Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Anonymous Anonymous
Affiliation: Individual Investor

February 21, 2010

Over history the stock market has gone up and gone down with an uptick rule and without an uptick rule. An uptick rule is a foolish idea. The free market will determine a company's stock value with or without an uptick rule.

All an uptick rule will do is give the market makers a bigger edge to make more money from the individual investor.