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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: 16 Aug 2019

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 ING Inghams Group 19.4% -0.03% 44.7
2 NUF Nufarm Limited 18.7% -0.35% 45.3
3 GXY Galaxy Resources 16.26% +0.41% 25.8
4 ORE Orocobre Limited 15.9% +0.16% 41.7
5 BAL Bellamy's Australia 15.88% +0.04% 22.2
6 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 14.79% +0.44% 18.5
7 SYR Syrah Resources 14.28% +0.45% 23.0
8 NXT NEXTDC Limited 14.2% +0.26% 47.5
9 BWX BWX Limited 11.93% -0.06% 74.8
10 HUB HUB24 Limited 11.76% +0.49% 28.7
11 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 11.6% -0.14% 13.9
12 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 11.19% -0.34% 34.9
13 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 10.98% +0.19% 37.7
14 RWC Reliance Worldwide 9.96% +0.19% 11.2
15 GWA GWA Group Limited 9.86% +1.54% 14.0
16 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 9.82% -0.22% 14.9
17 HVN Harvey Norman 9.77% -0.91% 30.1
18 BOQ Bank of Queensland 9.73% +0.44% 24.8
19 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 9.69% +0.32% 34.8
20 MTS Metcash Limited 9.61% +0.02% 37.1
21 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 9.27% -0.13% 34.0
22 BKL Blackmores Limited 9.22% +1.38% 5.6
23 KGN Kogan.com Limited 9.04% +0.07% 6.4
24 PPT Perpetual Limited 8.78% +0.06% 23.1
25 IVC Invocare Limited 8.65% +0.27% 21.3
26 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 8.5% +0.13% 11.4
27 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 8.26% -0.02% 12.7
28 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 8.21% +1.14% 6.7
29 CGC Costa Group Holdings 8.02% +0.26% 11.3
30 WSA Western Areas Limited 8.01% -0.48% 6.1
31 CLH Collection House 7.71% 0.00% 38.5
32 CGF Challenger Limited 7.66% +0.24% 15.9
33 CSR CSR Limited 7.29% -0.18% 18.6
34 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 7.07% -0.49% 60.1
35 AMP AMP Limited 6.87% -1.29% 7.5
36 QIN Quintis Limited 6.7% 0.00% 0.0
37 A2M The a2 Milk Company 6.66% +0.29% 5.6
38 GEM G8 Education Limited 6.64% -0.18% 15.1
39 SFR Sandfire Resources 6.38% +0.46% 11.9
40 COE Cooper Energy Limited 6.31% +0.29% 41.3
41 NEC Nine Entertainment 6.21% -0.29% 6.2
42 CTD Corp Travel Limited 6.11% +0.14% 6.6
43 NCZ New Century Resource 6.02% +0.51% 5.3
44 OML Ooh!Media Limited 5.89% +0.45% 2.4
45 LNG Liquefied Natural 5.88% -0.01% 27.6
46 ELD Elders Limited 5.78% -0.75% 14.0
47 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.77% -0.25% 24.0
48 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.76% +0.08% 34.2
49 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 5.69% +0.52% 10.2
50 NWL Netwealth Group 5.58% +0.23% 14.5
51 MSB Mesoblast Limited 5.48% +0.04% 95.6
52 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 5.42% +0.05% 11.3
53 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 5.18% +0.59% 5.5
54 EHL Emeco Holdings 4.95% +0.47% 6.2
55 AWC Alumina Limited 4.87% -0.31% 9.7
56 FLT Flight Centre Travel 4.72% -0.13% 8.7
57 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 4.69% +0.84% 5.8
58 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 4.68% -0.10% 10.0
59 CCP Credit Corp Group 4.64% +0.18% 7.0
60 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.58% +0.11% 81.0
61 SEA Sundance Energy 4.46% +0.23% 8.9
62 MLX Metals X Limited 4.46% -0.15% 14.2
63 BAP Bapcor Limited 4.44% -0.26% 4.2
64 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 4.42% +0.42% 8.8
65 SEK Seek Limited 4.42% -0.03% 7.1
66 RRL Regis Resources 4.37% -0.18% 6.0
67 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 4.35% 0.00% 7.5
68 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 4.34% +0.03% 58.2
69 NEA Nearmap Limited 4.26% +0.31% 3.3
70 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 4.22% +0.28% 16.4
71 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 4.11% -0.13% 11.0
72 SAR Saracen Mineral 4.11% -1.01% 3.1
73 SLC Superloop Limited 4.06% +0.32% 20.8
74 WEB Webjet Limited 4.01% +0.75% 3.6
75 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 4.01% -0.50% 15.1
76 ARB ARB Corporation 3.98% +0.03% 15.1
77 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 3.98% +0.12% 14.5
78 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 3.85% -0.08% 10.7
79 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.82% -0.02% 15.3
80 ALX Atlas Arteria Stap US Prohibited Excluding QUP 3.75% -0.03% 15.3
81 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 3.72% -0.25% 7.7
82 WHC Whitehaven Coal 3.5% +0.11% 5.2
83 TNE Technology One 3.45% +0.25% 12.3
84 PNI Pinnacle Investment 3.39% +0.24% 13.0
85 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 3.37% 0.00% 756.7
86 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.35% 0.00% 153.8
87 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.34% +0.32% 13.8
88 MIN Mineral Resources 3.32% +0.37% 4.9
89 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 3.27% -0.02% 16.3
90 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 3.27% -0.13% 38.3
91 AAC Australian Agricult 3.23% -0.11% 73.7
92 CAR Carsales.com Limited 3.19% -0.05% 5.5
93 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 3.12% +0.48% 5.4
94 RHC Ramsay Health Care 3.12% -0.09% 17.0
95 WGX Westgold Resources 3.03% -0.02% 10.7
96 NAN Nanosonics Limited 3.03% -0.04% 9.3
97 API Australian Pharm 3% +0.15% 19.2
98 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 2.97% +0.09% 12.2
99 JIN Jumbo Interactive 2.93% -0.22% 2.0
100 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 2.9% +0.04% 8.3
101 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 2.84% +0.11% 17.4
102 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 2.83% 0.00% 39.5
103 LYC Lynas Corporation 2.82% +0.27% 3.3
104 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.79% -0.25% 4.4
105 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 2.75% +0.30% 9.2
106 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 2.71% +0.23% 6.3
107 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.69% +0.05% 38.1
108 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.68% +0.13% 2.6
109 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.68% +0.31% 13.6
110 ABC Adelaide Brighton 2.64% +0.01% 8.1
111 INR Ioneer Limited 2.64% -0.04% 35.0
112 APT Afterpay Touch 2.63% +0.28% 2.7
113 EHE Estia Health Limited 2.62% +0.01% 4.1
114 SBM ST Barbara Limited 2.59% -0.43% 2.3
115 MLD Maca Limited 2.59% -0.02% 18.8
116 ANN Ansell Limited 2.56% +0.16% 4.5
117 TGR Tassal Group Limited 2.56% +0.58% 3.3
118 GRR Grange Resources 2.53% +0.10% 32.1
119 PTM Platinum Asset 2.51% +0.08% 9.2
120 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.46% +0.02% 55.1
121 REA REA Group 2.38% +0.08% 11.5
122 ASL Ausdrill Limited 2.36% -0.31% 9.8
123 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 2.31% +0.05% 12.2
124 NCK Nick Scali Limited 2.29% -0.27% 13.6
125 FXL Flexigroup Limited 2.21% +0.03% 10.6
126 SVW Seven Group Holdings 2.16% -0.05% 6.5
127 NST Northern Star 2.14% -0.23% 3.5
128 SPL Starpharma Holdings 2.13% 0.00% 52.2
129 FNP Freedom Food Limited 2.05% -0.08% 12.6
130 SLR Silver Lake Resource 2.04% +0.78% 2.1
131 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 2.03% +0.02% 4.6
132 RSG Resolute Mining 2.01% -0.44% 1.7
133 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 2.01% -0.07% 4.6
134 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 2% -0.22% 3.0
135 LNK Link Admin HLDG 2% +0.21% 4.6
136 WOR Worleyparsons Limited 2% +0.05% 6.1
137 IPH IPH Limited 1.98% -0.97% 1.5
138 AJM Altura Mining Limited 1.97% +0.06% 14.2
139 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 1.96% -0.08% 6.7
140 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.95% +0.04% 6.4
141 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.93% -0.01% 21.2
142 PDL Pendal Group Limited 1.84% -0.11% 9.0
143 EXL Elixinol Global 1.82% +0.27% 1.8
144 HLS Healius 1.78% +0.01% 1.4
145 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.76% +0.09% 9.8
146 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 1.74% -0.45% 4.9
147 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 1.73% +0.04% 20.3
148 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 1.7% +0.05% 14.1
149 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.68% +0.08% 11.4
150 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.62% +0.09% 4.3
151 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 1.61% +0.16% 5.0
152 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.6% -0.03% 2.4
153 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 1.59% -0.31% 8.6
154 OZL OZ Minerals 1.58% -0.04% 3.3
155 VOC Vocus Group Limited 1.58% +0.10% 3.1
156 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 1.52% +0.02% 29.9
157 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 1.52% +0.07% 7.8
158 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 1.49% +0.01% 13.9
159 PPS Praemium Limited 1.48% +0.52% 4.2
160 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.42% -0.03% 14.8
161 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 1.42% -0.03% 6.3
162 CL1 Class Limited 1.4% -0.37% 13.8
163 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 1.4% +0.04% 10.7
164 CTX Caltex Australia 1.4% -0.12% 4.4
165 ORG Origin Energy 1.39% +0.03% 5.3
166 ALQ Als Limited 1.35% +0.21% 4.5
167 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.33% +0.11% 13.3
168 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 1.31% +0.05% 3.9
169 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 1.31% +0.41% 2.2
170 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 1.27% +0.21% 2.3
171 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 1.26% +0.02% 22.9
172 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.26% -0.02% 8.6
173 OFX OFX Group Limited 1.24% +0.01% 10.5
174 IRI Integrated Research 1.21% +0.02% 7.5
175 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 1.16% +0.05% 2.5
176 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 1.15% +0.19% 2.9
177 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 1.15% +0.06% 7.4
178 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 1.15% -0.22% 2.2
179 ADH Adairs Limited 1.14% -0.03% 3.6
180 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 1.13% -0.10% 2.3
181 SIG Sigma Health Limited 1.12% 0.00% 6.5
182 SLK Sealink Travel Group 1.12% +0.02% 55.7
183 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.11% -0.27% 3.3
184 CBA Commonwealth Bank 1.1% -0.12% 6.9
185 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 1.09% +0.10% 1.0
186 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.05% +0.02% 7.3
187 BLD Boral Limited 1.04% -0.49% 3.4
188 WGN Wagners HLD Company 1.04% -0.58% 1.2
189 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 1.04% +0.02% 7.2
190 MND Monadelphous Group 0.98% 0.00% 1.4
191 NHC New Hope Corporation 0.97% +0.04% 4.7
192 COL Coles Group 0.97% -0.01% 4.5
193 AOG Aveo Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.97% -0.83% 0.6
194 WES Wesfarmers Limited 0.96% -0.10% 6.8
195 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.95% +0.26% 2.4
196 AVH Avita Medical Limited 0.95% -0.10% 4.3
197 SSM Service Stream 0.94% 0.00% 1.5
198 CPU Computershare Limited 0.94% 0.00% 2.2
199 SIV Silver Chef Limited 0.94% 0.00% 4.4
200 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.93% -0.13% 2.3
201 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 0.92% -0.03% 80.6
202 VEA Viva Energy Group 0.92% -0.16% 9.6
203 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.92% -0.43% 1.9
204 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.88% -0.12% 2.0
205 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.87% +0.02% 3.1
206 PNV Polynovo Limited 0.87% -0.27% 2.7
207 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.85% -0.11% 2.9
208 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.81% +0.02% 5.6
209 CAN Cann Group Limited 0.8% +0.08% 4.0
210 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 0.79% +0.08% 0.7
211 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.78% +0.03% 5.2
212 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.78% +0.03% 10.7
213 COH Cochlear Limited 0.78% +0.26% 1.7
214 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 0.78% -0.24% 11.0
215 ASX ASX Limited 0.77% +0.02% 3.7
216 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.76% -0.10% 1.9
217 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 0.75% -0.08% 3.1
218 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.73% -0.04% 3.4
219 AHG Automotive Holdings 0.73% -0.26% 5.4
220 FAR FAR Limited 0.72% -0.21% 17.5
221 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.72% -0.01% 5.7
222 ISU Iselect Limited 0.72% +0.01% 14.8
223 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.7% -0.03% 3.3
224 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.69% +0.05% 3.1
225 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.69% -0.01% 2.8
226 SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 0.68% +0.06% 0.8
227 SDF Steadfast Group Limited 0.68% -0.01% 2.4
228 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.68% +0.05% 3.0
229 PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.67% -0.22% 20.8
230 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.67% +0.10% 3.0
231 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.67% -0.01% 3.1
232 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.67% -0.28% 3.5
233 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.67% +0.02% 4.1
234 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.67% -0.01% 3.8
235 ORI Orica Limited 0.65% 0.00% 2.4
236 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.65% +0.04% 2.8
237 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.64% -0.10% 1.6
238 MP1 Megaport Limited 0.63% -0.04% 1.9
239 SWM Seven West Media Limited 0.6% +0.05% 1.2
240 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.6% -0.08% 1.3
241 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.6% +0.05% 2.3
242 BLA Blue Sky Limited 0.59% -0.55% 0.0
243 ALU Altium Limited 0.57% -0.05% 0.7
244 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.57% -0.30% 1.3
245 A2B A2B Australia Limited 0.57% +0.01% 11.6
246 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.56% 0.00% 2.8
247 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.53% -0.17% 2.7
248 IAG Insurance Australia 0.53% +0.19% 2.8
249 SPT Splitit 0.52% +0.26% 1.0
250 RHL Ruralco Holdings 0.52% +0.39% 1.6
251 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.5% +0.22% 2.1
252 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.49% -0.04% 3.3
253 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.49% -0.04% 1.0
254 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.49% +0.11% 0.6
255 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 0.49% -0.12% 0.0
256 BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.48% +0.14% 0.8
257 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.47% -0.02% 1.1
258 EOF Ecofibre Limited 0.47% 0.00% 3.5
259 CGL The Citadel Group 0.47% +0.08% 0.9
260 ORA Orora Limited 0.47% +0.24% 0.5
261 CAI Calidus Resources 0.45% +0.15% 1.3
262 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.44% +0.12% 2.7
263 KDR Kidman Resources Limited 0.44% -0.06% 0.5
264 A40 Alitares 0.43% 0.00% 0.0
265 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.42% +0.08% 0.6
266 TGA Thorn Group Limited 0.41% +0.01% 4.0
267 RFG Retail Food Group 0.41% 0.00% 3.1
268 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.41% +0.03% 8.7
269 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 4.9
270 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.39% +0.02% 2.2
271 IGO Independence Group 0.39% +0.08% 1.0
272 SHV Select Harvests 0.38% +0.04% 1.1
273 MYS Mystate Limited 0.38% +0.02% 5.7
274 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.38% -0.01% 1.3
275 SFX Sheffield Res Limited 0.37% +0.03% 12.7
276 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.37% +0.05% 1.5
277 LVT Livetiles Limited 0.37% -0.70% 2.3
278 PAN Panoramic Resources 0.35% +0.02% 3.5
279 XRO Xero Limited 0.34% -0.05% 1.4
280 IRE Iress Limited 0.34% -0.18% 0.9
281 FLOT Vaneck Au Float Rate ETF Units FP 0.34% +0.34% 0.0
282 APX Appen Limited 0.34% 0.00% 0.5
283 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.34% -0.32% 0.3
284 KLL Kalium Lakes Limited 0.33% +0.18% 2.0
285 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.33% -0.04% 1.2
286 MCR Mincor Resources NL 0.33% 0.00% 1.1
287 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 0.33% -0.11% 0.3
288 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 0.33% -0.01% 1.1
289 PMV Premier Investments 0.33% +0.02% 2.5
290 DDR Dicker Data Limited 0.33% +0.01% 3.8
291 URW Unibailrodawestfield Chess Depositary Interests 20:1 0.31% 0.00% 1.9
292 CQE Charter Hall Edu TR Units FP 0.3% +0.04% 2.5
293 BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 0.3% -0.04% 0.3
294 DLX Duluxgroup Limited 0.29% 0.00% 0.0
295 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.29% -0.19% 0.5
296 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
297 BDA Bod Australia 0.28% +0.05% 0.7
298 FBR FBR Limited 0.28% 0.00% 3.5
299 PWH PWR Holdings Limited 0.28% 0.00% 2.2
300 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.27% -0.01% 0.3
301 S2R S2 Resources 0.27% 0.00% 0.8
302 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.27% +0.01% 1.8
303 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.27% 0.00% 2.0
304 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.26% 0.00% 2.8
305 RVR Red River Resources 0.25% +0.05% 0.8
306 ASB Austal Limited 0.24% -0.07% 0.6
307 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.24% -0.26% 0.4
308 HPI Hotel Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.24% +0.02% 4.3
309 EMR Emerald Res NL 0.24% -0.01% 6.1
310 EVT Event Hospitality 0.23% 0.00% 8.3
311 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.23% -0.02% 24.1
312 TRS The Reject Shop 0.23% +0.01% 1.2
313 ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.22% 0.00% 12.8
314 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.22% 0.00% 0.8
315 AX1 Accent Group Limited 0.21% -0.09% 1.3
316 MSV Mitchell Services 0.21% 0.00% 13.0
317 RDC Redcape Hotel Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.21% -0.01% 3.9
318 LIT Lithium Australia NL 0.21% +0.01% 1.2
319 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.21% -0.01% 2.5
320 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.21% +0.03% 1.5
321 ILU Iluka Resources 0.21% +0.05% 0.2
322 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 0.2% +0.12% 0.4
323 CDD Cardno Limited 0.2% 0.00% 5.8
324 STO Santos Limited 0.2% -0.01% 0.8
325 ISX Isignthis Limited 0.2% -0.01% 1.0
326 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.19% -0.21% 1.1
327 PAR Paradigm Bio 0.19% +0.06% 1.5
328 3PL 3P Learning Limited 0.19% 0.00% 0.7
329 BXB Brambles Limited 0.19% -0.08% 0.4
330 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.19% 0.00% 1.5
331 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.19% 0.00% 0.7
332 ATL Apollo Tourism 0.18% -0.08% 2.4
333 CSL CSL Limited 0.18% -0.04% 1.0
334 MNF MNF Group Limited 0.18% +0.03% 2.9
335 QAN Qantas Airways 0.18% -0.04% 0.3
336 CWP Cedar Woods Prop 0.17% +0.10% 0.7
337 CCV Cash Converters 0.17% +0.01% 4.2
338 MYL Myanmar Metals 0.17% 0.00% 1.7
339 SRG SRG Global Limited 0.16% +0.02% 3.3
340 GOZ Growthpoint Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.16% -0.04% 1.9
341 IAP Investec Aust Prop Ordinary Units FP 0.16% +0.04% 5.0
342 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.16% -0.02% 1.5
343 CEN Contact Energy Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.16% 0.00% 99.6
344 CDV Cardinal Reso Limited 0.16% +0.01% 1.8
345 BKY Berkeley Energia Limited 0.16% +0.03% 1.7
346 GBT GBST Holdings 0.15% -0.06% 0.5
347 MOY Millennium Min Limited 0.15% 0.00% 1.4
348 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.15% 0.00% 0.9
349 AIZ Air New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.15% -0.01% 21.5
350 AXP Airxpanders Inc Chess Depository Interests 1:3 0.14% 0.00% 0.0
351 RBL Redbubble Limited 0.14% 0.00% 0.9
352 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.14% 0.00% 1.3
353 YOJ Yojee Limited 0.13% +0.13% 0.7
354 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.13% +0.04% 0.6
355 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.13% 0.00% 0.5
356 SKT Sky Network 0.13% 0.00% 1.6
357 EWC Energy World Corpor 0.13% -0.91% 7.9
358 REH Reece Limited 0.12% +0.03% 5.7
359 HWK Hawkstone MNG Limited 0.12% +0.04% 0.2
360 FFG Fatfish Blockchain 0.12% 0.00% 0.8
361 RCW Rightcrowd 0.12% 0.00% 48.1
362 OEL Otto Energy Limited 0.12% +0.01% 1.1
363 MAH Macmahon Holdings 0.12% 0.00% 3.8
364 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.11% 0.00% 2.4
365 MNS Magnis Energy Tech 0.11% 0.00% 3.5
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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