Subject: File No. S7-24-15
From: Scott Shaffer

February 19, 2020

Any proposal that places limitations on what types of investments may be purchased is contrary to the long standing principle of open markets.

Investors being prohibited from buying inverse portfolios is absolutely just plain wrong. It makes no sense whatsoever why the SEC is even considering such a restrictive and absurd regulation. Please help keep the freedom always enjoyed by investors to decide for themselves how they want to invest. I dont believe this type of regulation is consistent with the SECs mandate. Thank you for taking my comments into consideration.