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

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

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