updated 3/2/2011 7:46:16 AM ET 2011-03-02T12:46:16

PLANTATION, Fla., March 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRAD) today reported the following business metrics for the month ended February 28, 2011:

  • 84,760 Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs)
  • Total client assets of $2.4 billion (as of February 28, 2011)
  • Average equities client credit balances of $1.0 billion
  • Average equities client margin balances of $66 million

Year over year, TradeStation's DARTs remained approximately the same, total client assets increased 15%, average equities client credit balances increased 15%, and average equities client margin balances increased 35%.   Below in tabular format are year-over-year comparisons of those metrics on both a monthly and quarterly basis:

TradeStation Securities  
 Business Metrics  
               
             
 





Feb-11






Feb-10


Feb-11 

vs.

 Feb-10




Q1-11

QTD*




Qtr Ended

3/31/10
Q1-11

QTD* vs.  

Qtr Ended  

3/31/10
Trading Days 19.0 19.0 N.M. 39.0 61.0 N.M.
             
Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) 84,760 85,008 0% 84,235 80,192 5%
             
Total Client Assets ($MM), end of period $2,388 $2,085 15% $2,388 $2,123 12%
             
Average Equities Client Credit Balances ($MM) $1,007 $878 15% $995 $879 13%
             
Average Equities Client Margin Balances ($MM) $66 $49 35% $66 $48 38%
             
               

*Q1-11 quarter-to-date (QTD) means results for the two-month period ended February 28, 2011.

Additional information regarding the company's business metrics can be found on TradeStation Group's Web site at www.tradestation.com/aboutus/businessmetrics.shtm .

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: David H. Fleischman
         Chief Financial Officer
         TradeStation Group, Inc.
         954-652-7000

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