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  21.73
FAIRFAX   FXJ  13.70
FLIGHT CENTRE  FLT  12.94
LYNAS  LYC  11.82
MYER   MYR  11.42
ILUKA  ILU  11.10
THE REJECT SHOP  TRS  9.14
DAVID JONES  DJS  8.49
PALADIN   PDN  8.47
ALUMINA  AWC  8.12

 

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. Fairfax (FXJ)

 

Stock code: FXJ

Charts: Fairfax Limited

More news: Fairfax Limited

 

4. Iluka (ILU)

 

Stock code: ILU

Charts: Iluka Resources Limited

More news: Iluka Resources Limited

 

5. Paladin (PDN)

 

Stock code: PDN

Charts: Paladin

More news: Paladin

 
6. Cochlear (COH)

 

Stock code: COH

Charts: Cochlear

More news: Cochlear

 

7. Myer (MYR)

 

Stock code: MYR

Charts: Myer Limited

More news: Myer Limited 

 

8. CSR Ltd (CSR)

 

Stock code: CSR

Charts: CSR Ltd

More news: CSR Ltd

 

9. Mesoblast (MSB)

 

Stock code: MSB

Charts: Mesoblast Limited

More news: Mesoblast Limited

 

10. Harvey Norman (HVN)

 

Stock code: HVN

Charts: Harvey Norman Limited

More news: Harvey Norman Limited

 

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Disclaimer: No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies contained in the matter published. 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.

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