Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: J Gordon

February 21, 2010

The up tick rule protected billions of dollars in retirement and investment income for over many decades.The removal of this rule was a shock to the intelligence of the average investor on Wall Street. It showed defiance of established rules and laws meant to secure orderly markets. The removal of this rule was a big reason behind the collapse of the markets in general. It must be reinstated immediately