Subject: reinstate the uptick rule

May 31, 2009

I urge you to reinstate the uptick rule. Elimination of the uptick rule allowed naked short selling to occur, which devastated the average American's 401K . This caused people to stop spending money and also caused more retired people to have to return to the job market at a time when jobs were scarce.

For those reasons you must reinstate the uptick rule.

Diane Bove
Bradenton, FL