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Monex Group Executives to Address "Understanding 'Abenomics': Opportunities in the Japanese Markets" in October 15 Live Online

Monex Group Executives to Address "Understanding 'Abenomics': Opportunities in
the Japanese Markets" in October 15 Live Online Webcast

PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex
Group company (Monex Group, Inc. is listed on the first section of the Tokyo
Stock Exchange, code: 8698), today announced that Oki Matsumoto, Chief
Executive Officer of Monex Group, and Takashi Hiroki, Chief Strategist of
Monex Inc., will co-host a free live webinar, "Understanding 'Abenomics':
Opportunities in the Japanese Markets," on October 15 at 10 a.m. ET.

Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe assumed office in December 2012 and
implemented the aggressive economic stimulus policy that has since been dubbed
"Abenomics," Japan's NIKKEI Index has risen by roughly 60% while the Japanese
yen has depreciated by roughly 25%. Mr. Matsumoto and Mr. Hiroki will share
their views on Abenomics and the dynamics of the Japanese economy and markets.

Among the specific topics they will address are the goals of Abenomics, the
"three arrows" of Abenomics, how Abenomics will affect the Japanese economy,
whether the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be the "fourth arrow" of Abenomics, the
impact of a consumption tax hike and tax reform in Japan, and foreign investor
interest and opportunities in Japan.

This live event is free but registration is required. To register, click here.

About Monex Group Inc.

Monex Group Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st section: 8698), including its main
subsidiary Monex Inc. (Tokyo, Oki Matsumoto, Chairman and CEO), an online
securities brokerage, provides advanced and unique financial services to
individual investors. Monex Group has been a pioneer among Japanese online
securities brokers since the complete liberalization of commissions and fees
in stock brokerages in 1999. Monex relentlessly strives to offer its customers
in Japan innovative products and services and has established its reputation
as a unique independent financial institution group. Its services cover M&A
advisory, debt & equity underwriting, asset management focusing on alternative
investments, investment education, and other investment banking functions
along with an online distribution network to more than 1.2 million individual
investors in Japan.

Monex Group aims to globalize its customer base and businesses in addition to
enhancing its global product line and services. Specifically, in recent years,
Monex has embarked on an ambitious plan to strengthen its products and
services globally by focusing its expansion efforts to date on the growing
Chinese market, by opening representative offices in Beijing and acquiring
Boom Securities (H.K.) Limited and its group companies in Hong Kong. As a core
element in the further expansion and global diversification of its businesses,
it has been seeking opportunities to expand into the U.S. market, which it saw
as the missing pillar in achieving a truly global platform. The acquisition of
TradeStation provides Monex with an immediate expansion and strong commercial
presence in the U.S. online brokerage market.

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

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, listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
(code:8698).

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

About Monex Boom Securities (H.K.) Limited

Monex Boom Securities (H.K.) Limited (BOOM) offers multi-market and
multi-currency online securities trading services to investors all around the
world. With BOOM's proprietary web-based trading platform, investors can trade
equities in all major exchanges and manage different major currencies via one
single account. Currently, it offers access to securities listed on over 17
stock markets in 12 countries. In addition, BOOM also develops trading
solutions for other financial institutions.

Being the first company to launch Internet stock trading in Asia/Pacific, BOOM
introduced a new pattern of self-directed cross-border investment by applying
new technology to traditional equities trading and financial services. BOOM
aims to provide retail investors with PRIVATE, EASE, SPEEDINESS and
INEXPENSIVE international stock trading services.

BOOM is a fully licensed Broker / Dealer regulated by the Securities and
Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong, founded in 1997 and headquartered in
Hong Kong. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group, one of the largest
online financial services providers in Japan.

CONTACT: Monex, Inc.
         Yumi Matsuzaki
         +81-3-4323-3800
        
         TradeStation Securities, Inc.
         Loren Lopez
         +1 (954) 652-7011
        
         Monex Boom Securities (HK) Limited
         Grace Chow
         +852-22558880

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