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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: 17 May 2019

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 ING Inghams Group 17.15% +0.59% 49.7
2 SYR Syrah Resources 16.68% -0.97% 12.1
3 NUF Nufarm Limited 15.54% +0.16% 35.2
4 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 15.29% +0.72% 21.5
5 NXT NEXTDC Limited 14.98% -0.05% 32.8
6 GXY Galaxy Resources 13.92% 0.00% 17.3
7 BAL Bellamy's Australia 13.24% +0.29% 13.6
8 ORE Orocobre Limited 12.31% -0.07% 26.5
9 BWX BWX Limited 11.87% +0.70% 18.6
10 MTS Metcash Limited 11.57% -0.10% 44.0
11 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 10.74% +0.78% 26.7
12 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 10.35% +1.82% 13.1
13 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 9.92% +1.92% 23.1
14 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 9.56% -0.02% 18.2
15 KGN Kogan.com Limited 9.28% +0.19% 17.5
16 BKL Blackmores Limited 9.21% +0.14% 32.5
17 PPT Perpetual Limited 9.19% -0.18% 35.7
18 HVN Harvey Norman 9% +0.30% 23.1
19 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 8.98% -0.29% 21.5
20 IVC Invocare Limited 8.94% -0.33% 33.9
21 CSR CSR Limited 8.92% -0.07% 5.7
22 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 8.91% +0.42% 15.8
23 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 8.83% +0.31% 47.3
24 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 8.74% +0.11% 13.3
25 RWC Reliance Worldwide 8.64% +1.19% 8.7
26 HUB HUB24 Limited 8.35% +0.01% 30.1
27 AMC Amcor Limited 8.16% +0.12% 29.3
28 BOQ Bank of Queensland 7.95% +0.06% 9.0
29 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 7.8% +0.13% 33.6
30 AMP AMP Limited 6.98% +0.10% 20.6
31 QIN Quintis Limited 6.7% 0.00% 0.0
32 WSA Western Areas Limited 6.62% +1.07% 17.0
33 CGF Challenger Limited 6.48% +0.11% 18.8
34 MSB Mesoblast Limited 6% 0.00% 74.0
35 SEK Seek Limited 5.97% +0.27% 23.6
36 RSG Resolute Mining 5.87% -0.04% 12.1
37 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.68% +0.19% 32.4
38 NEC Nine Entertainment 5.37% +0.02% 6.0
39 MLX Metals X Limited 5.32% -0.12% 29.9
40 COE Cooper Energy Limited 5.25% -0.18% 12.3
41 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 5.22% +0.75% 11.0
42 HT1 HT&E Limited 5.09% -0.02% 243.0
43 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.02% +0.06% 40.6
44 CGC Costa Group Holdings 4.93% -0.27% 8.8
45 CTD Corp Travel Limited 4.88% +0.09% 15.0
46 LNG Liquefied Natural 4.81% +0.34% 14.2
47 CLH Collection House 4.8% 0.00% 36.4
48 ARB ARB Corporation 4.79% -0.05% 39.7
49 FLT Flight Centre Travel 4.78% -0.44% 12.5
50 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 4.78% +0.25% 36.4
51 CAR Carsales.com Limited 4.57% -0.03% 13.8
52 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 4.47% -0.02% 27.8
53 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 4.43% -0.17% 11.2
54 WGX Westgold Resources 4.36% +0.33% 5.6
55 MIN Mineral Resources 4.32% +0.20% 6.1
56 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 4.22% -0.24% 10.5
57 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 4.18% -0.04% 7.9
58 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 4.09% -0.04% 8.2
59 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 4.09% +0.17% 62.1
60 A2M The a2 Milk Company 4.08% -0.01% 15.9
61 SAR Saracen Mineral 4.07% +0.12% 10.9
62 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 4.06% +0.74% 3.3
63 RHC Ramsay Health Care 4.01% +0.01% 14.5
64 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.95% +0.10% 14.8
65 APT Afterpay Touch 3.83% +0.09% 5.7
66 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 3.83% -0.01% 31.1
67 AAC Australian Agricult 3.73% -0.05% 40.9
68 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.71% +0.07% 97.1
69 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 3.69% -0.39% 7.4
70 NCK Nick Scali Limited 3.66% +0.04% 21.0
71 SFR Sandfire Resources 3.62% +0.28% 7.9
72 VOC Vocus Group Limited 3.61% -0.08% 13.0
73 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 3.46% +0.22% 13.9
74 NAN Nanosonics Limited 3.39% -0.21% 14.0
75 NCZ New Century Resource 3.39% +0.09% 25.0
76 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.38% +0.04% 18.7
77 GWA GWA Group Limited 3.3% +0.01% 5.7
78 AWC Alumina Limited 3.23% +0.01% 6.4
79 OML Ooh!Media Limited 3.23% +0.32% 6.7
80 ASL Ausdrill Limited 3.17% 0.00% 7.6
81 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 3.16% +0.29% 10.0
82 CCP Credit Corp Group 3.11% -0.07% 11.4
83 PNI Pinnacle Investment 3.11% -0.16% 20.0
84 MLD Maca Limited 3.1% -0.08% 38.4
85 WHC Whitehaven Coal 3.09% -0.28% 4.9
86 NWL Netwealth Group 3.07% -0.01% 22.4
87 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 3.05% +0.46% 7.6
88 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 3.02% -0.12% 16.5
89 WGN Wagners HLD Company 3.01% +0.55% 25.4
90 REA REA Group 3% +0.25% 8.2
91 SLC Superloop Limited 3% +0.01% 14.2
92 SVW Seven Group Holdings 2.95% +0.12% 12.7
93 LYC Lynas Corporation 2.93% -0.12% 1.5
94 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 2.92% 0.00% 31.3
95 NVT Navitas Limited 2.84% -0.02% 36.2
96 GEM G8 Education Limited 2.8% -0.06% 6.4
97 WOR Worleyparsons Limited 2.76% +0.25% 11.1
98 ALX Atlas Arteria FP Ordinary Stapled Securities 2.71% +0.20% 11.8
99 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 2.65% +0.10% 10.4
100 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.65% -0.13% 7.7
101 MPL Medibank Private Limited 2.59% -0.06% 4.6
102 TGR Tassal Group Limited 2.57% +0.33% 10.2
103 RRL Regis Resources 2.54% +0.14% 5.5
104 AOG Aveo Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.54% -0.19% 8.8
105 AHG Automotive Holdings 2.52% -0.01% 6.6
106 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 2.52% -0.09% 6,490.5
107 ANN Ansell Limited 2.51% +0.08% 6.2
108 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 2.5% +0.06% 6.1
109 RCR RCR Tomlinson 2.49% 0.00% 0.0
110 INR Ioneer Limited 2.49% +0.08% 30.1
111 PTM Platinum Asset 2.46% -0.14% 10.8
112 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 2.43% +0.24% 9.9
113 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 2.42% +0.29% 5.6
114 NST Northern Star 2.31% -0.47% 6.6
115 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 2.31% -0.12% 5.7
116 HLS Healius 2.3% -0.14% 14.4
117 SPL Starpharma Holdings 2.29% +0.02% 27.2
118 TNE Technology One 2.28% -0.07% 2.9
119 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 2.26% +0.12% 11.1
120 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.23% -0.02% 11.5
121 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.15% +0.01% 50.5
122 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.1% -0.23% 6.1
123 BAP Bapcor Limited 2.06% +0.04% 6.0
124 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.98% -0.01% 17.8
125 IRI Integrated Research 1.92% +0.02% 17.7
126 WES Wesfarmers Limited 1.91% +0.06% 8.6
127 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 1.85% +0.45% 9.6
128 API Australian Pharm 1.81% -0.17% 5.9
129 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 1.79% +0.61% 3.6
130 FXL Flexigroup Limited 1.77% -0.04% 3.8
131 FNP Freedom Food Limited 1.76% 0.00% 53.7
132 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 1.73% +0.44% 2.5
133 CBA Commonwealth Bank 1.72% +0.05% 5.9
134 EHL Emeco Holdings 1.7% -0.06% 3.2
135 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 1.67% +0.08% 26.7
136 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 1.66% +0.17% 6.3
137 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.63% 0.00% 6.2
138 SEA Sundance Energy 1.62% +0.01% 7.0
139 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.62% +0.01% 8.7
140 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 1.58% -0.01% 22.9
141 FAR FAR Limited 1.57% -0.01% 43.7
142 SDF Steadfast Group Limited 1.56% 0.00% 10.7
143 COL Coles Group 1.55% -0.10% 6.9
144 IGO Independence Group 1.54% -0.04% 7.1
145 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 1.54% +0.17% 12.2
146 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.5% -0.02% 12.0
147 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 1.5% +0.18% 12.7
148 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 1.49% -0.12% 3.8
149 KDR Kidman Resources Limited 1.49% -0.63% 2.3
150 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.49% -0.07% 2.5
151 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 1.48% +0.12% 3.9
152 PNV Polynovo Limited 1.47% 0.00% 9.3
153 EHE Estia Health Limited 1.47% +0.23% 8.3
154 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.44% -0.02% 11.3
155 ABC Adelaide Brighton 1.43% +0.58% 2.4
156 SBM ST Barbara Limited 1.41% +0.09% 0.7
157 RFG Retail Food Group 1.39% 0.00% 6.6
158 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 1.37% +0.05% 4.7
159 AJM Altura Mining Limited 1.36% +0.08% 4.6
160 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.36% -0.02% 23.2
161 NEA Nearmap Limited 1.33% +0.14% 2.0
162 DLX Duluxgroup Limited 1.33% +0.48% 2.9
163 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 1.29% +0.04% 9.6
164 SHL Sonic Healthcare 1.29% -0.14% 6.8
165 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.28% -0.02% 8.4
166 MND Monadelphous Group 1.27% -0.33% 6.0
167 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.25% -0.11% 1.7
168 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.23% -0.04% 5.8
169 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.21% -0.02% 4.3
170 ELD Elders Limited 1.2% +0.23% 1.4
171 PDL Pendal Group Limited 1.2% +0.11% 3.0
172 VEA Viva Energy Group 1.18% +0.04% 5.2
173 NAB National Aust. Bank 1.16% +0.08% 2.6
174 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.15% -0.41% 3.3
175 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% +0.06% 7.3
176 WEB Webjet Limited 1.13% -0.09% 1.7
177 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.13% +0.03% 6.2
178 DDR Dicker Data Limited 1.12% +0.05% 5.8
179 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 1.11% +0.02% 38.4
180 OFX OFX Group Limited 1.11% 0.00% 5.9
181 ORI Orica Limited 1.11% +0.13% 5.1
182 BPT Beach Energy Limited 1.1% +0.02% 6.9
183 LNK Link Admin HLDG 1.09% -0.19% 5.1
184 A2B A2B Australia Limited 1.08% -1.26% 31.9
185 ASX ASX Limited 1.08% -0.03% 8.2
186 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 1.07% +0.16% 3.3
187 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.06% -0.01% 2.9
188 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 1.06% -0.01% 77.7
189 BRG Breville Group Limited 1.06% +0.24% 7.4
190 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 1.05% -0.14% 3.0
191 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 1.02% -0.01% 5.7
192 AST Ausnet Services Limited 1.02% -0.21% 8.6
193 OZL OZ Minerals 1.01% +0.17% 1.5
194 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.99% +0.08% 4.1
195 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 0.97% +0.15% 1.1
196 CTX Caltex Australia 0.96% +0.09% 2.6
197 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.95% +0.02% 4.0
198 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.94% -0.20% 2.6
199 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 0.94% +0.05% 1.6
200 SIV Silver Chef Limited 0.94% 0.00% 6.5
201 URW Unibailrodawestfield Chess Depositary Interests 20:1 0.93% +0.19% 5.5
202 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 0.93% +0.03% 1.0
203 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.92% +0.09% 2.7
204 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.91% -0.07% 4.4
205 EML EML Payments Limited 0.9% 0.00% 1.6
206 ORG Origin Energy 0.9% +0.20% 2.7
207 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.9% +0.07% 17.5
208 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.89% +0.13% 3.4
209 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.89% -0.02% 4.8
210 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 0.88% -0.07% 5.4
211 ISU Iselect Limited 0.86% -0.05% 21.8
212 CPU Computershare Limited 0.86% -0.10% 1.9
213 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 0.85% -0.12% 0.0
214 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 0.84% -0.02% 6.5
215 JIN Jumbo Interactive 0.83% +0.80% 1.1
216 CL1 Class Limited 0.83% -0.07% 2.4
217 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.83% -0.01% 6.6
218 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.82% -0.13% 3.4
219 EWC Energy World Corpor 0.82% 0.00% 13.3
220 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.8% +0.10% 2.9
221 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.79% +0.03% 2.2
222 GOZ Growthpoint Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.79% +0.02% 12.9
223 CIP Centuria I REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.77% +0.01% 11.4
224 SLK Sealink Travel Group 0.76% 0.00% 16.6
225 WZR Wisr Limited 0.74% +0.74% 0.4
226 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 0.72% +0.43% 1.4
227 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.69% +0.08% 6.7
228 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.68% -0.01% 5.1
229 LVT Livetiles Limited 0.68% +0.16% 1.2
230 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.68% -0.05% 2.9
231 GRR Grange Resources 0.66% +0.09% 2.7
232 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.64% -0.02% 2.8
233 IAG Insurance Australia 0.64% +0.07% 3.7
234 ADH Adairs Limited 0.63% -0.01% 0.5
235 COH Cochlear Limited 0.6% +0.03% 2.1
236 SWM Seven West Media Limited 0.59% +0.03% 1.5
237 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 0.59% -0.11% 0.8
238 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.56% 0.00% 5.3
239 BLD Boral Limited 0.55% -0.07% 0.8
240 S2R S2 Resources 0.55% -0.01% 4.9
241 IPH IPH Limited 0.55% +0.01% 2.3
242 SIG Sigma Health Limited 0.55% -0.09% 7.6
243 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.54% +0.26% 0.8
244 QAN Qantas Airways 0.54% +0.16% 0.9
245 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 0.52% +0.09% 2.7
246 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.51% -0.01% 2.2
247 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 0.49% +0.03% 1.7
248 MYS Mystate Limited 0.49% +0.03% 3.0
249 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.49% +0.04% 40.8
250 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.47% 0.00% 1.8
251 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.47% +0.16% 1.5
252 NHC New Hope Corporation 0.46% +0.10% 1.8
253 SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 0.46% +0.08% 1.4
254 BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 0.45% 0.00% 4.6
255 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.45% -0.04% 12.4
256 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.45% -0.05% 1.2
257 HPI Hotel Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.45% +0.01% 8.5
258 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 0.45% -0.03% 2.4
259 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 0.44% -0.25% 1.1
260 LON Longtable Group Limited 0.42% +0.03% 1.1
261 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 0.42% -0.02% 0.5
262 TGA Thorn Group Limited 0.42% 0.00% 3.5
263 EOF Ecofibre Limited 0.41% +0.35% 2.1
264 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.41% +0.02% 1.6
265 ALU Altium Limited 0.41% +0.20% 0.8
266 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 13.0
267 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.4% +0.06% 2.7
268 EPW Erm Power Limited 0.39% +0.18% 8.8
269 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 0.39% +0.01% 1.5
270 APX Appen Limited 0.36% -0.06% 0.7
271 IRE Iress Limited 0.36% +0.08% 1.0
272 EXL Elixinol Global 0.35% +0.12% 0.4
273 HSO Healthscope Limited 0.35% -0.66% 0.3
274 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.34% +0.06% 0.9
275 MOD MOD Resources Limited 0.34% +0.01% 3.6
276 SRV Servcorp Limited 0.33% +0.04% 6.6
277 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.33% -0.17% 1.9
278 XRO Xero Limited 0.32% +0.01% 0.4
279 FCC First Cobalt Corp Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.32% 0.00% 0.4
280 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 0.32% +0.12% 0.6
281 A40 Alliance Mineral 0.32% 0.00% 2.0
282 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.32% 0.00% 0.1
283 AX1 Accent Group Limited 0.32% +0.21% 2.4
284 SHV Select Harvests 0.31% -0.03% 3.9
285 CQE Charter Hall Edu TR Units FP 0.3% +0.03% 2.9
286 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.3% +0.01% 2.7
287 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.3% +0.01% 1.7
288 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.3% +0.01% 1.6
289 TRS The Reject Shop 0.3% -0.02% 1.1
290 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 0.3% -0.05% 2.0
291 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.29% +0.04% 3.6
292 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.29% +0.10% 1.3
293 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.29% -0.13% 0.6
294 AUZ Australian Mines Limited 0.29% 0.00% 0.4
295 ARV Artemis Resources 0.28% 0.00% 1.8
296 SSM Service Stream 0.28% -0.01% 0.9
297 CAT Catapult Group Int Limited 0.27% -0.02% 2.2
298 ILU Iluka Resources 0.27% +0.02% 0.6
299 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.27% 0.00% 1.4
300 PPS Praemium Limited 0.26% -0.15% 0.3
301 FBR FBR Limited 0.26% 0.00% 2.6
302 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.26% 0.00% 6.6
303 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.25% +0.03% 1.3
304 CDD Cardno Limited 0.24% 0.00% 2.7
305 ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.24% 0.00% 8.1
306 CSL CSL Limited 0.24% +0.07% 1.8
307 RVR Red River Resources 0.22% +0.05% 1.8
308 HFR Highfield Res Limited 0.22% 0.00% 14.3
309 CDV Cardinal Reso Limited 0.22% 0.00% 14.3
310 EVT Event Hospitality 0.21% -0.01% 18.0
311 MNF MNF Group Limited 0.19% 0.00% 4.5
312 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.19% +0.03% 2.1
313 PMV Premier Investments 0.19% +0.02% 1.3
314 VVR Viva Energy REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.19% +0.03% 1.1
315 ISX Isignthis Limited 0.18% 0.00% 0.3
316 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.18% -0.04% 1.0
317 BXB Brambles Limited 0.18% +0.09% 0.8
318 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 0.18% -0.02% 0.8
319 ELO Elmo Software 0.18% 0.00% 1.8
320 CWP Cedar Woods Prop 0.18% +0.02% 2.1
321 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.18% 0.00% 2.7
322 IGL Ivegroup 0.17% +0.02% 1.8
323 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.17% +0.09% 0.8
324 STO Santos Limited 0.17% +0.04% 0.8
325 MNS Magnis Energy Tech 0.17% 0.00% 2.4
326 FPH Fisher & Paykel H Foreign Exempt NZX 0.17% 0.00% 3.7
327 AVH Avita Medical Limited 0.17% +0.04% 0.4
328 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.17% +0.01% 1.7
329 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 0.16% 0.00% 0.7
330 VLW Villa World Limited 0.16% -0.02% 0.8
331 RBL Redbubble Limited 0.16% 0.00% 1.0
332 SKT Sky Network 0.16% -0.01% 5.1
333 INA Ingenia Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.16% -0.01% 1.8
334 ORA Orora Limited 0.16% -0.08% 0.6
335 CHC Charter Hall Group Stapled Securities US Prohibited 0.15% -0.01% 0.7
336 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.15% 0.00% 1.0
337 JRV Jervois Mining 0.15% 0.00% 1.8
338 AXP Airxpanders Inc Chess Depository Interests 1:3 0.14% 0.00% 0.0
339 AD8 Audinategroupltd 0.14% +0.10% 0.4
340 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.14% +0.02% 5.2
341 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.13% 0.00% 7.9
342 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.13% 0.00% 1.0
343 PAN Panoramic Resources 0.13% +0.05% 1.9
344 VHT Volpara Health Tech 0.13% +0.10% 0.6
345 AIZ Air New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.12% 0.00% 13.7
346 BKY Berkeley Energia Limited 0.12% -0.01% 6.3
347 ABP Abacus Property Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.12% +0.01% 1.2
348 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.12% +0.01% 0.8
349 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.12% -0.04% 0.7
350 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.12% +0.09% 0.4
351 CCX City Chic Collective 0.11% -0.06% 0.4
352 FLC Fluence Corporation 0.1% -0.01% 1.8
353 CCV Cash Converters 0.09% 0.00% 0.8
354 RCW Rightcrowd 0.09% 0.00% 4.5
355 CNU Chorus Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.09% 0.00% 0.7
356 HUO Huon Aquaculture Group 0.09% 0.00% 5.4
357 TTT Titomic Limited 0.08% 0.00% 0.6
358 DSE Dropsuite Limited 0.08% 0.00% 0.6
359 RVA Reva Medical Inc Cdi 10:1 0.08% 0.00% 3.4
360 REH Reece Limited 0.08% 0.00% 2.5
361 SRS Spicers Limited 0.08% 0.00% 0.2
362 ASB Austal Limited 0.07% 0.00% 0.3
363 MVP Medical Developments 0.07% 0.00% 0.7
364 FZO Family ZONE Cyber 0.07% +0.05% 0.3
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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