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TradeStation Once Again Declared "Best" in Six Major Categories by TASC Readers; Rated Best Trading System for Stocks and Futures for the Ninth Consecutive Year

PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (TSE: 8698) and award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, continued its winning streak in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards given by Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities (TASC) magazine, topping all other brokers in six major categories.

TASC readers once again voted TradeStation for Best Trading System – Stocks and Best Trading System – Futures for the ninth consecutive year. TradeStation also won Best Institutional Platform and Best Professional Platform for the eleventh year in a row. In addition, TradeStation was voted Best Online Analytical Platform for the tenth year in a row, as well as Best Real-Time Data for the third year in a row and fourth time overall.

"Winning the TASC Readers' Choice Awards in any given year is an honor, but to win the awards for Best Trading System – Stocks and Best Trading System – Futures for nine years in a row is truly a remarkable accomplishment," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "We owe this continuing success to our truly talented staff, who each year dedicate themselves to developing break-through features and innovations that keep the TradeStation trading platform ahead of the competition."

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 www.tradestation.com. Institutional traders should call 1-800-579-7616. To see videos demonstrating TradeStation's powerful features, take the TradeStation Tour at www.tradestation.com/tour.

About TradeStation

TradeStation is an award-winning online brokerage firm and trading platform. In January 2013, Investor's Business Daily, in its annual survey of active investors, ranked TradeStation among the top five online brokers for Overall Customer Experience, as well as best for Equity Trading Tools and among the top five in three other key categories. In February 2013, TradeStation won for Best Trading System – Stocks, Best Trading System – Futures, Best Institutional Platform, Best Professional Platform, Best Online Analytical Platform and Best Real-Time Data in the annual Readers' Choice Awards given by Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine. In March 2012, Barron's magazine, in its annual review of 24 online brokerage firms, awarded TradeStation its highest overall star ranking (4½ stars), as well as Best for Frequent Traders, Best Trading Experience and Technology and Best for International Traders.

TradeStation Group, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiaries, TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc., offers the TradeStation analysis and trading platform 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.

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 exclusively provides the company's forex brokerage offering. The company's technology subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services. Its London-based subsidiary, TradeStation Europe Limited, an FSA-authorized brokerage firm, introduces UK and other European accounts to TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Loren Lopez (954) 652-7011 llopez@tradestation.com

Source:TradeStation Group, Inc.