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TradeStation Group Reports Monthly Business Metrics

Plantation FL
Thursday, January 03, 2008
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Plantation FL, January 3, 2008 -TradeStation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: TRAD) today reported the following business metrics for the month ended December 31, 2007:

  • 77,033 Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs)
  • Total client assets of $1.8 billion (as of December 31, 2007)
  • Average equities client credit balances of $598 million
  • Average equities client margin balances of $99 million

Year over year, TradeStation's DARTs increased 37%, total client assets increased 12%, average equities client credit balances increased 14%, and average equities client margin balances increased 30%. Below in tabular format are year-over-year comparisons of those metrics on both a monthly and quarterly basis:

TradeStation Securities Business Metrics
  Dec-07 Dec-06 Dec-07
Qtr Ended
Qtr Ended
Qtr Ended
Qtr Ended
Trading Days 19.5 20.0 N.M. 63.0 62.5 N.M.
Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs) 77,033 56,295 37% 90,224 62,821 44%
Total Client Assets ($MM), end of period $1,789 $1,592 12% $1,789 $1,592 12%
Average Equities Client Credit Balances ($MM) $598 $525 14% $582 $532 9%
Average Equities Client Margin Balances ($MM) $99 $76 30% $97 $68 43%

Additional information regarding the companys business metrics can be found on TradeStation Groups Web site at

About TradeStation Group, Inc.

TradeStation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: TRAD), through its principal operating subsidiary, TradeStation Securities, Inc., 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 "direct market access" (DMA) or "direct-access" order execution and enables clients to design, test, optimize, monitor and automate their own custom Equities, Options, Futures and Forex trading strategies. In 2007, TradeStation was named, for the third year in a row, Best Futures Brokerage and, for the fifth year in a row, Best Direct-Access Stock Broker, Best Professional Platform and Best Institutional Platform, in Technical Analysis of Stocks and 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 American Stock Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NYSE ARCA and Philadelphia Stock Exchange. 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.