Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Dwight Doering, PH.D
Affiliation: Professor of Education

August 18, 2009

Dear Sirs:

It is quite apparent that with the removal of the uptick rule, markets have suffered and short sellers have had an unfair trading advantage. I am an investor and in SUPPORT of the bid short selling rule.

Respectfully submitted,

Dwight R. Doering, PhD