Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Sonia G McFarlin
Affiliation: Small business owner/investor

May 9, 2009

I recently become a stock investor and I am very concerned about the effects of uptick rule on small investors. The uptick is not fair and favors "the big guys." By restoring the uptick rule many more investors will be willing to take chances and invest in the stock market.