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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: 11 Oct 2019

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 SYR Syrah Resources 17.15% +0.81% 35.1
2 GXY Galaxy Resources 16.98% +0.13% 30.6
3 ORE Orocobre Limited 16.18% +0.23% 41.9
4 ING Inghams Group 14.83% -0.11% 37.3
5 KLA Kirkland Lake Gold Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Xtse 14.15% +13.46% 50.2
6 NXT NEXTDC Limited 14.09% +0.89% 50.3
7 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 12.91% +1.42% 18.5
8 GWA GWA Group Limited 12.42% +1.67% 38.5
9 HUB HUB24 Limited 11.4% -0.26% 16.2
10 NUF Nufarm Limited 10.66% -2.08% 14.3
11 BKL Blackmores Limited 10.62% +0.18% 40.4
12 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 10.47% +0.12% 31.2
13 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 10.46% +0.22% 12.9
14 BOQ Bank of Queensland 10.43% +0.50% 13.5
15 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 10.25% +1.60% 23.5
16 CGC Costa Group Holdings 9.4% +0.26% 6.2
17 IVC Invocare Limited 9.23% +0.51% 31.0
18 MTS Metcash Limited 9.06% +0.07% 24.8
19 PPT Perpetual Limited 8.94% +1.85% 17.3
20 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 8.85% -0.14% 37.9
21 HVN Harvey Norman 8.84% +0.22% 20.0
22 NEA Nearmap Limited 8.59% +3.95% 7.4
23 OML Ooh!Media Limited 8.58% +0.27% 7.9
24 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 8.53% +1.41% 14.8
25 BAL Bellamy's Australia 8.17% +5.94% 2.5
26 RWC Reliance Worldwide 8.15% +0.09% 24.3
27 BWX BWX Limited 8.14% -0.08% 30.2
28 CGF Challenger Limited 8.12% +0.24% 15.1
29 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 8.11% -0.30% 14.3
30 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 8.05% +0.04% 19.5
31 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 7.79% 0.00% 16.4
32 CLH Collection House 7.64% 0.00% 40.2
33 SAR Saracen Mineral 7.39% +1.97% 12.4
34 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 7.36% +0.37% 24.0
35 MIN Mineral Resources 7.3% +1.25% 8.8
36 WEB Webjet Limited 7.26% +2.79% 8.6
37 A2M The a2 Milk Company 7.23% +0.17% 18.6
38 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 6.98% +0.11% 73.6
39 CSR CSR Limited 6.56% -0.22% 10.4
40 NCZ New Century Resource 6.27% -0.02% 15.3
41 AMP AMP Limited 6.2% +0.01% 17.5
42 RSG Resolute Mining 6.18% +0.48% 4.3
43 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 5.99% +2.16% 16.8
44 SFR Sandfire Resources 5.98% -0.06% 10.4
45 SLR Silver Lake Resource 5.89% +2.80% 3.1
46 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.83% +0.07% 44.6
47 COE Cooper Energy Limited 5.81% +0.03% 23.0
48 ADH Adairs Limited 5.74% +2.58% 16.5
49 CTD Corp Travel Limited 5.64% -0.14% 13.3
50 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 5.63% +2.50% 5.9
51 GEM G8 Education Limited 5.59% +1.23% 12.8
52 NEC Nine Entertainment 5.57% -0.08% 6.0
53 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 5.41% +0.04% 13.5
54 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 5.31% +1.58% 33.8
55 NWL Netwealth Group 5.3% -0.19% 17.0
56 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 5.28% +0.23% 22.6
57 SEK Seek Limited 5.25% +0.22% 19.9
58 LNG Liquefied Natural 5.19% -0.03% 46.4
59 KGN Kogan.com Limited 5.12% +2.99% 6.8
60 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.11% -0.17% 21.6
61 AWC Alumina Limited 5.03% +0.02% 9.4
62 RRL Regis Resources 4.92% +1.06% 10.3
63 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 4.91% +0.08% 11.1
64 ELD Elders Limited 4.89% +0.12% 16.5
65 JIN Jumbo Interactive 4.89% +1.45% 7.6
66 FLT Flight Centre Travel 4.62% +0.58% 11.4
67 EHL Emeco Holdings 4.61% +0.12% 17.1
68 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.55% -0.03% 66.1
69 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 4.54% +1.03% 9.6
70 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 4.31% +0.27% 9.9
71 CCP Credit Corp Group 4.29% 0.00% 15.5
72 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 4.27% +2.23% 24.8
73 MSB Mesoblast Limited 4.23% -1.03% 13.0
74 WOR Worleyparsons Limited 4.21% +0.10% 14.9
75 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 4.18% +0.09% 8.7
76 WHC Whitehaven Coal 4.13% +0.69% 10.7
77 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 4.1% +0.17% 13.7
78 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 4.07% -0.60% 7.3
79 PTM Platinum Asset 4.02% +0.83% 18.2
80 TNE Technology One 3.97% +0.55% 18.6
81 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.94% +0.21% 36.5
82 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.91% +0.18% 20.7
83 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 3.74% 0.00% 22.6
84 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 3.73% +0.09% 12.9
85 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 3.71% +0.13% 15.9
86 BAP Bapcor Limited 3.67% -0.36% 12.4
87 SLC Superloop Limited 3.65% -0.06% 7.1
88 NAN Nanosonics Limited 3.47% +1.72% 7.2
89 ALX Atlas Arteria Stap US Prohibited Excluding QUP 3.47% +0.02% 13.7
90 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 3.39% 0.00% 1,853.1
91 LYC Lynas Corporation 3.33% +0.28% 5.5
92 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.32% -0.03% 17.5
93 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.29% +3.17% 128.5
94 MLX Metals X Limited 3.27% +0.50% 5.8
95 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 3.27% +0.02% 10.3
96 EHE Estia Health Limited 3.16% +0.78% 11.5
97 ILU Iluka Resources 3.14% -0.54% 3.6
98 MND Monadelphous Group 3.1% +0.20% 11.1
99 PNI Pinnacle Investment 3.1% +0.29% 9.2
100 ARB ARB Corporation 3.08% -0.13% 5.4
101 INR Ioneer Limited 3.05% +0.03% 18.1
102 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 2.95% -0.01% 9.0
103 AAC Australian Agricult 2.94% -0.01% 34.4
104 NST Northern Star 2.88% +0.19% 4.6
105 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 2.88% -0.25% 9.2
106 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 2.82% +0.35% 9.9
107 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 2.81% 0.00% 0.0
108 FNP Freedom Food Limited 2.73% +0.23% 5.5
109 OZL OZ Minerals 2.69% +0.10% 3.1
110 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 2.68% +0.04% 9.9
111 AVH Avita Medical Limited 2.65% +0.72% 6.7
112 API Australian Pharm 2.63% -0.04% 13.8
113 ABC Adelaide Brighton 2.61% +0.03% 6.8
114 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 2.6% -0.16% 10.6
115 LNK Link Admin HLDG 2.6% -0.10% 5.8
116 SPL Starpharma Holdings 2.58% +0.10% 59.9
117 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.48% +0.31% 3.8
118 WSA Western Areas Limited 2.42% 0.00% 1.5
119 GRR Grange Resources 2.4% +0.84% 31.5
120 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 2.39% -0.01% 2.4
121 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.3% -0.01% 68.4
122 SVW Seven Group Holdings 2.29% -0.07% 16.2
123 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 2.29% +0.65% 7.2
124 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 2.28% -0.11% 8.5
125 SGR The Star Ent Group 2.27% +0.29% 6.0
126 RHC Ramsay Health Care 2.25% +0.19% 8.1
127 EXL Elixinol Global 2.21% +0.10% 3.4
128 APT Afterpay Touch 2.16% +0.55% 1.6
129 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 2.15% +0.74% 8.5
130 ANN Ansell Limited 2.13% -0.02% 6.4
131 SIX Sprintex Limited 2.13% +2.13% 0.0
132 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 2.1% -0.17% 17.9
133 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 2.08% +0.48% 14.1
134 AMA AMA Group Limited 2.05% +0.48% 2.7
135 REA REA Group 2.05% +0.01% 14.8
136 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 2.04% +0.25% 8.2
137 WGN Wagners HLD Company 2.02% +0.44% 26.9
138 NHC New Hope Corporation 2.01% +0.89% 8.1
139 HLS Healius 1.9% -0.03% 19.3
140 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 1.88% 0.00% 19.3
141 SWM Seven West Media Limited 1.86% +0.16% 15.2
142 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.86% 0.00% 20.4
143 FXL Flexigroup Limited 1.78% -0.02% 5.4
144 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 1.77% +0.15% 9.7
145 SBM ST Barbara Limited 1.77% -0.12% 2.5
146 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.77% -0.02% 7.0
147 SEA Sundance Energy 1.73% -0.14% 6.6
148 ORA Orora Limited 1.71% -0.33% 2.7
149 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.68% +0.06% 8.0
150 CTX Caltex Australia 1.65% +0.13% 3.2
151 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.64% -0.11% 4.6
152 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 1.64% -0.02% 5.0
153 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.63% -0.12% 7.3
154 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 1.61% +0.49% 11.3
155 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 1.61% -0.02% 7.1
156 CL1 Class Limited 1.59% -0.01% 21.5
157 NCK Nick Scali Limited 1.58% -0.07% 1.6
158 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 1.58% -0.18% 7.7
159 PDL Pendal Group Limited 1.52% +0.72% 4.7
160 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 1.5% +0.15% 12.3
161 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.48% +0.07% 6.6
162 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.47% +0.18% 4.8
163 CAN Cann Group Limited 1.46% +0.01% 8.2
164 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 1.46% +0.51% 23.9
165 PNV Polynovo Limited 1.44% +0.21% 2.4
166 ISX Isignthis Limited 1.44% 0.00% 0.0
167 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.42% +0.08% 6.2
168 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 1.41% -0.04% 4.2
169 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 1.38% -0.01% 13.1
170 SLK Sealink Travel Group 1.38% +0.67% 2.1
171 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.35% +0.01% 31.0
172 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 1.35% +0.17% 4.5
173 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 1.33% +0.01% 15.0
174 CAR Carsales.com Limited 1.32% -0.01% 3.9
175 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.31% -0.10% 3.8
176 AJM Altura Mining Limited 1.3% +0.11% 9.5
177 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 1.25% +0.20% 2.7
178 CPU Computershare Limited 1.23% +0.06% 7.2
179 IRI Integrated Research 1.17% +0.06% 6.6
180 VOC Vocus Group Limited 1.17% -0.07% 5.2
181 VEA Viva Energy Group 1.17% +0.21% 5.8
182 WAF West African Res Limited 1.16% +0.31% 4.0
183 APX Appen Limited 1.16% +0.29% 1.7
184 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
185 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 1.1% +0.07% 3.2
186 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 1.08% -0.02% 5.9
187 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.06% +0.37% 7.7
188 PPS Praemium Limited 1.05% +0.05% 1.4
189 EWC Energy World Corpor 1.03% -0.01% 33.5
190 SIV Silver Chef Limited 0.99% +0.02% 14.5
191 HVNRB Harvey Norman Rights - Applications Close 11-Oct-2019 0.98% -0.06% 0.0
192 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.98% +0.09% 7.6
193 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.96% +0.03% 5.5
194 ABP Abacus Property Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.94% +0.30% 7.2
195 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.93% +0.08% 2.8
196 SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 0.92% +0.18% 2.6
197 COL Coles Group 0.91% -0.05% 5.0
198 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.91% +0.14% 4.9
199 ORI Orica Limited 0.9% +0.03% 3.1
200 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 0.9% +0.02% 0.4
201 PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.88% 0.00% 41.1
202 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.88% -0.07% 2.1
203 ORG Origin Energy 0.86% +0.03% 4.4
204 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.85% +0.03% 3.4
205 XRO Xero Limited 0.85% +0.08% 2.1
206 MP1 Megaport Limited 0.84% -0.02% 1.6
207 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 0.81% -0.03% 5.4
208 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 0.81% -0.19% 2.8
209 LIC Lifestyle Communit 0.79% +0.19% 3.2
210 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 0.79% +0.03% 4.0
211 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.79% +0.10% 2.6
212 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.76% +0.01% 9.1
213 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.74% 0.00% 0.0
214 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.73% +0.32% 0.8
215 CBA Commonwealth Bank 0.73% -0.07% 6.1
216 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.73% -0.01% 1.7
217 LVT Livetiles Limited 0.73% -0.01% 1.0
218 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.72% +0.22% 2.9
219 PET Phoslock ENV Tec Limited 0.71% +0.41% 1.0
220 NVA Nova Minerals Limited 0.7% +0.06% 4.8
221 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.7% +0.10% 5.2
222 FAR FAR Limited 0.7% -0.02% 12.5
223 ISU Iselect Limited 0.69% 0.00% 11.6
224 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.69% +0.01% 3.6
225 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.68% +0.12% 3.7
226 WES Wesfarmers Limited 0.67% -0.05% 4.6
227 COH Cochlear Limited 0.66% +0.01% 2.8
228 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 0.65% +0.54% 1.5
229 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.65% +0.07% 3.0
230 IAP Investec Aust Prop Ordinary Units FP 0.65% -0.03% 4.4
231 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 0.64% -0.02% 4.3
232 ALQ Als Limited 0.63% +0.11% 3.0
233 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.63% -0.04% 2.2
234 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.63% +0.23% 0.6
235 CGL The Citadel Group 0.62% -0.07% 0.5
236 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 0.6% -0.12% 2.3
237 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.6% -0.04% 2.7
238 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.59% +0.03% 3.7
239 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.59% +0.11% 1.9
240 AQZ Alliance Aviation 0.59% +0.08% 3.6
241 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.59% +0.01% 4.0
242 ASX ASX Limited 0.58% 0.00% 3.6
243 BLD Boral Limited 0.58% -0.14% 1.7
244 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.58% +0.15% 3.9
245 AOG Aveo Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.57% -0.03% 1.1
246 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.56% +0.36% 4.1
247 OFX OFX Group Limited 0.56% +0.30% 1.0
248 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.56% -0.01% 2.9
249 SSM Service Stream 0.55% +0.01% 1.4
250 IAG Insurance Australia 0.52% +0.01% 3.7
251 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.51% +0.45% 2.7
252 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.49% -0.08% 1.4
253 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 0.49% -0.08% 18.7
254 EOF Ecofibre Limited 0.48% 0.00% 4.6
255 A2B A2B Australia Limited 0.48% +0.02% 7.8
256 VVR Viva Energy REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.46% +0.32% 2.0
257 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.45% +0.08% 0.8
258 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.45% +0.06% 3.4
259 CQE Charter Hall Edu TR Units FP 0.45% +0.03% 6.7
260 AD8 Audinategroupltd 0.43% +0.01% 2.1
261 GSW Getswift Limited 0.42% -0.02% 3.1
262 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.42% +0.09% 1.2
263 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.41% -0.04% 1.7
264 DDR Dicker Data Limited 0.41% +0.20% 7.5
265 RFG Retail Food Group 0.41% +0.34% 0.6
266 STX Strike Energy Limited 0.41% -0.02% 2.1
267 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 15.6
268 TGR Tassal Group Limited 0.4% +0.09% 1.4
269 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.4% +0.05% 1.9
270 FBR FBR Limited 0.39% +0.03% 1.9
271 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 0.39% 0.00% 2.0
272 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.39% 0.00% 2.9
273 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.38% +0.04% 1.8
274 CKF Collins Foods Limited 0.37% +0.09% 0.9
275 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.37% -0.04% 1.4
276 WGX Westgold Resources 0.37% -0.13% 1.0
277 MYS Mystate Limited 0.36% +0.01% 7.1
278 NIC Nickelmineslimited 0.36% +0.22% 1.6
279 IRE Iress Limited 0.35% -0.08% 1.1
280 MLD Maca Limited 0.34% -0.03% 4.6
281 A40 Alitares 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
282 IGO Independence Group 0.34% -0.19% 0.5
283 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 0.34% +0.07% 0.7
284 HWK Hawkstone MNG Limited 0.33% -0.03% 1.7
285 ALU Altium Limited 0.33% -0.14% 0.8
286 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.33% +0.04% 1.8
287 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.33% +0.07% 1.1
288 CHC Charter Hall Group Stapled Securities US Prohibited 0.32% -0.08% 1.2
289 EML EML Payments Limited 0.32% -0.21% 0.5
290 STO Santos Limited 0.32% +0.17% 1.0
291 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.32% -0.10% 2.5
292 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.32% +0.01% 2.7
293 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.32% -0.01% 0.6
294 ASL Ausdrill Limited 0.31% +0.02% 1.1
295 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.31% +0.09% 2.4
296 WBA Webster Limited 0.3% +0.30% 1.3
297 PAN Panoramic Resources 0.3% +0.07% 2.2
298 IMU Imugene Limited 0.3% +0.01% 1.2
299 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.29% -0.01% 3.3
300 URW Unibailrodawestfield Cdi 20:1 Foreign Exempt Xpar 0.29% -0.05% 1.5
301 QAN Qantas Airways 0.29% -0.11% 0.6
302 BDA Bod Australia 0.29% -0.01% 2.3
303 AQG Alacer Gold Corp Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.29% +0.11% 0.6
304 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.29% -0.08% 0.2
305 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
306 APE AP Eagers Limited 0.28% +0.11% 3.1
307 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.28% +0.08% 9.7
308 EVT Event Hospitality 0.28% -0.02% 20.8
309 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.27% +0.12% 0.5
310 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.26% +0.04% 0.4
311 SIG Sigma Health Limited 0.25% +0.04% 3.0
312 RDC Redcape Hotel Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.25% 0.00% 5.1
313 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.25% -0.09% 0.7
314 S2R S2 Resources 0.24% 0.00% 4.5
315 MSV Mitchell Services 0.23% 0.00% 5.5
316 CNI Centuria Capital FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.23% 0.00% 0.9
317 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.23% 0.00% 10.3
318 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.22% -0.10% 0.4
319 BKY Berkeley Energia Limited 0.22% +0.01% 1.6
320 ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.22% +0.02% 2.9
321 MOY Millennium Min Limited 0.21% -0.03% 2.8
322 RVR Red River Resources 0.21% +0.03% 2.9
323 HMX Hammer Metals Limited 0.21% +0.16% 0.9
324 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.21% -0.01% 19.8
325 C6C Copper Mountain Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.21% +0.21% 3.0
326 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.21% 0.00% 0.5
327 HPI Hotel Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.2% +0.01% 0.2
328 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.2% -0.01% 0.8
329 CSL CSL Limited 0.2% +0.03% 1.3
330 SPT Splitit 0.2% -0.04% 0.0
331 BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.2% -0.07% 0.7
332 QIN Quintis Limited 0.2% -0.07% 0.0
333 EPW Erm Power Limited 0.19% +0.01% 0.7
334 MYL Myanmar Metals 0.19% +0.02% 3.5
335 BID Bidenergy Limited 0.18% +0.18% 1.4
336 TRS The Reject Shop 0.18% 0.00% 0.8
337 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.18% 0.00% 4.6
338 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.18% 0.00% 9.3
339 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 0.17% -0.06% 0.0
340 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.17% +0.01% 2.6
341 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.17% +0.02% 1.0
342 GBT GBST Holdings 0.17% 0.00% 0.7
343 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.17% 0.00% 0.5
344 CRED Betaauscorpbondetf ETF Units FP 0.17% +0.17% 0.0
345 FPH Fisher & Paykel H Foreign Exempt NZX 0.16% +0.03% 2.1
346 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.16% +0.04% 1.5
347 SRG SRG Global Limited 0.16% -0.02% 3.5
348 UWL Uniti Group Limited 0.16% -0.04% 0.5
349 EVS Envirosuite Limited 0.16% 0.00% 0.3
350 CDP Carindale Property Units FP 0.16% +0.16% 0.3
351 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.15% +0.02% 0.5
352 VHT Volpara Health Tech 0.15% +0.04% 1.4
353 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.15% 0.00% 0.8
354 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.15% -0.04% 0.8
355 SO4 Salt Lake Potash Limited 0.15% +0.12% 1.3
356 CWP Cedar Woods Prop 0.15% 0.00% 2.7
357 IPH IPH Limited 0.14% 0.00% 0.4
358 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.14% 0.00% 6.9
359 BXB Brambles Limited 0.13% +0.03% 0.4
360 DUB Dubber Corp Limited 0.13% +0.02% 0.6
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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