltd 2.31% +0.18% 5.1
99 PET Phoslock Environmental Technologies Ltd 2.28% +0.37% 2.6
100 JHG Janus Henderson Group Plc 2.27% +0.75% 2.3
101 EOF Ecofibre Ltd 2.26% +0.01% 29.5
102 HVN Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd 2.25% -1.05% 4.2
103 PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 2.23% +0.08% 5.9
104 PNI Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd 2.21% -0.17% 4.2
105 AEF Australian Ethical Investment Ltd 2.21% +0.05% 0.8
106 RSG Resolute Mining Ltd 2.18% -0.22% 2.9
107 ECX Eclipx Group Ltd 2.18% -1.03% 6.9
108 SCP Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group 2.14% -0.02% 7.9
109 BKW Brickworks Ltd 2.13% -0.02% 9.7
110 GMA Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Ltd 2.13% +0.10% 11.5
111 ABC Adbri Ltd 2.11% +0.01% 5.8
112 CGC Costa Group Holdings Ltd 2.1% 0.00% 6.3
113 ANN Ansell Ltd 2.06% -0.32% 5.8
114 SWM Seven West Media Ltd 2.06% +0.12% 3.0
115 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Ltd 2.05% 0.00% 4.6
116 AX1 Accent Group Ltd 2.04% +0.05% 6.5
117 REA REA Group Ltd 2.04% -0.12% 13.2
118 SFR Sandfire Resources Ltd 2.02% -0.22% 2.4
119 IGL Ive Group Ltd 2% +0.11% 5.9
120 CPU Computershare Ltd 2% +0.09% 6.5
121 PTM Platinum Asset Management Ltd 1.99% -0.07% 10.8
122 ZNO ZOONO Group Ltd 1.98% -0.39% 4.2
123 OPY Openpay Group Ltd 1.96% +1.01% 0.5
124 AGL AGL Energy Ltd 1.95% +0.02% 6.1
125 VUK Virgin Money Uk Plc 1.82% -0.43% 5.1
126 JHC Japara Healthcare Ltd 1.81% +0.09% 15.2
127 ASM Australian Strategic Materials Ltd 1.81% +1.81% 0.7
128 SSM Service Stream Ltd 1.81% +0.38% 3.4
129 NCK Nick Scali Ltd 1.79% -0.07% 1.5
130 IPL Incitec Pivot Ltd 1.79% +0.02% 3.0
131 OML Ooh!Media Ltd 1.76% +0.20% 2.1
132 ALK Alkane Resources Ltd 1.75% +0.01% 2.7
133 REG Regis Healthcare Ltd 1.75% +0.06% 18.7
134 WOR Worley Ltd 1.74% +0.50% 3.6
135 LIC Lifestyle Communities Ltd 1.71% +0.11% 6.2
136 GUD G.U.D. Holdings Ltd 1.7% -0.40% 4.4
137 NHF Nib Holdings Ltd 1.69% -0.24% 9.5
138 AAC Australian Agricultural Company Ltd 1.68% 0.00% 18.9
139 ALU Altium Ltd 1.67% -0.01% 4.3
140 OZL OZ Minerals Ltd 1.66% -0.29% 2.6
141 SGR The Star Entertainment Group Ltd 1.66% +0.08% 2.6
142 ORI Orica Ltd 1.65% -0.01% 3.8
143 TYR Tyro Payments Ltd 1.64% +0.12% 6.1
144 EHE Estia Health Ltd 1.62% -0.05% 6.8
145 ALX Atlas Arteria 1.61% +0.01% 5.0
146 SHV Select Harvests Ltd 1.6% +0.20% 4.5
147 JMS Jupiter Mines Ltd 1.54% 0.00% 25.8
148 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Ltd 1.52% 0.00% 7,244.8
149 NWL Netwealth Group Ltd 1.5% +0.02% 4.5
150 WAF West African Resources Ltd 1.5% +0.10% 2.4
151 LNK Link Administration Holdings Ltd 1.5% +0.08% 3.4
152 AD8 Audinate Group Ltd 1.48% -0.72% 2.9
153 SBM ST Barbara Ltd 1.47% -0.34% 1.9
154 MNY MONEY3 Corporation Ltd 1.46% -0.03% 10.3
155 RWC Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd 1.45% -0.11% 3.0
156 DHG Domain Holdings Australia Ltd 1.44% +0.07% 7.8
157 DMP Domino's PIZZA Enterprises Ltd 1.39% -0.30% 6.1
158 CIM Cimic Group Ltd 1.38% +0.09% 4.8
159 SAR Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd 1.38% -0.15% 1.4
160 ISX Isignthis Ltd 1.37% 0.00% 0.0
161 NAN Nanosonics Ltd 1.37% +0.05% 3.2
162 NIC Nickel Mines Ltd 1.36% -0.08% 6.9
163 RFF Rural Funds Group 1.36% -0.03% 15.5
164 MPL Medibank Private Ltd 1.36% +0.10% 6.2
165 MGX Mount Gibson Iron Ltd 1.35% +0.02% 8.7
166 MVP Medical Developments International Ltd 1.34% -0.02% 3.9
167 QUB QUBE Holdings Ltd 1.34% -0.07% 5.6
168 CWN Crown Resorts Ltd 1.34% +0.03% 4.6
169 OGC Oceanagold Corporation 1.34% +0.05% 0.9
170 RMS Ramelius Resources Ltd 1.34% -0.26% 1.9
171 NWS News Corporation 1.34% -0.09% 5.7
172 AST Ausnet Services Ltd 1.33% -0.04% 7.4
173 STO Santos Ltd 1.33% +0.17% 3.7
174 IPD Impedimed Ltd 1.32% 0.00% 4.3
175 UWL Uniti Group Ltd 1.32% +0.40% 2.1
176 VCX Vicinity Centres 1.32% +0.76% 3.3
177 NST Northern Star Resources Ltd 1.3% -0.27% 2.8
178 VRT Virtus Health Ltd 1.27% +0.08% 2.4
179 BVS Bravura Solutions Ltd 1.27% -0.02% 2.1
180 DXS Dexus 1.27% -0.06% 2.6
181 MOC Mortgage Choice Ltd 1.26% 0.00% 31.5
182 MFG Magellan Financial Group Ltd 1.26% -0.02% 4.9
183 DCN Dacian Gold Ltd 1.25% +0.18% 1.0
184 EML EML Payments Ltd 1.22% -0.11% 1.7
185 XRO Xero Ltd 1.22% +0.12% 4.0
186 TPW Temple & Webster Group Ltd 1.22% +0.19% 1.4
187 SHL Sonic Healthcare Ltd 1.22% -0.06% 3.4
188 WPL Woodside Petroleum Ltd 1.21% +0.03% 3.2
189 SIV SIV Capital Ltd 1.21% 0.00% 16.0
190 ILU Iluka Resources Ltd 1.21% -0.01% 3.3
191 MP1 Megaport Ltd 1.2% -0.04% 2.8
192 VHT Volpara Health Technologies Ltd 1.18% +0.12% 7.5
193 HAS Hastings Technology Metals Ltd 1.16% -0.01% 20.5
194 QBE QBE Insurance Group Ltd 1.15% -0.15% 3.0
195 SLR Silver Lake Resources Ltd 1.15% -0.47% 1.8
196 OSH Oil Search Ltd 1.14% +0.01% 2.7
197 ADI Apn Industria REIT 1.14% 0.00% 17.1
198 EVN Evolution Mining Ltd 1.14% -0.06% 2.0
199 BLA Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
200 LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd 1.09% 0.00% 0.0
201 SYD Sydney Airport 1.08% -0.06% 3.8
202 NSR National Storage REIT 1.08% -0.11% 3.1
203 NWH NRW Holdings Ltd 1.08% +0.16% 1.0
204 NXT NEXTDC Ltd 1.08% +0.23% 2.2
205 IDX Integral Diagnostics Ltd 1.07% -0.03% 3.0
206 COH Cochlear Ltd 1.06% -0.02% 3.0
207 DCG Decmil Group Ltd 1.05% +0.09% 3.6
208 URW Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 1.04% +0.19% 1.2
209 STX Strike Energy Ltd 1.03% -0.04% 6.4
210 SPT Splitit Payments Ltd 1.01% +0.23% 0.5
211 COF Centuria Office REIT 1% -0.05% 5.7
212 FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 0.95% -0.04% 3.2
213 MME Moneyme Ltd 0.95% +0.05% 10.6
214 FBU Fletcher Building Ltd 0.93% -0.02% 8.5
215 APT Afterpay Ltd 0.93% +0.02% 1.6
216 EWC Energy World Corporation Ltd 0.92% 0.00% 354.1
217 OBL Omni Bridgeway Ltd 0.91% -0.01% 3.0
218 MYS Mystate Ltd 0.9% -0.03% 12.6
219 IAG Insurance Australia Group Ltd 0.9% +0.08% 2.5
220 CBR Carbon Revolution Ltd 0.9% +0.09% 6.4
221 CHC Charter Hall Group 0.87% +0.12% 1.9
222 OPT Opthea Ltd 0.87% +0.09% 4.4
223 IRI Integrated Research Ltd 0.86% 0.00% 2.2
224 ASX ASX Ltd 0.85% -0.15% 3.0
225 JHX James Hardie Industries Plc 0.84% +0.01% 3.0
226 RHC Ramsay Health Care Ltd 0.84% +0.03% 4.0
227 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Ltd 0.82% -0.01% 2.1
228 ISU Iselect Ltd 0.82% 0.00% 0.5
229 OSP Osprey Medical Inc 0.81% +0.81% 0.4
230 AMC Amcor Plc 0.8% -0.12% 2.1
231 CCX City Chic Collective Ltd 0.8% -0.26% 1.2
232 BWP BWP Trust 0.79% -0.03% 3.4
233 CIP Centuria Industrial REIT 0.79% +0.02% 2.3
234 NAB National Australia Bank Ltd 0.78% +0.06% 2.4
235 AMS Atomos Ltd 0.78% +0.06% 2.0
236 MIN Mineral Resources Ltd 0.77% -0.39% 1.4
237 GOR Gold Road Resources Ltd 0.77% -0.50% 1.1
238 BWX BWX Ltd 0.76% +0.04% 6.3
239 TUA Tuas Ltd 0.76% +0.09% 5.4
240 ANZ Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 0.75% +0.06% 2.3
241 SCG Scentre Group 0.75% +0.07% 1.4
242 BUD Buddy Technologies Ltd 0.73% -0.04% 0.4
243 PRU Perseus Mining Ltd 0.71% +0.27% 1.0
244 ELO Elmo Software Ltd 0.71% +0.09% 2.2
245 CQR Charter Hall Retail REIT 0.7% -0.16% 2.4
246 WBC Westpac Banking Corporation 0.69% +0.04% 2.6
247 TCL Transurban Group 0.68% +0.08% 3.9
248 RMD Resmed Inc 0.68% -0.20% 1.5
249 SDV Scidev Ltd 0.67% -0.02% 5.1
250 A2B A2B Australia Ltd 0.67% 0.00% 9.0
251 PPE People Infrastructure Ltd 0.67% +0.11% 1.4
252 MRM Mma Offshore Ltd 0.67% 0.00% 11.9
253 OCC Orthocell Ltd 0.66% -0.07% 5.0
254 VOC Vocus Group Ltd 0.61% +0.02% 3.1
255 BID Bidenergy Ltd 0.6% 0.00% 7.8
256 WHA Wattle Health Australia Ltd 0.59% 0.00% 0.0
257 RIC Ridley Corporation Ltd 0.59% +0.01% 15.5
258 NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 0.59% +0.02% 0.9
259 GNC Graincorp Ltd 0.57% 0.00% 1.4
260 CWY Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd 0.57% -0.63% 1.9
261 LLC Lendlease Group 0.56% +0.02% 2.4
262 APA APA Group 0.56% 0.00% 3.0
263 ALQ Als Ltd 0.55% -0.35% 1.4
264 SGP Stockland 0.54% +0.01% 1.5
265 SLK Sealink Travel Group Ltd 0.53% 0.00% 8.1
266 AVN Aventus Group 0.51% +0.03% 9.3
267 S32 SOUTH32 Ltd 0.5% -0.03% 1.4
268 CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia 0.5% +0.01% 2.6
269 GMG Goodman Group 0.49% +0.08% 1.9
270 QAN Qantas Airways Ltd 0.49% +0.17% 0.6
271 TTT Titomic Ltd 0.48% +0.05% 4.2
272 RDC Redcape Hotel Group 0.47% 0.00% 10.5
273 SVY Stavely Minerals Ltd 0.47% +0.06% 0.9
274 RVR Red River Resources Ltd 0.45% +0.18% 1.1
275 ELD Elders Ltd 0.45% -0.09% 1.0
276 WES Wesfarmers Ltd 0.45% +0.08% 2.2
277 IRE Iress Ltd 0.44% 0.00% 1.2
278 CL1 Class Ltd 0.44% 0.00% 8.6
279 WGN Wagners Holding Company Ltd 0.44% 0.00% 6.1
280 COL Coles Group Ltd 0.43% +0.14% 1.6
281 API Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd 0.42% -0.02% 4.1
282 APX Appen Ltd 0.42% -0.10% 1.0
283 LVT Livetiles Ltd 0.42% +0.01% 2.0
284 CNI Centuria Capital Group 0.42% -0.12% 2.0
285 VTG Vita Group Ltd 0.42% 0.00% 6.6
286 KMD Kathmandu Holdings Ltd 0.41% +0.03% 1.5
287 IMD IMDEX Ltd 0.41% +0.01% 2.6
288 AMI Aurelia Metals Ltd 0.4% -0.05% 0.6
289 FBR FBR Ltd 0.39% -0.02% 2.7
290 EVT Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd 0.39% +0.01% 5.6
291 SM1 Synlait Milk Ltd 0.38% 0.00% 25.3
292 AIZ Air New Zealand Ltd 0.38% +0.03% 6.3
293 SUN Suncorp Group Ltd 0.38% +0.04% 1.4
294 IPH IPH Ltd 0.38% -0.01% 1.6
295 WCG Webcentral Group Ltd 0.38% 0.00% 0.1
296 IGO IGO Ltd 0.37% -0.11% 0.5
297 INA Ingenia Communities Group 0.36% +0.10% 1.3
298 SGF SG Fleet Group Ltd 0.36% 0.00% 9.6
299 DEG De Grey Mining Ltd 0.35% -0.21% 0.7
300 GOZ Growthpoint Properties Australia 0.35% -0.08% 2.6
301 ORG Origin Energy Ltd 0.35% -0.02% 1.1
302 KGN Kogan.com Ltd 0.35% -0.21% 0.3
303 MHJ Michael Hill International Ltd 0.35% -0.05% 17.1
304 BAP Bapcor Ltd 0.35% +0.15% 0.6
305 RED RED 5 Ltd 0.34% 0.00% 1.0
306 A40 Alita Resources Ltd 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
307 VEA Viva Energy Group Ltd 0.34% -0.05% 1.4
308 VRL Village Roadshow Ltd 0.34% +0.02% 1.2
309 CIA Champion Iron Ltd 0.33% -0.10% 2.2
310 EVS Envirosuite Ltd 0.33% +0.04% 2.8
311 GPT GPT Group 0.32% +0.08% 0.8
312 ABP Abacus Property Group 0.32% -0.01% 2.4
313 NGI Navigator Global Investments Ltd 0.32% -0.01% 1.8
314 GDI GDI Property Group 0.32% +0.01% 1.5
315 NCM Newcrest Mining Ltd 0.32% -0.06% 0.6
316 ATS Australis Oil & Gas Ltd 0.32% +0.05% 1.1
317 NXS Next Science Ltd 0.32% 0.00% 3.1
318 WPR Waypoint REIT 0.32% -1.09% 0.8
319 CRN Coronado Global Resources Inc 0.31% +0.07% 3.6
320 BRG Breville Group Ltd 0.31% -0.10% 1.2
321 CAR Carsales.com Ltd 0.31% -0.02% 0.9
322 CWP Cedar Woods Properties Ltd 0.31% +0.05% 2.2
323 MGR Mirvac Group 0.3% -0.06% 0.8
324 CGL The Citadel Group Ltd 0.29% -0.01% 1.2
325 JLG Johns LYNG Group Ltd 0.29% +0.05% 3.4
326 GCY Gascoyne Resources Ltd 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
327 PEX Peel Mining Ltd 0.27% +0.27% 2.1
328 CAT Catapult Group International Ltd 0.27% 0.00% 0.4
329 ORA Orora Ltd 0.27% -0.02% 0.8
330 PRN Perenti Global Ltd 0.26% +0.02% 0.6
331 ALD Ampol Ltd 0.26% +0.02% 0.8
332 SIQ Smartgroup Corporation Ltd 0.26% +0.03% 0.6
333 PPS Praemium Ltd 0.26% +0.08% 1.6
334 BET Betmakers Technology Group Ltd 0.25% -0.05% 0.6
335 HSN Hansen Technologies Ltd 0.25% +0.03% 1.3
336 MQG Macquarie Group Ltd 0.25% +0.01% 1.0
337 PMV Premier Investments Ltd 0.25% -0.03% 0.9
338 ARF Arena REIT 0.25% -0.02% 2.4
339 CKF Collins Foods Ltd 0.25% -0.01% 1.0
340 TLS Telstra Corporation Ltd 0.24% +0.04% 1.0
341 PDL Pendal Group Ltd 0.24% +0.04% 0.6
342 CSL CSL Ltd 0.24% +0.08% 0.9
343 TTM Titan Minerals Ltd 0.23% +0.18% 0.8
344 CMM Capricorn Metals Ltd 0.23% +0.23% 0.2
345 BXB Brambles Ltd 0.23% +0.09% 1.0
346 SDF Steadfast Group Ltd 0.23% 0.00% 0.8
347 AIA Auckland International Airport Ltd 0.22% 0.00% 8.0
348 HLS Healius Ltd 0.22% +0.07% 0.7
349 MOE Moelis Australia Ltd 0.22% -0.01% 1.2
350 FAR FAR Ltd 0.22% 0.00% 2.4
351 BTH Bigtincan Holdings Ltd 0.22% -0.01% 0.6
352 CE1 Calima Energy Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 10.4
353 CAN Cann Group Ltd 0.21% +0.08% 0.6
354 WPP WPP AUNZ Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 6.9
355 AKP Audio Pixels Holdings Ltd 0.2% 0.00% 5.5
356 CST Castile Resources Ltd 0.2% -0.01% 0.2
357 SRV Servcorp Ltd 0.2% 0.00% 12.8
358 EXL Elixinol Global Ltd 0.2% +0.01% 0.8
359 NZM NZME Ltd 0.2% 0.00% 4.8
360 TPG TPG Telecom Ltd 0.2% -0.01% 2.6
361 BOE Boss Resources Ltd 0.2% 0.00% 1.2
362 360 LIFE360 Inc 0.2% 0.00% 0.6
363 CHN Chalice Gold Mines Ltd 0.19% +0.07% 0.3
364 BSL Bluescope Steel Ltd 0.19% +0.04% 0.4
365 HLO Helloworld Travel Ltd 0.18% -0.18% 0.5
366 CDD Cardno Ltd 0.18% 0.00% 1.9
367 AYS Amaysim Australia Ltd 0.17% +0.02% 2.3
368 RAP Resapp Health Ltd 0.17% 0.00% 1.0
369 IAP Investec Australia Property Fund 0.17% -0.05% 1.6
370 CLA Celsius Resources Ltd 0.16% -0.03% 0.7
371 AIS Aeris Resources Ltd 0.16% 0.00% 0.1
372 MVF Monash Ivf Group Ltd 0.16% +0.08% 0.6
373 OTW Over the Wire Holdings Ltd 0.15% -0.01% 4.6
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What is Short Selling?

Short selling is one of the most difficult concepts for novice investors to grasp.

The goal is to profit from a falling market by “borrowing” shares in a company to sell at the current market price, and buy those shares back at a later date after the price has fallen. The difference between the initial sell price and the later buyback price is the profit.

The easiest way to grasp the concept is to compare it with traditional share investment.

Long (Buy)

Going “long” is the traditional way of investing in the stock market; you profit when the share price goes up.

  • You believe a companies share price will rise
  • You buy shares at $40
  • The share price rises to $54
  • You sell the shares for a profit of $14 per share
Chart of a Long Buy

Short (Sell)

Going “short” is the opposite; you profit when the share price goes down.

  • You believe a companies share price will fall
  • You sell 1,000 "borrowed" shares at $58
  • The share price falls to $42
  • You buy 1,000 shares (to close the trade) at $42
  • You made a profit of $16 per share
Chart of a Short Sale

How can you sell shares you don’t own?

The most common way is called “Covered Short Selling” and it involves “borrowing” the shares from someone else (organised by your stockbroker).

To open a trade: You borrow shares and sell them at the current market price.

To close the trade: You buyback the same number of shares and return them to the original shareholder.

Another way is to “Naked Short Sell” and it involves a stockbroker placing a sell order on your behalf, even though you haven't borrowed any shares (hence the term "naked"). To close the trade you must buy back the exact number of shares that you originally sold.

Remember that everything is done on a computer. You’re not actually buying and selling a tangible asset; all that’s required is that the numbers in the regulator’s computer “even out” at the end.

Why would someone allow their stock to be short sold? Lenders can charge a borrowing fee which is passed on to the short seller. This is also why short sale positions tend to be shorter in investment duration than long trades.

Green TickShort Selling Advantages


1. Profit in a falling market

You can make money when share prices are falling.

2. Hedge your portfolio to reduce drawdown

A portfolio can be hedged with “short” positions to reduce drawdowns in down trending markets. Should the stock market turn negative, any profit made in the “short” trades will help counteract the losses made in the long trades.

Red CrossDisadvantages


1. Difficulty to participate

Few Australian stockbrokers have the ability to short sell and those that do often have many obstacles. Additional paperwork, collateral requirements, pre-authorisation per trade, higher fees and a minimum trade size of $50,000 may be set.

2. Risk is unlimited

With traditional share investment your risk is limited to the amount you spent on the initial purchase (a share price can’t go below zero). With short selling a trade isn’t closed until you buyback the original number of shares sold, so your risk is unlimited (there is not upper limit to how high a share price can go).

For example, in 2008 Volkswagen was involved in a massive short-squeeze.

Short sellers panicked because the share price was rising and they were losing money. To close their trades they needed to buyback the original number of shares they sold.

A "snowball" effect ensued with all short sellers trying to close their trades at the same time, driving the share price even higher.

The Volkswagen share price rose from €200 to over €1,000 in just over a month.

Short Squeeze Chart

3. Limited number of approved ASX companies to sell

There is a limited number of ASX companies that are allowed to be sold short. Leveraged equities publish a list of approved companies along with the collateral requirements.

Why is Short Selling Allowed?

Short selling provides liquidity and brings price efficiency into the market.

In 2008, ASIC placed stricter controls on covered short selling and banned naked short selling outright in an attempt to bring order to the market turmoil. Although it could easily be argued that the ban reduced fear and reduced the number of people “sitting on the sidelines”, studies have found that the consequence was higher volatility and decreased liquidity.

How to "Go Short" in Australia

Short selling ASX companies should only be conducted by experienced investors. You will need to shop around for a stockbroker who is able to facilitate short trades.

Alternatively, you can profit from a falling market by purchasing an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that specialises in short selling.

BetaShares Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund (BEAR) is an ETF that can be bought and sold just like ordinary shares with no extra paperwork, fees or obstacles. The fund short sells ASX SPI 200 futures contracts so that any fall in the S&P/ASX 200 index will result in an increase in the fund’s value. Therefore, the share price of BEAR ETF will rise if the stock market falls.

Using an ETF like the BEAR is a great way for the average investor to profit from, or protect against a fall in the overall Australian stock market.


Additional Links

Short Selling Regulatory Guide 196 (PDF) - ASIC’s detailed guide

Short Selling Reporting Obligations in Australia (PDF) - A law firm’s excellent summary