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Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Amend Rule 2360 (Options) to Increase Position Limits on Options on Certain Exchange-Traded Funds

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 2360 (Options) to increase the position limit for conventional options on the following exchange-traded funds (“ETF”): Standard and Poor’s Depositary Receipts Trust (“SPY”), iShares Russell 2000 ETF (“IWM”), PowerShares QQQ Trust (“QQQ”), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (“EEM”), iShares China Large-Cap ETF (“FXI”), iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (“EFA”), iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (“EWZ”), iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund ETF (“TLT”), and iShares MSCI Japan ETF (“EWJ”).

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Text of the Proposed Rule Change PDF - 315.62 KB
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness PDF - 236.59 KB