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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. 

 

CompanyCode% of Shorts
JB HI-FI  JBH 22.51
LYNAS LYC 13.57
FLIGHT CENTRE FLT 13.32
FAIRFAX  FXJ 12.96
MYER  MYR 12.03
ILUKA ILU 11.86
THE REJECT SHOP TRS 10.10
ALUMINA  AWC 9.24
DAVID JONES  DJS 9.08
CSR  CSR 8.68

 

1. JB Hi Fi (JBH)

 

Stock code: JBH

Charts: JB Hi Fi Limited

More news: JB Hi Fi Limited

 

2. Lynas (LYC)

 

Stock code: LYC

Charts: Lynas Limited

More news: Lynas Limited

 

3. Flight Centre (FLT)

 

Stock code: FLT

Charts: Flight Centre Limited

More news: Flight Centre Limited

 

4. Fairfax (FXJ)

 

 

Stock code: FXJ

Charts: Fairfax Limited

More news: Fairfax Limited

 

5. Myer (MYR)

 

Stock code: MYR

Charts: Myer Limited

More news: Myer Limited 

 

6. Iluka (ILU)

 

Stock code: ILU

Charts: Iluka Resources Limited

More news: Iluka Resources Limited

 

7. The Reject Shop (TRS)

 

Stock code: TRS

Charts: The Reject Shop

More news: The Reject Shop

 

8. Alumina (AWC)

 

Stock code: AWC

Charts: Alumina Limited

More news: Alumina Limited

 

9. David Jones (DJS)

 

Stock code: DJS

Charts: David Jones

More news: David Jones

 

10. CSR Ltd (CSR)

 

Stock code: CSR

Charts: CSR

More news: CSR

 

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

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