Subject: File No. SR-FINRA-2009-040
From: Mary M. Jackson

February 17, 2009

I am a retail forex trader and I don't need government protection from myself. Millions of small retail forex customers would be hurt by these regulations you are currently proposing to limit leverage amounts on their trading and open positions. What with you? Just as there is an opportunity for the middle class small investor to turn a profit, you want to shut us down?

What are you thinking? Retail forex positions are handled directly by the trader. There is no middleman we need protecting from. Clearly, we may need protection from you.

Mary M. Jackson