Subject: Uptick Rule

January 30, 2009

Confidence in our markets is at an all time low. Reinstatement of the UPTICK RULE would be an important first step in improving confidence. Prosecution of naked shorts who fail to cover is a vital next step. To really make it fair, naked short sale proceeds should not be paid out to the naked shorter until they cover.

Thank you for the consideration which you give to these comments.

R. Roder