Notice to Members 97-49

Compliance with SEC Order Handling Rules and Nasdaq Trading Rules

The National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) has been reviewing member firm compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Order Handling Rules and with Nasdaq® trading rules. We are taking this opportunity to reemphasize the application of several  rules and system changes and to remind members of their responsibilities in the following areas. Several of these topics have been addressed in the more than 50 faxes that have been sent to head traders and others at member firms since January 1997. Responsible Nasdaq departments are listed below, with appropriate contacts and telephone numbers.