PLANTATION, Fla., Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (Monex Group, Inc. is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, code: 8698), announced today that it is expanding its international futures trading offering to include real-time trading in NYSE Liffe (Europe) futures. The expansion provides access to new contracts approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for trading in the key European derivative market of London.
Among the products included in TradeStation's new NYSE Liffe offering are the FTSE 100, a popular high-volume stock index future, and three high-volume short-term interest rate (STIRS) and fixed-income derivative futures: the Three-Month Euribor, Three-Month Sterling and UK government bond (Gilt) futures. Traders can also diversify into European commodity futures such as cocoa and coffee.
The new offering builds on TradeStation's entry into the European futures market in 2010, when the company introduced real-time trading in Eurex and ICE Europe futures. Like TradeStation's Eurex and ICE Europe futures offerings, the NYSE Liffe offering is competitively priced, seamlessly integrated into the TradeStation platform, and gives traders the ability to fund their accounts in any major local currency and to view their buying power, realized P&L and unrealized P&L in a USD-equivalent account.
"The addition of NYSE Liffe futures significantly strengthens TradeStation's already substantial European futures presence," said Salomon Sredni, Chief Executive Officer of TradeStation Group, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Monex Group, Inc. "TradeStation enables clients to trade futures markets around the world – CME, ICE, Eurex and NYSE Liffe – and to fund an account in the major currency of their choice. TradeStation plans to continue its expansion into European futures with the addition of the Paris and Amsterdam markets."
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
Source:TradeStation Group, Inc.