Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Ronald L Herold
Affiliation: Computers

May 4, 2009

I am 61 years old. I was hoping to retire shortly. I am now planning to work until I am 80. My parents were able to retire in their 60's. They, like I invested for growth - for positive results - not to SHORT the market. We invested in the growth of America - not in betting that something would fail. The up tick rule made it possible for those of us who wanted growth and positive results to know that our stocks and gains could not be driven down the negativists

I want the up tick rule placed back in operation so that I might be able to enjoy retirement after age 80 by once again have a chance to invest in a positive America and expect to reap profits on growth. I am no longer 20 with 45 years of investment ahead. I have a short 19 years to possibly enjoy some of my golden years. Gee who ever defined golden years as starting at 80?

Ron Herold