May 8, 2009
Please do not further impede the functioning of our free market system by reinstating the "uptick rule".
Restricting the sell-side trader is unfair without equivalent restictions to the buy-side trader.
If we need an "uptick rule" then we need a "downtick rule", also.
I suggest an increased emphasis on criminal activity such as "insider trading" and "market manipulation" using false information and rumors, instead of more regulation of lawful trading.