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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: 20 Jan 2020

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 KLA Kirkland Lake Gold Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Xtse 28.95% +0.20% 150.9
2 GXY Galaxy Resources 18.42% +2.00% 17.1
3 SYR Syrah Resources 16.86% +0.46% 15.5
4 ORE Orocobre Limited 13.65% -0.18% 21.3
5 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 12.97% +0.08% 20.7
6 ING Inghams Group 12.1% -0.29% 34.9
7 NEA Nearmap Limited 12.06% -0.08% 15.0
8 GWA GWA Group Limited 11.89% -0.04% 52.0
9 NXT NEXTDC Limited 11.48% -0.58% 18.5
10 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 11.25% -0.60% 42.9
11 RSG Resolute Mining 11.12% +1.01% 15.4
12 CGC Costa Group Holdings 11.09% -0.22% 20.3
13 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 10.96% -0.18% 51.9
14 WEB Webjet Limited 10.33% +0.08% 17.4
15 MTS Metcash Limited 9.98% +0.23% 19.0
16 BKL Blackmores Limited 9.35% -0.06% 39.8
17 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 9.17% +0.40% 13.6
18 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 9.14% -0.62% 28.3
19 MIN Mineral Resources 8.7% -0.11% 26.2
20 NUF Nufarm Limited 8.57% +0.01% 28.6
21 HVN Harvey Norman 8.52% +0.86% 41.3
22 HUB HUB24 Limited 8.46% -0.52% 11.2
23 IVC Invocare Limited 8.4% -0.23% 41.4
24 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 8.33% +0.40% 17.2
25 CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut 7.8% +0.24% 17.1
26 PPT Perpetual Limited 7.68% -0.13% 21.8
27 NCZ New Century Resource 7.61% -0.03% 18.6
28 A2M The a2 Milk Company 7.41% +0.23% 13.5
29 CTD Corp Travel Limited 7.23% -0.12% 18.0
30 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 7.21% +0.05% 78.3
31 BOQ Bank of Queensland 6.99% +0.08% 13.4
32 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 6.97% -0.24% 27.3
33 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 6.97% -0.10% 26.0
34 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 6.97% -0.07% 36.7
35 RWC Reliance Worldwide 6.55% +0.07% 26.6
36 PNI Pinnacle Investment 6.23% -0.25% 30.4
37 CGF Challenger Limited 6.22% -0.45% 24.2
38 SGM Sims Limited 5.91% -0.08% 18.7
39 NEC Nine Entertainment 5.91% -0.23% 27.3
40 BWX BWX Limited 5.86% -0.25% 22.5
41 CLH Collection House 5.63% 0.00% 37.9
42 AMP AMP Limited 5.57% +0.07% 29.2
43 RFF Rural Funds Group FP Units Stapled Securities 5.52% +0.02% 45.7
44 MND Monadelphous Group 5.52% +0.03% 13.4
45 JIN Jumbo Interactive 5.35% +0.38% 5.3
46 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 5.33% +0.06% 53.1
47 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.26% 0.00% 71.5
48 MSB Mesoblast Limited 5.1% -0.65% 6.8
49 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 5.06% -0.36% 30.6
50 COE Cooper Energy Limited 4.97% -0.28% 38.2
51 WOR Worley Limited 4.86% -0.17% 19.0
52 WSA Western Areas Limited 4.81% +0.87% 6.1
53 HT1 HT&E Limited 4.72% +0.02% 104.5
54 CSR CSR Limited 4.68% -0.13% 12.4
55 KGN Kogan.com Limited 4.64% +0.09% 1.1
56 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 4.63% -0.08% 11.5
57 NWL Netwealth Group 4.5% +0.07% 14.0
58 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 4.49% -0.09% 18.4
59 AWC Alumina Limited 4.45% +0.28% 15.4
60 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 4.37% -0.06% 6.9
61 SEK Seek Limited 4.29% +0.03% 14.1
62 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 4.22% -0.02% 7.9
63 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 4.03% +0.16% 15.9
64 OML Ooh!Media Limited 4.02% -0.54% 11.9
65 CMW Cromwell Prop FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 3.98% -0.01% 36.2
66 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 3.97% -0.07% 11.8
67 TNE Technology One 3.94% -0.10% 13.9
68 PTM Platinum Asset 3.85% -0.20% 21.5
69 Z1P ZIP Co Limited 3.83% +0.16% 4.1
70 SPL Starpharma Holdings 3.8% +0.02% 85.3
71 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 3.78% +0.08% 7.2
72 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 3.77% -0.10% 9.2
73 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 3.7% -0.41% 6.1
74 FNP Freedom Food Limited 3.67% +0.06% 41.6
75 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 3.65% +0.11% 16.7
76 FLT Flight Centre Travel 3.63% -0.02% 5.7
77 ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 3.62% +0.02% 10.3
78 SLC Superloop Limited 3.5% +0.01% 13.7
79 SLR Silver Lake Resource 3.46% -0.90% 2.6
80 SFR Sandfire Resources 3.41% -0.13% 6.0
81 LOV Lovisa Holdings Limited 3.34% -0.01% 23.9
82 MLX Metals X Limited 3.33% -0.17% 29.8
83 CVN Carnarvon Petroleum 3.32% -0.14% 34.0
84 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 3.3% +0.01% 8.2
85 ELD Elders Limited 3.3% -0.26% 9.7
86 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 3.29% +0.24% 6.7
87 BGL Bellevue Gold Limited 3.27% +0.03% 16.6
88 ARB ARB Corporation 3.16% 0.00% 25.8
89 BHP BHP Group Limited 3.16% +0.08% 14.5
90 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 3.15% 0.00% 19.5
91 INR Ioneer Limited 3.15% +0.01% 51.1
92 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 3.14% +0.09% 19.1
93 MRM Mmaoffshor 3.06% +0.01% 152.2
94 EHL Emeco Holdings 3.05% -0.20% 8.5
95 GEM G8 Education Limited 3.01% +0.09% 6.8
96 RRL Regis Resources 2.95% +0.21% 4.5
97 CCP Credit Corp Group 2.9% -0.02% 13.4
98 LNG Liquefied Natural 2.82% +0.14% 30.9
99 ABC Adelaide Brighton 2.81% -0.15% 13.8
100 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 2.79% 0.00% 13.3
101 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 2.75% -0.02% 20.7
102 WHC Whitehaven Coal 2.66% +0.10% 4.5
103 SWM Seven West Media Limited 2.59% +0.01% 11.0
104 PNV Polynovo Limited 2.55% -0.68% 3.0
105 LYC Lynas Corporation 2.44% +0.03% 7.2
106 SAR Saracen Mineral 2.41% +0.01% 4.8
107 WAF West African Res Limited 2.41% +0.02% 18.6
108 NSR National Storage FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.41% +0.02% 6.8
109 ADI Apn Industria REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 2.4% +0.06% 33.5
110 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 2.38% +0.21% 0.0
111 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.36% -0.01% 56.9
112 EHE Estia Health Limited 2.24% +0.07% 16.3
113 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 2.24% -0.17% 5.0
114 AAC Australian Agricult 2.23% -0.01% 42.7
115 IPL Incitec Pivot 2.17% +0.25% 10.7
116 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 2.14% -0.09% 10.2
117 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 2.14% -0.01% 1,300.6
118 NAN Nanosonics Limited 2.13% -0.12% 11.5
119 NST Northern Star 2.09% -0.10% 3.6
120 ANN Ansell Limited 2.09% -0.03% 7.8
121 SBM ST Barbara Limited 2.01% -0.15% 2.5
122 NHC New Hope Corporation 1.96% -0.05% 8.8
123 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 1:1 1.96% +0.01% 9.1
124 ALX Atlas Arteria Stap US Prohibited Excluding QUP 1.95% -0.12% 7.1
125 HLS Healius 1.95% +0.06% 14.0
126 SVW Seven Group Holdings 1.89% 0.00% 10.3
127 ADH Adairs Limited 1.88% +0.02% 8.6
128 APX Appen Limited 1.87% +0.93% 2.5
129 IFN Infigen Energy FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.82% -0.01% 8.6
130 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 1.77% -0.01% 9.5
131 REA REA Group 1.77% -0.08% 12.9
132 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 1.72% -0.01% 10.6
133 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 1.67% 0.00% 8.1
134 ILU Iluka Resources 1.66% +0.09% 5.1
135 JMS Jupiter Mines 1.63% 0.00% 26.0
136 PET Phoslock ENV Tec Limited 1.58% +0.12% 12.1
137 GRR Grange Resources 1.57% -0.02% 19.1
138 RHC Ramsay Health Care 1.55% -0.17% 7.5
139 PNC Pioneer Credit Limited 1.54% -0.35% 5.0
140 OGC Oceanagold Corp Chess Depositary Interest 1:1 1.5% +0.78% 2.7
141 NCK Nick Scali Limited 1.49% 0.00% 8.0
142 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.49% +0.27% 2.8
143 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 1.49% +0.03% 7.5
144 AGL AGL Energy Limited 1.47% +0.01% 4.5
145 CPU Computershare Limited 1.46% +0.07% 8.7
146 ISX Isignthis Limited 1.44% 0.00% 0.0
147 EOF Ecofibre Limited 1.41% +0.27% 9.0
148 IPD Impedimed Limited 1.41% 0.00% 1.6
149 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 1.4% +0.03% 5.8
150 BLD Boral Limited 1.39% +0.22% 4.1
151 MP1 Megaport Limited 1.39% +0.02% 4.1
152 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 1.38% +0.11% 5.6
153 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 1.37% -0.58% 7.0
154 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 1.34% +0.03% 7.7
155 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.32% -0.06% 1.7
156 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 1.27% -0.07% 10.1
157 SCP Sca Property Group FP Units Stapled Securities 1.26% +0.17% 6.8
158 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 1.25% +0.04% 5.4
159 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 1.21% -0.06% 6.9
160 BOT Botanix Pharma Limited 1.2% +0.02% 7.4
161 API Australian Pharm 1.2% -0.02% 7.6
162 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.19% -0.01% 14.9
163 LLC Lendlease Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 1.19% -0.06% 4.2
164 APT Afterpay Limited 1.18% -0.17% 1.8
165 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.14% +0.21% 3.6
166 LIC Lifestyle Communit 1.14% -0.01% 7.3
167 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.14% 0.00% 0.0
168 NCM Newcrest Mining 1.11% -0.18% 4.0
169 LNK Link Admin HLDG 1.1% -0.18% 2.8
170 OZL OZ Minerals 1.08% -0.24% 2.8
171 SIV SIV Capital Limited 1.08% 0.00% 20.2
172 COL Coles Group 1.05% +0.20% 4.8
173 FAR FAR Limited 1.04% +0.01% 3.3
174 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 1.03% -0.04% 2.1
175 EWC Energy World Corpor 1.02% 0.00% 141.0
176 AJM Altura Mining Limited 0.99% 0.00% 0.0
177 FXL Flexigroup Limited 0.99% -0.06% 7.2
178 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.99% +0.06% 2.4
179 IRI Integrated Research 0.97% -0.02% 6.8
180 TGR Tassal Group Limited 0.96% 0.00% 2.4
181 EML EML Payments Limited 0.95% +0.11% 1.6
182 APE AP Eagers Limited 0.94% -0.08% 5.5
183 LVT Livetiles Limited 0.92% +0.11% 3.2
184 ARQ ARQ Group Limited 0.92% -0.08% 17.5
185 PBH Pointsbet Holdings 0.91% -0.01% 2.7
186 AVH Avita Medical Limited 0.9% -0.51% 2.0
187 PDL Pendal Group Limited 0.9% -0.03% 2.5
188 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 0.9% +0.03% 2.6
189 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.89% -0.07% 2.5
190 EXL Elixinol Global 0.88% -0.01% 0.4
191 AST Ausnet Services Limited 0.86% +0.05% 6.3
192 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 0.86% -0.08% 2.7
193 SHL Sonic Healthcare 0.84% -0.08% 4.2
194 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 0.83% +0.03% 12.8
195 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 0.83% -0.01% 3.6
196 ALQ Als Limited 0.82% -0.14% 4.2
197 ARF Arena REIT FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.81% +0.02% 10.5
198 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 0.81% -0.13% 4.6
199 INA Ingenia Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.81% +0.18% 1.8
200 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 0.81% 0.00% 21.5
201 COH Cochlear Limited 0.79% +0.01% 3.2
202 CAR Carsales.com Limited 0.79% -0.44% 2.9
203 CL1 Class Limited 0.77% +0.02% 4.2
204 WHA Wattle Health Au Limited 0.74% 0.00% 0.0
205 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.74% +0.05% 2.2
206 VHT Volpara Health Tech 0.74% -0.06% 5.2
207 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.74% +0.17% 4.4
208 ISU Iselect Limited 0.73% 0.00% 60.5
209 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 0.72% -0.06% 6.1
210 BUD Buddy Tech 0.72% +0.04% 2.3
211 ORG Origin Energy 0.72% 0.00% 2.9
212 WPL Woodside Petroleum 0.72% -0.04% 3.6
213 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 0.7% +0.16% 9.9
214 VOC Vocus Group Limited 0.7% -0.01% 4.6
215 PAR Paradigm Bio 0.69% -0.03% 1.2
216 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.69% -0.05% 3.5
217 CBA Commonwealth Bank 0.69% -0.03% 5.0
218 PME Pro Medicus Limited 0.68% -0.04% 2.3
219 CTX Caltex Australia 0.68% +0.08% 2.3
220 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.66% -0.03% 4.6
221 IGO IGO Limited 0.65% +0.01% 3.3
222 WES Wesfarmers Limited 0.65% -0.11% 5.0
223 AMC Amcor Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.64% -0.03% 2.1
224 STO Santos Limited 0.64% -0.04% 3.8
225 WGN Wagners HLD Company 0.64% +0.02% 6.1
226 VRT Virtus Health Limited 0.64% -0.07% 3.2
227 BLX Beacon Lighting Group 0.61% +0.01% 12.8
228 DRO Droneshield Limited 0.59% -0.01% 0.7
229 PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.59% 0.00% 17.7
230 DUB Dubber Corp Limited 0.58% 0.00% 5.2
231 A2B A2B Australia Limited 0.58% +0.01% 26.3
232 ORI Orica Limited 0.57% 0.00% 3.8
233 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.57% 0.00% 2.3
234 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.56% +0.02% 28.1
235 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 0.56% -0.14% 1.3
236 CCX City Chic Collective 0.56% -0.10% 5.0
237 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.56% +0.07% 3.5
238 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 0.56% -0.02% 1.9
239 SGP Stockland FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.54% -0.05% 2.9
240 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.53% +0.21% 4.0
241 AUB AUB Group Limited 0.52% -0.01% 3.0
242 AQZ Alliance Aviation 0.52% +0.01% 4.6
243 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 0.52% 0.00% 3.1
244 QBE QBE Insurance Group 0.5% +0.01% 2.3
245 BAP Bapcor Limited 0.5% -0.01% 1.1
246 EOS Electro Optic SYS 0.5% +0.03% 1.4
247 LPI Lithium PWR Int Limited 0.49% 0.00% 21.5
248 WGX Westgold Resources 0.49% -0.07% 2.3
249 VLT Vault Intelligence 0.49% +0.07% 3.8
250 ALU Altium Limited 0.48% -0.04% 1.4
251 VCX Vicinity Centres FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.47% -0.01% 3.3
252 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.47% -0.07% 2.8
253 SCG Scentre Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.47% -0.05% 1.6
254 SPT Splitit 0.46% 0.00% 1.5
255 QAN Qantas Airways 0.46% -0.04% 0.7
256 IAG Insurance Australia 0.46% +0.05% 1.6
257 MNY MONEY3 Corporation 0.45% +0.03% 6.9
258 NIC Nickelmineslimited 0.45% +0.13% 2.2
259 MSV Mitchell Services 0.45% +0.07% 5.8
260 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.43% +0.02% 1.1
261 MYS Mystate Limited 0.43% +0.13% 2.8
262 FBR FBR Limited 0.43% 0.00% 5.9
263 ZEN Zenith Energy Limited 0.43% +0.07% 3.3
264 IRE Iress Limited 0.43% -0.03% 2.4
265 NVA Nova Minerals Limited 0.43% +0.02% 0.7
266 URW Unibailrodawestfield Cdi 20:1 Foreign Exempt Xpar 0.43% +0.14% 1.4
267 SIG Sigma Health Limited 0.42% 0.00% 5.2
268 AMI Aurelia Metals Limited 0.42% -0.08% 1.5
269 DXS Dexus FP Units Stapled Securities 0.42% -0.05% 1.2
270 APA APA Group FP Units Stapled Securities 0.41% +0.03% 2.8
271 ERF Elanoretl Property FP Units Stapled Securities 0.41% +0.08% 6.2
272 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.41% 0.00% 11.0
273 TCL Transurban Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.41% -0.02% 3.1
274 CQE Charter Hall Soc in Units FP 0.4% 0.00% 1.9
275 AVN Aventus Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.4% -0.02% 6.9
276 ARU Arafura Resource Limited 0.39% +0.03% 3.3
277 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.39% +0.01% 3.1
278 SYD SYD Airport FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.39% -0.06% 1.4
279 BID Bidenergy Limited 0.38% +0.27% 0.5
280 VEA Viva Energy Group 0.38% 0.00% 1.3
281 PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.38% 0.00% 7.3
282 PPS Praemium Limited 0.37% +0.06% 1.3
283 ASX ASX Limited 0.37% -0.06% 2.6
284 CLW CHTR H LWR FP Units Stapled Securities 0.36% -0.09% 1.3
285 CGL The Citadel Group 0.36% -0.03% 3.4
286 AGH Althea Group 0.35% 0.00% 0.5
287 A40 Alitares 0.34% 0.00% 0.0
288 GMG Goodman Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.34% +0.07% 1.9
289 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 0.34% -0.04% 11.8
290 DCG Decmil Group Limited 0.33% +0.11% 0.8
291 XRO Xero Limited 0.33% -0.19% 1.7
292 RDF Redflex Holdings 0.32% +0.07% 4.2
293 AGY Argosy Minerals Limited 0.32% -0.01% 5.0
294 OEL Otto Energy Limited 0.32% +0.02% 3.5
295 CLA Celsius Resource Limited 0.32% 0.00% 1.9
296 OCC Orthocell Limited 0.31% +0.10% 1.4
297 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.31% +0.07% 1.0
298 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.31% -0.29% 0.7
299 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.3% -0.01% 2.4
300 MLD Maca Limited 0.3% -0.03% 2.1
301 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.3% -0.02% 1.7
302 TDI 360 Capital Digital Ordinary Units FP 0.3% +0.10% 0.8
303 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.29% -0.03% 3.7
304 MME Moneyme Limited 0.29% +0.03% 4.3
305 GCY Gascoyne Res Limited 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
306 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.28% +0.05% 10.7
307 GOVT SPDR GOVT Bond ETF Units FP 0.28% +0.28% 0.0
308 CIA Champion Iron Limited 0.28% +0.02% 1.2
309 VUK Virgin Money Uk Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 0.27% -0.08% 1.1
310 IAP Investec Aust Prop Ordinary Units FP 0.27% +0.09% 12.3
311 EMR Emerald Res NL 0.27% +0.09% 7.1
312 CGB Cann Global Limited 0.27% 0.00% 0.9
313 IPH IPH Limited 0.27% +0.04% 1.0
314 OFX OFX Group Limited 0.26% 0.00% 1.5
315 AOF Australian Unity Off Ordinary Units FP 0.26% +0.01% 3.9
316 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.25% -0.01% 1.5
317 VTG Vita Group Limited 0.25% 0.00% 6.5
318 CMA Centuria Metro REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.25% +0.04% 1.2
319 AGG Anglogold Ashanti Cdi 5:1 Foreign Exempt Jse 0.25% +0.08% 19.6
320 RCW Rightcrowd 0.25% +0.04% 15.7
321 KME Kip Mcgrath Edu.CNTR 0.24% +0.06% 0.5
322 BXB Brambles Limited 0.24% +0.03% 1.3
323 S2R S2 Resources 0.24% 0.00% 5.9
324 CHC Charter Hall Group Stapled Securities US Prohibited 0.23% +0.02% 1.2
325 KSL Kina Securities Limited 0.23% +0.03% 2.7
326 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.23% 0.00% 10.2
327 ASB Austal Limited 0.22% -0.10% 0.4
328 NZM NZME Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.22% 0.00% 5.5
329 RVR Red River Resources 0.22% -0.02% 0.6
330 SSM Service Stream 0.22% -0.22% 0.5
331 BPT Beach Energy Limited 0.22% +0.04% 0.7
332 MHJ Michael Hill Int 0.21% -0.02% 13.9
333 EXP Experience Co Limited 0.21% +0.03% 0.7
334 AVZ AVZ Minerals Limited 0.21% -0.03% 0.2
335 NGI Navigator Global Limited 0.2% 0.00% 1.5
336 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.2% -0.01% 3.5
337 VVA Viva Leisure Limited 0.2% +0.04% 1.3
338 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 0.2% +0.01% 4.8
339 BRU Buru Energy 0.2% 0.00% 4.1
340 VOL Victory Offices Limited 0.19% +0.05% 3.5
341 CAT Catapult Group Int Limited 0.19% 0.00% 0.4
342 JLG Johns LYNG Group 0.19% +0.01% 1.0
343 BKY Berkeley Energia Limited 0.19% +0.05% 1.1
344 AHF Aust Dairy Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.18% 0.00% 1.8
345 ORA Orora Limited 0.18% -0.11% 0.9
346 CLV Clover Corporation 0.18% +0.18% 1.8
347 DDR Dicker Data Limited 0.18% -0.01% 4.1
348 RBL Redbubble Limited 0.18% -0.05% 1.0
349 STG Straker Translations 0.18% +0.03% 2.1
350 LEP Ale Property Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.17% +0.01% 9.5
351 BET Betmakers Tech Group 0.17% +0.05% 0.6
352 PRN Perenti Global Limited 0.17% +0.01% 0.5
353 PNR Pantoro Limited 0.17% 0.00% 0.3
354 MGR Mirvac Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.17% -0.11% 0.6
355 MEB Medibio Limited 0.16% 0.00% 3.3
356 SZL Sezzle Inc Cdi 1:1 US Person Prohibited Excluding QIB 0.16% 0.00% 0.4
357 AQG Alacer Gold Corp Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.15% 0.00% 0.7
358 FPH Fisher & Paykel H Foreign Exempt NZX 0.15% -0.01% 2.7
359 CKF Collins Foods Limited 0.15% 0.00% 0.3
360 GPT GPT Group FP Ordinary/Units Stapled Securities 0.15% -0.07% 0.5
361 NWH NRW Holdings Limited 0.14% 0.00% 0.4
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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