Short sale Balance of Margin Trading and SBL
The information provided below is available since 2006/01.
Code Name Sale Securities
borrowing
Memo
Balance
(T-1)
Sell Buy Spot
securities
Balance
(T)
Available
volumes
Balance
(T-1)
Sale
(T)
Return
(T)
Adjustment
(T)
Balance
(T)
Available
volumes
for SBL
short sale
  • Note1:Starting on March 19, 2012, the new formula and the information disclosure rule shall apply to SBL short sale balance.
  • Note2:SBL short sale Balance =Balance (T-1)+Sell (T)-Return (T)+Adjustment (T).
  • Note3:The number of shares in SBL short sale includes the number of shares in block trading.
  • Note4:The amount of Adjustment (T) includes: mutual adjustments of securities trading among (standard positions), (margin positions) and (securities borrowing positions) in TPEx and out-trade adjustments.
  • Note5:Available volumes for SBL short sale: Starting on February 23, 2017, the volume of intraday securities borrowing orders may not exceed 30% of the average daily trading volume over the previous 30 trading days of the securities. For credit line limit allocation, available volumes for SBL short sale are calculated according to the “total volume control” rule.
  • Note6:Illustration (
    X - suspension of margin trading short sale,
    Y – ineligible for margin trading,
    V - suspension of SBL short sell owning to being ineligible for securities borrowing while the securities borrowing balance become zero,
    % - credit line limit allocation,
    Z - suspension of SBL short sell owing to reaching the available volumes or newly TPEx securities without available volumes
    ).
  • Note7:Starting on January 1, 2014, Securities firms and futures proprietary traders conducting the SBL short sell owning to the hedging needs of specific business may exempt from the available volumes. As a result, the SBL short sell volumes may exceed available volumes.
  • Note8:Applying to the TWSE’s daily work schedule, the information will be updated at about 20:30 and 22:30.