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TradeStation Named "Best Platform Technology" in StockBrokers.com 2013 Online Broker Review

PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (TSE: 8698) and award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, received the award for Best Platform Technology in the 2013 Online Broker Review conducted by StockBrokers.com. TradeStation also received 4½ of a possible 5 stars in the Platform & Tools category, as well as 4 stars in both the Active Trading and Options Trading categories.

Stockbrokers.com's annual Broker Review evaluated 17 brokers on a total of 283 separate variables, which were then used to create 12 different category rankings. Among the brokers TradeStation topped in the individual award for Best Platform Technology were thinkorswim/TD Ameritrade, optionsXpress, tradeMONSTER and Interactive Brokers.

"We're honored that Stockbrokers.com has recognized TradeStation's platform technology as the industry's best," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "As we enter 2013, we're committed to continuing to add innovative new features so that TradeStation remains the platform technology of choice for active traders and investors."

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. Also in February 2013, TradeStation was named Best Platform Technology in the annual Online Broker Review conducted by StockBrokers.com. 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.