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

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

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

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 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 or 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

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