TradeStation Announces Winners of TradeStation 9.0 Developer Challenge

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

PLANTATION, Fla., March 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation (Nasdaq:TRAD), the award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, today announced the winners of the TradeStation 9.0 Developer Challenge, a competition designed to recognize third-party software analysis tools that highlight the power and flexibility of EasyLanguage in TradeStation 9.0.

Submissions were judged on the use of innovative analysis techniques to create added value for TradeStation clients, overall ease of use, and clear documentation. Prizes including a $3,000 cash award and a one-hour, TradeStation-hosted seminar featuring each developer and his product were awarded to:

"TradeStation 9.0 features a major expansion of the programmers' power to use EasyLanguage, allowing them to create uniquely powerful trading tools that TradeStation clients can use to monitor and act on real-time market data," said John Roberts, Chief Operating Officer of TradeStation Group. "We're delighted to recognize these developers and their applications, which continue to expand the boundaries of what's possible using the TradeStation platform."

To learn more about becoming a TradeStation developer, please visit . Being declared a winner is not a statement of the company's belief about the potential success or profitability of any analysis technique submitted. The company, as a policy, does not endorse or recommend any developer or developer's products or services. 

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 year. 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.

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