Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum

short selling

  1. Lucky777

    Short-Selling ASX shares

    Hey guys I’ve been researching and pretty much spend few hours trying out the different major platforms and brokers and they only seem to have limited shares that are able to be shorted on ASX. Is there something that I am not able to find? I see on the ASX short selling registry that people are...
  2. D

    How can I short indices?

    Other than using CFDs and futures, is there any product that allows me to short indices such as XJO, or other indices? My broker has told me I cannot short ETFs, which would have been my first choice for shorting. Apparently you can short MINI warrants, but I know little about them.
  3. PZ99

    BBOZ - BetaShares Australian Equities Strong Bear Hedge Fund

    BBOZ is an etf that bets against the Australian share market with a ratio of 2:1 to 2.75:1 EG: For every 1% decline you get a 2%+ increase.... and vice versa (beware) One suspects some decent activity (positive or...
  4. K

    Type of Account needed for short selling trades

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has any advise on what type of account i would need to open to execute both Long and Short share trades? I've seen CFD accounts, but dont want to utilise a margin, just want to use my own money but to be able to make short share trades as well as long share trades...
  5. P

    Short Selling US Markets

    Hi Guys, I am wondering what brokers you use to short sell stocks on the US markets. I have so far only found Suretrader who will let me short US markets but their fees are quite high although they use DAS Trader which is a great platform. Can anyone tell me if E-Trade lets you short US...
  6. R

    Brokers lending shares to short sellers

    Don't you hate when you hold BHP shares which halve in value, and brokers like Commsec lend your shares to short sellers and charge up to 10% for the privilege.:banghead:
  7. Y

    Broker for shorting government bonds?

    Hi, Does anybody know of a broker through whom I can short an Australian government bond? I am having trouble finding a reputable Australian broker that even short sells at all. Is this because it isn't cost effective with retail clients? Also, I am not interested in options. The ASX...
  8. darkhorse70

    Can money be made in bear markets if you aren't shorting?

    Long story short, my brokerage account does not allow to me to short. I don't fancy going against the trend and if a bear market was to come into action, is there any companies who still continue to go up. I don't really want to go into very short term trades, like hours. Just to much stress...
  9. TPI

    Can I buy an option to buy a short CFD or short futures contract position?

    Hi there, Is it possible to buy an option to buy a short CFD or short futures contract position? If that makes sense... ?! Thanks.
  10. S

    CFD short selling entry orders

    Hi, i need some clarification and guidance please. Looking at short selling CFD's through IG. For entry orders putting in a stop entry order e.g ABC share trading at $1.00 (I think will drop to $.80) put in an entry sell stop order at $.95 I would presume that if it gets down to that price of...
  11. S

    Short selling using CFDs

    Hi, need some guidance please. Never have short sold stocks before only long but want to start getting involved in ASX shorting. Is using CFD's the only and or best way? I have accounts for long trades at CMC for SMSF and IB for US and Commsec from years ago. Can IB be used for ASX CFD's to go...
  12. I

    Short trading? What is a decent weekly return?

    Hi all, Still learning to recognize terms that people use in this forum. Question: 1. When people say they are "shorting" a stock, is it shorting in the general sense (without ever owning the stock)? thought that was prohibited in Australia currently or am I wrong? 2. If purchasing stocks...
  13. Tyler Durden

    Why do we allow short selling? I was reading a news article a few days ago (can't remember where anymore) which said one particular country's stock exchange does not allow short selling. It made me think, why is short selling allowed anyway? It's purpose seems to be to drive a...
  14. M

    Short selling/margin Commsec terminology

    Hi I want to be able to short sell in these current market conditions. understand i need to do it through a margin account. it appears as though commsec doesnt allow this or is through a CFD account?? I want to be able to trade where i borrow the share, the market drops then i cover the...
  15. matthewdean

    Short Selling CFDs

    Hello, I am just wondering if someone can give me a little more information on selling short? I have been using a CFD Demo account for some time now and have made some large profits selling short on market opens but I could not quite get my head around how I could sell a share for price...
  16. B

    Not sure if this counts as short selling

    I just received an email stating that CommSec has bought the shares on my behalf, along with the invoice. Now since the settlement date hasn't occurred yet (few days away), does this mean I own the shares or not? So if I sell them before the settlement date will this count as short selling?
  17. B

    Short selling

    Have been reading into this a bit lately. Sounds like a good idea, an opportunity to make money in both bull and bear markets instead of just bull markets means there are more stocks to make money from. However, I am interested in people's experiences in the Australian market, which I think is...
  18. M

    Naked and short selling - definitions?

    I notice when i go to sell shares through comsec i get this warning. Naked short selling is prohibited. Covered short selling is available only through CommSec's Term Short Selling facility. Therefore, in placing this order you are confirming that you own the stock you are selling and...
  19. Q

    Best way to short sell?

    Hi, I have a very simple question to ask: What is the most affective way to short sell? (My broker is commsec and I currently only trade Australian securities) It would be between CFD's and direct short selling using a broker? I understand that the ASX put a ban on short selling in the...
  20. X

    Commsec Online Test for Short Selling

    Anyone did and pass this test?