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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: 09 Jul 2019

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 SYR Syrah Resources 19.58% +0.64% 21.9
2 NUF Nufarm Limited 17.98% +1.12% 32.5
3 ING Inghams Group 16.18% -0.92% 35.3
4 BAL Bellamy's Australia 15.67% +0.97% 16.5
5 ORE Orocobre Limited 15.17% +0.65% 30.0
6 NXT NEXTDC Limited 14.35% -0.39% 39.9
7 GXY Galaxy Resources 14.33% +0.52% 18.3
8 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 13.65% +0.30% 16.8
9 BWX BWX Limited 12.56% -0.03% 37.3
10 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 10.92% -0.01% 16.8
11 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 10.84% -0.25% 45.3
12 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 10.69% +0.08% 19.2
13 MTS Metcash Limited 10.57% +0.57% 26.1
14 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 9.77% +0.11% 22.3
15 HUB HUB24 Limited 9.52% +0.26% 15.5
16 HVN Harvey Norman 9.37% -0.01% 46.4
17 RWC Reliance Worldwide 9.24% +0.42% 14.3
18 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 8.99% -0.24% 28.9
19 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 8.97% -0.13% 24.2
20 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 8.96% -0.35% 5.0
21 IVC Invocare Limited 8.92% -0.08% 28.1
22 CGC Costa Group Holdings 8.85% +0.34% 14.8
23 PPT Perpetual Limited 8.7% -0.09% 23.0
24 CSR CSR Limited 8.26% -0.41% 18.6
25 BKL Blackmores Limited 8.07% -0.38% 26.4
26 KGN Kogan.com Limited 7.86% +0.21% 20.4
27 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 7.86% -0.26% 22.1
28 AMP AMP Limited 7.62% -0.05% 8.1
29 BOQ Bank of Queensland 7.5% +0.19% 26.8
30 WSA Western Areas Limited 7.44% +0.77% 11.0
31 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 7.26% +0.11% 47.0
32 CGF Challenger Limited 7.18% +0.14% 24.3
33 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 6.74% -0.63% 2.1
34 QIN Quintis Limited 6.7% 0.00% 0.0
35 ELD Elders Limited 6.57% +0.17% 27.4
36 A2M The a2 Milk Company 6.51% +0.05% 16.2
37 GMA Genworth Mortgage 6.38% +0.13% 52.6
38 NEC Nine Entertainment 6.36% +0.14% 11.0
39 GWA GWA Group Limited 6.03% -0.03% 29.2
40 MSB Mesoblast Limited 5.67% -0.09% 20.0
41 COE Cooper Energy Limited 5.64% +0.08% 23.5
42 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 5.63% +0.02% 25.8
43 LNG Liquefied Natural 5.46% +0.01% 38.6
44 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.34% +0.06% 20.7
45 CTD Corp Travel Limited 5.22% -0.12% 15.4
46 RSG Resolute Mining 4.98% -0.18% 3.8
47 OML Ooh!Media Limited 4.94% -0.27% 7.8
48 CLH Collection House 4.91% 0.00% 21.9
49 AWC Alumina Limited 4.86% +0.30% 14.9
50 SFR Sandfire Resources 4.83% +0.81% 6.8
51 SEK Seek Limited 4.74% +0.07% 11.2
52 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 4.59% -0.25% 28.2
53 MLX Metals X Limited 4.56% +0.05% 24.5
54 ARB ARB Corporation 4.52% -0.20% 20.4
55 FLT Flight Centre Travel 4.52% -0.07% 12.3
56 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.51% -0.02% 40.9
57 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 4.48% +0.01% 12.1
58 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 4.48% -0.08% 12.7
59 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 4.25% +0.10% 10.8
60 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 4.2% -0.05% 51.4
61 WHC Whitehaven Coal 4.14% +0.21% 5.7
62 NCZ New Century Resource 4.09% +0.18% 8.9
63 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 4.09% +0.14% 19.1
64 RHC Ramsay Health Care 4.07% +0.01% 13.9
65 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 4.07% +0.01% 12.0
66 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 4.04% 0.00% 16.2
67 RRL Regis Resources 4.02% +0.16% 4.4
68 NWL Netwealth Group 4.02% +0.25% 13.4
69 WGX Westgold Resources 3.9% -0.20% 16.7
70 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.82% -0.29% 13.0
71 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 3.79% -0.11% 14.2
72 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 3.67% -0.08% 3.2
73 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.67% 0.00% 124.3
74 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 3.56% +0.22% 11.7
75 AAC Australian Agricult 3.54% -0.03% 61.7
76 MIN Mineral Resources 3.53% -0.43% 6.3
77 CAR Carsales.com Limited 3.47% +0.01% 12.6
78 GEM G8 Education Limited 3.36% +0.64% 2.7
79 WGN Wagners HLD Company 3.31% +0.54% 2.1
80 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 3.27% +0.40% 8.7
81 CCP Credit Corp Group 3.26% -0.01% 12.3
82 NAN Nanosonics Limited 3.18% -0.20% 8.6
83 PNI Pinnacle Investment 3.18% +0.33% 11.3
84 SEA Sundance Energy 3.13% +0.63% 7.3
85 NCK Nick Scali Limited 3.12% +0.01% 20.5
86 ALX Atlas Arteria FP Ordinary Stapled Securities 3.04% -0.13% 11.2
87 SLC Superloop Limited 3% +0.06% 6.2
88 ASL Ausdrill Limited 2.87% -0.23% 3.8
89 EHE Estia Health Limited 2.87% +0.05% 7.5
90 BHP BHP Group Limited 2.86% -0.04% 21.1
91 SAR Saracen Mineral 2.79% +0.04% 4.4
92 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 2.78% -0.41% 12.6
93 JIN Jumbo Interactive 2.75% +0.18% 5.1
94 TNE Technology One 2.74% +0.16% 11.2
95 MLD Maca Limited 2.74% -0.04% 28.8
96 SVW Seven Group Holdings 2.73% -0.37% 24.3
97 APT Afterpay Touch 2.66% -0.10% 3.5
98 WOR Worleyparsons Limited 2.6% +0.11% 12.1
99 TGR Tassal Group Limited 2.58% -0.02% 9.1
100 INR Ioneer Limited 2.53% -0.11% 5.5
101 REA REA Group 2.51% +0.02% 20.0
102 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 2.46% 0.00% 12.3
103 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 2.46% +0.29% 5.7
104 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 2.43% +0.27% 10.5
105 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 2.43% +0.57% 5.4
106 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.42% -0.04% 8.7
107 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 2.39% +0.01% 8.8
108 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 2.38% -0.24% 10.0
109 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.33% -0.04% 5.6
110 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 2.29% +0.59% 4.8
111 PTM Platinum Asset 2.28% -0.07% 5.8
112 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.24% -0.02% 36.3
113 ANN Ansell Limited 2.23% -0.06% 5.8
114 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.2% +0.15% 9.2
115 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 2.19% 0.00% 1,116.7
116 AOG Aveo Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.17% -0.14% 6.6
117 VOC Vocus Group Limited 2.15% +0.20% 6.2
118 NST Northern Star 2.09% +0.16% 4.6
119 EHL Emeco Holdings 2.07% +0.17% 4.1
120 BAP Bapcor Limited 2.06% +0.11% 4.4
121 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 2.06% +0.05% 5.4
122 SPL Starpharma Holdings 2.05% 0.00% 24.1
123 API Australian Pharm 2.01% +0.05% 11.2
124 IPH IPH Limited 2% +0.16% 6.9
125 WEB Webjet Limited 1.96% +0.04% 4.5
126 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.96% +0.25% 21.7
127 HLS Healius 1.95% -0.01% 9.6
128 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.94% +0.15% 9.6
129 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 1.93% -0.07% 8.7
130 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 1.93% -0.01% 10.5
131 FXL Flexigroup Limited 1.92% +0.04% 13.5
132 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.89% +0.01% 8.1
133 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 1.89% -0.06% 5.7
134 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 1.86% +0.14% 4.6
135 AHG Automotive Holdings 1.83% -0.16% 12.9
136 LYC Lynas Corporation 1.8% +0.33% 2.2
137 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.77% -0.04% 12.2
138 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 1.75% +0.05% 7.4
139 NEA Nearmap Limited 1.69% +0.31% 1.3
140 FNP Freedom Food Limited 1.69% +0.26% 6.1
141 AJM Altura Mining Limited 1.67% +0.14% 10.1
142 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.63% -0.03% 8.4
143 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 1.58% -0.26% 6.6
144 SBM ST Barbara Limited 1.57% +0.16% 1.4
145 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 1.56% -0.01% 18.5
146 ABC Adelaide Brighton 1.56% +0.14% 8.9
147 CL1 Class Limited 1.56% -0.02% 22.7
148 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.55% -0.04% 5.2
149 ADH Adairs Limited 1.54% -0.06% 6.8
150 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 1.53% -0.03% 31.0
151 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.51% -0.04% 4.3
152 OZL OZ Minerals 1.48% -0.08% 2.5
153 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 1.47% -0.05% 11.0
154 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 1.46% +0.05% 4.9
155 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.46% -0.01% 12.5
156 ORG Origin Energy 1.45% -0.04% 7.6
157 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 1.44% -0.02% 10.4
158 WES Wesfarmers Limited 1.43% -0.13% 7.7
159 VEA Viva Energy Group 1.42% +0.30% 15.6
160 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 1.42% 0.00% 3.9
161 CPU Computershare Limited 1.42% +0.09% 4.9
162 IRI Integrated Research 1.41% -0.01% 3.7
163 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.41% +0.07% 14.7
164 RCR RCR Tomlinson 1.41% -0.83% 0.0
165 IMD IMDEX Limited 1.41% -0.08% 5.8
166 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.4% -0.14% 5.8
167 COL Coles Group 1.37% -0.01% 9.3
168 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.35% -0.01% 4.2
169 SLR Silver Lake Resource 1.34% +0.14% 3.0
170 FAR FAR Limited 1.32% -0.01% 35.2
171 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 1.31% -0.06% 11.5
172 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 1.3% -0.40% 6.7
173 CTX Caltex Australia 1.25% -0.01% 1.8
174 LNK Link Admin HLDG 1.25% -0.09% 1.5
175 MPL Medibank Private Limited 1.24% -0.02% 5.6
176 MND Monadelphous Group 1.21% -0.01% 7.5
177 RFG Retail Food Group 1.18% -0.05% 0.9
178 CBA Commonwealth Bank 1.17% -0.02% 9.4
179 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 1.14% +0.14% 5.5
180 QBE QBE Insurance Group 1.14% +0.14% 5.4
181 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
182 KDR Kidman Resources Limited 1.13% -0.03% 1.6
183 PDL Pendal Group Limited 1.1% +0.16% 3.5
184 SIG Sigma Health Limited 1.09% +0.04% 5.5
185 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 1.08% 0.00% 40.1
186 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.02% +0.10% 11.7
187 BPT Beach Energy Limited 1.01% -0.02% 3.6
188 GRR Grange Resources 1.01% +0.01% 6.7
189 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.98% -0.12% 3.8
190 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 0.97% -0.03% 1.2
191 SLK Sealink Travel Group 0.96% +0.01% 32.0
192 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.96% 0.00% 5.1
193 SIV Silver Chef Limited 0.94% 0.00% 1.2
194 LVT Livetiles Limited 0.94% -0.03% 1.6
195 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.93% +0.16% 1.9
196 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 0.91% +0.16% 2.1
197 EWC Energy World Corpor 0.91% 0.00% 25.8
198 BLD Boral Limited 0.91% +0.31% 2.8
199 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 0.88% -0.20% 5.0
200 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 0.88% -0.01% 9.7
201 SDF Steadfast Group Limited 0.88% +0.07% 3.5
202 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.86% +0.05% 2.1
203 OFX OFX Group Limited 0.86% 0.00% 14.0
204 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.85% +0.03% 3.0
205 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.84% +0.14% 5.0
206 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.84% -0.06% 3.7
207 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.83% -0.13% 3.2
208 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.82% -0.08% 5.0
209 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.82% -0.09% 2.5
210 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.8% 0.00% 12.9
211 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.8% -0.03% 5.8
212 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 0.78% +0.42% 2.5
213 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.77% -0.18% 5.8
214 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.77% -0.02% 10.5
215 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.76% -0.02% 8.5
216 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.76% -0.04% 5.5
217 ISU Iselect Limited 0.76% -0.04% 39.9
218 EXL Elixinol Global 0.75% +0.52% 0.8
219 ALQ Als Limited 0.75% +0.07% 1.9
220 ASX ASX Limited 0.74% +0.03% 3.7
221 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.74% -0.02% 4.8
222 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.73% -0.01% 5.3
223 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.72% -0.01% 3.4
224 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 0.72% +0.01% 0.0
225 IAG Insurance Australia 0.72% +0.15% 5.9
226 SSM Service Stream 0.71% -0.05% 1.6
227 IRE Iress Limited 0.69% +0.08% 2.8
228 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.68% -0.03% 5.6
229 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.65% +0.27% 3.6
230 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 0.65% +0.09% 2.3
231 AVH Avita Medical Limited 0.65% +0.20% 6.9
232 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 0.64% -0.31% 1.2
233 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 0.64% -0.02% 1.5
234 SWM Seven West Media Limited 0.64% -0.08% 3.4
235 MP1 Megaport Limited 0.63% -0.02% 3.2
236 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.62% +0.08% 2.0
237 ORI Orica Limited 0.61% -0.06% 2.8
238 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.61% +0.04% 4.0
239 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.61% 0.00% 9.9
240 IGO Independence Group 0.6% -0.06% 1.8
241 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.6% -0.02% 3.4
242 A2B A2B Australia Limited 0.59% -0.27% 14.0
243 PNV Polynovo Limited 0.58% -0.11% 1.2
244 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 0.58% -1.16% 0.8
245 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 0.57% +0.10% 1.2
246 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.56% +0.03% 2.9
247 SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 0.56% +0.01% 3.1
248 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.55% -0.32% 1.7
249 S2R S2 Resources 0.55% 0.00% 19.1
250 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.54% 0.00% 8.3
251 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.53% -0.02% 2.1
252 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.52% -0.05% 1.2
253 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.51% +0.14% 1.3
254 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.51% +0.11% 0.8
255 IAP Investec Aust Prop Ordinary Units FP 0.5% +0.06% 9.4
256 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.5% -0.01% 8.5
257 NHC New Hope Corporation 0.48% +0.20% 2.4
258 CAN Cann Group Limited 0.47% +0.05% 2.0
259 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.47% -0.44% 2.3
260 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 0.46% +0.12% 1.0
261 ASB Austal Limited 0.46% -0.08% 0.9
262 EOF Ecofibre Limited 0.46% +0.05% 0.9
263 URW Unibailrodawestfield Chess Depositary Interests 20:1 0.46% -0.09% 2.2
264 COH Cochlear Limited 0.45% +0.10% 1.9
265 PPS Praemium Limited 0.45% +0.11% 1.2
266 STO Santos Limited 0.42% -0.06% 1.6
267 QAN Qantas Airways 0.42% -0.05% 1.6
268 TGA Thorn Group Limited 0.42% -0.01% 4.3
269 CSL CSL Limited 0.41% +0.06% 3.5
270 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 4.4
271 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.4% +0.02% 1.8
272 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.4% -0.13% 1.9
273 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 0.4% -0.01% 1.2
274 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.38% +0.05% 1.7
275 BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 0.37% -0.03% 1.0
276 MYS Mystate Limited 0.37% -0.02% 5.5
277 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.37% +0.02% 2.5
278 ILU Iluka Resources 0.37% -0.08% 1.2
279 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.36% +0.01% 2.3
280 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.36% +0.01% 0.7
281 AD8 Audinategroupltd 0.36% +0.13% 1.5
282 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.36% -0.06% 0.5
283 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.36% +0.01% 2.9
284 DDR Dicker Data Limited 0.35% -0.06% 3.2
285 ORA Orora Limited 0.33% -0.06% 2.4
286 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.33% +0.01% 11.7
287 MCR Mincor Resources NL 0.33% 0.00% 1.7
288 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 0.33% -0.01% 1.0
289 ALU Altium Limited 0.32% +0.01% 1.1
290 ABP Abacus Property Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.32% +0.01% 2.0
291 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.32% 0.00% 0.3
292 A40 Alliance Mineral 0.32% +0.04% 2.2
293 AX1 Accent Group Limited 0.29% 0.00% 1.5
294 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.29% +0.01% 7.2
295 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
296 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.28% +0.17% 0.5
297 MAY Melbana Energy Limited 0.28% 0.00% 7.1
298 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.28% +0.02% 1.7
299 FBR FBR Limited 0.26% 0.00% 1.5
300 TRS The Reject Shop 0.25% -0.16% 1.8
301 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.25% -0.22% 1.3
302 SPT Splitit 0.25% +0.25% 0.3
303 SHV Select Harvests 0.25% +0.02% 2.3
304 APX Appen Limited 0.25% -0.04% 0.5
305 ATL Apollo Tourism 0.25% -0.02% 2.2
306 XRO Xero Limited 0.24% -0.01% 0.7
307 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.24% -0.02% 1.0
308 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.24% +0.06% 6.4
309 RVR Red River Resources 0.23% -0.01% 0.5
310 ARU Arafura Resource Limited 0.23% 0.00% 0.6
311 CQE Charter Hall Edu TR Units FP 0.22% -0.01% 2.6
312 RDC Redcape Hotel Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.22% +0.01% 7.8
313 VVR Viva Energy REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.22% -0.07% 1.6
314 MSV Mitchell Services 0.21% +0.02% 1.1
315 PBH Pointsbet Holdings 0.21% +0.03% 0.3
316 HPI Hotel Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.21% -0.09% 2.0
317 HFR Highfield Res Limited 0.2% 0.00% 3.2
318 CDV Cardinal Reso Limited 0.2% 0.00% 0.9
319 ISX Isignthis Limited 0.19% +0.04% 1.0
320 CDD Cardno Limited 0.19% 0.00% 15.7
321 XIP Xenith IP Group Limited 0.19% +0.02% 0.9
322 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.19% +0.02% 0.2
323 3PL 3P Learning Limited 0.19% 0.00% 1.5
324 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.19% 0.00% 3.3
325 MNF MNF Group Limited 0.18% 0.00% 2.1
326 CNEW Vaneck China New ETF Units FP 0.18% +0.18% 0.0
327 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.18% 0.00% 4.6
328 ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.18% 0.00% 2.3
329 RBL Redbubble Limited 0.17% 0.00% 1.4
330 CGL The Citadel Group 0.17% +0.03% 0.6
331 DLX Duluxgroup Limited 0.17% +0.06% 0.5
332 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.17% +0.02% 1.2
333 MNS Magnis Energy Tech 0.17% 0.00% 2.3
334 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.16% +0.03% 0.7
335 RHL Ruralco Holdings 0.16% +0.01% 1.9
336 GBT GBST Holdings 0.15% +0.02% 0.4
337 AIZ Air New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.15% 0.00% 34.4
338 BXB Brambles Limited 0.15% -0.08% 0.6
339 CKF Collins Foods Limited 0.15% +0.08% 0.6
340 EPW Erm Power Limited 0.15% -0.01% 1.3
341 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.15% -0.03% 0.3
342 AXP Airxpanders Inc Chess Depository Interests 1:3 0.14% 0.00% 0.0
343 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 0.14% 0.00% 0.1
344 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.14% +0.01% 0.5
345 MOY Millennium Min Limited 0.14% -0.01% 1.0
346 PAN Panoramic Resources 0.14% +0.02% 2.9
347 EMR Emerald Res NL 0.13% +0.12% 1.2
348 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.13% +0.01% 0.9
349 PMV Premier Investments 0.12% -0.01% 1.0
350 RCW Rightcrowd 0.12% +0.02% 1.4
351 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.12% +0.03% 2.8
352 BD1 BARD1 Life Sciences 0.12% 0.00% 0.2
353 MYL Myanmar Metals 0.12% +0.02% 2.0
354 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.12% 0.00% 2.9
355 SKT Sky Network 0.11% -0.02% 1.3
356 CWP Cedar Woods Prop 0.11% -0.01% 0.8
357 EVT Event Hospitality 0.11% -0.08% 3.4
358 IGL Ivegroup 0.11% -0.01% 0.3
359 CAT Catapult Group Int Limited 0.11% +0.02% 0.5
360 ARV Artemis Resources 0.11% +0.01% 0.7
361 GOZ Growthpoint Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.1% -0.71% 0.9
362 CCV Cash Converters 0.1% +0.01% 0.1
363 SRS Spicers Limited 0.1% +0.02% 0.0
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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