Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Bruce L Kleine

May 16, 2009

Dear Mr. Chairman,

I would like to add my voice to those arguing for restoration of the up-tick rule. The absence of the up-tick rule allows essentially predatory manipulation of stocks by agressive institutions such as hedge funds. The uptick rule should be reinstated to inhibit concentrated short selling by speculators attempting to drive down the price of a stock.


Bruce L. Kleine