Subject: File No.: S7-26-08

October 6, 2008

As a small business owner and as a small investor, I strongly request you extend the ban on short selling associated with finanical stocks.

Going forward there are a great many who believe short selling should only occur on up-ticks and virtually all agree that naked short-selling regulations need to be enforced with greater diligence.

May I offer a suggestion?

When the market eventually normalize, the up-tick rule and naked-short regulations might not even be necessary, if the maximum short position on financial stocks was limited to perhaps 25% or 30% of the outstanding Float.

I ask that you at this time to reinstate the uptick rule and extend the ban on short selling

Thank you very much.

Heinz Lutz