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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: 18 Jan 2021

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 WEB Webjet Ltd 14.9% +0.03% 20.0
2 TGR Tassal Group Ltd 12.2% +0.11% 34.6
3 MSB Mesoblast Ltd 10.28% +0.38% 19.4
4 SDA Speedcast International Ltd 9.27% +0.09% 0.0
5 ING Inghams Group Ltd 8.39% -0.07% 35.7
6 AVH Avita Medical Inc 8.22% +0.50% 4.8
7 IVC Invocare Ltd 8.06% -0.08% 53.4
8 A2M The a2 Milk Company Ltd 7.84% -0.21% 21.2
9 SSM Service Stream Ltd 7.3% +0.22% 18.9
10 MTS Metcash Ltd 7.27% -0.03% 28.1
11 MYR Myer Holdings Ltd 7.19% -0.65% 20.6
12 FLT Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd 7.14% -0.47% 8.5
13 WSA Western Areas Ltd 7% -0.14% 13.0
14 FNP Freedom Foods Group Ltd 6.94% +0.07% 0.0
15 RSG Resolute Mining Ltd 6.88% +1.59% 12.2
16 EML EML Payments Ltd 6.69% +0.16% 15.1
17 Z1P ZIP Co Ltd 6.57% -0.57% 1.7
18 NEA Nearmap Ltd 6.11% -0.19% 10.9
19 EOS Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd 5.8% +0.01% 16.7
20 NST Northern Star Resources Ltd 5.7% +2.20% 4.1
21 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd 5.69% -0.03% 26.6
22 BVS Bravura Solutions Ltd 5.6% +0.77% 8.8
23 ALK Alkane Resources Ltd 5.42% -0.02% 11.8
24 BOQ Bank of Queensland Ltd 5.15% +0.21% 17.6
25 PME Pro Medicus Ltd 5.09% -0.11% 10.5
26 BUB Bubs Australia Ltd 5.01% -0.02% 23.4
27 JBH JB Hi-Fi Ltd 4.96% -0.33% 11.5
28 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd 4.81% +0.05% 21.2
29 AMA AMA Group Ltd 4.79% +0.02% 24.8
30 BGL Bellevue Gold Ltd 4.64% +0.17% 17.2
31 SUL Super Retail Group Ltd 4.63% -0.47% 8.8
32 SEK Seek Ltd 4.4% -0.07% 14.8
33 GWA GWA Group Ltd 4.38% -0.34% 31.1
34 SXL Southern Cross Media Group Ltd 4.35% -0.14% 20.4
35 PAR Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd 4.28% -0.03% 22.0
36 WHC Whitehaven Coal Ltd 4.24% -0.76% 3.6
37 BKL Blackmores Ltd 4.16% -0.06% 45.9
38 COE Cooper Energy Ltd 4.1% -0.09% 24.5
39 PPT Perpetual Ltd 4.09% +0.01% 16.7
40 OBL Omni Bridgeway Ltd 4.05% +0.05% 22.7
41 SLC Superloop Ltd 4.04% -0.01% 28.8
42 PGH Pact Group Holdings Ltd 3.92% -0.02% 100.8
43 IEL Idp Education Ltd 3.87% -0.05% 20.4
44 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Ltd 3.8% -0.14% 8.5
45 WAF West African Resources Ltd 3.77% +0.01% 12.7
46 SGM Sims Ltd 3.76% -0.39% 9.0
47 ORE Orocobre Ltd 3.74% -0.22% 4.7
48 CSR CSR Ltd 3.72% +0.11% 14.5
49 BHP BHP Group Ltd 3.59% 0.00% 17.4
50 TNE Technology One Ltd 3.55% +0.38% 3.7
51 UWL Uniti Group Ltd 3.52% -0.15% 5.0
52 AWC Alumina Ltd 3.49% +0.16% 7.5
53 BIN Bingo Industries Ltd 3.49% +0.06% 7.5
54 MP1 Megaport Ltd 3.47% +0.11% 4.9
55 PLS Pilbara Minerals Ltd 3.45% -0.38% 2.6
56 HVN Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd 3.42% +0.37% 10.2
57 CLH Collection House Ltd 3.36% -0.41% 7.6
58 SLR Silver Lake Resources Ltd 3.3% +0.16% 3.8
59 SKI Spark Infrastructure Group 3.27% +0.10% 20.7
60 AGL AGL Energy Ltd 3.25% -0.40% 8.5
61 TPW Temple & Webster Group Ltd 3.21% -0.06% 5.0
62 JIN Jumbo Interactive Ltd 3.2% -0.19% 11.6
63 SHV Select Harvests Ltd 3.19% +0.24% 15.3
64 INR Ioneer Ltd 3.17% +0.02% 6.5
65 HUM Humm Group Ltd 3.1% -0.03% 9.6
66 CGF Challenger Ltd 3.08% +0.12% 15.6
67 RMS Ramelius Resources Ltd 3.04% 0.00% 4.6
68 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd 2.97% -0.01% 29.1
69 URW Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 2.93% +0.30% 5.9
70 ALG Ardent Leisure Group Ltd 2.89% -0.08% 15.6
71 IFL IOOF Holdings Ltd 2.88% +0.02% 7.8
72 PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 2.88% -0.08% 6.7
73 GXY Galaxy Resources Ltd 2.86% +0.01% 2.8
74 NAN Nanosonics Ltd 2.85% -0.34% 11.2
75 KAR Karoon Energy Ltd 2.84% +0.02% 5.6
76 TYR Tyro Payments Ltd 2.83% +1.27% 1.4
77 HT1 HT&E Ltd 2.83% 0.00% 219.3
78 ZNO ZOONO Group Ltd 2.78% +0.28% 21.6
79 OPT Opthea Ltd 2.76% +0.07% 32.2
80 CCP Credit Corp Group Ltd 2.71% -0.47% 9.7
81 LIC Lifestyle Communities Ltd 2.7% -0.02% 33.5
82 RRL Regis Resources Ltd 2.68% +0.09% 4.9
83 ALX Atlas Arteria 2.65% +0.04% 19.7
84 DOW Downer Edi Ltd 2.63% -0.06% 11.4
85 EOF Ecofibre Ltd 2.54% +0.13% 41.0
86 CMM Capricorn Metals Ltd 2.54% +0.05% 29.9
87 NCZ New Century Resources Ltd 2.54% -0.04% 11.3
88 SXY SENEX Energy Ltd 2.53% -0.06% 13.5
89 NCK Nick Scali Ltd 2.51% +0.26% 10.3
90 LOV Lovisa Holdings Ltd 2.5% -0.11% 27.6
91 SKC Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd 2.5% -0.02% 61.0
92 PNV Polynovo Ltd 2.43% +0.16% 3.6
93 MYX Mayne Pharma Group Ltd 2.4% -0.05% 37.7
94 NEC Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd 2.37% +0.05% 14.9
95 LYC Lynas Rare EARTHS Ltd 2.37% -0.15% 2.1
96 CWN Crown Resorts Ltd 2.3% +0.04% 14.0
97 SPL Starpharma Holdings Ltd 2.27% -0.76% 17.3
98 NHF Nib Holdings Ltd 2.25% -0.12% 11.1
99 HUB HUB24 Ltd 2.21% +0.21% 5.2
100 CIM Cimic Group Ltd 2.2% -0.05% 28.3
101 OPY Openpay Group Ltd 2.18% 0.00% 2.2
102 ABC Adbri Ltd 2.17% -0.08% 17.3
103 SVW Seven Group Holdings Ltd 2.14% -0.33% 23.5
104 SOL Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd 2.02% -0.10% 8.9
105 EHL Emeco Holdings Ltd 2.01% -0.12% 8.4
106 PRU Perseus Mining Ltd 2.01% +0.30% 3.1
107 IMU Imugene Ltd 2% +0.01% 8.2
108 MLX Metals X Ltd 1.95% 0.00% 3.5
109 BPT Beach Energy Ltd 1.94% -0.43% 6.6
110 VRT Virtus Health Ltd 1.94% -0.01% 13.5
111 GEM G8 Education Ltd 1.9% 0.00% 8.4
112 NWH NRW Holdings Ltd 1.9% -0.03% 5.6
113 IRE Iress Ltd 1.83% +0.08% 11.2
114 CPU Computershare Ltd 1.8% -0.07% 9.9
115 ALU Altium Ltd 1.8% +0.04% 3.7
116 JMS Jupiter Mines Ltd 1.79% +0.08% 23.6
117 IPL Incitec Pivot Ltd 1.77% +0.06% 3.7
118 APX Appen Ltd 1.72% +0.06% 2.8
119 SAR Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd 1.7% +0.17% 0.9
120 CORE ETFs Global Core Infrastructure ETF 1.7% +1.70% 0.0
121 TWE Treasury Wine Estates Ltd 1.67% +0.03% 6.0
122 KGN Kogan.com Ltd 1.63% -0.33% 2.1
123 MPL Medibank Private Ltd 1.61% -0.03% 6.6
124 CLW Charter Hall Long Wale REIT 1.58% +0.38% 5.2
125 REA REA Group Ltd 1.58% +0.05% 9.4
126 AAC Australian Agricultural Company Ltd 1.54% +0.02% 32.3
127 PBH Pointsbet Holdings Ltd 1.52% +0.06% 2.3
128 MVP Medical Developments International Ltd 1.52% -0.10% 7.2
129 ANN Ansell Ltd 1.5% -0.04% 3.9
130 SYR Syrah Resources Ltd 1.49% +0.34% 1.6
131 DEG De Grey Mining Ltd 1.48% 0.00% 5.2
132 RWC Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd 1.46% +0.24% 6.7
133 WTC Wisetech Global Ltd 1.46% +0.04% 7.7
134 EXL Elixinol Global Ltd 1.42% -0.05% 2.5
135 DXS Dexus 1.41% -0.10% 5.2
136 PET Phoslock Environmental Technologies Ltd 1.4% 0.00% 0.0
137 CMW Cromwell Property Group 1.39% +0.06% 15.5
138 ISX Isignthis Ltd 1.37% 0.00% 0.0
139 AMS Atomos Ltd 1.35% +0.03% 6.7
140 SZL Sezzle Inc 1.35% -0.14% 1.7
141 ILU Iluka Resources Ltd 1.35% +0.51% 2.7
142 SGR The Star Entertainment Group Ltd 1.34% -0.09% 6.2
143 NAB National Australia Bank Ltd 1.32% +0.04% 9.2
144 QAN Qantas Airways Ltd 1.32% -0.22% 4.3
145 MFG Magellan Financial Group Ltd 1.31% +0.09% 3.3
146 ORI Orica Ltd 1.31% -0.16% 4.5
147 OSH Oil Search Ltd 1.3% +0.02% 4.6
148 PTM Platinum Asset Management Ltd 1.29% +0.07% 6.6
149 SIV SIV Capital Ltd 1.28% 0.00% 108.4
150 WOR Worley Ltd 1.28% -0.33% 5.2
151 JHG Janus Henderson Group Plc 1.28% +0.07% 2.9
152 MND Monadelphous Group Ltd 1.27% -0.22% 4.9
153 VCX Vicinity Centres 1.25% -0.08% 5.2
154 ELO Elmo Software Ltd 1.24% 0.00% 4.6
155 APT Afterpay Ltd 1.23% +0.03% 1.7
156 BLD Boral Ltd 1.22% +0.02% 5.5
157 OZL OZ Minerals Ltd 1.22% -0.78% 3.7
158 ELD Elders Ltd 1.2% +0.70% 2.4
159 SCG Scentre Group 1.2% +0.04% 5.2
160 WPL Woodside Petroleum Ltd 1.17% -0.19% 3.7
161 AST Ausnet Services Ltd 1.17% +0.02% 9.2
162 HSN Hansen Technologies Ltd 1.15% +0.03% 17.7
163 NHC New Hope Corporation Ltd 1.14% +0.05% 7.3
164 SBM ST Barbara Ltd 1.12% +0.24% 2.1
165 LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd 1.1% 0.00% 0.0
166 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare Ltd 1.1% 0.00% 5.8
167 IGL Ive Group Ltd 1.08% -0.07% 8.2
168 SFR Sandfire Resources Ltd 1.06% -0.09% 2.3
169 ANZ Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 1.05% +0.05% 6.3
170 CTD Corporate Travel Management Ltd 1.05% -0.07% 4.5
171 IAG Insurance Australia Group Ltd 1.04% +0.23% 4.1
172 LLC Lendlease Group 1.04% +0.13% 5.6
173 RED RED 5 Ltd 1.03% -0.01% 4.8
174 AMI Aurelia Metals Ltd 1.03% +0.08% 5.5
175 SIQ Smartgroup Corporation Ltd 1.02% +0.02% 2.9
176 SWM Seven West Media Ltd 1.02% -0.01% 2.5
177 GMA Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Ltd 1.01% -0.08% 6.3
178 SVY Stavely Minerals Ltd 1% -0.03% 9.9
179 WPR Waypoint REIT 0.99% +0.03% 3.8
180 MOC Mortgage Choice Ltd 0.99% 0.00% 11.0
181 XRO Xero Ltd 0.98% +0.09% 3.2
182 AMP AMP Ltd 0.98% -0.07% 4.8
183 DMP Domino's PIZZA Enterprises Ltd 0.98% -0.32% 4.3
184 EVT Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd 0.97% +0.03% 13.6
185 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Ltd 0.97% -0.08% 2.9
186 EVS Envirosuite Ltd 0.96% +0.03% 22.1
187 WBC Westpac Banking Corporation 0.95% +0.10% 5.3
188 ASM Australian Strategic Materials Ltd 0.95% -0.04% 2.0
189 IPD Impedimed Ltd 0.95% +0.03% 4.1
190 IRI Integrated Research Ltd 0.95% +0.08% 3.8
191 COH Cochlear Ltd 0.95% +0.50% 3.1
192 ORA Orora Ltd 0.93% -0.08% 3.9
193 API Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd 0.92% -0.10% 10.8
194 NSR National Storage REIT 0.91% 0.00% 3.9
195 EWC Energy World Corporation Ltd 0.91% +0.13% 8.9
196 AMC Amcor Plc 0.91% -0.31% 4.2
197 NWSLV News Corporation 0.9% -0.01% 0.0
198 BWP BWP Trust 0.9% +0.02% 6.6
199 CQR Charter Hall Retail REIT 0.88% +0.01% 4.5
200 JHC Japara Healthcare Ltd 0.87% -0.22% 3.3
201 WSP Whispir Ltd 0.86% -0.05% 1.2
202 CNU Chorus Ltd 0.85% +0.03% 9.0
203 DCN Dacian Gold Ltd 0.85% +0.24% 1.3
204 PNI Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd 0.85% -0.10% 3.6
205 NUF Nufarm Ltd 0.85% -0.11% 2.2
206 STX Strike Energy Ltd 0.85% +0.03% 5.3
207 CGC Costa Group Holdings Ltd 0.84% -0.16% 4.9
208 SPT Splitit Payments Ltd 0.84% +0.06% 0.8
209 NWL Netwealth Group Ltd 0.82% +0.01% 3.1
210 MYS Mystate Ltd 0.81% 0.00% 13.1
211 VEA Viva Energy Group Ltd 0.81% +0.13% 4.8
212 ASX ASX Ltd 0.78% +0.04% 3.4
213 VOC Vocus Group Ltd 0.78% 0.00% 5.4
214 MNY MONEY3 Corporation Ltd 0.77% -0.01% 2.8
215 STO Santos Ltd 0.76% +0.05% 3.0
216 NXT NEXTDC Ltd 0.76% +0.01% 2.7
217 IPH IPH Ltd 0.75% +0.04% 2.4
218 UMG United Malt Group Ltd 0.72% +0.02% 2.1
219 OCC Orthocell Ltd 0.72% +0.03% 0.8
220 OSP Osprey Medical Inc 0.71% -0.26% 2.1
221 A2B A2B Australia Ltd 0.71% 0.00% 19.3
222 VHT Volpara Health Technologies Ltd 0.69% -0.04% 3.5
223 RFF Rural Funds Group 0.69% +0.01% 10.6
224 CWP Cedar Woods Properties Ltd 0.69% +0.03% 13.9
225 ORG Origin Energy Ltd 0.68% +0.11% 2.0
226 BET Betmakers Technology Group Ltd 0.68% +0.07% 1.3
227 APA APA Group 0.68% +0.02% 4.8
228 BGA Bega Cheese Ltd 0.68% -0.13% 2.8
229 SHL Sonic Healthcare Ltd 0.68% 0.00% 3.5
230 QUB QUBE Holdings Ltd 0.67% +0.05% 4.7
231 CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia 0.67% +0.06% 4.9
232 WGX Westgold Resources Ltd 0.66% +0.07% 1.8
233 AZS AZURE Minerals Ltd 0.65% +0.31% 0.9
234 GOR Gold Road Resources Ltd 0.64% -0.02% 0.8
235 CL1 Class Ltd 0.64% 0.00% 8.7
236 OML Ooh!Media Ltd 0.64% -0.03% 2.4
237 DRO Droneshield Ltd 0.64% 0.00% 2.2
238 SVL Silver Mines Ltd 0.63% -0.01% 1.6
239 SCP Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group 0.62% -0.05% 4.0
240 SGP Stockland 0.62% +0.31% 2.4
241 CBR Carbon Revolution Ltd 0.61% +0.03% 3.1
242 RMD Resmed Inc 0.61% +0.09% 4.0
243 WHA Wattle Health Australia Ltd 0.59% 0.00% 0.0
244 S32 SOUTH32 Ltd 0.59% +0.08% 1.8
245 CHN Chalice Mining Ltd 0.59% -0.08% 1.4
246 DUB Dubber Corporation Ltd 0.59% +0.02% 1.7
247 TIE Tietto Minerals Ltd 0.58% +0.02% 3.2
248 AD8 Audinate Group Ltd 0.58% -0.01% 4.0
249 BID Bill Identity Ltd 0.57% +0.01% 2.7
250 IGO IGO Ltd 0.57% -0.09% 1.3
251 CCX City Chic Collective Ltd 0.57% -0.09% 1.1
252 BWX BWX Ltd 0.56% +0.07% 10.5
253 SM1 Synlait Milk Ltd 0.56% +0.01% 19.8
254 SSR SSR Mining Inc 0.56% +0.22% 14.6
255 SYD Sydney Airport 0.55% +0.01% 3.1
256 FFG Fatfish Group Ltd 0.55% +0.01% 1.0
257 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Ltd 0.54% -0.03% 2.3
258 NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 0.54% +0.01% 1.1
259 GDI GDI Property Group 0.54% 0.00% 8.4
260 KMD Kathmandu Holdings Ltd 0.53% -0.01% 6.1
261 ASB Austal Ltd 0.52% +0.02% 1.3
262 RIC Ridley Corporation Ltd 0.51% -0.01% 22.1
263 BTH Bigtincan Holdings Ltd 0.5% +0.04% 1.2
264 VUK Virgin Money Uk Plc 0.5% -0.06% 1.6
265 APE Eagers Automotive Ltd 0.5% -0.03% 4.0
266 HLO Helloworld Travel Ltd 0.5% +0.04% 2.8
267 SLK Sealink Travel Group Ltd 0.49% -0.02% 3.1
268 AEF Australian Ethical Investment Ltd 0.49% -0.05% 1.6
269 CAN Cann Group Ltd 0.48% +0.04% 0.6
270 OFX OFX Group Ltd 0.48% +0.05% 10.4
271 ABY Adore Beauty Group Ltd 0.48% -0.01% 1.0
272 JHX James Hardie Industries Plc 0.47% +0.01% 2.2
273 NZM NZME Ltd 0.47% +0.10% 1.5
274 CWY Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd 0.47% -0.01% 0.7
275 RHC Ramsay Health Care Ltd 0.47% +0.03% 1.7
276 RBTZ Betashares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF 0.46% +0.46% 0.0
277 MCP Mcpherson's Ltd 0.46% -0.09% 1.6
278 AFG Australian Finance Group Ltd 0.45% +0.08% 2.0
279 GPT GPT Group 0.45% +0.10% 2.7
280 FBU Fletcher Building Ltd 0.45% +0.01% 4.0
281 BLG Bluglass Ltd 0.44% +0.01% 3.8
282 DRR Deterra Royalties Ltd 0.44% +0.16% 1.5
283 ABR American Pacific Borates Ltd 0.44% -0.01% 2.1
284 RDC Redcape Hotel Group 0.43% 0.00% 18.4
285 SUN Suncorp Group Ltd 0.43% -0.08% 2.3
286 PRN Perenti Global Ltd 0.43% +0.05% 2.1
287 ABP Abacus Property Group 0.43% +0.10% 3.0
288 RBL Redbubble Ltd 0.42% +0.08% 1.0
289 MIN Mineral Resources Ltd 0.42% -0.14% 1.3
290 LVT Livetiles Ltd 0.42% -0.01% 3.4
291 TCL Transurban Group 0.4% -0.09% 2.1
292 CQE Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT 0.4% +0.01% 2.7
293 GOZ Growthpoint Properties Australia 0.4% -0.01% 5.5
294 TTM Titan Minerals Ltd 0.4% +0.07% 0.3
295 STA Strandline Resources Ltd 0.39% 0.00% 4.5
296 TLS Telstra Corporation Ltd 0.39% +0.11% 2.6
297 WES Wesfarmers Ltd 0.39% 0.00% 2.2
298 WGN Wagners Holding Company Ltd 0.39% -0.02% 7.5
299 BBUS Betashares US Equities Strong Bear Currency Hedged (HF) 0.39% +0.39% 0.0
300 MQG Macquarie Group Ltd 0.39% +0.05% 2.3
301 FZO Family ZONE Cyber Safety Ltd 0.39% +0.08% 2.9
302 ISU Iselect Ltd 0.38% 0.00% 23.9
303 REH Reece Ltd 0.38% +0.01% 4.0
304 AGH Althea Group Holdings Ltd 0.37% +0.04% 1.1
305 AVN Aventus Group 0.37% 0.00% 3.4
306 RIO RIO Tinto Ltd 0.37% +0.02% 1.1
307 WOW Woolworths Group Ltd 0.37% +0.01% 2.9
308 MGR Mirvac Group 0.36% -0.09% 1.5
309 OGC Oceanagold Corporation 0.36% +0.03% 0.3
310 BUD Buddy Technologies Ltd 0.36% -0.34% 0.6
311 BAP Bapcor Ltd 0.36% -0.08% 1.3
312 MHJ Michael Hill International Ltd 0.35% 0.00% 10.5
313 QBE QBE Insurance Group Ltd 0.35% +0.07% 1.0
314 BKW Brickworks Ltd 0.34% +0.01% 2.0
315 CNI Centuria Capital Group 0.34% +0.02% 4.6
316 DHG Domain Holdings Australia Ltd 0.34% +0.01% 3.6
317 IAP Irongate Group 0.34% +0.04% 3.2
318 AIA Auckland International Airport Ltd 0.33% -0.02% 8.1
319 MGX Mount Gibson Iron Ltd 0.33% +0.03% 3.5
320 G1A Galena Mining Ltd 0.33% 0.00% 5.1
321 PDL Pendal Group Ltd 0.33% +0.10% 1.4
322 FBR FBR Ltd 0.33% 0.00% 1.6
323 CIP Centuria Industrial REIT 0.33% -0.02% 1.4
324 RCR Rincon Resources Ltd 0.33% 0.00% 1.0
325 ALD Ampol Ltd 0.32% +0.05% 0.5
326 IXC INVEX Therapeutics Ltd 0.31% +0.01% 1.3
327 CHC Charter Hall Group 0.31% -0.02% 1.2
328 BOT Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.31% -0.02% 0.3
329 COL Coles Group Ltd 0.31% -0.10% 2.6
330 TPG TPG Telecom Ltd 0.3% +0.01% 8.0
331 COF Centuria Office REIT 0.3% -0.01% 2.2
332 VDGR Vanguard Diversified Growth INDEX ETF 0.3% +0.30% 0.0
333 CAR Carsales.com Ltd 0.29% +0.09% 1.1
334 IDX Integral Diagnostics Ltd 0.29% +0.02% 1.9
335 DTL Data#3 Ltd 0.29% -0.04% 1.5
336 REG Regis Healthcare Ltd 0.29% -0.01% 1.3
337 GNC Graincorp Ltd 0.27% +0.04% 0.7
338 ALL Aristocrat Leisure Ltd 0.27% -0.02% 1.0
339 360 LIFE360 Inc 0.27% 0.00% 0.7
340 PCK Painchek Ltd 0.26% 0.00% 1.1
341 PPS Praemium Ltd 0.26% +0.05% 0.6
342 WCG Webcentral Group Ltd 0.26% 0.00% 3.5
343 KNM Kneomedia Ltd 0.26% 0.00% 0.3
344 FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 0.25% -0.03% 1.5
345 LNK Link Administration Holdings Ltd 0.25% +0.02% 0.4
346 NGI Navigator Global Investments Ltd 0.24% +0.09% 0.7
347 ALQ Als Ltd 0.24% +0.09% 1.5
348 ARB ARB Corporation Ltd 0.24% -0.04% 1.3
349 NIC Nickel Mines Ltd 0.23% -0.03% 0.9
350 TRS The Reject Shop Ltd 0.23% +0.23% 0.8
351 CLV Clover Corporation Ltd 0.23% +0.01% 1.6
352 G88 Golden Mile Resources Ltd 0.23% +0.01% 0.9
353 EHE Estia Health Ltd 0.22% +0.03% 1.0
354 BXB Brambles Ltd 0.22% -0.05% 0.9
355 SRV Servcorp Ltd 0.22% 0.00% 8.6
356 AAJDA Aruma Resources Ltd 0.22% +0.22% 0.0
357 MLD Maca Ltd 0.22% -0.21% 0.9
358 NXS Next Science Ltd 0.22% +0.01% 2.3
359 SGF SG Fleet Group Ltd 0.22% 0.00% 18.0
360 TUA Tuas Ltd 0.22% -0.01% 6.3
361 ECX Eclipx Group Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 2.0
362 BBN Baby Bunting Group Ltd 0.21% -0.01% 0.6
363 ABB Aussie Broadband Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 1.0
364 ARV Artemis Resources Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 1.7
365 BMN Bannerman Resources Ltd 0.21% +0.08% 0.5
366 CE1 Calima Energy Ltd 0.21% 0.00% 1.9
367 BRG Breville Group Ltd 0.19% +0.04% 0.8
368 MVF Monash Ivf Group Ltd 0.19% +0.02% 1.7
369 ADT Adriatic Metals Plc 0.18% +0.01% 2.2
370 EVN Evolution Mining Ltd 0.17% -0.53% 0.5
371 NWS News Corporation 0.17% -0.16% 0.5
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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

Shortman - An excellent website that covers Australian short selling

Short Selling Regulatory Guide 196 (PDF) - ASIC’s detailed guide

Short Selling Reporting Obligations in Australia (PDF) - A law firm’s excellent summary