Subject: File No. SR-NASDAQ-2006-013
From: Richard A. MacKirdy, Sr.
Affiliation: Business Owner, Investor

December 21, 2006

It is my opinion the effort to charge for the pricing of issues on the NASDAQ will hinder the growth of stock issues among investors having a choice of the exchange and stock issues to purchase.

I certainly disagree with the premise that an exchange should charge for basic information that is needed to make the free market system work.