Awards & Accolades

TradeStation Awards

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Year in and year out, leading financial publications have recognized TradeStation’s award-winning trading software and best-in-class brokerage services. Read more to learn how our commitment to being the world’s best online broker can help you improve your trading.

2018

TradeStation Wins Four Major TASC Awards; Rated Best “Trading System – Stocks” and Best “Trading System – Futures” for the Fourteenth Consecutive Year2

TradeStation received top ratings in four major categories in the 2018 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities (TASC) Readers’ Choice Awards. TASC readers voted TradeStation Best Trading System – Stocks and Best Trading System – Futures for the fourteenth consecutive year. TradeStation also won for best Real-Time/Delayed Data for the eighth year in a row and ninth time overall, and best Trading Centers/Schools/Training for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Best Trading System – Stocks – 14th Year in a Row
  • Best Trading System – Futures – 14th Year in a Row
  • Best Real-Time/Delayed Data – 9th Category Win
  • Best Trading Centers/Schools/Training – 4th Year in a Row

TradeStation Named “Best Platform Technology” for the Sixth Year in a Row in StockBrokers.com 2018 Online Broker Review3

TradeStation topped all other brokers in winning the award for Best Platform Technology for the sixth consecutive year in the 2018 Online Broker Review conducted by StockBrokers.com. In addition, TradeStation received a StockBrokers.com “Best in Class” rating in the Order Execution category for the first time, a “Best in Class” rating in the Customer Service category for the second time, a “Best in Class” rating in the Options Trading category for the sixth year in a row, a “Best in Class” rating in the Platform & Tools category for the seventh consecutive year and a “Best in Class” rating in the Active Trading category for the eighth year in a row.

  • Best Platform Technology – Highest Among All Brokers, 6th Year in a Row
  • Order Execution – “Best in Class,” 1st Year
  • Customer Service – “Best in Class,” 2nd Year
  • Options Trading – “Best in Class,” 6th Year in a Row
  • Platform & Tools – “Best in Class,” 7th Year in a Row
  • Active Trading – “Best in Class,” 8th Year in a Row

TradeStation Ranked One of America’s “Top Five” Online Brokers and #1 for Equity Trading Tools. Trade Ideas and Mobile Trading Platforms in Annual Investor’s Business Daily Survey of Active Investors4

TradeStation was ranked third among the “top five” online brokers for Overall Customer Experience in the 2018 IBD Best Online Brokers Report, a major annual survey of active investors conducted by Investor’s Business Daily.

TradeStation was also ranked #1 among all brokers in the categories of Equity Trading Tools, Trade Ideas, and Mobile Trading Platforms.

Overall, TradeStation ranked among the top five brokers in 13 of the 14 categories that investors rated most important.

  • Overall Customer Experience – Third Among All Brokers
  • Equity Trading Tools – Highest Among All Brokers
  • Trade Ideas – Highest Among All Brokers
  • Mobile Trading Platforms – Highest Among All Brokers
  • Site Performance – Top Five Brokers
  • Options Trading Platform – Top Five Brokers
  • Low Commissions & Fees – Top Five Brokers
  • Trade Reliability – Top Five Brokers
  • Research Tools – Top Five Brokers
  • Investment Research – Top Five Brokers
  • Low-Cost/Free ETF Trading – Top Five Brokers
  • Portfolio Analysis & Reports – Top Five Brokers
  • Educational Resources – Top Five Brokers
  • Investment & Retirement Planning Tools – Top Five Brokers

2017

TradeStation Receives Highest Rating 4½ Stars for “Best for Frequent Traders” for the seventh consecutive year in Barron’s Magazine’s Annual Ranking of Online Brokerage Firms1

In the March 2017 Barron’s magazine review of 16 online brokers, TradeStation received the highest star rating for “Best for Frequent Traders.”TradeStation also received four-star ratings in the categories of “Best for Options Traders” and “Best for Investor Education.”

  • Best for Frequent Traders – Highest Rating (4½ stars)
  • Best for Options Traders – 4 stars
  • Best for Investor Education – 4 stars

TradeStation Named “Best Platform Technology” for the Fifth Year in a Row in StockBrokers.com 2017 Online Broker Review – Also Ranked “#1 Broker Innovation” for New TradeStation Salutes Program3

TradeStation topped all other brokers in winning the award for Best Platform Technology for the fifth consecutive year in the 2017 Online Broker Review conducted by StockBrokers.com. In addition, TradeStation was recognized as “#1 Broker Innovation” for its new TradeStation Salutes program for active-duty and retired military personnel. TradeStation also received a “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.

  • Best Platform Technology – Highest Among All Brokers, 5th Year in a Row
  • #1 Broker Innovation – TradeStation Salutes – Highest Among All Brokers, 1st Year
  • Platform & Tools – “Best in Class,” 6th Year in a Row
  • Active Trading – “Best in Class,” 7th Year in a Row
  • Options Trading – “Best in Class,” 5th Year in a Row
  • Customer Service – “Best in Class,” 1st Year

TradeStation Wins Five Major TASC Awards; Rated Best “Trading System – Stocks” and Best “Trading System – Futures”for the Thirteenth Consecutive Year2

TradeStation received top ratings in five major categories in the 2017 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities (TASC) Readers’ Choice Awards. TASC readers voted TradeStation Best Trading System – Stocks and Best Trading System – Futures for the thirteenth consecutive year. TradeStation also won Best Professional Platform for the fifteenth year in a row, Best Real-Time Data for the eighth time and Best Trading Centers, Schools, Training for the third year in a row.

  • Best Trading System – Stocks – 13th Year in a Row
  • Best Trading System – Futures – 13th Year in a Row
  • Best Professional Platform – 15th Year in a Row
  • Best Real-Time Data – 8th Category Win
  • Best Trading Centers, Schools, Training – 3rd Year in a Row

2016

TradeStation Receives Highest Rating 4½ Stars for “Best for Frequent Traders” in Barron’s Magazine’s Annual Ranking of Online Brokerage Firms1

In the March 2016 Barron’s magazine review of 16 online brokers, TradeStation received the highest star rating for “Best for Frequent Traders.” TradeStation also received four-star ratings in the categories of “Best for International Traders” and “Best for Options Traders.” Barron’s noted, “This is a powerful and extremely customizable platform intended for the frequent trader.”

  • Best for Frequent Traders – Highest Rating (4½ stars)
  • Best for International Traders – 4 stars
  • Best for Options Traders – 4 stars

TradeStation Wins Five Major TASC Awards; Rated Best “Trading System – Stocks” and Best “Trading System – Futures” for the Twelfth Consecutive Year2

TradeStation received top ratings in five major categories in the 2016 Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities (TASC) Readers’ Choice Awards. TASC readers voted TradeStation Best Trading System – Stocks and Best Trading System – Futures for the twelfth consecutive year. TradeStation also won Best Professional Platform for the fourteenth year in a row, Best Real-Time Data for the seventh time and Best Trading Centers, Schools, Training for the second year in a row.

  • Best Trading System – Stocks – 12th Year in a Row
  • Best Trading System – Futures – 12th Year in a Row
  • Best Professional Platform – 14th Year in a Row
  • Best Real-Time Data – 7th Category Win
  • Best Trading Centers, Schools, Training – 2nd Year in a Row

TradeStation Named “Best Platform Technology” for the Fourth Year in a Row in StockBrokers.com 2016 Online Broker Review – Also Rated “Best in Class” in “Mobile Trading” and Four Additional Categories3

TradeStation topped all other brokers in winning the award for Best Platform Technology for the fourth consecutive year in the 2016 Online Broker Review conducted by StockBrokers.com. In addition, TradeStation received a “Best in Class” rating in the Platform & Tools category for the fifth consecutive year, a “Best in Class” rating in the Active Trading category for the sixth consecutive year, and a “Best in Class” rating in the Options Trading category for the fourth consecutive year. TradeStation also was awarded “Best in Class” ratings in the categories of Trade Execution and Mobile Trading for the first time.

  • Best Platform Technology – Highest Among All Brokers, 4th Year in a Row
  • Platform & Tools – “Best in Class,” 5th Year in a Row
  • Active Trading – “Best in Class,” 6th Year in a Row
  • Options Trading – “Best in Class,” 4th Year in a Row
  • Trade Execution – “Best in Class,” 1st Year
  • Mobile Trading – “Best in Class,” 1st Year

TradeStation Ranked One of America’s “Top Five” Online Brokers for Fourth Year in a Row and #1 for Equity Trading Tools for Third Year in a Row in Annual Investor’s Business Daily Survey of Active Investors4

TradeStation was ranked third among the “top five” online brokers for Overall Customer Experience in the 2016 IBD Best Online Brokers Report, a major annual survey of active investors conducted by Investor’s Business Daily. TradeStation was also ranked #1 for Equity Trading Tools and among the top five in five other categories.

  • Overall Customer Experience – Third Among All Brokers
  • Equity Trading Tools – Highest Among All Brokers
  • Trade Reliability – Top Five Brokers
  • Research Tools – Top Five Brokers
  • Mobile Platforms/Mobile Trading Opportunities – Top Five Brokers
  • Educational Resources – Top Five Brokers
  • ETF Choices – Top Five Brokers

1 Barron’s: Rating based on Barron’s magazine (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) a hands-on review of each company’s online brokerage products and services by a Barron’s journalist, in several categories, after which numerical scores are assigned per category and aggregated to determine overall numerical score and star rating. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones.

2 Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities: Based on Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine Readers’ Choice Awards (2003-2018); in each award category, results are based on the company that receives the highest number of votes cast by the magazine’s subscribers over a fixed time period that ends shortly before announcements of the awards.

3 Stockbrokers.com: Based on Stockbrokers.com online review (2013-2018).

4 Investor’s Business Daily: Investor’s Business Daily rating based on 2013-2018 Best Online Brokers reports, which surveyed active investors.