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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: 19 Dec 2017

Code Company Short Week Mvt Days to Cover
1 SYR Syrah Resources 21.37% -0.24% 69.5
2 IGO Independence Group 17.17% +0.02% 58.4
3 DMP Domino PIZZA Enterpr 16.27% -0.47% 44.6
4 JBH JB Hi-Fi Limited 16% +0.27% 39.0
5 HSO Healthscope Limited 13.31% -0.47% 48.7
6 RFG Retail Food Group 11.95% -0.83% 1.6
7 AAD Ardent Leisure Group Ordinary/Units FP Stapled Securities 10.73% -0.58% 33.7
8 MYR Myer Holdings Limited 9.67% +0.99% 20.4
9 FLT Flight Centre Travel 9.63% -0.03% 32.2
10 HT1 HT&E Limited 9.49% +0.02% 33.8
11 WSA Western Areas Limited 9.49% -0.84% 17.0
12 HVN Harvey Norman 9.39% +0.35% 41.9
13 VOC Vocus Group Limited 9.21% +0.08% 45.6
14 APO Apn Outdoor Group 8.83% -1.51% 13.9
15 MTS Metcash Limited 8.82% -0.11% 31.2
16 QIN Quintis Limited 8.35% 0.00% 0.0
17 GXL Greencross Limited 8.23% +0.35% 29.2
18 NWS News Corp Class B Voting Common Stock-Cdi 8.03% -0.29% 22.5
19 ISD Isentia Group Limited 7.51% +0.31% 40.2
20 AAC Australian Agricult 7.5% -0.22% 43.2
21 TPM TPG Telecom Limited 7.48% +0.04% 50.8
22 ORE Orocobre Limited 7.41% -1.57% 7.0
23 SHV Select Harvests 7.19% +0.04% 64.8
24 MYX Mayne Pharma Limited 7.03% -0.81% 23.8
25 NXT NEXTDC Limited 6.99% -0.07% 7.5
26 NSR National Storage Stapled Security FP 6.97% -0.58% 13.9
27 GTY Gateway Lifestyle Stapled Securities 6.76% -0.23% 48.7
28 GXY Galaxy Resources 6.63% -1.49% 11.3
29 BEN Bendigo and Adelaide 6.14% +0.25% 40.3
30 CSR CSR Limited 6.1% +0.14% 21.1
31 TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 6.09% -0.38% 10.0
32 GMA Genworth Mortgage 5.88% -0.02% 32.4
33 SEK Seek Limited 5.87% -0.18% 29.2
34 BAP Bapcor Limited 5.84% -0.10% 15.7
35 RIO RIO Tinto Limited 5.84% -0.83% 4.2
36 KAR Karoon Gas Australia 5.72% -0.41% 33.9
37 AHG Automotive Holdings 5.68% -0.85% 28.9
38 WEB Webjet Limited 5.49% +1.23% 8.8
39 JHC Japara Healthcare LT 5.48% -3.22% 20.2
40 IPD Impedimed Limited 5.3% -0.06% 146.8
41 PRU Perseus Mining Limited 5.29% -0.43% 19.2
42 QUB QUBE Holdings Limited 5.13% -0.32% 37.5
43 NAN Nanosonics Limited 5.09% +0.43% 19.0
44 PLS Pilbara Min Limited 5.07% +0.47% 6.1
45 TGR Tassal Group Limited 5% +1.06% 14.2
46 IMF IMF Bentham Limited 4.86% +0.79% 15.5
47 MND Monadelphous Group 4.83% -0.36% 23.9
48 NEC Nine Entertainment 4.77% -0.03% 18.3
49 WOW Woolworths Group Limited 4.68% +0.02% 11.5
50 ING Inghams Group 4.68% -0.05% 66.6
51 SUL Super Ret Rep Limited 4.64% +0.23% 12.1
52 BGA Bega Cheese Limited 4.64% -0.01% 33.2
53 WHC Whitehaven Coal 4.63% +0.13% 10.9
54 IFL IOOF Holdings Limited 4.61% +0.04% 13.1
55 RWC Reliance Worldwide 4.39% +0.27% 11.6
56 IRE Iress Limited 4.39% +0.25% 40.4
57 ABC Adelaide Brighton 4.36% -0.65% 10.1
58 AX1 Accent Group Limited 4.24% +0.16% 58.0
59 APT Afterpay Touch 4.18% +0.82% 5.9
60 BKL Blackmores Limited 4.15% -0.15% 17.8
61 CQR Charter Hall Retail Units FP 4.08% +0.01% 19.7
62 OFX OFX Group Limited 4.04% +0.05% 5.4
63 CCP Credit Corp Group 3.95% +0.07% 13.0
64 VTG Vita Group Limited 3.94% +0.02% 9.1
65 SRX Sirtex Medical 3.9% -0.38% 4.6
66 PRY Primary Health Care 3.9% -0.05% 15.9
67 MOC Mortgage Choice Limited 3.87% +0.05% 73.2
68 CAB Cabcharge Australia 3.85% -0.14% 39.4
69 PMV Premier Investments 3.74% -0.26% 27.9
70 A2M The a2 Milk Company 3.68% +0.10% 9.0
71 LNG Liquefied Natural 3.66% -0.10% 11.0
72 PPT Perpetual Limited 3.65% -0.08% 16.5
73 SFR Sandfire Resources 3.57% -0.02% 9.3
74 SCP Sca Property Group Units FP Stapled Securities 3.57% +0.05% 20.7
75 BDR Beadell Resource Limited 3.54% -0.21% 6.0
76 MYO Myob Group Limited 3.54% -0.28% 17.6
77 BWX BWX Limited 3.53% +0.51% 16.7
78 FMG Fortescue Metals Group 3.52% -0.41% 8.1
79 CLH Collection House 3.52% +0.33% 66.1
80 DCN Dacian Gold Limited 3.48% -0.03% 16.6
81 CWN Crown Resorts Limited 3.48% +0.09% 18.1
82 ACX Aconex Limited 3.48% -6.82% 2.8
83 SGM Sims Metal MGMT Limited 3.47% -0.08% 5.2
84 VRT Virtus Health Limited 3.47% +0.03% 14.6
85 FXL Flexigroup Limited 3.39% -1.30% 12.5
86 ANN Ansell Limited 3.37% -0.20% 3.9
87 GOR Gold Road Res Limited 3.35% +0.07% 56.5
88 COE Cooper Energy Limited 3.35% +0.10% 36.7
89 RHC Ramsay Health Care 3.29% -0.24% 22.9
90 BIN Bingo Industries Limited 3.22% +0.67% 32.6
91 SAR Saracen Mineral 3.2% -0.61% 7.4
92 SDA Speedcast Int Limited 3.17% -0.64% 9.6
93 WGX Westgold Resources 3.09% -0.17% 5.8
94 CTD Corp Travel Limited 2.99% +0.23% 7.6
95 AWC Alumina Limited 2.98% -0.35% 6.9
96 API Australian Pharm 2.96% +0.23% 12.1
97 AYS Amaysim Aus Limited 2.95% -0.12% 27.0
98 SXY SENEX Energy Limited 2.82% -0.98% 8.8
99 FBU Fletcher Building Foreign Exempt NZX 2.74% +0.13% 18.5
100 AHY Asaleo Care Limited 2.73% -0.16% 5.2
101 BOQ Bank of Queensland 2.71% 0.00% 9.3
102 ARB ARB Corporation 2.68% -0.16% 33.4
103 SKI Spark Infrastructure Stapled $0.65 Loan Note and Unit US Prohib 2.67% +0.38% 8.0
104 IVC Invocare Limited 2.66% -0.15% 16.2
105 NVT Navitas Limited 2.61% -0.11% 29.6
106 PDN Paladin Energy Limited 2.58% -0.01% 0.0
107 CSV CSG Limited 2.56% -0.11% 47.3
108 SCO Scott Pac Group Limited 2.52% -0.01% 26.4
109 CAT Catapult Group Int Limited 2.5% -0.01% 10.9
110 VRL Village Roadshow Limited 2.48% -0.36% 109.4
111 PTM Platinum Asset 2.47% -0.05% 25.1
112 OZL OZ Minerals 2.46% +0.16% 2.8
113 WOR Worleyparsons Limited 2.44% -0.24% 8.8
114 MSB Mesoblast Limited 2.43% -0.04% 10.9
115 BAL Bellamy's Australia 2.42% +0.07% 4.1
116 BLD Boral Limited 2.37% -0.55% 6.8
117 RSG Resolute Mining 2.3% -0.67% 4.2
118 SLC Superloop Limited 2.28% -0.01% 18.5
119 SKC Skycity Ent Group Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 2.19% +0.04% 33.7
120 MRM Mmaoffshor 2.16% -0.36% 6.8
121 CMW Cromwell Prop Ordinary/Units FP Stapled Securities 2.16% -0.05% 12.2
122 STO Santos Limited 2.15% -0.61% 4.9
123 SIG Sigma Health Limited 2.13% -0.14% 8.5
124 GEM G8 Education Limited 2.05% +0.17% 2.9
125 AMP AMP Limited 2.01% -0.39% 10.0
126 TOX TOX Free Solutions 1.98% -2.11% 1.0
127 CAR Carsales.com Limited 1.97% +0.28% 8.4
128 AWE AWE Limited 1.94% -1.30% 1.3
129 MGR Mirvac Group Stapled Securities 1.92% -0.03% 7.2
130 SEA Sundance Energy 1.9% -0.12% 29.0
131 AGI Ainsworth Game Tech 1.89% -0.04% 108.5
132 AMA AMA Group Limited 1.84% -0.08% 5.7
133 GOZ Growthpoint Property Unit/ Stapled Securities 1.83% -0.02% 38.3
134 CCL Coca-Cola Amatil 1.82% +0.06% 5.9
135 BWP BWP Trust Ordinary Units FP 1.81% -0.11% 13.3
136 BPT Beach Energy Limited 1.78% +0.10% 6.2
137 TGA Thorn Group Limited 1.75% +0.19% 7.7
138 AST Ausnet Services Limited 1.74% +0.11% 9.5
139 APA APA Group Units FP Stapled Securities 1.72% -0.08% 7.0
140 QBE QBE Insurance Group 1.71% -0.36% 4.4
141 EVN Evolution Mining Limited 1.71% -0.11% 3.4
142 SHL Sonic Healthcare 1.7% +0.24% 7.0
143 NST Northern Star 1.69% -0.06% 4.6
144 JHX James Hardie Indust Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 1.65% +0.06% 5.9
145 DLX Duluxgroup Limited 1.64% +0.02% 9.0
146 VCX Vicinity Centres Ordinary/Units FP Stapled Securities 1.63% -0.11% 8.2
147 WES Wesfarmers Limited 1.62% +0.02% 3.9
148 OML Ooh!Media Limited 1.61% -0.12% 4.2
149 SNZ Summerset Group Holdings Foreign Exempt NZX 1.6% -0.01% 0.0
150 REG Regis Healthcare Limited 1.59% -0.42% 7.9
151 NHF Nib Holdings Limited 1.59% +0.06% 16.5
152 NTC Netcomm Wireless 1.59% +0.04% 7.6
153 SKT Sky Network 1.59% +0.06% 38.2
154 BLA Blue Sky Limited 1.58% 0.00% 12.8
155 WPL Woodside Petroleum 1.58% +0.11% 2.7
156 WFD Westfield Corp Stapled Securities 1.5% -2.74% 2.7
157 BBN Baby Bunting Group Limited 1.5% +0.01% 14.6
158 CYB CYBG Plc Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt Lse 1.5% +0.14% 3.9
159 SEH Sino Gas Energy 1.49% +0.21% 3.0
160 WTC Wisetech Global Limited 1.49% +0.49% 17.4
161 HFR Highfield Res Limited 1.49% +0.01% 138.8
162 CHC Charter Hall Group Stapled Securities US Prohibited 1.47% +0.21% 2.9
163 DOW Downer Edi Limited 1.45% -0.02% 5.3
164 BHP BHP Billiton Limited 1.45% +0.15% 3.8
165 TNE Technology One 1.44% +0.16% 11.2
166 ASX ASX Limited 1.44% -0.02% 5.5
167 REA REA Group 1.42% -0.10% 15.3
168 FAR FAR Limited 1.39% +0.01% 23.0
169 RRL Regis Resources 1.38% +0.34% 4.0
170 ALL Aristocrat Leisure 1.31% -0.28% 6.0
171 TEN TEN Network Holdings Limited 1.3% 0.00% 0.0
172 ARI Acn 004410833 Limited 1.3% -0.88% 0.0
173 DRM Doray Minerals Limited 1.3% -0.01% 23.8
174 AOG Aveo Group Ordinary/Units FP Stapled Securities 1.27% -0.16% 2.3
175 CGF Challenger Limited 1.25% -0.09% 7.5
176 IFN Infigen Energy Stapled Securities FP 1.25% +0.02% 16.4
177 PGH Pact Group Holdings Limited 1.24% -0.44% 10.1
178 GSW Getswift Limited 1.22% +0.77% 5.3
179 LYC Lynas Corporation 1.2% +0.51% 2.4
180 CLQ Clean TEQ Holdings Limited 1.15% -0.13% 5.5
181 TCL Transurban Group Ordinary Shares/Units FP Triple Stapled 1.13% -0.05% 2.8
182 LLC Lendlease Group Unit/ Stapled Securities 1.12% +0.01% 3.3
183 AZJ Aurizon Holdings Limited 1.11% +0.27% 4.6
184 S32 SOUTH32 Limited 1.1% -0.45% 2.8
185 SIV Silver Chef Limited 1.1% -0.71% 6.2
186 SPL Starpharma Holdings 1.1% -0.01% 23.6
187 MGX Mount Gibson Iron 1.09% -0.03% 7.8
188 ELD Elders Limited 1.07% +0.06% 5.8
189 BXB Brambles Limited 1.05% -0.35% 3.7
190 ECX Eclipx Group Limited 1.04% +0.01% 5.3
191 KDR Kidman Resources Limited 1.04% +0.19% 2.5
192 WBC Westpac Banking Corp 1.03% -0.11% 6.4
193 FWD Fleetwood Corp 1.02% -0.01% 10.2
194 CWY Cleanaway Waste Limited 1.01% -0.09% 6.6
195 SWM Seven West Media Limited 1% +0.07% 8.2
196 TRS The Reject Shop 0.99% -0.09% 3.2
197 IAG Insurance Australia 0.98% +0.02% 3.6
198 CPU Computershare Limited 0.97% -0.05% 2.8
199 NUH Nuheara Limited 0.96% +0.01% 8.6
200 AQG Alacer Gold Corp Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.95% -0.04% 14.5
201 BRU Buru Energy 0.94% -0.01% 11.6
202 BTT BT Investment MNGMNT 0.94% +0.05% 3.0
203 TRY Troy Resources Limited 0.93% +0.03% 14.9
204 CBA Commonwealth Bank 0.93% -0.03% 3.2
205 1PG 1-Page Limited 0.92% 0.00% 0.0
206 ABP Abacus Property Group Units/ Stapled Securities 0.92% -0.01% 9.5
207 AFG Aust Finance Group 0.91% 0.00% 26.8
208 SBM ST Barbara Limited 0.89% +0.48% 1.6
209 RMS Ramelius Resources 0.89% -0.28% 2.9
210 GNC Graincorp Limited Class A 0.88% +0.08% 2.2
211 INA Ingenia Group Units FP Stapled Securities 0.88% -0.01% 30.2
212 NTD National Tyre&Wheel 0.87% +0.87% 5.5
213 GWA GWA Group Limited 0.84% -0.01% 4.4
214 FNP Freedom Food Limited 0.83% -0.05% 29.0
215 MIN Mineral Resources 0.83% -0.90% 1.0
216 SFH Specialty Fashion 0.83% +0.01% 0.7
217 SGR The Star Ent Group 0.81% -0.01% 2.6
218 GPT GPT Group Stapled Securities FP 0.8% -0.03% 2.7
219 VVR Viva Energy REIT Stapled Securities 0.8% +0.06% 4.7
220 TME Trade Me Group Foreign Exempt NZX 0.79% +0.09% 10.7
221 FCC First Cobalt Corp Chess Depositary Interests 1:1 0.75% +0.16% 5.3
222 EHE Estia Health Limited 0.74% -0.01% 1.3
223 AGL AGL Energy Limited 0.74% +0.12% 2.0
224 MFG Magellan Fin Group Limited 0.74% -0.57% 4.5
225 NUF Nufarm Limited 0.74% +0.06% 2.6
226 ILU Iluka Resources 0.7% -0.03% 1.7
227 IPL Incitec Pivot 0.69% -0.18% 1.9
228 KCN Kingsgate Consolid 0.69% -0.10% 11.5
229 BVS Bravura Solution Limited 0.69% +0.22% 6.4
230 ERA Energy Resources 'A' 0.68% -0.03% 19.1
231 MLX Metals X Limited 0.67% -0.30% 1.2
232 BUB Bubs Aust Limited 0.67% +0.37% 0.3
233 LON Longtable Group Limited 0.66% 0.00% 0.1
234 FXJ Fairfax Media Limited 0.66% -0.27% 1.5
235 ASB Austal Limited 0.65% +0.03% 12.0
236 MGC MG Unit Trust Ordinary Units FP 0.64% 0.00% 1.9
237 SPK Spark New Zealand Foreign Exempt NZX 0.63% +0.01% 10.7
238 DXS Dexus Units FP Stapled 0.62% -0.33% 2.6
239 IPH IPH Limited 0.62% -0.07% 4.2
240 GBT GBST Holdings 0.62% -0.02% 11.1
241 TWE Treasury Wine Estate 0.61% -0.03% 2.8
242 OSH Oil Search Limited 10 Toea 0.59% +0.02% 1.3
243 ANZ ANZ Banking Group Limited 0.57% -0.07% 2.3
244 ASL Ausdrill Limited 0.57% -0.33% 4.9
245 GMG Goodman Group Stapled Securities FP 0.56% +0.13% 3.0
246 CTX Caltex Australia 0.56% -0.30% 1.3
247 HSN Hansen Technologies 0.55% -0.01% 1.4
248 SYD SYD Airport FP Stapled Securities US Prohibited 0.54% +0.11% 2.0
249 S2R S2 Resources 0.53% +0.03% 3.4
250 IEL Idp Education Limited 0.53% +0.03% 11.8
251 JHG Janus Henderson Chess Depositary Interests 0.51% +0.38% 1.9
252 SLK Sealink Travel Group 0.51% 0.00% 12.6
253 GUD G.U.D. Holdings 0.51% +0.02% 4.5
254 ASG Autosports Group Limited 0.51% 0.00% 64.0
255 MTR Mantra Group Limited 0.5% +0.28% 0.8
256 AMC Amcor Limited 0.5% -0.04% 2.4
257 FBR Fastbrick Robotics 0.49% +0.10% 0.9
258 WPP WPP AUNZ Limited 0.48% +0.02% 15.5
259 ORI Orica Limited 0.48% +0.01% 2.1
260 BKW Brickworks Limited 0.46% -0.05% 5.9
261 SCG Scentre Group Stapled Securities 0.45% -0.02% 1.9
262 BBG Billabong 0.45% +0.05% 4.9
263 SGP Stockland Units/ Stapled Securities 0.45% +0.09% 1.2
264 CKF Collins Foods Limited 0.45% -0.01% 1.3
265 ORA Orora Limited 0.45% +0.01% 3.3
266 POH Phosphagenics Limited 0.44% 0.00% 1.8
267 SXL STHN Cross Media 0.43% -0.16% 2.2
268 EXP Experience Co Limited 0.43% 0.00% 16.8
269 MVF Monash Ivf Group Limited 0.43% +0.11% 0.8
270 MQA MACQ Atlas Roads Group Ordinary Stapled Securities 0.42% +0.10% 0.7
271 BRG Breville Group Limited 0.42% -0.04% 3.6
272 BLK Blackham Resources 0.41% 0.00% 0.0
273 LIT Lithium Australia NL 0.41% -0.03% 1.6
274 ACR ACRUX Limited 0.4% 0.00% 6.8
275 MMS Mcmillan Shakespeare 0.38% -0.04% 1.7
276 KGN Kogan.com Limited 0.38% +0.02% 0.9
277 COH Cochlear Limited 0.37% -0.06% 1.3
278 CL1 Class Limited 0.37% +0.11% 5.5
279 SOL Soul Pattinson (W.H) 0.36% 0.00% 6.1
280 MML Medusa Mining Limited 0.36% 0.00% 5.7
281 TCLRA Transurban Group Rights-Appsclose 24-Jan-2018 US Prohibited 0.36% +0.36% 0.0
282 MPL Medibank Private Limited 0.36% -0.03% 1.5
283 EHL Emeco Holdings 0.35% +0.02% 1.0
284 NCM Newcrest Mining 0.35% -0.33% 0.6
285 EDE Eden INV Limited 0.35% +0.03% 7.2
286 NWL Netwealth Group 0.35% -0.13% 7.2
287 CGC Costa Group Holdings 0.35% -0.10% 1.3
288 TLS Telstra Corporation 0.35% +0.03% 1.4
289 AC8 Auscann Group HLGS Limited 0.33% +0.10% 0.6
290 SUN Suncorp Group Limited 0.33% -0.06% 1.2
291 VAH Virgin Aus HLDG Limited 0.33% 0.00% 70.0
292 SLX SILEX Systems 0.32% -0.15% 2.9
293 CLW CHTR H LWR Stapled Securities 0.31% -0.01% 2.7
294 ISU Iselect Limited 0.31% +0.04% 3.4
295 NAB National Aust. Bank 0.31% -0.05% 0.8
296 ZEL Z Energy Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.31% 0.00% 269.3
297 FPH Fisher & Paykel H Foreign Exempt NZX 0.31% +0.02% 6.1
298 APX Appen Limited 0.31% 0.00% 0.7
299 ADH Adairs Limited 0.3% +0.07% 1.9
300 BLKN Blackham Resources Deferred 0.3% 0.00% 0.0
301 MNS Magnis Resource Limited 0.28% 0.00% 1.3
302 RAP Resapp Health Limited 0.28% -0.02% 1.6
303 BLKR Blackham Rights - Applications Close 15-DEC-2017 0.28% 0.00% 0.0
304 CWP Cedar Woods Prop 0.28% +0.01% 6.1
305 CMD Cassius Mining Limited 0.28% 0.00% 36.8
306 IRI Integrated Research 0.27% 0.00% 3.4
307 TTM Titan Minerals 0.27% +0.27% 29.6
308 SVW Seven Group Holdings 0.27% +0.02% 1.3
309 BUD Buddy Platform Limited 0.27% +0.21% 0.4
310 BSL Bluescope Steel Limited 0.26% -0.04% 0.3
311 ALQ Als Limited 0.26% -0.07% 0.7
312 CNU Chorus Limited Foreign Exempt NZX 0.26% +0.01% 0.3
313 ACO Aust Careers Network 0.25% 0.00% 0.0
314 RCR RCR Tomlinson 0.25% -0.01% 0.8
315 IDR Industria REIT Stapled Securities 0.25% 0.00% 2.4
316 EWC Energy World Corpor 0.24% 0.00% 37.3
317 GTN GTN Limited 0.24% -0.02% 17.5
318 RIC Ridley Corporation 0.24% +0.01% 17.9
319 QAN Qantas Airways 0.24% 0.00% 0.7
320 FET Folkestone Edu Trust Units FP 0.23% +0.01% 4.7
321 BRN Brainchip Limited 0.23% +0.03% 0.6
322 MOD MOD Resources Limited 0.22% +0.02% 1.6
323 MQG Macquarie Group Limited 0.22% +0.02% 0.3
324 YOW Yowie Group 0.21% 0.00% 0.7
325 INM Iron Mountain Incorp Cdi 1:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.21% +0.01% 4.1
326 LEP Ale Property Group Ordinary/Units FP Stapled Securities 0.21% 0.00% 9.6
327 MUS Mustang Resources 0.21% +0.03% 0.8
328 RBL Redbubble Limited 0.21% 0.00% 0.8
329 FDM Freedom Oil Gas 0.19% +0.19% 1.7
330 SDF Steadfast Group Limited 0.19% 0.00% 1.0
331 RFF Rural Funds Group Stapled Securities FP 0.18% +0.03% 2.4
332 CSL CSL Limited 0.18% +0.02% 0.4
333 CDV Cardinal Reso Limited 0.17% 0.00% 5.6
334 AGO Atlas Iron Limited 0.17% 0.00% 0.3
335 ORG Origin Energy 0.17% +0.02% 0.7
336 AJM Altura Mining Limited 0.17% +0.01% 0.4
337 SLR Silver Lake Resource 0.17% -0.01% 0.6
338 LNK Link Admin HLDG 0.17% -0.01% 0.7
339 IMD IMDEX Limited 0.17% -0.05% 0.3
340 ARF Arena REIT Stapled Securities FP 0.17% 0.00% 1.5
341 EML EML Payments Limited 0.16% +0.05% 5.0
342 SRV Servcorp Limited 0.16% +0.01% 3.8
343 CDD Cardno Limited 0.15% 0.00% 6.8
344 DNA Donaco International 0.15% -0.41% 2.0
345 AVN Aventus Retail Fund Ordinary Units FP 0.15% 0.00% 1.7
346 VLW Villa World Limited 0.15% 0.00% 1.0
347 CIM Cimic Group Limited 0.15% -0.03% 3.7
348 ASN Anson Resources Limited 0.14% +0.10% 0.6
349 NWSLV News Corp Class A Non-Voting Common Stock-Cdi 0.14% +0.04% 0.0
350 SVL Silver Mines Limited 0.14% 0.00% 1.8
351 ALU Altium Limited 0.14% 0.00% 0.4
352 XRO Xero Limited 0.14% +0.08% 2.4
353 PMP PMP Limited 0.13% 0.00% 29.3
354 NMT Neometals Limited 0.13% -0.06% 2.5
355 RMD Resmed Inc Cdi 10:1 Foreign Exempt NYSE 0.13% -0.02% 1.1
356 DHG Domain Holdings Aus 0.13% -0.06% 0.9
357 CIP Centuria I REIT Ordinary Units FP 0.12% -0.02% 0.8
358 SHJ Shine Corporate 0.12% -0.01% 8.1
359 CAN Cann Group Limited 0.12% +0.07% 0.9
360 PEN Peninsula Energy Limited 0.11% -0.12% 1.5
361 AEE Aura Energy 0.11% +0.06% 9.0
362 AIA Auckland Internation Foreign Exempt NZX 0.11% 0.00% 12.0
363 ALK Alkane Resources Limited 0.11% -0.05% 2.3
364 SGF SG Fleet Group Limited 0.11% +0.01% 2.7
365 CCV Cash Converters 0.11% 0.00% 1.9
366 FLC Fluence Corporation 0.1% +0.01% 0.8
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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 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