Subject: File No. S7-20-08
From: Nicholas G Apostolopoulos, M.D.
Affiliation: Emergency Medicie Physician

October 9, 2008

1 - The SEC should enact a PERMANENT ban on ALL short selling in US markets

2- The SEC should enact a PERMANENT ban on sale of all stock market put options

3 - The SEC should PERMANENTLY halt trading in all short and ultrashort stock market ETFs

4 - The SEC should institute these changes immediately without any further warning for maximum impact

5 - The SEC should go to the US government and request mandatory reporting of short selling activity in foreign markets and application of economic sanctions upon countries where significant abuses continue

6 - (NEW) The SEC should ban mark-to-market accounting for instruments for which there is no orderly market