Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: John C. Emmel
Affiliation: None

September 18, 2009

Short selling is, in an of itself, not an evil practice. However, shorting can lead to destabilization of the markets and even contribute to meltdown when abused.
I am fully in support of the uptick regulation. It will allow the practice of short selling while limiting the negative aspects of short selling abuse.