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TradeStation Rated "Best for Frequent Traders" for Third Consecutive Year in Barron's Magazine's Annual Ranking of Online Brokerage Firms

PLANTATION, Fla., March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (TSE: 8698) and award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, was ranked "Best for Frequent Traders" in Barron's magazine's annual review of online brokerage firms, now in its eighteenth year. TradeStation topped 23 other leading online brokers in the frequent trader category, including Interactive Brokers, TDAmeritrade, Charles Schwab, Fidelity, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Merrill Edge, tradeMonster, and optionsXpress.

In rating TradeStation "Best for Frequent Traders" and awarding it the highest rating for "Trading Experience and Technology," Barron's noted that "TradeStation offers an incredible platform…. The trading experience can be completely customized, allowing you to trade from grids, charts, or market-depth screens." Winning the "Best for Frequent Traders" ranking for the third consecutive year cements TradeStation's position as the leading online broker for the active trader and investor markets. TradeStation also received the highest star rating for "International Traders" for the second year in a row and third time overall.

Barron's went on to praise TradeStation for offering traders "help when you first become a TradeStation customer, with support staff figuring out where you are in your trading career and helping you customize the flexible platform for your needs. There are numerous Webinars available throughout the week to keep you in touch with the markets, from a weekly futures market outlook to a daily stock-market session. In addition, there is video help built in to almost every screen."

"We are truly honored to once again be ranked 'Best for Frequent Traders' by Barron's," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc., TradeStation's parent company, and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "TradeStation has always strived to be the brokerage of choice for the market's most active and demanding traders and investors. To achieve the highest ranking in this and other categories – including 'Trading Experience and Technology' and highest star rating for 'International Traders' – reflects our employees' commitment not only to developing the most sophisticated trading tools possible, but also to backing them with personalized support services across the equities, options, futures and forex markets."

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 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.