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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 day we feature the top 10 shorted stocks on the ASX. In the table below you will find the percentage of each stock shorted and the previous day’s percentage. If you’re interested in more information about each company, further down we have 1-year share price charts, plus links to more charting and news. 

Company Code % of shorts
JB HI-FI  JBH 20.30
FLIGHT CENTRE FLT 13.43
FAIRFAX MEDIA  FXJ 11.20
LYNAS  LYC 10.62
COCHLEAR  COH 10.26
ILUKA RESOURCES ILU 9.37
CARSALES.COM  CRZ 8.67
HARVEY NORMAN HVN 8.66
WOTIF.COM  WTF 8.25
MYER HOLDINGS  MYR 8.19

 

1. JB Hi Fi (JBH)

 

Stock code: JBH

Charts: JB Hi Fi Limited

More news: JB Hi Fi Limited

 

2. Flight Centre (FLT)

 

Stock code: FLT

Charts: Flight Centre Limited

More news: Flight Centre Limited

 

3. Fairfax (FXJ)

 

Stock code: FXJ

Charts: Fairfax Limited

More news: Fairfax Limited

 

4. Lynas (LYC)

 

Stock code: LYC

Charts: Lynas Limited

More news: Lynas Limited

 

5. Cochlear (COH)

 

Stock code: COH

Charts: Cochlear Limited

More news: Cochlear Limited

 

6. Iluka (ILU)

 

Stock code: ILU

Charts: Iluka Resources Limited

More news: Iluka Resources Limited

 

7. Carsales.com (CRZ)

 

Stock code: CRZ

Charts: Carsales.com

More news: Carsales.com

 

8. Harvey Norman (HVN)

 

Stock code: HVN

Charts: Harvey Norman Limited

More news: Harvey Norman Limited

 

9. Wotif.com (WTF)

 

Stock code: WTF

Charts: Wotif.com Limited

More news: Wotif.com Limited

 

10. Myer (MYR)

 

Stock code: MYR

Charts: Myer Limited

More news: Myer Limited 

 

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Shorted positions information from ASIC. Charts as at close of last full day’s trade.

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