Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Hadi Alavi

May 5, 2009

Please bring back the Uptick rule, as it was before the previous SEC regime did away with it and enforce the rule to prevent Naked Short Selling.
A retail investor has to overcome many disadvantages to have a chance to compete against the professionals, without the Uptick rule he has no chance.
We all saw what happened to some companies late last year. In a bad economy and a bad market no Uptick rule and Naked Short Selling destroyed companies and lives that could have and should have survived.