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TradeStation Announces the Opening of a Software Development Center in Costa Rica

PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TradeStation Group,
a Monex Group company (TSE:8698) and the parent company of an
award-winning broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, today
announced the opening of TradeStation Global Services, S.A., a software
development center in Lagunilla, Heredia, Costa Rica.

In staffing the new center, TradeStation will draw on highly qualified
software development professionals in Costa Rica with experience in the
areas of .NET and SQL programming for Microsoft platforms.

"TradeStation prides itself on hiring top talent and we have found in
Costa Rica an excellent pool of software professionals with experience
in Microsoft platforms and solid academic backgrounds," said Rasiel
Ruiz, Vice President of Operations and Country Manager for TradeStation
Global Services, S.A. "In addition to the quality of Costa Rican
software professionals, we found great investment incentives and a
strong commitment from the government to facilitate business

TradeStation Global Services, S.A. will begin operations with
approximately 10 to 20 software developers and test engineers, and
expects to grow into a development center with as many as 50 to 60

"We are very excited about our new software development center in Costa
Rica," said Keith Black, CTO and Vice President of Product Development
for TradeStation Technologies, Inc. "The new center will complement our
other development centers in south Florida, Texas and Salt Lake City,
which are an integral part of our global strategy."

To inquire about job opportunities at TradeStation Global Services,
S.A. in Costa Rica, contact Rasiel Ruiz locally at 86583910 or
87079461; international callers should dial 011-506-86583910 or

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiaries,
TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc., offers analytical and
trading platforms 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, one of the largest online financial services providers in Japan.

TradeStation is an award-winning online brokerage firm and trading
platform. In March 2012, Barron's magazine, in its annual review of 24
online brokerage firms, awarded TradeStation its highest overall star
ranking (4 1/2 stars), as well as Best for Frequent Traders, Best
Trading Experience and Technology and Best for International Traders.
Also in March 2012, TradeStation won for Best Trading System -- Stocks,
Best Trading System -- Futures, Best Institutional Platform, Best
Professional Platform, Best Online Analytical Platform and Best
Real-Time Data in the annual Readers' Choice Awards given by Technical
Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine.

TradeStation Securities, Inc. (Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC, NSCC, DTC, OCC
& NFA) is a licensed securities broker-dealer and a registered futures
commission merchant, and also a member of the Boston Options Exchange,
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, International
Securities Exchange and NASDAQ OMX. 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 forex brokerage services directly and
through its TradeStation Forex division. The company's technology
subsidiary, TradeStation Technologies, Inc., develops and offers
strategy trading software tools and subscription services. TradeStation
Europe Limited, an FSA-authorized brokerage firm, introduces UK and
other European accounts to TradeStation Securities, Inc. and IBFX, Inc.

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         Loren Lopez