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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: 08 Nov 2019

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 SYR Syrah Resources 16.8% -0.56% 16.7
2 GXY Galaxy Resources 16.1% -0.12% 17.6
3 GWA GWA Group Limited 14.87% +1.06% 27.0
4 ORE Orocobre Limited 13.85% -0.27% 56.3
5 ING Inghams Group 13.77% -0.06% 25.6
6 NXT NEXTDC Limited 12.73% -0.25% 22.9
7 BOQ Bank of Queensland 12.63% -0.40% 13.7
8 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 12.53% +1.60% 9.6
9 KLA Kirkland Lake Gold Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Xtse 12.45% +2.84% 66.7
10 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 11.76% -0.22% 31.3
11 CGC Costa Group Holdings 11.46% +4.07% 10.9
12 WEB Webjet Limited 10.36% +0.47% 15.1
13 BKL Blackmores Limited 10.27% +0.26% 40.2
14 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 10.07% -0.51% 20.7
15 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 9.71% -0.13% 16.3
16 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 9.38% -0.66% 17.8
17 HUB HUB24 Limited 9.35% -0.83% 41.5
18 NEA Nearmap Limited 8.96% -0.56% 10.0
19 IVC Invocare Limited 8.95% -0.06% 35.8
20 MTS Metcash Limited 8.57% -0.10% 26.6
21 BAL Bellamy's Australia 8.23% -0.13% 16.5
22 PPT Perpetual Limited 8.2% -0.28% 25.2
23 MIN Mineral Resources 8.09% +0.47% 9.9
24 SAR Saracen Mineral 7.95% -0.01% 9.4
25 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 7.83% -0.09% 27.7
26 HVN Harvey Norman 7.82% -0.06% 45.1
27 CGF Challenger Limited 7.71% -0.11% 26.2
28 CLH Collection House 7.66% 0.00% 45.9
29 NUF Nufarm Limited 7.44% -0.26% 22.2
30 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 7.24% -0.59% 9.1
31 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 7.23% +0.31% 22.9
32 OML Ooh!Media Limited 7.19% +0.27% 10.4
33 RWC Reliance Worldwide 7.18% -0.90% 17.4
34 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 7.09% +0.06% 82.6
35 NCZ New Century Resource 7.09% -0.15% 34.5
36 SLR Silver Lake Resource 7.07% -0.18% 9.9
37 A2M The a2 Milk Company 6.98% -0.09% 11.0
38 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 6.88% -0.49% 14.9
39 RSG Resolute Mining 6.76% +0.23% 8.0
40 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 6.55% -0.18% 11.8
41 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 6.2% +1.22% 8.3
42 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 5.99% +0.33% 12.0
43 BWX BWX Limited 5.85% -1.99% 12.3
44 AMP AMP Limited 5.75% -0.22% 18.1
45 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.64% -0.08% 57.7
46 COE Cooper Energy Limited 5.6% -0.11% 28.2
47 NEC Nine Entertainment 5.28% -0.23% 5.8
48 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 5.26% -0.05% 39.9
49 LNG Liquefied Natural 5.15% -0.30% 19.4
50 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 5.14% -0.24% 22.1
51 CTD Corp Travel Limited 5.09% -0.11% 11.7
52 NWL Netwealth Group 5.06% -0.30% 20.9
53 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.04% +0.16% 15.3
54 CSR CSR Limited 4.89% -0.70% 5.9
55 JIN Jumbo Interactive 4.76% +0.45% 5.4
56 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 4.71% -0.08% 9.4
57 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 4.7% -0.10% 15.9
58 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 4.66% -0.02% 21.3
59 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.64% -0.03% 54.9
60 KGN Kogan.com Limited 4.59% -0.13% 14.1
61 MLX Metals X Limited 4.57% +0.08% 30.7
62 SEK Seek Limited 4.56% -0.39% 17.8
63 SFR Sandfire Resources 4.48% -0.15% 6.7
64 WOR Worley Limited 4.46% -0.26% 12.7
65 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 4.4% -0.11% 25.4
66 ELD Elders Limited 4.33% -0.23% 5.6
67 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 4.3% +0.06% 8.4
68 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 4.29% -0.18% 11.6
69 GEM G8 Education Limited 4.28% -0.61% 4.5
70 CCP Credit Corp Group 4.22% -0.02% 14.6
71 EHL Emeco Holdings 4.1% -0.14% 7.0
72 FLT Flight Centre Travel 4.07% -0.26% 9.2
73 ADH Adairs Limited 4.01% +0.04% 31.0
74 MSB Mesoblast Limited 4% -0.05% 63.8
75 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.99% 0.00% 8.3
76 RRL Regis Resources 3.98% -0.24% 6.2
77 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.95% +0.02% 62.9
78 PTM Platinum Asset 3.94% -0.01% 32.8
79 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 3.77% -0.04% 26.9
80 PNI Pinnacle Investment 3.76% -0.07% 8.3
81 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 3.7% +0.02% 13.0
82 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 3.65% +0.26% 11.2
83 NAN Nanosonics Limited 3.61% -0.18% 12.0
84 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 3.59% 0.00% 28.7
85 AWC Alumina Limited 3.55% -0.15% 11.0
86 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 3.48% +0.02% 5.0
87 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 3.46% -0.19% 15.8
88 TNE Technology One 3.46% -0.29% 11.7
89 OZL OZ Minerals 3.44% +0.84% 2.2
90 WHC Whitehaven Coal 3.41% -0.47% 1.3
91 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 3.41% 0.00% 1,312.8
92 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 3.39% +0.78% 10.3
93 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.31% -0.05% 19.5
94 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.3% 0.00% 107.3
95 SLC Superloop Limited 3.28% -0.42% 6.2
96 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 3.25% +0.02% 17.2
97 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 3.22% +0.10% 11.5
98 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.21% +0.12% 6.3
99 EHE Estia Health Limited 3.18% -0.34% 26.7
100 INR Ioneer Limited 3.15% +0.06% 24.4
101 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 3.13% +0.10% 9.3
102 LYC Lynas Corporation 3.12% -0.01% 7.4
103 SPL Starpharma Holdings 3.09% +0.44% 12.8
104 MND Monadelphous Group 3.03% -0.03% 7.7
105 ARB ARB Corporation 3.03% +0.14% 8.0
106 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 2.96% +0.16% 11.2
107 ALX Atlas Arteria Stap US Prohibited Excluding QUP 2.81% -0.25% 7.7
108 SBM ST Barbara Limited 2.81% -0.05% 3.2
109 ILU Iluka Resources 2.8% -0.50% 4.3
110 AAC Australian Agricult 2.78% -0.04% 74.0
111 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 2.72% +0.06% 2.3
112 API Australian Pharm 2.64% -0.09% 12.3
113 FNP Freedom Food Limited 2.6% +0.02% 16.4
114 RHC Ramsay Health Care 2.58% +0.03% 14.7
115 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 2.51% +0.23% 1.6
116 AVH Avita Medical Limited 2.48% +0.27% 1.2
117 ABC Adelaide Brighton 2.44% +0.15% 9.1
118 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.31% +0.02% 43.3
119 NST Northern Star 2.3% 0.00% 3.1
120 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 2.25% -0.06% 3.8
121 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 2.25% +0.13% 6.0
122 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 2.23% -0.04% 15.8
123 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 2.23% +0.35% 5.5
124 EXL Elixinol Global 2.22% -0.07% 1.3
125 SWM Seven West Media Limited 2.17% -0.12% 7.3
126 WSA Western Areas Limited 2.15% -0.48% 2.1
127 ANN Ansell Limited 2.14% +0.03% 4.7
128 GRR Grange Resources 2.13% +0.04% 31.0
129 SVW Seven Group Holdings 2.12% -0.06% 12.3
130 WGN Wagners HLD Company 2.11% +0.10% 17.3
131 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 2.08% -0.06% 15.4
132 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.04% +0.47% 1.8
133 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 2.01% +0.66% 1.2
134 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2% +0.07% 3.6
135 HLS Healius 1.98% -0.02% 11.1
136 WAF West African Res Limited 1.96% +0.02% 2.8
137 BAP Bapcor Limited 1.94% -0.36% 10.0
138 REA REA Group 1.91% -0.05% 6.6
139 NHC New Hope Corporation 1.91% -0.11% 12.5
140 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 1.88% -0.01% 9.0
141 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 1.87% -0.62% 5.7
142 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 1.86% +0.01% 7.4
143 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.85% -0.01% 27.9
144 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.75% +0.08% 5.7
145 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 1.73% -0.05% 6.7
146 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 1.73% -0.58% 3.5
147 FXL Flexigroup Limited 1.69% +0.10% 8.8
148 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.69% +0.01% 4.1
149 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 1.62% +0.19% 8.0
150 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 1.61% -0.26% 26.8
151 NCK Nick Scali Limited 1.6% -0.04% 10.1
152 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.57% -0.06% 5.9
153 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 1.55% +0.02% 1.9
154 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.53% -0.06% 7.9
155 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.5% +0.07% 5.1
156 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 1.5% 0.00% 21.2
157 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 1.49% -0.10% 12.5
158 PET Phoslock ENV Tec Limited 1.49% -0.19% 6.9
159 SEA Sundance Energy 1.49% -0.04% 0.8
160 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 1.48% +0.02% 6.0
161 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.46% -0.17% 4.9
162 PNV Polynovo Limited 1.45% -0.02% 3.8
163 LNK Link Admin HLDG 1.41% -0.32% 2.8
164 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.38% +0.02% 5.7
165 VEA Viva Energy Group 1.36% -0.02% 10.3
166 CAN Cann Group Limited 1.32% +0.06% 3.5
167 CPU Computershare Limited 1.32% -0.04% 3.3
168 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 1.31% -0.01% 33.0
169 APT Afterpay Touch 1.31% -0.27% 0.9
170 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 1.28% +0.11% 3.1
171 LIC Lifestyle Communit 1.26% 0.00% 3.9
172 AJM Altura Mining Limited 1.21% -0.07% 7.5
173 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.17% -0.10% 7.4
174 CTX Caltex Australia 1.15% -0.14% 2.7
175 WGNR Wagners HLD Company Rights - Applications Close 15-Nov-2019 1.14% +0.26% 0.0
176 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
177 IRI Integrated Research 1.12% -0.01% 12.0
178 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 1.12% -0.06% 9.5
179 IEL Idp Education Limited 1.11% +0.07% 3.1
180 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 1.11% +0.09% 2.8
181 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 1.06% -1.75% 0.0
182 SIV Silver Chef Limited 1.03% +0.02% 13.3
183 CAR Carsales.com Limited 1.02% -0.16% 3.0
184 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 1% -0.10% 2.8
185 EWC Energy World Corpor 0.99% -0.03% 26.5
186 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.99% -0.07% 7.1
187 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.96% +0.40% 0.8
188 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.94% -0.04% 3.6
189 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.93% +0.01% 3.6
190 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.93% -0.06% 5.0
191 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.92% +0.17% 3.4
192 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.92% -0.16% 3.3
193 CGCR Costa Group Holdings Rights-Appsclose 18-Nov-2019 US Prohibited 0.9% -0.45% 0.0
194 UWL Uniti Group Limited 0.9% +0.08% 3.8
195 AOG Aveo Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.9% -0.68% 2.0
196 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.89% +0.04% 3.5
197 ALK Alkane Resources Limited 0.88% +0.51% 2.6
198 IGO Independence Group 0.87% +0.40% 1.9
199 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 0.86% +0.14% 2.6
200 OMN Onemarket 0.86% +0.01% 1.3
201 ISX Isignthis Limited 0.85% -0.58% 0.0
202 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.85% 0.00% 5.5
203 COL Coles Group 0.85% -0.01% 6.2
204 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.82% 0.00% 3.8
205 NVA Nova Minerals Limited 0.81% -0.01% 15.1
206 VOC Vocus Group Limited 0.81% -0.18% 3.9
207 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.8% +0.17% 1.9
208 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.8% 0.00% 3.7
209 ORG Origin Energy 0.8% +0.14% 4.3
210 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 0.78% -0.09% 4.8
211 QAN Qantas Airways 0.76% +0.07% 0.9
212 LVT Livetiles Limited 0.75% 0.00% 2.6
213 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 0.75% -0.24% 12.8
214 ORI Orica Limited 0.75% +0.05% 1.8
215 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.75% +0.02% 6.2
216 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.74% 0.00% 0.0
217 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.74% -0.03% 1.6
218 PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.74% -0.13% 4.6
219 MP1 Megaport Limited 0.73% 0.00% 1.5
220 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.72% +0.11% 3.5
221 BLD Boral Limited 0.71% 0.00% 2.3
222 FAR FAR Limited 0.7% -0.01% 5.4
223 ISU Iselect Limited 0.68% +0.01% 58.1
224 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.67% -1.00% 1.8
225 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.67% -0.41% 2.1
226 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.66% +0.06% 2.1
227 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.66% +0.20% 3.8
228 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.65% +0.09% 5.4
229 CBA Commonwealth Bank 0.65% 0.00% 4.4
230 ORA Orora Limited 0.65% -0.17% 1.7
231 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.64% +0.09% 8.7
232 AQZ Alliance Aviation 0.62% -0.01% 8.4
233 WES Wesfarmers Limited 0.62% +0.05% 5.3
234 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.61% -0.02% 2.1
235 WGX Westgold Resources 0.6% +0.20% 0.8
236 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.59% +0.28% 3.1
237 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.58% -0.06% 3.2
238 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 0.57% -0.63% 1.0
239 APX Appen Limited 0.57% -0.70% 0.5
240 AD8 Audinategroupltd 0.56% +0.03% 2.3
241 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.55% -0.12% 3.0
242 STO Santos Limited 0.55% -0.21% 3.1
243 PPS Praemium Limited 0.55% -0.15% 1.5
244 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.54% 0.00% 5.7
245 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 0.54% -0.03% 4.2
246 CGL The Citadel Group 0.54% +0.04% 0.8
247 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.53% -0.07% 1.0
248 SPT Splitit 0.53% +0.06% 0.5
249 A2B A2B Australia Limited 0.51% +0.01% 46.6
250 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.5% -0.17% 1.5
251 LPI Lithium PWR Int Limited 0.49% 0.00% 2.7
252 IAG Insurance Australia 0.49% -0.06% 2.8
253 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.48% -0.01% 2.4
254 ASX ASX Limited 0.47% -0.01% 1.8
255 EOF Ecofibre Limited 0.47% 0.00% 1.5
256 COH Cochlear Limited 0.45% -0.07% 1.4
257 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.45% +0.09% 1.7
258 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.44% -0.06% 2.1
259 MLD Maca Limited 0.44% +0.03% 8.3
260 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.43% +0.08% 5.0
261 IRE Iress Limited 0.43% +0.01% 1.4
262 BID Bidenergy Limited 0.42% +0.03% 14.3
263 SIG Sigma Health Limited 0.42% +0.11% 2.8
264 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.41% -0.06% 1.2
265 FBR FBR Limited 0.41% +0.01% 1.9
266 RFG Retail Food Group 0.41% 0.00% 2.7
267 TGR Tassal Group Limited 0.41% -0.04% 0.9
268 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 2.6
269 CDP Carindale Property Units FP 0.39% +0.01% 22.1
270 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.39% -0.07% 1.8
271 ALU Altium Limited 0.39% +0.03% 1.0
272 CQE Charter Hall Soc in Units FP 0.39% -0.02% 4.8
273 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.38% -0.15% 1.4
274 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 0.38% -0.01% 5.3
275 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.38% -0.09% 2.3
276 DRO Droneshield Limited 0.38% +0.22% 1.0
277 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.37% 0.00% 4.3
278 DTC Damstra Holdings 0.36% 0.00% 0.7
279 HMX Hammer Metals Limited 0.36% +0.02% 2.6
280 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.36% +0.02% 0.7
281 SSM Service Stream 0.35% -0.02% 1.2
282 PBH Pointsbet Holdings 0.35% +0.21% 1.1
283 OFX OFX Group Limited 0.35% +0.09% 1.4
284 C6C Copper Mountain Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.34% +0.02% 6.3
285 A40 Alitares 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
286 MYS Mystate Limited 0.34% +0.01% 3.2
287 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 0.33% -0.02% 25.2
288 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 0.33% +0.05% 2.0
289 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.33% 0.00% 6.8
290 VVR Viva Energy REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.33% -0.05% 0.9
291 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.33% -0.02% 1.7
292 IMU Imugene Limited 0.33% 0.00% 0.1
293 PDL Pendal Group Limited 0.33% -0.26% 0.6
294 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 0.33% -0.26% 0.6
295 ARU Arafura Resource Limited 0.32% +0.23% 2.1
296 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.32% 0.00% 2.8
297 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.31% +0.03% 1.3
298 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.3% -0.02% 3.0
299 DDR Dicker Data Limited 0.3% -0.02% 4.2
300 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.3% +0.02% 1.3
301 CL1 Class Limited 0.3% -0.91% 0.9
302 ALQ Als Limited 0.29% -0.09% 1.0
303 NIC Nickelmineslimited 0.29% -0.03% 0.4
304 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
305 XRO Xero Limited 0.28% -0.07% 0.3
306 VHT Volpara Health Tech 0.28% -0.01% 1.5
307 MSV Mitchell Services 0.28% 0.00% 0.8
308 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.27% 0.00% 0.4
309 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.27% 0.00% 1.6
310 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.27% -0.06% 0.3
311 URW Unibailrodawestfield Cdi 20:1 Foreign Exempt Xpar 0.26% -0.07% 1.4
312 CKF Collins Foods Limited 0.25% -0.05% 1.0
313 EVT Event Hospitality 0.25% -0.01% 9.3
314 BDA Bod Australia 0.25% -0.02% 1.1
315 BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.24% +0.03% 1.0
316 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.24% 0.00% 0.1
317 S2R S2 Resources 0.24% 0.00% 4.0
318 CIA Champion Iron Limited 0.23% +0.05% 1.1
319 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.23% +0.09% 0.7
320 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.23% +0.02% 7.5
321 APE AP Eagers Limited 0.23% -0.01% 1.3
322 BUD Buddy Tech 0.23% +0.01% 0.8
323 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.22% +0.03% 1.2
324 RDC Redcape Hotel Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.22% -0.03% 1.3
325 ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.22% -0.01% 6.9
326 PAR Paradigm Bio 0.22% +0.02% 0.6
327 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.21% 0.00% 174.9
328 IAP Investec Aust Prop Ordinary Units FP 0.21% -0.03% 2.8
329 MOY Millennium Min Limited 0.21% 0.00% 0.8
330 HPI Hotel Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.21% +0.01% 0.3
331 AQG Alacer Gold Corp Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.21% +0.01% 0.3
332 DUB Dubber Corp Limited 0.2% 0.00% 0.6
333 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.2% +0.01% 2.2
334 PRN Perenti Global Limited 0.2% -0.05% 0.4
335 CNI Centuria Capital FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.2% -0.02% 0.9
336 RVR Red River Resources 0.2% 0.00% 0.8
337 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.2% -0.02% 2.0
338 SO4 Salt Lake Potash Limited 0.19% 0.00% 6.5
339 CWP Cedar Woods Prop 0.19% +0.02% 1.9
340 CGB Cann Global Limited 0.19% +0.09% 0.9
341 ABP Abacus Property Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.19% -0.31% 1.9
342 ERF Elanoretl Property FP Units Stapled Securities 0.18% 0.00% 19.2
343 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.18% 0.00% 2.4
344 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.18% 0.00% 16.8
345 INA Ingenia Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.18% 0.00% 0.6
346 RDF Redflex Holdings 0.17% 0.00% 10.3
347 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.17% -0.01% 1.0
348 NGI Navigator Global Limited 0.16% +0.03% 0.8
349 BRU Buru Energy 0.16% 0.00% 5.1
350 ASB Austal Limited 0.16% -0.09% 0.2
351 SRG SRG Global Limited 0.16% -0.01% 2.9
352 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.16% +0.02% 4.6
353 DEG De Grey Mining 0.16% -0.01% 1.8
354 RCW Rightcrowd 0.15% 0.00% 24.3
355 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.15% 0.00% 2.6
356 MEB Medibio Limited 0.15% +0.01% 4.7
357 IPH IPH Limited 0.15% 0.00% 0.7
358 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.14% +0.07% 0.1
359 CSL CSL Limited 0.14% +0.01% 1.1
360 BXB Brambles Limited 0.14% -0.03% 0.7
361 FPH Fisher & Paykel H Foreign Exempt NZX 0.14% -0.01% 1.1
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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