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2853. Liquidation of Index Warrant Positions

This rule is no longer applicable. NASD Rule 2853 has been superseded by FINRA Rule 2359. Please consult the appropriate FINRA Rule.

(a) Whenever the Association determines that a person or group of persons acting in concert holds or controls an aggregate position (whether short or long) in index warrants overlying the same index in excess of the position limitations established by Rule 2850, it may, when deemed necessary or appropriate in the public interest and for the protection of investors, direct any member or all members carrying a position in index warrants overlying such index for such person or persons to liquidate such position or positions, or portions thereof, as expeditiously as possible and consistent with the maintenance of an orderly market, so as to bring such person or persons into compliance with the position limitations contained in Rule 2850.

(b) Whenever such a directive is issued by the Association no member receiving notice thereof shall accept and/or execute for any person or persons named in such directive any order to purchase or sell short any index warrants based on the same index, unless in each instance express approval therefor is given by the Association, or the directive is rescinded.

Adopted by SR-NASD-95-37 eff. Sept. 28, 1995.

Selected Notice: 95-82.