Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Rodney Thomas

August 18, 2009

Dear Chairman Shapiro,

I am writing to you in support of the proposed above bid short selling rule. As an investor in small cap stocks I need to know that there is a fair playing field.

I need to know that I can make investment decisions without fear of naked short selling and other improper or illegal methods. These methods need to be stopped.

Small Cap Investor