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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: 27 May 2020

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 NWSLV News Corporation 14.92% -0.72% 0.0
2 MYR Myer Holdings Ltd 14.04% +0.01% 5.5
3 SDA Speedcast International Ltd 12.73% -0.25% 0.0
4 GXY Galaxy Resources Ltd 12.22% +0.06% 7.1
5 SUL Super Retail Group Ltd 11.09% +0.98% 10.7
6 ORE Orocobre Ltd 9.96% -0.30% 14.9
7 PLS Pilbara Minerals Ltd 9.16% -0.03% 22.7
8 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd 9.15% 0.00% 21.4
9 JBH JB Hi-Fi Ltd 9.08% -0.36% 14.9
10 NEA Nearmap Ltd 9.02% +0.37% 7.0
11 ING Inghams Group Ltd 8.98% +0.11% 15.4
12 WEB Webjet Ltd 8.57% +2.55% 2.3
13 SEK Seek Ltd 8.34% +0.38% 13.0
14 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd 7.91% +0.47% 2.7
15 PPT Perpetual Ltd 7.47% +0.26% 14.2
16 BOQ Bank of Queensland Ltd 7.39% -0.69% 6.0
17 CGF Challenger Ltd 7.29% +0.74% 2.9
18 MTS Metcash Ltd 7.1% -0.06% 12.0
19 HVN Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd 7.05% +0.12% 3.9
20 Z1P ZIP Co Ltd 6.98% -0.97% 2.8
21 PGH Pact Group Holdings Ltd 6.92% -0.10% 32.8
22 NCZ New Century Resources Ltd 6.52% -0.09% 20.3
23 FLT Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd 6.51% +1.35% 1.8
24 LYC Lynas Corporation Ltd 6.39% +0.70% 9.3
25 SGM Sims Ltd 6.36% -0.03% 29.4
26 CTD Corporate Travel Management Ltd 6.19% -1.08% 6.5
27 MYX Mayne Pharma Group Ltd 6.02% -0.09% 11.1
28 AWC Alumina Ltd 5.87% +0.32% 2.2
29 NEC Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd 5.78% -0.12% 12.8
30 CLH Collection House Ltd 5.71% 0.00% 0.0
31 BIN Bingo Industries Ltd 5.17% +0.18% 7.8
32 BUB Bubs Australia Ltd 5.16% -0.21% 5.7
33 GWA GWA Group Ltd 5.15% -0.77% 16.1
34 WOR Worley Ltd 5.13% +0.27% 2.4
35 PNV Polynovo Ltd 5.11% -0.11% 7.3
36 AMA AMA Group Ltd 5.09% +0.11% 3.3
37 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Ltd 5.03% -0.06% 134.8
38 AMP AMP Ltd 4.96% +0.21% 10.5
39 HUB HUB24 Ltd 4.91% +0.05% 10.3
40 ALL Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 4.87% +0.78% 12.2
41 SYR Syrah Resources Ltd 4.82% -0.06% 3.6
42 BKL Blackmores Ltd 4.74% -0.13% 9.0
43 IFL IOOF Holdings Ltd 4.73% -0.12% 12.2
44 BHP BHP Group Ltd 4.7% +0.09% 16.5
45 LOV Lovisa Holdings Ltd 4.57% -0.13% 7.6
46 JIN Jumbo Interactive Ltd 4.4% +0.13% 2.0
47 MSB Mesoblast Ltd 4.34% -0.07% 3.8
48 MND Monadelphous Group Ltd 4.34% -0.14% 11.8
49 CSR CSR Ltd 4.27% +0.36% 4.2
50 IVC Invocare Ltd 4.25% -0.30% 8.5
51 SPL Starpharma Holdings Ltd 4.22% +0.01% 44.5
52 BGL Bellevue Gold Ltd 4.16% -0.01% 4.0
53 HT1 HT&E Ltd 4.11% -0.07% 64.1
54 SXY SENEX Energy Ltd 4.06% -0.02% 3.5
55 BGA Bega Cheese Ltd 4.06% 0.00% 11.1
56 PNI Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd 4.01% +0.05% 12.2
57 RRL Regis Resources Ltd 3.98% +0.14% 5.8
58 BLD Boral Ltd 3.9% +0.69% 1.1
59 A2M The a2 Milk Company Ltd 3.87% +0.07% 10.8
60 COE Cooper Energy Ltd 3.84% -0.16% 11.8
61 DOW Downer Edi Ltd 3.82% +0.13% 5.8
62 SLC Superloop Ltd 3.81% -0.31% 7.7
63 JHG Janus Henderson Group Plc 3.75% +0.45% 5.2
64 RSG Resolute Mining Ltd 3.75% -0.30% 3.6
65 DMP Domino's PIZZA Enterprises Ltd 3.74% -0.78% 8.8
66 ARB ARB Corporation Ltd 3.71% +0.04% 20.9
67 EML EML Payments Ltd 3.71% -0.28% 2.9
68 CGC Costa Group Holdings Ltd 3.71% -0.12% 3.9
69 EHE Estia Health Ltd 3.7% -0.22% 8.0
70 WHC Whitehaven Coal Ltd 3.67% -0.49% 3.3
71 SVW Seven Group Holdings Ltd 3.56% +0.19% 23.2
72 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd 3.54% -0.02% 22.5
73 WTC Wisetech Global Ltd 3.5% -0.20% 5.1
74 GUD G.U.D. Holdings Ltd 3.49% +0.02% 11.3
75 FUEL Betashares Global Energy Companies ETF - Currency Hedged 3.48% +3.48% 0.0
76 IPL Incitec Pivot Ltd 3.44% +0.88% 1.5
77 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd 3.42% +0.02% 6.3
78 NUF Nufarm Ltd 3.42% +0.07% 11.9
79 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Ltd 3.4% -0.21% 5.4
80 GOR Gold Road Resources Ltd 3.35% -0.14% 3.2
81 TWE Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 3.35% -0.19% 5.6
82 INR Ioneer Ltd 3.29% 0.00% 24.5
83 PTM Platinum Asset Management Ltd 3.23% -0.26% 8.6
84 MLX Metals X Ltd 3.21% -0.08% 12.2
85 KAR Karoon Energy Ltd 3.21% -0.09% 4.4
86 ABC Adbri Ltd 3.21% -0.07% 6.5
87 ALG Ardent Leisure Group Ltd 3.14% +0.03% 1.4
88 RWC Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd 3.11% +0.17% 4.8
89 CMW Cromwell Property Group 3.11% +0.29% 10.4
90 VRT Virtus Health Ltd 3.06% -0.81% 1.9
91 PAR Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd 3.03% +0.19% 2.4
92 PME Pro Medicus Ltd 3% +0.37% 6.9
93 QUB QUBE Holdings Ltd 2.98% +0.15% 9.4
94 TNE Technology One Ltd 2.94% -0.87% 4.5
95 SOL Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd 2.87% +0.03% 11.8
96 FXL Flexigroup Ltd 2.78% -0.01% 1.0
97 MIN Mineral Resources Ltd 2.75% -0.72% 4.6
98 ECX Eclipx Group Ltd 2.68% -0.32% 3.3
99 BPT Beach Energy Ltd 2.66% +0.45% 3.1
100 ZNO ZOONO Group Ltd 2.62% -0.04% 1.5
101 RFF Rural Funds Group 2.6% -0.82% 10.2
102 SKC Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd 2.6% -0.01% 19.3
103 AVH Avita Medical Ltd 2.53% -0.05% 2.7
104 FNP Freedom Foods Group Ltd 2.45% -0.01% 1.6
105 SHL Sonic Healthcare Ltd 2.44% +0.17% 5.6
106 ANN Ansell Ltd 2.42% -0.39% 4.0
107 REA REA Group Ltd 2.41% +0.02% 11.5
108 PBH Pointsbet Holdings Ltd 2.41% +0.05% 1.7
109 IEL Idp Education Ltd 2.41% +0.20% 6.5
110 SBM ST Barbara Ltd 2.37% -0.22% 2.4
111 UMG United Malt Group Ltd 2.35% +0.27% 4.8
112 SWM Seven West Media Ltd 2.32% -0.03% 1.5
113 RIO RIO Tinto Ltd 2.3% -0.14% 3.9
114 SKI Spark Infrastructure Group 2.3% +0.08% 6.4
115 CPU Computershare Ltd 2.25% +0.28% 5.6
116 EOF Ecofibre Ltd 2.22% -0.05% 15.1
117 NWS News Corporation 2.21% +0.03% 4.9
118 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Ltd 2.15% 0.00% 1,229.2
119 IGB Ishares Treasury ETF 2.14% +2.14% 2.7
120 NIC Nickel Mines Ltd 2.13% +0.04% 8.4
121 RHC Ramsay Health Care Ltd 2.13% -0.19% 5.8
122 IPD Impedimed Ltd 2.11% +0.10% 4.5
123 BKW Brickworks Ltd 2.08% +0.12% 4.9
124 CCP Credit Corp Group Ltd 2.02% +0.07% 1.3
125 OSH Oil Search Ltd 2.02% -0.23% 2.7
126 SGR The Star Entertainment Group Ltd 2.01% +0.24% 2.5
127 NHF Nib Holdings Ltd 1.97% -0.15% 5.1
128 SXL Southern Cross Media Group Ltd 1.97% -0.08% 0.6
129 KGN Kogan.com Ltd 1.97% -0.52% 1.2
130 BVS Bravura Solutions Ltd 1.97% 0.00% 5.0
131 APX Appen Ltd 1.96% -0.33% 1.5
132 REG Regis Healthcare Ltd 1.96% +0.10% 6.6
133 SFR Sandfire Resources Ltd 1.95% -0.05% 2.7
134 CWN Crown Resorts Ltd 1.95% -0.08% 4.2
135 TGR Tassal Group Ltd 1.93% -0.10% 4.3
136 IFN Infigen Energy 1.92% +0.10% 6.4
137 WSA Western Areas Ltd 1.92% +0.06% 2.7
138 AGL AGL Energy Ltd 1.92% +0.21% 5.1
139 DHG Domain Holdings Australia Ltd 1.9% -0.26% 5.1
140 SAR Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd 1.9% -0.04% 2.0
141 VUK Virgin Money Uk Plc 1.9% +0.38% 1.9
142 AMC Amcor Plc 1.9% +0.32% 5.7
143 AAC Australian Agricultural Company Ltd 1.89% -0.03% 14.4
144 WAF West African Resources Ltd 1.87% -0.15% 2.3
145 APE AP Eagers Ltd 1.85% +0.33% 3.3
146 SCP Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group 1.77% +0.26% 3.7
147 GMA Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Ltd 1.73% -0.09% 10.6
148 ALX Atlas Arteria 1.72% -0.03% 2.9
149 PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 1.71% -0.01% 7.5
150 URW Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 1.69% +0.37% 1.2
151 BWX BWX Ltd 1.68% +0.01% 5.7
152 JHC Japara Healthcare Ltd 1.68% -0.02% 5.3
153 PET Phoslock Environmental Technologies Ltd 1.67% -0.02% 5.6
154 NHC New Hope Corporation Ltd 1.66% +0.06% 3.0
155 GEM G8 Education Ltd 1.66% +0.02% 1.3
156 CLW Charter Hall Long Wale REIT 1.65% +0.06% 3.0
157 PDL Pendal Group Ltd 1.63% +0.25% 3.1
158 SLR Silver Lake Resources Ltd 1.61% -0.44% 2.2
159 VCX Vicinity Centres 1.61% +0.38% 2.1
160 JMS Jupiter Mines Ltd 1.57% -0.02% 8.7
161 ILU Iluka Resources Ltd 1.57% +0.43% 3.9
162 NWL Netwealth Group Ltd 1.57% -0.13% 8.6
163 APT Afterpay Ltd 1.56% -0.01% 0.5
164 NCK Nick Scali Ltd 1.54% -0.12% 4.8
165 MFG Magellan Financial Group Ltd 1.54% +0.16% 4.0
166 EHL Emeco Holdings Ltd 1.53% +0.01% 0.9
167 SYD Sydney Airport 1.53% +0.26% 2.5
168 SGP Stockland 1.52% +0.73% 1.7
169 GNC Graincorp Ltd 1.5% -0.50% 1.8
170 JHX James Hardie Industries Plc 1.49% +0.17% 3.0
171 AD8 Audinate Group Ltd 1.48% -0.12% 2.6
172 LIC Lifestyle Communities Ltd 1.47% -0.01% 2.0
173 OML Ooh!Media Ltd 1.46% -0.01% 1.1
174 XRO Xero Ltd 1.42% +0.08% 3.7
175 NAN Nanosonics Ltd 1.39% +0.02% 4.8
176 CIM Cimic Group Ltd 1.39% +0.02% 6.6
177 PAN Panoramic Resources Ltd 1.39% +1.35% 1.5
178 MGX Mount Gibson Iron Ltd 1.39% -0.02% 2.9
179 ISX Isignthis Ltd 1.38% -0.05% 0.0
180 S32 SOUTH32 Ltd 1.35% +0.03% 3.1
181 QAN Qantas Airways Ltd 1.35% -0.19% 1.2
182 STO Santos Ltd 1.33% +0.09% 2.7
183 PRU Perseus Mining Ltd 1.31% -0.05% 2.2
184 BWP BWP Trust 1.31% +0.05% 5.7
185 VEA Viva Energy Group Ltd 1.29% -0.14% 3.0
186 AST Ausnet Services Ltd 1.28% -0.10% 3.8
187 AX1 Accent Group Ltd 1.27% -0.05% 1.8
188 FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 1.27% -0.26% 1.8
189 WPL Woodside Petroleum Ltd 1.22% -0.10% 2.9
190 BAP Bapcor Ltd 1.22% -0.33% 2.0
191 SIV SIV Capital Ltd 1.21% 0.00% 21.1
192 SSM Service Stream Ltd 1.21% +0.35% 2.4
193 MOC Mortgage Choice Ltd 1.19% 0.00% 7.6
194 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Ltd 1.15% +0.08% 2.8
195 DXS Dexus 1.14% +0.38% 1.6
196 ASB Austal Ltd 1.14% -0.23% 1.0
197 BLA Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
198 NWH NRW Holdings Ltd 1.13% +0.19% 1.0
199 IXC INVEX Therapeutics Ltd 1.12% +1.12% 1.5
200 GMG Goodman Group 1.11% +0.20% 3.1
201 MNY MONEY3 Corporation Ltd 1.1% +0.02% 2.9
202 ADI Apn Industria REIT 1.1% +0.02% 7.2
203 LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd 1.09% 0.00% 0.0
204 BUD Buddy Technologies Ltd 1.06% -0.04% 2.7
205 TPW Temple & Webster Group Ltd 1.06% 0.00% 1.6
206 LNK Link Administration Holdings Ltd 1.05% +0.07% 1.9
207 EVN Evolution Mining Ltd 1.04% -0.21% 0.4
208 MPL Medibank Private Ltd 1.04% +0.06% 2.3
209 OPY Openpay Group Ltd 1.03% +0.10% 0.4
210 EOS Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd 1.02% -0.01% 1.0
211 HAS Hastings Technology Metals Ltd 1% +0.07% 13.3
212 STX Strike Energy Ltd 1% +0.04% 4.3
213 OBL Omni Bridgeway Ltd 0.98% -0.06% 2.5
214 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare Ltd 0.98% +0.02% 1.2
215 CHC Charter Hall Group 0.98% +0.34% 1.3
216 IPH IPH Ltd 0.97% -0.19% 2.8
217 ARF Arena REIT 0.96% +0.39% 3.3
218 OZL OZ Minerals Ltd 0.95% +0.43% 2.2
219 NXT NEXTDC Ltd 0.95% -0.01% 1.8
220 COH Cochlear Ltd 0.94% +0.03% 2.0
221 MP1 Megaport Ltd 0.94% +0.03% 1.8
222 EWC Energy World Corporation Ltd 0.93% -0.01% 119.5
223 NST Northern Star Resources Ltd 0.92% +0.22% 0.3
224 AQZ Alliance Aviation Services Ltd 0.92% -0.51% 4.8
225 FBU Fletcher Building Ltd 0.9% +0.06% 2.4
226 IRI Integrated Research Ltd 0.89% 0.00% 5.4
227 MYS Mystate Ltd 0.89% -0.03% 6.6
228 CCX City Chic Collective Ltd 0.87% -0.14% 3.2
229 CAR Carsales.com Ltd 0.85% -0.14% 2.1
230 LLC Lendlease Group 0.85% -0.12% 1.7
231 DCN Dacian Gold Ltd 0.84% -0.14% 0.6
232 SUN Suncorp Group Ltd 0.84% +0.04% 2.4
233 IGL Ive Group Ltd 0.83% -0.05% 1.0
234 ISU Iselect Ltd 0.82% 0.00% 2.6
235 TCL Transurban Group 0.81% +0.02% 2.5
236 ALU Altium Ltd 0.81% -0.22% 2.0
237 PRN Perenti Global Ltd 0.8% +0.26% 1.0
238 API Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd 0.79% +0.12% 2.5
239 WBC Westpac Banking Corporation 0.79% +0.08% 1.3
240 NSR National Storage REIT 0.78% 0.00% 1.1
241 NGI Navigator Global Investments Ltd 0.74% +0.07% 0.6
242 WHA Wattle Health Australia Ltd 0.73% 0.00% 0.0
243 NAB National Australia Bank Ltd 0.73% +0.03% 1.3
244 RVR Red River Resources Ltd 0.72% -0.07% 2.0
245 OGC Oceanagold Corporation 0.72% +0.04% 0.7
246 NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 0.72% +0.22% 0.7
247 MRM Mma Offshore Ltd 0.71% 0.00% 6.2
248 IAG Insurance Australia Group Ltd 0.7% +0.15% 2.7
249 SDF Steadfast Group Ltd 0.69% -0.14% 2.0
250 WES Wesfarmers Ltd 0.69% +0.05% 2.9
251 BLX Beacon Lighting Group Ltd 0.69% 0.00% 6.9
252 TYR Tyro Payments Ltd 0.68% -0.02% 1.1
253 OCC Orthocell Ltd 0.68% 0.00% 3.9
254 A2B A2B Australia Ltd 0.67% 0.00% 6.0
255 AMI Aurelia Metals Ltd 0.65% -0.15% 0.6
256 ANZ Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 0.64% +0.04% 1.0
257 MGR Mirvac Group 0.64% +0.03% 1.2
258 GRR Grange Resources Ltd 0.64% -0.28% 7.7
259 VOC Vocus Group Ltd 0.63% +0.01% 2.3
260 SCG Scentre Group 0.63% +0.11% 0.7
261 ORG Origin Energy Ltd 0.62% -0.11% 1.3
262 VHT Volpara Health Technologies Ltd 0.62% +0.15% 1.9
263 BID Bidenergy Ltd 0.6% 0.00% 3.9
264 APA APA Group 0.58% -0.03% 3.5
265 MQG Macquarie Group Ltd 0.58% +0.10% 1.1
266 BRG Breville Group Ltd 0.57% +0.02% 2.0
267 ASX ASX Ltd 0.57% +0.07% 1.9
268 RMS Ramelius Resources Ltd 0.57% -0.17% 0.5
269 SPT Splitit Payments Ltd 0.57% +0.08% 0.3
270 NCM Newcrest Mining Ltd 0.56% -0.05% 0.9
271 WGN Wagners Holding Company Ltd 0.52% +0.03% 1.5
272 RIC Ridley Corporation Ltd 0.52% -0.02% 5.2
273 WGX Westgold Resources Ltd 0.5% -0.11% 1.3
274 BSL Bluescope Steel Ltd 0.5% -0.02% 0.6
275 CQR Charter Hall Retail REIT 0.49% -0.01% 1.0
276 CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia 0.48% -0.15% 1.5
277 AVN Aventus Group 0.47% -0.04% 2.0
278 ORI Orica Ltd 0.47% -0.01% 1.1
279 CWY Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd 0.47% +0.07% 1.1
280 COL Coles Group Ltd 0.47% +0.05% 1.0
281 WGO Warrego Energy Ltd 0.46% +0.24% 0.6
282 TPM TPG Telecom Ltd 0.45% 0.00% 2.6
283 WPP WPP AUNZ Ltd 0.45% +0.02% 1.0
284 RDC Redcape Hotel Group 0.44% +0.06% 3.3
285 ORA Orora Ltd 0.44% +0.05% 0.9
286 WOW Woolworths Group Ltd 0.44% +0.04% 1.2
287 RMD Resmed Inc 0.44% -0.04% 1.1
288 VTG Vita Group Ltd 0.43% 0.00% 3.2
289 VRL Village Roadshow Ltd 0.43% +0.06% 0.9
290 MLD Maca Ltd 0.42% +0.04% 1.9
291 CIA Champion Iron Ltd 0.41% +0.18% 0.6
292 CBR Carbon Revolution Ltd 0.41% +0.01% 1.7
293 COF Centuria Office REIT 0.41% +0.02% 0.8
294 EVT Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd 0.41% -0.14% 1.8
295 INA Ingenia Communities Group 0.4% +0.03% 0.6
296 WPR Waypoint REIT 0.4% -0.06% 0.9
297 BBN Baby Bunting Group Ltd 0.4% -0.24% 1.9
298 SM1 Synlait Milk Ltd 0.4% +0.01% 7.1
299 FBR FBR Ltd 0.39% 0.00% 4.9
300 BXB Brambles Ltd 0.39% 0.00% 1.1
301 AYS Amaysim Australia Ltd 0.39% -0.02% 2.7
302 PMV Premier Investments Ltd 0.39% -0.12% 1.0
303 FAR FAR Ltd 0.39% 0.00% 1.3
304 HSN Hansen Technologies Ltd 0.38% -0.01% 1.3
305 ARQ ARQ Group Ltd 0.38% 0.00% 0.8
306 CL1 Class Ltd 0.37% 0.00% 1.4
307 TTT Titomic Ltd 0.37% -0.01% 1.8
308 ABP Abacus Property Group 0.37% +0.03% 1.3
309 GOZ Growthpoint Properties Australia 0.37% +0.13% 1.5
310 CKF Collins Foods Ltd 0.37% +0.05% 0.9
311 MHJ Michael Hill International Ltd 0.36% +0.02% 2.7
312 AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.36% -0.01% 2.2
313 GPT GPT Group 0.35% 0.00% 0.4
314 MVP Medical Developments International Ltd 0.35% +0.01% 1.1
315 ADH Adairs Ltd 0.35% -0.08% 0.4
316 A40 Alita Resources Ltd 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
317 AQG Alacer Gold Corp 0.33% -0.11% 0.3
318 HLS Healius Ltd 0.33% -0.11% 1.2
319 ALD Ampol Ltd 0.33% 0.00% 0.6
320 CDA Codan Ltd 0.32% +0.01% 1.3
321 CLA Celsius Resources Ltd 0.32% 0.00% 1.3
322 AGH Althea Group Holdings Ltd 0.31% +0.03% 0.8
323 SLK Sealink Travel Group Ltd 0.31% -0.03% 3.8
324 IGO IGO Ltd 0.31% +0.05% 0.4
325 PPS Praemium Ltd 0.3% +0.05% 0.9
326 ARU Arafura Resources Ltd 0.29% -0.03% 2.3
327 IAP Investec Australia Property Fund 0.29% +0.22% 0.4
328 CDD Cardno Ltd 0.29% -0.02% 2.7
329 SIQ Smartgroup Corporation Ltd 0.28% -0.05% 0.3
330 GCY Gascoyne Resources Ltd 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
331 360 LIFE360 Inc 0.28% 0.00% 4.3
332 JLG Johns LYNG Group Ltd 0.28% +0.03% 1.9
333 LVT Livetiles Ltd 0.28% +0.01% 1.1
334 OFX OFX Group Ltd 0.28% +0.04% 0.9
335 AGY Argosy Minerals Ltd 0.28% +0.05% 1.1
336 CSL CSL Ltd 0.27% +0.11% 0.6
337 EXL Elixinol Global Ltd 0.26% -0.01% 0.2
338 ELD Elders Ltd 0.26% -0.15% 0.4
339 SGF SG Fleet Group Ltd 0.26% 0.00% 7.0
340 QBE QBE Insurance Group Ltd 0.25% +0.11% 0.4
341 TLS Telstra Corporation Ltd 0.25% -0.04% 0.9
342 CGL The Citadel Group Ltd 0.25% 0.00% 0.5
343 IRE Iress Ltd 0.25% -0.08% 0.6
344 VAH Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd 0.24% 0.00% 0.0
345 BBUS Betashares US Equities Strong Bear Currency Hedged (HF) 0.24% +0.24% 0.0
346 AMS Atomos Ltd 0.23% +0.05% 0.7
347 CDV Cardinal Resources Ltd 0.23% +0.01% 3.2
348 AFG Australian Finance Group Ltd 0.23% -0.08% 0.2
349 DUB Dubber Corporation Ltd 0.22% +0.02% 0.5
350 MVF Monash Ivf Group Ltd 0.22% -0.27% 0.2
351 GDI GDI Property Group 0.22% +0.01% 0.6
352 CIP Centuria Industrial REIT 0.22% +0.03% 0.6
353 ALK Alkane Resources Ltd 0.21% -0.17% 0.3
354 DJRE SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund 0.21% +0.21% 0.0
355 CE1 Calima Energy Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 3.2
356 NZM NZME Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 1.9
357 RXL ROX Resources Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 0.3
358 SRV Servcorp Ltd 0.2% 0.00% 2.7
359 AUB AUB Group Ltd 0.19% -0.01% 0.2
360 SVY Stavely Minerals Ltd 0.19% -0.01% 0.4
361 CQE Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT 0.19% +0.07% 0.3
362 EVS Envirosuite Ltd 0.19% -0.01% 1.4
363 CAT Catapult Group International Ltd 0.19% +0.14% 0.4
364 HLO Helloworld Travel Ltd 0.19% -0.06% 0.2
365 DRO Droneshield Ltd 0.18% +0.02% 0.2
366 OTW Over the Wire Holdings Ltd 0.17% -0.01% 1.3
367 SHV Select Harvests Ltd 0.17% +0.07% 0.3
368 PNR Pantoro Ltd 0.16% -0.02% 0.7
369 RAP Resapp Health Ltd 0.16% 0.00% 1.6
370 PGC Paragon Care Ltd 0.16% -0.08% 0.9
371 GLL Galilee Energy Ltd 0.16% -0.01% 1.3
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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