Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Equity Trader Alert #2004 - 166
SEC Publishes Regulation SHO Frequently Asked Questions

Please Route To: Head of NASDAQ Trading; Technical Contacts; Compliance Officers

What you need to know:

  • The SEC has published responses to Frequently Asked Questions concerning Regulation SHO.

Who Should You Contact: NASDAQ Market Sales at 800.846.0477.

Where can I find the Regulation SHO Frequently Asked Questions?
On December 17, 2004, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published responses to frequently asked questions on Regulation SHO. The responses can be found on the SEC website.

When do I need to comply with Regulation SHO?
As per this SEC order, the pilot portion of the program will now start on May 2, 2005, and end on April 30, 2006. Firms must comply with all other provisions of Regulation SHO on January 3, 2005, according to the adopting release.

Where can I go for more information on Regulation SHO?

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Trader website at www.NASDAQTrader.com.