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TradeStation Wins "Best Global Trading Platform Award 2013" at the MENA 11th Forex Show

PLANTATION, Fla., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (TSE: 8698) and award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, was awarded the "Best Global Trading Platform Award 2013" at The MENA 11th Forex Show, Managed Fund & Investment Opportunities 2013 organized by Arabcom Group on April 25, 2013, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Exhibitors and speakers at the event included leading financial companies, fund managers, analysts and traders from all over the world. Now in its eleventh year, the trade fair is the largest of its kind in the United Arab Emirates and one of the most important in the Middle East. Jeremy Davies, CEO of TradeStation Europe Limited, attended the event and accepted the award on the company's behalf.

"We are thrilled to receive the Best Global Trading Platform Award this year," said Gary Weiss, Vice President of Global Foreign Exchange and Futures of TradeStation Securities, Inc. "Through the consolidation of our global forex operations into our affiliate IBFX, Inc., we strive to offer the best trading experience for our customers, whether they choose the more advanced and powerful TradeStation Forex platform or the MT4 platform."

To speak with an account executive about TradeStation or to open an equities and/or futures account with TradeStation, call 1-800-808-9336, or visit https://www.tradestation.com. Institutional traders should call 1-800-579-7616. To speak with an account executive about opening a forex account, call 1-800-497-8712 or visit http://www.ibfx.com/ or www.tradestation.com/products/forex for more information.

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About TradeStation

TradeStation is an award-winning online brokerage firm and trading platform. In the March 2013 Barron's magazine review of 24 online brokers, TradeStation was ranked Best for Frequent Traders and Best Trading Experience and Technology, and received the highest star rating for International Traders. In the February 2013 Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine annual Readers' Choice Awards, TradeStation was voted 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 January 2013 Investor's Business Daily Best Online Brokers Report, a major new annual survey of active investors conducted by Investor's Business Daily, TradeStation was ranked 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. For more details, visit our Awards page.

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.

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. The company's technology subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services. 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.