Notice to Members 02-76

Issues Interpretive Guidance to the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine Rules (TRACE Rules)

NASD requires members to report corporate debt securities transactions to NASD and subjects transaction information of certain categories of securities to dissemination pursuant to the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) rules (TRACE Rules). On June 28, 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to the TRACE Rules (the Rule 6200 Series). On July 1, reporting and dissemination under TRACE began and the TRACE Rules, as amended on June 28, 2002, became effective. In this Notice to Members (NtM), NASD addresses a number of interpretive issues that have arisen since TRACE began. In addition, the revised TRACE Rules are set forth in Attachment A.

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