Subject: Naked Short Selling

August 13, 2008

I would like to know why a Ban on Naked Short Selling was only issued to Financial Firm holdings and not the broader market. Last time I checked, the practice was illegal to begin with, so I 'm curious as to why this practice is acceptable at all, ever?

Please let me know what the deal is. Our market is getting taken over by someone/something and I have never seen manipulation like this in my years of investing. Why is our government refusing to govern our markets that seem to be under siege? Are you understaffed so much that you cannot regulate the rules that we already have in place?

Nicole Modestino