updated 2/8/2011 7:46:06 AM ET 2011-02-08T12:46:06

PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, the award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, announced today that it was ranked the #1 brokerage by TraderPlanet.com, an interactive social-networking site for active traders and investors, and SFO Magazine, a respected periodical for active traders, in their 2010 Superior Trading and Resource (STAR) Awards.

The TraderPlanet STAR program is a presentation of individual reviews of products and services that provide exemplary performance and value for traders as determined by the TraderPlanet editorial staff based on their experiences with the product or service.  Vendors and authors compete in their respective categories, which range from books to seminars to advanced trading platforms.

The full TraderPlanet membership considered the finalists and chose the winners during a voting process that began on November 1st, 2010 and concluded January 31, 2011.

"It is a great honor to win 1st place in the brokerage category," said Salomon Sredni, Chairman and CEO of TradeStation Group, the parent company of TradeStation Securities and TradeStation Technologies. "We believe TradeStation 9.0 is our most powerful and robust platform yet and, has once again, raised the bar for trading platforms in the retail brokerage industry.  This achievement is a direct result of all of the hard work and dedication our employees have done to make this possible."

To speak with a registered representative about TradeStation or opening an equities, futures or forex account, call 1-800-808-9336, or visit http://www.tradestation.com . Institutional traders should call 1-800-579-7616.

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRAD), through its brokerage subsidiaries, offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order execution and enables clients to design, test, optimize, monitor and automate their own custom Equities, Options, Futures and Forex trading strategies. 

TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, DTCC, OCC & NFA) is a licensed securities broker-dealer and a registered futures commission merchant, and also a member of various exchanges.  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. TradeStation Forex, Inc. (Member NFA) is a Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer (RFED) that is expected to launch and offer exclusively the company's new forex brokerage offering beginning later this quarter. The company's technology subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers strategy trading software tools and subscription services. Its London-based subsidiary, TradeStation Europe Limited, an FSA-authorized brokerage firm, introduces UK and other European accounts to TradeStation Securities and, once operational, TradeStation Forex.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Loren Lopez
         954 652-7011
         llopez@tradestation.com

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