SR-NASD-2002-166

Margin Rule Amendments for Security Futures Contracts

NASD has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend Rule 2520 ("Margin Requirements") to establish margin requirements for security futures contracts. The proposed rule change is being made to make NASD’s margin rule consistent with margin rules already adopted by the SEC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and other self-regulatory organizations ("SROs") regarding security futures contracts.