September 27, 2005
This comment refers to SEC File No. 4-500.
I am writing to request immediate action for Rulemaking Regarding Member Records of "Short" Positions and Reporting with increased Public Dissemination of Aggregate Positions by Security. Naked short selling is a serious problem that is undermining investor faith in the stock market. If allowed to continue, this erosion of investor confidence will be most detrimental to the health and stability of the US market. The SEC must take decisive action immediately to stop this illegial practice. Thank you. John T. Berg, Ph.D. Director, Lung Injury Research Institute.