PLANTATION, Fla., Jan. 26, 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, is ranked a "top five" online broker for Overall Customer Experience for the third year in a row, the best broker for Equity Trading Tools for a second consecutive year, and also ranks in the "top five" in six other key categories in the third annual survey of active investors conducted by Investor's Business Daily (IBD).

The IBD Best Online Brokers Report, published in the January 26, 2015 edition of IBD, is one of the largest of its kind, with 10,480 self-identified active investors rating their experience with a total of 31 online brokerages. It identifies the "top five" online brokers overall and in 11 critical categories as rated by the brokers' own customers.

TradeStation's ranking as a "top five" broker for Overall Customer Experience was a reflection of its performance across the survey's 11 key categories.

Critical categories surveyed in which TradeStation is named "top five" include the three brokerage characteristics that IBD survey respondents ranked as the most important overall to investors: Equity Trading Tools – where TradeStation ranked the highest among all brokers surveyed – Research Tools, and Trade Reliability.

TradeStation was also ranked "top five" in four additional categories: Options Trading Platform, Educational Resources, ETF Choices, and Portfolio Analysis/Reports.

"We are truly honored to be recognized by Investor's Business Daily as one of the best online brokers for a third consecutive year," said Salomon Sredni, CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc. and COO of Monex Group, Inc. "We're especially gratified to be ranked among the top five brokers in the three categories that investors identified as most important. This is a testament to the entire TradeStation team's dedication to giving our customers cutting-edge tools, trading infrastructure and dedicated customer support."

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.

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 the BATS Y-Exchange, BATS-Z Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, EDGA Exchange, EDGX 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.

Loren Lopez