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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 Feb 2020

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 GXY Galaxy Resources 19.87% +0.55% 33.9
2 SYR Syrah Resources 17.05% +0.10% 33.5
3 ING Inghams Group 13.76% +0.31% 41.5
4 ORE Orocobre Limited 13.68% +0.39% 26.7
5 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 13% 0.00% 0.0
6 CGC Costa Group Holdings 11.62% +0.53% 18.4
7 MTS Metcash Limited 11.3% +1.07% 24.3
8 GWA GWA Group Limited 11.18% -0.27% 12.6
9 NEA Nearmap Limited 10.98% -0.01% 7.2
10 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 10.71% -0.10% 19.9
11 WEB Webjet Limited 10.47% -0.11% 10.5
12 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 10.34% -0.64% 26.7
13 NXT NEXTDC Limited 9.41% -0.77% 31.8
14 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 9.11% +0.24% 34.1
15 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 9.1% +0.19% 14.5
16 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 8.67% +0.13% 18.3
17 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 8.58% -0.68% 12.5
18 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 8.56% +0.22% 10.0
19 NCZ New Century Resource 8.55% +0.03% 18.1
20 PPT Perpetual Limited 8.39% -0.07% 11.8
21 BKL Blackmores Limited 8.36% -0.01% 10.7
22 HVN Harvey Norman 8.06% +0.31% 28.6
23 IVC Invocare Limited 7.87% -0.15% 28.9
24 HUB HUB24 Limited 7.75% +0.12% 15.8
25 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 7.52% +0.07% 39.5
26 RSG Resolute Mining 7.51% -0.65% 9.4
27 BOQ Bank of Queensland 7.33% -0.04% 20.9
28 CTD Corp Travel Limited 7.15% -0.03% 4.9
29 A2M The a2 Milk Company 6.91% -0.52% 15.0
30 KGN Kogan.com Limited 6.88% +0.42% 4.6
31 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 6.84% -0.24% 12.3
32 MIN Mineral Resources 6.77% -0.55% 7.0
33 NUF Nufarm Limited 6.75% +0.57% 36.8
34 PNI Pinnacle Investment 6.5% -1.57% 9.5
35 SGM Sims Limited 6.36% -0.04% 10.8
36 RWC Reliance Worldwide 6.12% -0.33% 21.9
37 CLH Collection House 5.71% -0.02% 0.0
38 COE Cooper Energy Limited 5.43% +0.16% 30.9
39 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 5.38% +0.06% 16.1
40 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 5.37% +0.15% 10.3
41 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.37% +0.01% 120.0
42 JIN Jumbo Interactive 5.34% +0.24% 3.9
43 BWX BWX Limited 5.31% -0.42% 8.1
44 AMP AMP Limited 5.11% +0.05% 7.0
45 CGF Challenger Limited 5.05% -0.55% 17.5
46 NEC Nine Entertainment 5.02% +0.45% 11.4
47 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 5.01% -0.11% 37.0
48 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 5% +0.02% 0.0
49 AWC Alumina Limited 4.99% +0.28% 12.5
50 MND Monadelphous Group 4.89% -0.44% 8.5
51 CSR CSR Limited 4.86% +0.13% 9.2
52 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 4.77% +0.06% 3.9
53 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.73% +0.02% 61.0
54 FLT Flight Centre Travel 4.72% +0.11% 11.8
55 SEK Seek Limited 4.6% +0.06% 19.7
56 NWL Netwealth Group 4.56% -0.13% 16.1
57 MSB Mesoblast Limited 4.36% -0.22% 13.9
58 WOR Worley Limited 4.33% -0.26% 18.4
59 GMA Genworth Mortgage 4.23% -0.55% 21.5
60 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 4.22% -0.02% 14.5
61 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 4.15% -0.20% 11.9
62 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 3.99% -0.10% 16.5
63 GEM G8 Education Limited 3.98% -0.03% 9.3
64 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 3.85% +0.05% 11.0
65 FNP Freedom Food Limited 3.78% +0.04% 32.7
66 SPL Starpharma Holdings 3.78% -0.02% 77.1
67 TNE Technology One 3.76% -0.15% 15.3
68 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 3.67% +0.30% 6.8
69 SFR Sandfire Resources 3.62% +0.10% 7.2
70 MLX Metals X Limited 3.59% +0.11% 23.0
71 PTM Platinum Asset 3.56% -0.08% 19.6
72 ELD Elders Limited 3.55% -0.01% 20.7
73 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 3.53% +0.94% 6.3
74 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 3.48% -0.02% 29.0
75 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 3.46% +0.12% 4.1
76 SLC Superloop Limited 3.4% -0.07% 3.1
77 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.4% +0.06% 21.5
78 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.35% +0.09% 22.6
79 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 3.27% -0.46% 4.2
80 LYC Lynas Corporation 3.24% +0.37% 11.1
81 INR Ioneer Limited 3.22% +0.01% 28.6
82 WSA Western Areas Limited 3.19% -0.05% 2.4
83 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 3.18% +0.45% 0.0
84 ARB ARB Corporation 3.15% -0.20% 12.5
85 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 3.14% +0.32% 5.2
86 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 3.08% +0.30% 17.2
87 RRL Regis Resources 3.07% +0.01% 3.3
88 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 3.06% -0.08% 16.6
89 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 3.05% -0.44% 6.3
90 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.05% 0.00% 158.3
91 CCP Credit Corp Group 2.85% -0.02% 9.7
92 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 2.85% 0.00% 8.4
93 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 2.83% -0.17% 21.9
94 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 2.78% +0.18% 10.8
95 OML Ooh!Media Limited 2.74% -0.07% 4.3
96 ADH Adairs Limited 2.71% +0.36% 2.8
97 EHL Emeco Holdings 2.69% +0.13% 5.0
98 IPD Impedimed Limited 2.65% +0.13% 11.4
99 ABC Adelaide Brighton 2.64% -0.23% 3.6
100 LNG Liquefied Natural 2.59% -0.20% 14.0
101 IPL Incitec Pivot 2.44% +0.02% 8.3
102 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.43% -0.03% 19.2
103 ANN Ansell Limited 2.37% +0.04% 4.2
104 NST Northern Star 2.35% +0.73% 3.6
105 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 2.35% -1.21% 3.1
106 NHC New Hope Corporation 2.35% +0.26% 0.8
107 WAF West African Res Limited 2.33% +0.04% 2.7
108 SBM ST Barbara Limited 2.31% -0.13% 2.7
109 SWM Seven West Media Limited 2.3% -0.09% 2.4
110 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 2.3% -0.31% 2.6
111 ETHI Betasustainability ETF Units FP 2.29% +2.29% 0.0
112 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.27% +0.41% 3.3
113 EHE Estia Health Limited 2.21% -0.01% 9.7
114 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 2.16% 0.00% 3,129.3
115 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.15% -0.03% 32.6
116 WHC Whitehaven Coal 2.11% -0.04% 2.5
117 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 2.1% +0.16% 2.7
118 PNV Polynovo Limited 2.1% -0.03% 4.8
119 AAC Australian Agricult 2.07% -0.04% 21.6
120 DOW Downer Edi Limited 2.05% +0.52% 3.6
121 PET Phoslock ENV Tec Limited 2.03% +0.01% 8.9
122 SAR Saracen Mineral 1.96% -0.31% 2.8
123 HLS Healius 1.92% +0.04% 18.0
124 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 1.91% +0.41% 3.9
125 NAN Nanosonics Limited 1.91% -0.23% 7.2
126 OZL OZ Minerals 1.87% +0.27% 4.0
127 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 1.86% -0.19% 2.1
128 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.86% +0.04% 6.7
129 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 1.85% -0.13% 8.9
130 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 1.81% -0.02% 4.1
131 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 1.81% -0.35% 4.7
132 REA REA Group 1.8% +0.03% 15.7
133 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.73% -0.11% 6.1
134 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 1.66% +0.22% 3.7
135 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 1.65% -0.06% 5.4
136 SLR Silver Lake Resource 1.64% 0.00% 2.3
137 GRR Grange Resources 1.64% 0.00% 30.1
138 ALX Atlas Arteria Stap US Prohibited Excluding QUP 1.64% +0.03% 9.1
139 BLD Boral Limited 1.64% -0.13% 3.2
140 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.62% 0.00% 10.6
141 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.6% +0.01% 7.5
142 EOF Ecofibre Limited 1.57% +0.05% 9.6
143 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 1.54% +0.37% 4.5
144 SVW Seven Group Holdings 1.53% -0.05% 5.0
145 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 1.5% +0.31% 5.2
146 API Australian Pharm 1.46% -0.01% 14.8
147 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.45% -0.14% 6.1
148 AVH Avita Medical Limited 1.45% -0.07% 2.3
149 ISX Isignthis Limited 1.44% 0.00% 0.0
150 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 1.39% +0.39% 3.9
151 TGR Tassal Group Limited 1.36% +0.08% 3.8
152 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 1.34% -0.05% 4.2
153 CPU Computershare Limited 1.32% +0.02% 5.7
154 NCK Nick Scali Limited 1.32% 0.00% 7.0
155 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.31% +0.25% 0.9
156 APT Afterpay Limited 1.29% +0.02% 1.7
157 APX Appen Limited 1.28% +0.24% 2.2
158 INA Ingenia Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.28% -0.08% 3.0
159 ILU Iluka Resources 1.27% +0.12% 1.7
160 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 1.25% 0.00% 2.1
161 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 1.22% 0.00% 11.9
162 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 1.22% -0.07% 1.9
163 PBH Pointsbet Holdings 1.21% -0.20% 4.3
164 LVT Livetiles Limited 1.18% +0.06% 5.3
165 LIC Lifestyle Communit 1.16% 0.00% 3.2
166 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 1.14% +0.18% 2.2
167 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
168 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 1.11% +0.03% 9.5
169 FXL Flexigroup Limited 1.1% +0.02% 6.8
170 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 1.1% -0.08% 0.9
171 SIV SIV Capital Limited 1.08% 0.00% 14.0
172 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.06% -0.02% 2.4
173 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.04% -0.03% 29.1
174 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 1.04% +0.08% 1.0
175 RMS Ramelius Resources 1.04% +0.47% 1.8
176 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.04% -0.11% 2.8
177 EXL Elixinol Global 1.02% +0.10% 2.1
178 EWC Energy World Corpor 1.02% 0.00% 24.4
179 MP1 Megaport Limited 1.02% -0.12% 1.6
180 AJM Altura Mining Limited 0.99% 0.00% 0.0
181 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.99% +0.16% 4.5
182 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.97% +0.08% 3.8
183 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.96% +0.45% 2.6
184 IRI Integrated Research 0.95% -0.01% 8.6
185 AGG Anglogold Ashanti Cdi 5:1 Foreign Exempt Jse 0.94% +0.11% 43.1
186 BAP Bapcor Limited 0.94% +0.11% 2.0
187 RHC Ramsay Health Care 0.93% +0.01% 6.2
188 APE AP Eagers Limited 0.92% -0.23% 5.0
189 STO Santos Limited 0.92% -0.02% 4.3
190 EML EML Payments Limited 0.91% -0.11% 0.4
191 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.87% -0.01% 1.8
192 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.87% +0.26% 1.3
193 SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 0.86% +0.46% 0.6
194 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 0.85% -0.25% 2.9
195 NIC Nickelmineslimited 0.83% +0.05% 2.6
196 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.81% +0.30% 2.7
197 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.81% 0.00% 2.4
198 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.8% -0.18% 1.9
199 VOC Vocus Group Limited 0.79% +0.02% 2.2
200 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 0.78% +0.10% 3.5
201 BUD Buddy Tech 0.77% +0.01% 5.4
202 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.77% +0.05% 23.6
203 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.76% -0.11% 4.7
204 BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.76% +0.47% 1.4
205 LNK Link Admin HLDG 0.75% -0.10% 1.7
206 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.74% +0.14% 12.1
207 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.74% +0.11% 1.3
208 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.74% +0.11% 1.7
209 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 0.74% +0.16% 2.2
210 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.73% 0.00% 0.0
211 ISU Iselect Limited 0.73% 0.00% 21.5
212 CBA Commonwealth Bank 0.72% +0.03% 3.2
213 CAR Carsales.com Limited 0.71% +0.23% 2.4
214 COL Coles Group 0.71% +0.05% 0.5
215 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 0.7% -0.05% 6.2
216 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.69% -0.18% 2.0
217 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.69% +0.16% 2.6
218 PDL Pendal Group Limited 0.69% +0.11% 3.0
219 COH Cochlear Limited 0.67% -0.03% 1.4
220 BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 0.67% +0.55% 0.8
221 CL1 Class Limited 0.66% -0.08% 1.5
222 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.65% +0.02% 1.5
223 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.64% +0.06% 3.3
224 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 0.64% -0.23% 2.9
225 BID Bidenergy Limited 0.63% +0.06% 3.7
226 QAN Qantas Airways 0.63% +0.08% 0.8
227 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 0.63% +0.03% 3.2
228 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 0.63% -0.08% 7.6
229 MYS Mystate Limited 0.63% 0.00% 5.6
230 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.62% +0.07% 2.8
231 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 0.62% -0.08% 4.3
232 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.62% 0.00% 18.2
233 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.61% -0.13% 3.5
234 WES Wesfarmers Limited 0.6% -0.06% 3.0
235 DUB Dubber Corp Limited 0.6% -0.02% 3.2
236 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.6% 0.00% 2.2
237 DRO Droneshield Limited 0.59% +0.04% 3.4
238 RVR Red River Resources 0.59% +0.05% 2.7
239 A2B A2B Australia Limited 0.58% 0.00% 38.7
240 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.58% +0.05% 4.3
241 SPT Splitit 0.58% 0.00% 2.6
242 PAR Paradigm Bio 0.56% +0.04% 0.7
243 NVA Nova Minerals Limited 0.56% +0.14% 1.0
244 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.55% 0.00% 6.6
245 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.55% +0.06% 1.6
246 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.55% +0.01% 2.6
247 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.55% 0.00% 18.4
248 ERF Elanoretl Property FP Units Stapled Securities 0.54% 0.00% 6.8
249 PPS Praemium Limited 0.54% -0.03% 2.8
250 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.53% +0.07% 1.9
251 IAG Insurance Australia 0.52% +0.13% 2.1
252 VHT Volpara Health Tech 0.51% -0.03% 2.5
253 CNI Centuria Capital FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.5% +0.37% 1.4
254 LPI Lithium PWR Int Limited 0.49% 0.00% 14.2
255 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.49% -0.14% 1.7
256 ORI Orica Limited 0.48% -0.03% 1.6
257 DCG Decmil Group Limited 0.48% -0.01% 7.7
258 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.47% -0.11% 2.2
259 AQZ Alliance Aviation 0.47% 0.00% 4.5
260 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 0.46% -0.01% 0.7
261 WGN Wagners HLD Company 0.46% 0.00% 5.4
262 ORG Origin Energy 0.46% -0.05% 1.4
263 SIG Sigma Health Limited 0.46% +0.03% 2.6
264 EOS Electro Optic SYS 0.46% +0.01% 1.2
265 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.46% 0.00% 1.2
266 TDI 360 Capital Digital Ordinary Units FP 0.45% 0.00% 4.0
267 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.45% -0.20% 1.8
268 CST Castile Resources 0.45% +0.45% 0.3
269 ARU Arafura Resource Limited 0.45% +0.01% 5.5
270 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.43% +0.07% 4.5
271 FBR FBR Limited 0.43% 0.00% 1.8
272 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.43% -0.06% 0.9
273 RDF Redflex Holdings 0.42% 0.00% 13.8
274 AD8 Audinategroupltd 0.42% -0.01% 1.3
275 ARF Arena REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.42% -0.43% 3.5
276 AGY Argosy Minerals Limited 0.41% +0.02% 7.7
277 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.41% -0.06% 1.5
278 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.41% -0.01% 3.6
279 ALU Altium Limited 0.41% -0.07% 0.3
280 NDQ BETASHARESNASDAQ100 ETF Units FP 0.41% +0.41% 1.0
281 TRS The Reject Shop 0.4% 0.00% 1.1
282 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.4% -0.01% 0.9
283 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.4% +0.02% 1.1
284 AGH Althea Group 0.4% +0.02% 1.3
285 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.39% +0.12% 2.5
286 CGB Cann Global Limited 0.39% +0.03% 2.1
287 OEL Otto Energy Limited 0.39% -0.03% 1.4
288 KME Kip Mcgrath Edu.CNTR 0.37% 0.00% 11.6
289 ALQ Als Limited 0.37% -0.18% 1.8
290 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.36% 0.00% 1.5
291 CDD Cardno Limited 0.36% +0.06% 3.8
292 MLD Maca Limited 0.36% +0.01% 1.5
293 ASX ASX Limited 0.36% +0.01% 2.0
294 IRE Iress Limited 0.35% -0.03% 0.5
295 A40 Alitares 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
296 VUK Virgin Money Uk Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.34% -0.09% 1.4
297 CTX Caltex Australia 0.33% -0.17% 0.5
298 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.33% 0.00% 1.4
299 VEA Viva Energy Group 0.33% +0.05% 1.1
300 DEG De Grey Mining 0.33% +0.18% 0.2
301 URW Unibailrodawestfield Cdi 20:1 Foreign Exempt Xpar 0.33% +0.12% 1.1
302 WGX Westgold Resources 0.33% -0.09% 0.7
303 IAP Investec Aust Prop Ordinary Units FP 0.33% +0.02% 3.9
304 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.32% 0.00% 2.4
305 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 0.31% +0.02% 6.0
306 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.31% 0.00% 8.3
307 FAR FAR Limited 0.3% 0.00% 1.3
308 CBR Carbon Revolution 0.3% +0.10% 1.8
309 SSM Service Stream 0.3% +0.09% 0.5
310 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.3% -0.06% 8.4
311 RCW Rightcrowd 0.29% 0.00% 49.6
312 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.29% +0.03% 3.5
313 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
314 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.28% -0.01% 2.9
315 MME Moneyme Limited 0.28% -0.01% 4.3
316 OFX OFX Group Limited 0.28% -0.02% 4.9
317 XRO Xero Limited 0.27% +0.19% 1.2
318 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.27% 0.00% 1.4
319 VOL Victory Offices Limited 0.27% 0.00% 9.5
320 IPH IPH Limited 0.27% +0.03% 0.8
321 PNR Pantoro Limited 0.26% 0.00% 0.9
322 CKF Collins Foods Limited 0.26% 0.00% 1.0
323 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.25% 0.00% 0.7
324 AMS Atomos 0.25% +0.06% 0.7
325 PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.25% -0.18% 5.9
326 VESG VNGD Ethi Intl SHS ETF Units FP 0.25% +0.25% 0.0
327 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 0.24% -0.02% 0.9
328 EXP Experience Co Limited 0.24% 0.00% 2.4
329 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 0.24% +0.03% 0.3
330 BXB Brambles Limited 0.24% 0.00% 0.9
331 CGL The Citadel Group 0.24% -0.07% 0.4
332 S2R S2 Resources 0.24% 0.00% 7.2
333 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.23% +0.01% 1.3
334 CHC Charter Hall Group Stapled Securities US Prohibited 0.23% +0.06% 0.9
335 SZL Sezzle Inc Cdi 1:1 US Person Prohibited Excluding QIB 0.23% 0.00% 1.4
336 STG Straker Translations 0.23% 0.00% 1.2
337 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.22% +0.01% 13.4
338 CQE Charter Hall Soc in Units FP 0.22% -0.05% 1.4
339 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.22% 0.00% 8.2
340 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.21% -0.03% 0.7
341 CMM Capricorn Metals 0.21% +0.01% 1.5
342 CE1 Calima Energy 0.21% 0.00% 0.7
343 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.2% 0.00% 1.6
344 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.2% -0.06% 3.8
345 SM1 Synlait Milk Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.2% +0.09% 3.0
346 COF Centuria Office REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.2% +0.01% 0.9
347 AVZ AVZ Minerals Limited 0.2% +0.06% 0.1
348 VVA Viva Leisure Limited 0.2% 0.00% 0.5
349 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.2% -0.10% 0.6
350 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.19% +0.02% 2.7
351 CAT Catapult Group Int Limited 0.19% -0.01% 0.8
352 AHF Aust Dairy Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.18% 0.00% 3.6
353 CLV Clover Corporation 0.18% 0.00% 1.3
354 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.18% 0.00% 0.5
355 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.18% 0.00% 1.0
356 STX Strike Energy Limited 0.18% +0.04% 1.1
357 NGI Navigator Global Limited 0.18% -0.02% 0.8
358 MOZ Mosaic Brands Limited 0.17% +0.04% 1.8
359 CNU Chorus Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.17% +0.06% 2.8
360 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.17% -0.15% 0.6
361 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 0.17% +0.09% 9.3
362 BET Betmakers Tech Group 0.16% 0.00% 0.2
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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