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The technique of profiting from a price fall is called short-selling, otherwise known as “shorting,” “to go short” or simply “short”. Basically, short-selling is the reverse of how we’re traditionally taught to invest, to buy at the lowest possible price and sell at the highest. When shorting, you aim to jump in at a high and out at a low – with the sequence of events also in reverse, since you sell first and buy back afterwards. Indeed, as confusing as it sounds, this involves selling something that you don’t already own.

Each week we feature the top 30 shorted stocks on the ASX, compiled from data from ASIC. In the table below you will find the cumulative percentage of outstanding shorts for each stock. If you’re interested in more information about each company, click here for share price charts, plus links to more charting and news. For the daily short sales (shorts for that day only, rather than cumulative outstanding shorts), please click here.

CodeCompany% of shorts
INGHAMS GROUP ORDINARYING19.4
NUFARM LIMITED ORDINARYNUF18.71
BELLAMY’S AUSTRALIA ORDINARYBAL16.1
GALAXY RESOURCES ORDINARYGXY16.05
OROCOBRE LIMITED ORDINARYORE15.7
BETAAUSGOVBONDETF ETF UNITSAGVT14.45
JB HI-FI LIMITED ORDINARYJBH14.26
NEXTDC LIMITED ORDINARYNXT13.76
SYRAH RESOURCES ORDINARYSYR13.38
BWX LIMITED ORDINARYBWX12.07
PILBARA MIN LTD ORDINARYPLS11.86
DOMINO PIZZA ENTERPR ORDINARYDMP11.8
HUB24 LTD ORDINARYHUB11.14
RELIANCE WORLDWIDE ORDINARYRWC10.11
BEGA CHEESE LTD ORDINARYBGA10.09
METCASH LIMITED ORDINARYMTS9.6
HARVEY NORMAN ORDINARYHVN9.6
IOOF HOLDINGS LTD ORDINARYIFL9.59
BINGO INDUSTRIES LTD ORDINARYBIN9.56
SIMS METAL MGMT LTD ORDINARYSGM9.42
KOGAN.COM LTD ORDINARYKGN9.01
PERPETUAL LIMITED ORDINARYPPT8.94
BANK OF QUEENSLAND. ORDINARYBOQ8.89
AMP LIMITED ORDINARYAMP8.89
SPEEDCAST INT LTD ORDINARYSDA8.75
SUPER RET REP LTD ORDINARYSUL8.23
INVOCARE LIMITED ORDINARYIVC8.21
GWA GROUP LTD ORDINARYGWA8.16
CSR LIMITED ORDINARYCSR7.8
COLLECTION HOUSE ORDINARYCLH7.71

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Shorted positions sourced from ASIC, TheBull is not responsible for the accuracy of the data. Charts as at close of last full day’s trade. The publication of this data does not in any way constitute a recommendation on the part of TheBull.com.au. You should seek professional advice before making any investment decisions.