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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: 13 Sep 2019

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 NUF Nufarm Limited 17.44% -0.72% 22.8
2 ORE Orocobre Limited 16.2% -0.15% 52.2
3 SYR Syrah Resources 16.05% +1.55% 21.6
4 GXY Galaxy Resources 15.86% -0.88% 26.9
5 ING Inghams Group 14.96% -0.03% 29.2
6 BAL Bellamy's Australia 14.93% +0.10% 1.8
7 NXT NEXTDC Limited 14.61% +0.11% 36.5
8 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 13.48% +0.50% 27.4
9 GWA GWA Group Limited 11.74% +0.67% 34.2
10 HUB HUB24 Limited 11.31% -0.10% 29.2
11 BWX BWX Limited 10.24% -0.74% 13.1
12 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 10.17% -0.20% 19.7
13 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 9.78% +0.04% 23.3
14 BKL Blackmores Limited 9.67% +0.87% 12.0
15 MTS Metcash Limited 9.3% -0.09% 16.4
16 CGC Costa Group Holdings 9.28% +0.34% 13.5
17 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 9.22% -0.09% 28.5
18 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 9.1% +0.11% 9.8
19 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 9.09% -0.17% 15.2
20 BOQ Bank of Queensland 9.09% -0.80% 14.7
21 HVN Harvey Norman 9.04% -0.35% 19.1
22 RWC Reliance Worldwide 8.82% -0.32% 22.9
23 IVC Invocare Limited 8.81% -0.16% 15.5
24 PPT Perpetual Limited 8.47% +0.18% 18.3
25 CGF Challenger Limited 8.43% +0.79% 13.2
26 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 8.37% +0.63% 6.8
27 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 8.32% -0.12% 17.7
28 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 8.14% +0.03% 4.4
29 OML Ooh!Media Limited 7.89% -0.42% 10.4
30 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 7.8% -1.75% 11.3
31 CLH Collection House 7.71% 0.00% 36.7
32 AMP AMP Limited 7.42% -0.22% 16.8
33 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 7.28% -0.42% 47.0
34 CSR CSR Limited 7.23% +0.02% 14.1
35 A2M The a2 Milk Company 7.01% +0.06% 5.4
36 SAR Saracen Mineral 6.88% +0.93% 6.9
37 NEA Nearmap Limited 6.83% +1.11% 8.9
38 SFR Sandfire Resources 6.8% +0.51% 9.2
39 NCZ New Century Resource 6.6% -0.23% 35.2
40 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 6.48% +0.06% 23.9
41 GEM G8 Education Limited 6.26% +0.03% 14.0
42 NEC Nine Entertainment 6.06% -0.11% 9.1
43 CTD Corp Travel Limited 5.95% -0.05% 6.7
44 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 5.92% +0.29% 9.8
45 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.83% -0.09% 54.6
46 IHVV Ishares S&P 500 Aud ETF Units FP 5.83% +5.83% 0.0
47 COE Cooper Energy Limited 5.73% -0.43% 21.0
48 KGN Kogan.com Limited 5.73% -0.61% 16.0
49 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.63% -0.15% 46.7
50 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 5.61% +0.08% 10.0
51 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 5.49% +0.34% 22.2
52 HVNRB Harvey Norman Rights - Applications Close 11-Oct-2019 5.47% +5.47% 0.0
53 MSB Mesoblast Limited 5.37% -0.14% 11.8
54 WEB Webjet Limited 5.28% -0.07% 8.1
55 BAP Bapcor Limited 5.11% +0.42% 10.7
56 ELD Elders Limited 5.02% -0.31% 15.5
57 EHL Emeco Holdings 5.01% +0.03% 7.5
58 NWL Netwealth Group 4.99% +0.02% 13.3
59 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 4.95% +0.32% 5.9
60 SEK Seek Limited 4.93% -0.25% 18.2
61 MIN Mineral Resources 4.93% +0.91% 8.6
62 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 4.91% +0.24% 4.1
63 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 4.9% +0.27% 11.2
64 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 4.89% -0.32% 16.1
65 AWC Alumina Limited 4.79% -0.12% 9.5
66 WSA Western Areas Limited 4.67% -1.00% 3.1
67 MLX Metals X Limited 4.64% +0.03% 12.3
68 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.61% -0.03% 303.8
69 LNG Liquefied Natural 4.57% -1.36% 5.1
70 ADH Adairs Limited 4.56% +3.23% 4.1
71 CCP Credit Corp Group 4.51% -0.14% 10.5
72 SLR Silver Lake Resource 4.32% +0.84% 4.6
73 SLC Superloop Limited 4.31% +0.14% 26.4
74 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 4.31% -0.40% 10.9
75 QIN Quintis Limited 4.16% 0.00% 0.0
76 ARB ARB Corporation 4.15% -0.13% 11.0
77 RRL Regis Resources 4.12% -0.37% 3.8
78 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 4.04% +0.10% 23.7
79 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 3.95% -0.39% 11.6
80 FLT Flight Centre Travel 3.93% -0.32% 10.4
81 TNE Technology One 3.91% +0.14% 12.9
82 API Australian Pharm 3.84% +0.37% 10.5
83 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 3.8% +0.26% 7.4
84 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 3.75% -0.63% 14.0
85 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.72% +0.16% 10.2
86 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 3.63% -0.30% 7.3
87 NAN Nanosonics Limited 3.6% +0.26% 7.7
88 WOR Worleyparsons Limited 3.59% +0.36% 7.0
89 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.56% -0.06% 12.0
90 WHC Whitehaven Coal 3.49% -0.32% 5.7
91 JIN Jumbo Interactive 3.47% +0.27% 4.3
92 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.46% +0.19% 65.6
93 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 3.45% -0.15% 4.3
94 LYC Lynas Corporation 3.44% -0.21% 8.1
95 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.44% +0.34% 8.7
96 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 3.39% -0.04% 10.4
97 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 3.38% +0.01% 732.4
98 PTM Platinum Asset 3.35% +0.61% 12.3
99 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.29% -0.01% 229.6
100 AAC Australian Agricult 3.16% +0.07% 48.5
101 OZL OZ Minerals 3.14% +0.91% 4.1
102 RHC Ramsay Health Care 3.08% +0.07% 1.0
103 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 3% +0.27% 2.6
104 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 2.93% +0.09% 7.6
105 ABC Adelaide Brighton 2.92% +0.52% 10.2
106 ILU Iluka Resources 2.9% +1.86% 4.1
107 ALX Atlas Arteria Stap US Prohibited Excluding QUP 2.89% -0.23% 6.4
108 SGR The Star Ent Group 2.89% -0.07% 8.8
109 LNK Link Admin HLDG 2.88% -0.23% 5.8
110 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 2.81% 0.00% 0.0
111 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 2.81% -0.17% 6.1
112 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 2.8% -0.40% 7.2
113 EHE Estia Health Limited 2.72% +0.08% 3.9
114 SEA Sundance Energy 2.7% -0.62% 3.3
115 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 2.68% -0.20% 9.2
116 INR Ioneer Limited 2.66% 0.00% 22.9
117 PNI Pinnacle Investment 2.62% -0.28% 12.7
118 RSG Resolute Mining 2.61% +0.96% 1.4
119 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 2.61% -0.01% 4.6
120 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 2.52% +0.06% 8.8
121 FNP Freedom Food Limited 2.49% +0.08% 15.4
122 GRR Grange Resources 2.46% -0.03% 40.6
123 MND Monadelphous Group 2.42% +0.34% 3.9
124 SVW Seven Group Holdings 2.37% -0.03% 7.7
125 NST Northern Star 2.37% +0.16% 3.4
126 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 2.35% -0.38% 3.0
127 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 2.31% -0.13% 9.1
128 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.3% -0.28% 33.6
129 SPL Starpharma Holdings 2.24% +0.09% 29.5
130 ANN Ansell Limited 2.19% -0.23% 5.6
131 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 2.13% +0.12% 3.9
132 REA REA Group 2.08% -0.21% 13.2
133 EXL Elixinol Global 2.06% +0.02% 1.7
134 NCK Nick Scali Limited 2.06% -0.03% 7.9
135 FXL Flexigroup Limited 2.05% -0.15% 8.1
136 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.04% -0.36% 5.9
137 WGX Westgold Resources 1.96% -0.79% 2.4
138 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 1.93% +0.20% 10.3
139 HLS Healius 1.9% +0.11% 8.7
140 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 1.89% +0.39% 3.8
141 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.87% -0.02% 19.2
142 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 1.79% +0.12% 6.4
143 PDL Pendal Group Limited 1.77% +0.27% 5.2
144 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.76% -0.18% 5.4
145 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 1.75% +0.19% 6.3
146 APT Afterpay Touch 1.69% +0.07% 2.1
147 LVT Livetiles Limited 1.68% +0.04% 5.8
148 MLD Maca Limited 1.64% -0.31% 5.6
149 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.63% -0.05% 3.6
150 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 1.63% -0.02% 4.2
151 CL1 Class Limited 1.62% -0.51% 7.1
152 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 1.61% -0.07% 3.9
153 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 1.59% -0.02% 3.9
154 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.58% -0.07% 8.3
155 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 1.57% +0.01% 5.7
156 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.57% -0.15% 4.5
157 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 1.56% -0.02% 4.0
158 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.53% -0.18% 2.7
159 WGN Wagners HLD Company 1.51% -0.26% 7.9
160 CAR Carsales.com Limited 1.48% -0.37% 2.8
161 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 1.47% +0.23% 2.1
162 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 1.47% -0.05% 9.0
163 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 1.45% -0.01% 6.7
164 SIG Sigma Health Limited 1.41% +0.34% 2.3
165 PPS Praemium Limited 1.39% -0.31% 3.8
166 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 1.37% -0.17% 3.3
167 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 1.36% -0.24% 7.0
168 SLK Sealink Travel Group 1.35% +0.23% 13.2
169 AJM Altura Mining Limited 1.35% -0.58% 5.7
170 A2B A2B Australia Limited 1.31% +0.19% 2.3
171 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.3% +0.01% 10.5
172 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.28% +0.14% 2.6
173 VOC Vocus Group Limited 1.28% -0.03% 3.0
174 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 1.27% +0.37% 3.5
175 KAR Karoon Energy Limited 1.26% -0.12% 2.7
176 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 1.25% +0.01% 19.4
177 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 1.21% -0.08% 3.4
178 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.21% +0.02% 6.7
179 SBM ST Barbara Limited 1.19% -0.52% 1.2
180 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 1.19% +0.08% 6.4
181 SWM Seven West Media Limited 1.18% +0.12% 5.1
182 CAN Cann Group Limited 1.18% +0.20% 11.1
183 NHC New Hope Corporation 1.17% +0.29% 2.8
184 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.16% +0.29% 3.9
185 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
186 CTX Caltex Australia 1.12% -0.12% 2.3
187 ORG Origin Energy 1.1% -0.03% 3.0
188 IRI Integrated Research 1.09% 0.00% 5.0
189 EWC Energy World Corpor 1.07% 0.00% 95.3
190 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 1.05% +0.37% 2.2
191 KLA Kirkland Lake Gold Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Xtse 1.05% +0.09% 3.4
192 CPU Computershare Limited 1.05% +0.04% 2.4
193 ORA Orora Limited 1.05% +0.29% 2.5
194 BLD Boral Limited 1.02% +0.28% 1.7
195 APX Appen Limited 1.01% +0.24% 0.6
196 ALQ Als Limited 0.98% -0.18% 3.5
197 SIV Silver Chef Limited 0.97% -0.04% 8.1
198 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.96% -0.11% 3.7
199 CBA Commonwealth Bank 0.95% -0.09% 4.6
200 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.94% +0.65% 1.4
201 COL Coles Group 0.91% +0.03% 2.9
202 WES Wesfarmers Limited 0.91% -0.08% 3.6
203 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.89% -0.16% 7.5
204 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.89% +0.09% 1.8
205 VEA Viva Energy Group 0.89% -0.26% 3.5
206 COH Cochlear Limited 0.89% +0.14% 2.4
207 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.88% +0.21% 2.5
208 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 0.87% -0.14% 4.2
209 MP1 Megaport Limited 0.87% +0.01% 3.7
210 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.85% -0.01% 1.5
211 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.84% +0.09% 2.4
212 ALU Altium Limited 0.82% -0.07% 1.4
213 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 0.81% 0.00% 4.3
214 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.81% 0.00% 7.2
215 ORI Orica Limited 0.8% +0.14% 2.7
216 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.79% +0.18% 2.0
217 SSM Service Stream 0.79% +0.03% 1.0
218 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.76% -0.27% 1.4
219 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 0.76% -0.27% 2.5
220 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 0.76% -0.14% 2.7
221 AVH Avita Medical Limited 0.76% -0.04% 1.0
222 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.75% +0.01% 34.8
223 OFX OFX Group Limited 0.75% -0.05% 4.4
224 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.74% -0.01% 1.7
225 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.74% +0.02% 2.4
226 QAN Qantas Airways 0.74% +0.30% 1.0
227 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.72% -0.15% 2.6
228 ISU Iselect Limited 0.72% -0.02% 2.7
229 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.7% +0.04% 4.5
230 ASX ASX Limited 0.69% -0.07% 2.0
231 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.69% +0.03% 3.5
232 XRO Xero Limited 0.67% +0.17% 2.2
233 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 0.67% -0.09% 52.7
234 PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.67% 0.00% 11.3
235 ANL Amani Gold Limited 0.64% +0.64% 1.8
236 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.64% +0.09% 3.1
237 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.64% 0.00% 1.3
238 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.62% -0.23% 2.2
239 PNV Polynovo Limited 0.6% +0.14% 1.2
240 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.6% -0.14% 1.6
241 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.6% -0.21% 1.2
242 IGO Independence Group 0.59% +0.36% 0.8
243 FAR FAR Limited 0.59% -0.01% 5.7
244 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.58% +0.20% 1.8
245 CGL The Citadel Group 0.57% +0.01% 2.9
246 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.57% 0.00% 6.5
247 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.56% -0.08% 1.2
248 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.55% -0.10% 1.9
249 AOG Aveo Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.55% -1.52% 0.5
250 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.55% +0.27% 0.8
251 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.54% +0.12% 2.3
252 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.53% +0.03% 2.1
253 URW Unibailrodawestfield Cdi 20:1 Foreign Exempt Xpar 0.53% +0.21% 1.1
254 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.52% -0.01% 4.6
255 IAG Insurance Australia 0.52% -0.07% 1.8
256 NVA Nova Minerals Limited 0.5% -0.02% 0.5
257 EOF Ecofibre Limited 0.5% -0.01% 5.1
258 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.49% 0.00% 1.4
259 SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 0.49% +0.12% 1.0
260 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.49% 0.00% 0.9
261 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 0.49% -0.10% 1.4
262 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 0.48% +0.08% 0.7
263 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.48% -0.02% 1.8
264 DDR Dicker Data Limited 0.47% +0.01% 6.7
265 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.46% -0.27% 1.4
266 ISX Isignthis Limited 0.46% +0.21% 0.2
267 CQE Charter Hall Edu TR Units FP 0.46% 0.00% 4.0
268 CCV Cash Converters 0.45% +0.04% 5.3
269 STX Strike Energy Limited 0.43% +0.36% 1.1
270 GSW Getswift Limited 0.43% +0.41% 0.6
271 KDR Kidman Resources Limited 0.43% -0.01% 0.7
272 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 0.42% +0.02% 1.0
273 RFG Retail Food Group 0.41% 0.00% 5.8
274 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 10.4
275 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.4% +0.07% 4.7
276 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.39% -0.21% 1.0
277 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 0.38% -0.03% 0.0
278 ASL Ausdrill Limited 0.38% -2.06% 0.4
279 TGA Thorn Group Limited 0.38% -0.03% 0.9
280 SPT Splitit 0.38% -0.01% 0.8
281 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.38% 0.00% 3.8
282 ABP Abacus Property Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.38% +0.28% 0.8
283 PAN Panoramic Resources 0.37% +0.12% 0.9
284 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.36% -0.25% 0.6
285 MYS Mystate Limited 0.36% -0.01% 7.6
286 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.35% +0.02% 2.3
287 A40 Alitares 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
288 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.34% -0.06% 1.3
289 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.33% +0.01% 2.3
290 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.32% -0.33% 0.5
291 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.31% +0.11% 1.4
292 CHC Charter Hall Group Stapled Securities US Prohibited 0.31% -0.12% 0.4
293 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.31% +0.03% 0.9
294 RHL Ruralco Holdings 0.31% -0.17% 3.1
295 AQZ Alliance Aviation 0.31% +0.20% 1.9
296 FBR FBR Limited 0.3% +0.01% 1.4
297 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.29% 0.00% 2.4
298 BDA Bod Australia 0.29% 0.00% 2.7
299 HWK Hawkstone MNG Limited 0.29% 0.00% 1.1
300 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
301 EPW Erm Power Limited 0.27% -0.05% 1.1
302 PMV Premier Investments 0.27% +0.01% 1.1
303 HPI Hotel Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.25% +0.02% 1.4
304 EVT Event Hospitality 0.25% +0.01% 1.8
305 STO Santos Limited 0.25% +0.03% 0.5
306 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.25% +0.07% 0.9
307 S2R S2 Resources 0.25% -0.01% 2.3
308 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 0.24% -0.22% 0.4
309 IRE Iress Limited 0.24% +0.02% 0.6
310 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.24% +0.07% 0.5
311 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.24% -0.02% 6.4
312 TRS The Reject Shop 0.23% -0.08% 1.6
313 MSV Mitchell Services 0.23% 0.00% 4.0
314 CSL CSL Limited 0.23% +0.01% 1.0
315 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.23% -1.25% 3.3
316 RDC Redcape Hotel Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.22% 0.00% 4.9
317 MOY Millennium Min Limited 0.22% +0.03% 1.4
318 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.22% +0.01% 0.7
319 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.22% 0.00% 2.0
320 LPI Lithium PWR Int Limited 0.22% 0.00% 8.1
321 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.21% +0.09% 2.3
322 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.21% 0.00% 1.1
323 BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.2% +0.03% 0.3
324 CDD Cardno Limited 0.2% 0.00% 3.8
325 RVR Red River Resources 0.2% -0.03% 0.6
326 ATS Australis Oil & Gas 0.2% -0.01% 2.8
327 LIT Lithium Australia NL 0.2% -0.02% 2.1
328 SRG SRG Global Limited 0.19% 0.00% 0.8
329 BKY Berkeley Energia Limited 0.19% +0.01% 7.6
330 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.19% 0.00% 0.9
331 3PL 3P Learning Limited 0.19% 0.00% 11.4
332 GOZ Growthpoint Property FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.19% -0.10% 1.4
333 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.18% 0.00% 9.7
334 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.18% 0.00% 1.7
335 ASB Austal Limited 0.18% +0.08% 0.3
336 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.18% -0.02% 2.5
337 GBT GBST Holdings 0.17% 0.00% 0.5
338 MYL Myanmar Metals 0.17% 0.00% 2.4
339 OMH Om Holdings Limited 10c 0.17% +0.07% 1.5
340 IDX Integral Diagnostics 0.16% 0.00% 1.0
341 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.16% 0.00% 1.6
342 RCW Rightcrowd 0.16% 0.00% 28.3
343 IPH IPH Limited 0.15% -0.09% 0.4
344 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.15% -0.06% 0.5
345 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.15% 0.00% 2.0
346 JRV Jervois Mining 0.15% +0.02% 0.9
347 TGR Tassal Group Limited 0.15% -0.03% 0.3
348 PAR Paradigm Bio 0.15% -0.02% 0.5
349 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.14% 0.00% 1.9
350 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.13% -0.02% 0.6
351 BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 0.13% 0.00% 0.2
352 LNU Linius Tech Limited 0.13% +0.01% 0.4
353 FFG Fatfish Blockchain 0.12% 0.00% 2.1
354 CNW Cirrus Net Hold Limited 0.12% 0.00% 0.6
355 BIT Biotron Limited 0.12% +0.03% 0.6
356 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.12% 0.00% 2.6
357 SKT Sky Network 0.12% -0.02% 7.9
358 DUB Dubber Corp Limited 0.12% 0.00% 0.4
359 RDF Redflex Holdings 0.11% 0.00% 0.5
360 PET Phoslock ENV Tec Limited 0.11% +0.05% 0.4
361 RBL Redbubble Limited 0.11% +0.01% 0.6
362 BRU Buru Energy 0.11% -0.01% 1.0
363 SFX Sheffield Res Limited 0.11% +0.03% 1.1
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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