Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Gene Yamada
Affiliation: Retired

May 9, 2009

I have been a day trader for over two (2) years and have stopped trading after the market dropped last year.

I will not start investing again until something is done about short trading, ie reinstitute the "uptick rule" or something better.

I lost too much money too fast. Almost like it was manipulated by someone.

Gene Yamada