PLANTATION, Fla., March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company (Monex Group, Inc. is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, code: 8698) and an award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, received the highest rating of 4 ½ stars for "Best for Frequent Traders" and "Best for International Traders" in Barron's magazine's annual review of online brokerage firms, now in its twentieth year.

TradeStation was also rated among the top brokers for options traders, earning 4 stars in the category of "Best for Options Traders."

Barron's noted, "When it comes to trading tools, the sky is the limit at TradeStation. Not only is the platform incredibly powerful, with numerous scanning and analysis tools, but the TradingApp® Store allows customers to subscribe to over 800 products. TradeStation offers terrific tools to those who want to develop a trading strategy based on technical and/or fundamental data, plus the ability to back-test it and improve it. "

"We are honored to receive the highest rating in the categories of 'Best for Frequent Traders' and 'Best for International Traders' in Barron's latest survey of the leading online brokerages," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "This recognition reflects TradeStation's commitment to being the brokerage of choice for active traders, as well as providing these traders with a truly global trade offering, with access to rapidly growing financial markets around the world."

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 Institutional traders should call 1-800-579-7616.

Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiaries, TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc. (a/k/a TradeStation Forex), 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, Inc., 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 (FCM), and also a member of BATS's BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA Exchanges, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX BX, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Stock Market, NYSE Arca and NYSE Mkt. 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 the company's forex brokerage offering, and IBFX Australia Pty Ltd (ASIC regulated) provides forex brokerage services outside of the United States. The London-based subsidiary, TradeStation Europe Limited (FCA regulated), introduces UK and other European accounts to TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc. The company's technology subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services, and hosts the TradingApp® Store.

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