PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation, a Monex Group company and award-winning* online broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, announced today that it received the award for #1 Platform Technology for the fifth consecutive year in the 2017 Online Broker Review conducted by StockBrokers.com.

"TradeStation, the desktop platform, encompasses everything an active trader could desire, and then some,” wrote StockBrokers.com.

StockBrokers.com also heralded the new TradeStation Salutes program, writing “The program is a great way to give back . . . . The TradeStation Salutes program is so innovative that we awarded TradeStation #1 for Innovation in our 2017 Review.”

TradeStation Salutes offers commission-free trading for stocks, ETFs and options for all active-duty U.S. military personnel, extends the company’s lowest flat-fee commission rate for stocks, ETFs and options to U.S. military veterans, and features a robust educational offering specifically designed for active and retired service members.

In addition, TradeStation received a StockBrokers.com “Best in Class” rating in the Platform & Tools category for the sixth consecutive year, a “Best in Class” rating in the Active Trading category for the seventh consecutive year, a “Best in Class” rating in the Options Trading category for the fifth year in a row, and a “Best in Class” rating in the Customer Service category for the first time.

Stockbrokers.com also heaped praise on TradeStation’s mobile and web trading applications. “TradeStation’s mobile trading offering is clean, effective, and provides the core functionality of what active traders need to succeed,” the website noted. “Web trading is clean and the chart trading functionality added in 2016 is superior to many flagship platforms.”

StockBrokers.com’s seventh annual Broker Review evaluated 16 brokerage firms on a total of 308 separate variables, which were then used to create 10 primary category rankings.

“We’re proud that the StockBrokers.com Broker Review has recognized TradeStation as the number-one platform technology for a remarkable five years in a row,” said John Bartleman, President of TradeStation Group, Inc. “We’re also delighted to see the new TradeStation Salutes program receive recognition as the ‘#1 Broker Innovation’ in the industry. TradeStation Salutes is our way of honoring the sacrifice of those who defend the freedoms and liberty we as Americans often take for granted.”

To speak with an account executive to learn more about TradeStation or to open an account, call 1-800-808-9336, or visit www.TradeStation.com.

About TradeStation Salutes Offer

THIS OFFER IS MADE BY TRADESTATION SECURITIES, INC. (“TRADESTATION”), A REGISTERED BROKER-DEALER AND FUTURES COMMISSION MERCHANT, TO MEMBERS OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCES, LOCATED IN JURISDICTIONS IN WHICH TRADESTATION IS AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS, INCLUDING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS DEFINED IN FINRA RULE 2272(a). THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING OFFERED, PROVIDED, SANCTIONED, RECOMMENDED OR ENCOURAGED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiary, TradeStation Securities, Inc., 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 equities, options and futures trading strategies. TradeStation Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc., one of the largest online financial services providers in Japan.

* Visit TradeStation.com/Awards for more information.

TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, NSCC, DTC, OCC & CME) is a licensed securities broker-dealer and a registered futures commission merchant (FCM), and a member of the major stock, options and futures exchanges in the United States. The London-based subsidiary, TradeStation International Ltd (FCA regulated), introduces UK and other European accounts to TradeStation Securities, 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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