TradeStation Announces Plans to Support Proposed Bitcoin ETFs

Plantation, Florida, UNITED STATES


PLANTATION, Fla., Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company and award-winning* online broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, today announced that it intends to support trading in two proposed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tied to Bitcoin, pending federal regulatory approval of such listing.

On December 4, NYSE Arca, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), submitted a proposed rule change to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would allow it to list two ETFs, the ProShares Bitcoin ETF and the ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF.

The proposed ETFs would track one of two recently launched benchmark Bitcoin futures contracts: the XBT contract from Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), traded on its Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), or the BTC contract offered by CME Group, Inc. (CME), as well as other U.S. exchange-listed Bitcoin futures contracts (if available). TradeStation has offered its qualified customers the ability to trade the CFE and CME Bitcoin futures contracts since their first sessions, December 10 and December 17, respectively.

If approved, the ProShares Bitcoin ETFs would, for the first time, offer equities account holders the ability to gain long or short exposure to the price of Bitcoin on a major U.S. exchange, as the CFE and CME Bitcoin futures have done for futures account holders.

To speak with an account executive to learn more about TradeStation or to open an account, call 1-800-808-9336, or visit TradeStation.com.

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiary, TradeStation Securities, Inc. (TradeStation), 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 and futures trading strategies. TradeStation Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc., one of the largest online financial services providers in Japan.

TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, NSCC, DTC, OCC & CME) is a licensed securities broker-dealer and a registered futures commission merchant (FCM), and a member of major stock, options and futures exchanges in the United States. The company’s technology subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services, and hosts the TradingApp® Store.

* Visit TradeStation.com/Awards for more information.

Media Contact:

TradeStation Securities, Inc.
Jodi Fronczke
+1-954-652-7000
JFronczke@TradeStation.com