TradeStation Ranked "Top Five" Online Broker by Investor's Business Daily for Second Year in a Row in Major Study of Online Brokerage Customers

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PLANTATION, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (Monex Group, Inc. is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, code: 8698), has been ranked among the "top five" online brokers for Overall Customer Experience in the Investor's Business Daily (IBD) second annual Best Online Brokers study. In addition to being top ranked for customer experience, customers also ranked TradeStation best for Equity Trading Tools and among the "top five" in six other categories considered most important to them.

The IBD Best Online Brokers Report, published in the December 2, 2013 print edition of IBD, is one of the largest of its kind ever conducted, with over 10,000 self-identified active investors rating their experience with a total of 34 online brokerages. It identifies the "top five" online brokers overall and in 12 critical categories, as rated by the brokers' own customers.

TradeStation was ranked "top five" for Overall Customer Experience, a reflection of the broker's performance across the survey's 12 key categories. TradeStation was joined by USAA, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade and Fidelity in the "top five" rankings for Overall Customer Experience. TradeStation also ranked "top five" in seven of the 12 critical categories: Equity Trading Tools – where TradeStation ranked the highest among all brokers surveyed – Trade Reliability, Research Tools, Portfolio Analysis/Reports, Educational Resources, Options Trading Platform and ETF Choices.

"To be recognized again by Investor's Business Daily as one of the best online brokers overall and in multiple critical categories is truly an honor," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "It is particularly gratifying because this ranking is based on the feedback of TradeStation customers. We are committed to giving our customers the tools, execution and support to help them realize their full potential as traders. These results recognize the efforts of the entire TradeStation team to deliver on that commitment."

To speak with an account executive about TradeStation or to open an equities, futures or forex account with TradeStation, call 1-800-808-9336 or visit http://www.tradestation.com. Institutional traders should call 1-800-579-7616.

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About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiaries, TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc., offers analytical and trading platforms to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. The TradeStation platform offers electronic order execution and enables clients to design, test, optimize, monitor and automate their own custom equities, options, futures and forex trading strategies. TradeStation Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group, one of the largest online financial services providers in Japan, listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (code:8698).

TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, NSCC, DTC, OCC & NFA) is a licensed securities broker-dealer and a registered futures commission merchant, and also a member of the Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, International Securities Exchange and NASDAQ OMX. Its TradeStation Prime Services division, based in New York, seeks to provide prime brokerage services, including securities lending, to small and mid-sized hedge funds and other firms. IBFX, Inc. (Member NFA) is a Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer (RFED) that provides forex brokerage services directly and through its TradeStation Forex division. IBFX Australia Pty Ltd is registered with ASIC and provides forex brokerage services outside of the United States. The company's technology subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services. TradeStation Europe Limited, an FCA-authorized brokerage firm, introduces UK and other European accounts to TradeStation Securities, Inc., IBFX, Inc. and IBFX Australia Pty Ltd.

CONTACT: TradeStation Securities, Inc. Loren Lopez +1 (954) 652-7011 llopez@tradestation.com

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