Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 4758 To Add a New Routing Option, LIST, 7602-7604 [2011-2927]

Download as PDF 7602 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2011 / Notices other charge, thereby qualifying for effectiveness on filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 5 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 6 thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–CBOE–2011–011 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2011–011. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the CBOE. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2011–011 and should be submitted on or before March 3, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–2949 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–63836; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2011–004] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 4758 To Add a New Routing Option, LIST February 3, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that, on January 24, 2011, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NASDAQ’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as constituting a noncontroversial rule change under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act,3 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing this proposed rule change to amend NASDAQ Rule 4758 to add a new routing option, LIST. The text of the proposed rule change is available at http:// nasdaqomxbx.cchwallstreet.com, at the 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 1 15 5 15 6 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Feb 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exchange’s principal office, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to add a routing strategy, LIST, that will provide firms flexibility to participate in the opening and closing processes of the primary listing markets and also take advantage of the Exchange’s liquidity during the remainder of the trading day. LIST is a variation on a currently existing routing strategy, SKIP, but offers increased sensitivity to the opening and closing crosses on securities’ primary listing markets. Under LIST, an order received before the security’s primary listing market opening will participate in the primary listing market’s opening cross, after which any unexecuted shares will check the NASDAQ book. The security’s primary listing market is considered ‘‘open’’ after the first of the following occurs: (1) The primary listing market returns the order; (2) NASDAQ receives the first regular way print from the primary; or (3) the time is 9:45 a.m. Remaining shares will then be routed to Reg-NMS protected market centers in accordance with the LIST System routing table,4 and then return to be posted on the NASDAQ book.5 Similarly, LIST orders entered after the primary listing market’s opening process but prior to 3:58 p.m. will check the NASDAQ book, route in accordance 4 As provided, in Rule 4758(a)(1)(A), the term ‘‘System routing table’’ refers to the proprietary process for determining the specific trading venues to which the System routes orders and the order in which it routes them. NASDAQ reserves the right to maintain a different System routing table for different routing options and to modify the System routing table at any time without notice. 5 Pursuant to NASDAQ Rule 4758(a)(1)(B), if a routed order is returned, in whole or in part, that order will receive a new time stamp reflecting the time of its return to the System. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2011 / Notices jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES with the LIST System routing table, and then post to the NASDAQ book. At 3:58 p.m., all LIST orders on the book will be sent to their primary listing market, as ‘‘day’’ orders, to participate in the closing cross. LIST orders entered at or after 3:58 p.m. but before 4 p.m. will also be sent to their primary listing market for the closing cross, after first checking the NASDAQ book and routing in accordance with the LIST System routing table.6 Shares unexecuted in the closing process will be posted to the NASDAQ book. LIST orders received after 4 p.m. will be posted to the NASDAQ book. Where NASDAQ is the primary listing market for a LIST order security, the order will be routed as described above, although rather than route out for the open and/ or close, it will participate in NASDAQ’s open and/or closing cross. If trading in the security is stopped across all markets, LIST orders will be sent to the primary listing market to participate in the re-opening process. When normal trading resumes, the orders will be cancelled off of the primary and posted on the NASDAQ book. NASDAQ has designed LIST to be Reg-NMS compliant, and believes that LIST, like all NASDAQ routing strategies, conforms to Reg-NMS requirements. LIST orders may not be designated as MGTC or SGTC. The proposed LIST option is similar to two order types utilized by NYSE Arca, as established by SR–NYSEArca 2009–56: 7 The ‘‘Primary Until 9:45 Order’’ and the ‘‘Primary After 3:45 Order.’’ NASDAQ’s LIST order type combines these two separate NYSE Arca routing options into a single order type. In addition, under a LIST routing strategy, unlike under its NYSE Arca counterparts, orders will be removed from the primary listing market upon the primary listing market’s open rather than at the 9:45 cutoff time. This rule change also introduces fees for the new LIST routing strategy. The fees for LIST orders that participate in the open or closing process at the securities’ primary listing market are the fees charged to Nasdaq by those venues, passed through to the member. Specifically, the fee for LIST orders that participate in the NYSE closing process is $0.00085 per share executed, while 6 Due to the possibility that orders received very near the 4:00 p.m. deadline (e.g. 3:59:59:999) will be routed to the primary listing market but arrive after the security has closed, customers are encouraged to submit their LIST orders prior to 3:58. 7 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60256 (July 7, 2009), 74 FR 33489 (July 13, 2009) (SR– NYSEArca-2009–56). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Feb 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 the fee for orders participating in the opening process or the re-opening process after trading is halted across all markets is $0.0005 per share executed. The fee for LIST orders and DOT orders 8 participating in the NYSE opening process is subject to a $10,000 per month per member cap. The fee for LIST orders that participate in the NYSEAmex closing process is $0.00085 per share executed, while the fee for orders participating in the opening process or the re-opening process after trading is halted across all markets is $0.0005 per share executed. The fee for LIST orders that participate in the NYSEArca closing process or the reopening process after trading is halted across all markets is $0.0010 per share executed, while the fee for orders participating in the opening process is $0.0005 per share executed. The fee for LIST orders participating in the NYSEArca opening process is subject to a $10,000 per month per member cap. LIST orders that participate in NASDAQ’s opening, closing, and halt re-opening processes are charged NASDAQ’s usual fees for those processes, as provided in Rule 7018(d) and (e). LIST orders that execute at venues other than NASDAQ, but not in the opening or closing processes, are charged $0.0030 per share executed, and orders that execute in NASDAQ outside of its opening and closing processes are charged NASDAQ’s regular execution fee, which is also $0.0030 per share executed. Because LIST orders have the potential to post at NYSEArca or NYSEAmex and then be routed to other venues by those exchanges, NASDAQ is also adding language stipulating that it will pass on to its member any routing fees charged to it by NYSEArca or NYSEAmex. Similar language is already in Rule 7018 with respect to routing charges assessed by NYSE. 2. Statutory Basis 7603 and facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that the proposed routing option will accomplish those ends by providing more flexible options, insomuch as it offers a means for NASDAQ members to route to the opening and closing processes of U.S. listing venues, while also allowing unexecuted shares to route to other trading venues and post on the NASDAQ book. The rule change is also consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or system which NASDAQ operates or controls. The fees assessed for a LIST order to participate in the open and closing of the security’s primary listing market are based on the fees and rebates that are charged and offered to NASDAQ by the exchanges to which it routes. As such, a member will pay the same fees for participation in the opening and closing of the security’s primary listing market when using LIST as it would if it went to that venue directly. A member will also pay the same fee for executing at venues other than NASDAQ outside the open or close under LIST as it would under alternative NASDAQ routing strategies, including STGY, SCAN, SKNY, and SKIP. Finally, LIST orders that participate in NASDAQ’s opening and closing processes are charged NASDAQ’s usual fees for those processes, as provided in Rule 7018(d) and (e). In sum, the LIST order fees are set to reflect NASDAQ’s routing costs while offering members a routing option they have requested. Use of the routing option is, of course, entirely voluntary. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,9 in general, and with Sections 6(b)(5) of the Act,10 in particular, in that the proposal is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition 8 DOT orders are an existing order type that is also eligible to participate in the NYSE opening process. 9 15 U.S.C. 78f. 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Written comments were neither solicited nor received. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others 11 15 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 10FEN1 7604 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2011 / Notices III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 12 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.13 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 14 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),15 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange states that it expects to have the technological changes in place to support the proposed rule change by February 7, 2011, and believes that the benefits to market participants expected from the rule change should not be delayed. The Exchange believes that the rule change will reduce the messaging traffic that is now required to achieve the same result, and thus contribute to a more efficient public market. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Commission notes that the proposed routing strategy is similar to routing order types that were implemented by NYSE Arca.16 Therefore, the Commission designates the proposal operative upon filing.17 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if 12 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. NASDAQ has satisfied this requirement. 14 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 16 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60256 (July 7, 2009), 74 FR 33489 (July 13, 2009) (SR– NYSEArca-2009–56). 17 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 13 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Feb 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: [FR Doc. 2011–2927 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NASDAQ–2011–004 on the subject line. Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Expand Use of Self Trade Prevention Order Modifiers Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASDAQ–2011–004. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NASDAQ–2011–004 and should be submitted on or before March 3, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–63832; File No. SR–NSX– 2011–01] February 3, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on January 28, 2011, National Stock Exchange, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as constituting a non-controversial rule change under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act,3 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change National Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NSX®’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) proposes to allow the Self Trade Prevention order modifier to be used in conjunction with Zero Display Reserve Orders. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.nsx.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 1 15 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 28 (Thursday, February 10, 2011)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-63836; File No. SR-NASDAQ-2011-004]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Amend Rule 4758 To Add a New Routing Option, LIST

February 3, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that, on January 24, 2011, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the 
``Exchange'' or ``NASDAQ'') filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (the ``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described 
in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the 
Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as 
constituting a non-controversial rule change under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
under the Act,\3\ which renders the proposal effective upon filing with 
the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 
comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is filing this proposed rule change to amend NASDAQ 
Rule 4758 to add a new routing option, LIST. The text of the proposed 
rule change is available at http://nasdaqomxbx.cchwallstreet.com, at 
the Exchange's principal office, and at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room.

II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in 
sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such 
statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to add a routing strategy, LIST, that will 
provide firms flexibility to participate in the opening and closing 
processes of the primary listing markets and also take advantage of the 
Exchange's liquidity during the remainder of the trading day. LIST is a 
variation on a currently existing routing strategy, SKIP, but offers 
increased sensitivity to the opening and closing crosses on securities' 
primary listing markets.
    Under LIST, an order received before the security's primary listing 
market opening will participate in the primary listing market's opening 
cross, after which any unexecuted shares will check the NASDAQ book. 
The security's primary listing market is considered ``open'' after the 
first of the following occurs: (1) The primary listing market returns 
the order; (2) NASDAQ receives the first regular way print from the 
primary; or (3) the time is 9:45 a.m.
    Remaining shares will then be routed to Reg-NMS protected market 
centers in accordance with the LIST System routing table,\4\ and then 
return to be posted on the NASDAQ book.\5\ Similarly, LIST orders 
entered after the primary listing market's opening process but prior to 
3:58 p.m. will check the NASDAQ book, route in accordance

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with the LIST System routing table, and then post to the NASDAQ book.
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    \4\ As provided, in Rule 4758(a)(1)(A), the term ``System 
routing table'' refers to the proprietary process for determining 
the specific trading venues to which the System routes orders and 
the order in which it routes them. NASDAQ reserves the right to 
maintain a different System routing table for different routing 
options and to modify the System routing table at any time without 
notice.
    \5\ Pursuant to NASDAQ Rule 4758(a)(1)(B), if a routed order is 
returned, in whole or in part, that order will receive a new time 
stamp reflecting the time of its return to the System.
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    At 3:58 p.m., all LIST orders on the book will be sent to their 
primary listing market, as ``day'' orders, to participate in the 
closing cross. LIST orders entered at or after 3:58 p.m. but before 4 
p.m. will also be sent to their primary listing market for the closing 
cross, after first checking the NASDAQ book and routing in accordance 
with the LIST System routing table.\6\ Shares unexecuted in the closing 
process will be posted to the NASDAQ book.
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    \6\ Due to the possibility that orders received very near the 
4:00 p.m. deadline (e.g. 3:59:59:999) will be routed to the primary 
listing market but arrive after the security has closed, customers 
are encouraged to submit their LIST orders prior to 3:58.
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    LIST orders received after 4 p.m. will be posted to the NASDAQ 
book. Where NASDAQ is the primary listing market for a LIST order 
security, the order will be routed as described above, although rather 
than route out for the open and/or close, it will participate in 
NASDAQ's open and/or closing cross.
    If trading in the security is stopped across all markets, LIST 
orders will be sent to the primary listing market to participate in the 
re-opening process. When normal trading resumes, the orders will be 
cancelled off of the primary and posted on the NASDAQ book.
    NASDAQ has designed LIST to be Reg-NMS compliant, and believes that 
LIST, like all NASDAQ routing strategies, conforms to Reg-NMS 
requirements. LIST orders may not be designated as MGTC or SGTC.
    The proposed LIST option is similar to two order types utilized by 
NYSE Arca, as established by SR-NYSEArca 2009-56: \7\ The ``Primary 
Until 9:45 Order'' and the ``Primary After 3:45 Order.'' NASDAQ's LIST 
order type combines these two separate NYSE Arca routing options into a 
single order type. In addition, under a LIST routing strategy, unlike 
under its NYSE Arca counterparts, orders will be removed from the 
primary listing market upon the primary listing market's open rather 
than at the 9:45 cutoff time.
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    \7\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60256 (July 7, 2009), 74 
FR 33489 (July 13, 2009) (SR-NYSEArca-2009-56).
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    This rule change also introduces fees for the new LIST routing 
strategy. The fees for LIST orders that participate in the open or 
closing process at the securities' primary listing market are the fees 
charged to Nasdaq by those venues, passed through to the member. 
Specifically, the fee for LIST orders that participate in the NYSE 
closing process is $0.00085 per share executed, while the fee for 
orders participating in the opening process or the re-opening process 
after trading is halted across all markets is $0.0005 per share 
executed. The fee for LIST orders and DOT orders \8\ participating in 
the NYSE opening process is subject to a $10,000 per month per member 
cap. The fee for LIST orders that participate in the NYSEAmex closing 
process is $0.00085 per share executed, while the fee for orders 
participating in the opening process or the re-opening process after 
trading is halted across all markets is $0.0005 per share executed. The 
fee for LIST orders that participate in the NYSEArca closing process or 
the re-opening process after trading is halted across all markets is 
$0.0010 per share executed, while the fee for orders participating in 
the opening process is $0.0005 per share executed. The fee for LIST 
orders participating in the NYSEArca opening process is subject to a 
$10,000 per month per member cap. LIST orders that participate in 
NASDAQ's opening, closing, and halt re-opening processes are charged 
NASDAQ's usual fees for those processes, as provided in Rule 7018(d) 
and (e).
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    LIST orders that execute at venues other than NASDAQ, but not in 
the opening or closing processes, are charged $0.0030 per share 
executed, and orders that execute in NASDAQ outside of its opening and 
closing processes are charged NASDAQ's regular execution fee, which is 
also $0.0030 per share executed. Because LIST orders have the potential 
to post at NYSEArca or NYSEAmex and then be routed to other venues by 
those exchanges, NASDAQ is also adding language stipulating that it 
will pass on to its member any routing fees charged to it by NYSEArca 
or NYSEAmex. Similar language is already in Rule 7018 with respect to 
routing charges assessed by NYSE.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,\9\ in general, and with 
Sections 6(b)(5) of the Act,\10\ in particular, in that the proposal is 
designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation 
and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, 
settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating 
transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, 
in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange 
believes that the proposed routing option will accomplish those ends by 
providing more flexible options, insomuch as it offers a means for 
NASDAQ members to route to the opening and closing processes of U.S. 
listing venues, while also allowing unexecuted shares to route to other 
trading venues and post on the NASDAQ book.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The rule change is also consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the 
Act,\11\ in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable 
dues, fees and other charges among members and issuers and other 
persons using any facility or system which NASDAQ operates or controls. 
The fees assessed for a LIST order to participate in the open and 
closing of the security's primary listing market are based on the fees 
and rebates that are charged and offered to NASDAQ by the exchanges to 
which it routes. As such, a member will pay the same fees for 
participation in the opening and closing of the security's primary 
listing market when using LIST as it would if it went to that venue 
directly. A member will also pay the same fee for executing at venues 
other than NASDAQ outside the open or close under LIST as it would 
under alternative NASDAQ routing strategies, including STGY, SCAN, 
SKNY, and SKIP. Finally, LIST orders that participate in NASDAQ's 
opening and closing processes are charged NASDAQ's usual fees for those 
processes, as provided in Rule 7018(d) and (e). In sum, the LIST order 
fees are set to reflect NASDAQ's routing costs while offering members a 
routing option they have requested. Use of the routing option is, of 
course, entirely voluntary.
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or 
appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    Written comments were neither solicited nor received.

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III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) 
Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) 
become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or 
such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become 
effective pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \12\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
thereunder.\13\
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    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \13\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at 
least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed 
rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 
NASDAQ has satisfied this requirement.
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \14\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the 
filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),\15\ the Commission 
may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the 
protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked 
the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal 
may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange states that 
it expects to have the technological changes in place to support the 
proposed rule change by February 7, 2011, and believes that the 
benefits to market participants expected from the rule change should 
not be delayed. The Exchange believes that the rule change will reduce 
the messaging traffic that is now required to achieve the same result, 
and thus contribute to a more efficient public market.
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    \14\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \15\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
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    The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is 
consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. 
The Commission notes that the proposed routing strategy is similar to 
routing order types that were implemented by NYSE Arca.\16\ Therefore, 
the Commission designates the proposal operative upon filing.\17\
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    \16\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60256 (July 7, 2009), 
74 FR 33489 (July 13, 2009) (SR-NYSEArca-2009-56).
    \17\ For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this 
proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact 
on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NASDAQ-2011-004 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NASDAQ-2011-004. This 
file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. 
To help the Commission process and review your comments more 
efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all 
comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, 
all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that 
are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating 
to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, 
other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance 
with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site 
viewing and printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F 
Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between 
the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be 
available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the 
Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the 
Commission does not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-
NASDAQ-2011-004 and should be submitted on or before March 3, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\18\
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    \18\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-2927 Filed 2-9-11; 8:45 am]
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