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TradeStation Announces New Pricing Policies Designed to Deliver More Flexibility, Greater Value

PLANTATION, Fla., July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (TSE: 8698) and award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, today announced new pricing policies designed to give equities and options traders greater flexibility and better value in choosing the commission plan that best suits their trading frequency and style.

TradeStation is introducing two new, lower-priced "flat-ticket" equity commission tiers. With pricing as low as $4.99 per trade, this new equities pricing should greatly benefit frequent traders.

TradeStation is also introducing "flat-ticket-plus" tiered options pricing, allowing customers to take advantage of the company's lower flat-ticket equities pricing. Customers can trade options for as low as $4.99 per trade plus a 20¢ per-contract fee. Moreover, TradeStation will combine customers' equities and options trades for the purpose of meeting the new commission pricing thresholds.

TradeStation will continue to offer per-share equities and per-contract options pricing to customers who prefer that pricing alternative.

"Our new pricing structure is all about flexibility and value," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "Giving traders a menu of pricing options to choose from makes it easier for them to select the plan that best meets their needs. Offering flexible, value-added commission pricing is just one of the ways in which we're working to better serve our customers."

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 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 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. 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.