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TradeStation Wins "Best in Show" in the Financial Communications Society (FCS) Awards Ceremony in New York

PLANTATION, Fla., May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (TSE: 8698) and award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, received two awards for its "The Proof is in the Platform" advertising campaign in the Financial Communications Society (FCS) awards ceremony held in New York City on May 16, 2013.

TradeStation's "The Proof is in the Platform" campaign, created with DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO), won "Best in Show" – the highest honor – in the Consumer Retail category. TradeStation also won a Gold trophy in the multimedia category.

Founded in 1967, the FCS has evolved into the singular voice of the financial services marketing community by bringing together industry professionals to further the development of their shared businesses through education and networking, while demonstrating a commitment to philanthropic endeavors.

"This award is truly a great honor. TradeStation is a recognized leader in creating powerful and innovative tools for traders," said Erik Jepson, Chief Marketing Officer of TradeStation. "This campaign was designed to make our feature-packed active trader platform come alive for consumers across multiple media touch-points, and demonstrate the real power we offer our clients. The proof really is in the platform."

To see part of TradeStation's award-winning campaign, take the TradeStation Tour at www.tradestation.com/tour.

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.

To receive updates and learn about future events, please visit the TradeStation Facebook Page.

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. 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 FSA-authorized brokerage firm, introduces UK and other European accounts to TradeStation Securities, Inc., IBFX, Inc. and IBFX Australia Pty Ltd.

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

Source:TradeStation Group, Inc.

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