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Trade Execution Quality

TradeStation strives to deliver fast, reliable order execution.

We regularly review speed, execution quality and price improvement for customer orders. As there is no exact statistical measure of execution quality, some of the factors outlined below highlight the key metrics of our process.

SEC Rule 606 Quarterly Routing Disclosure

Execution Speed
(smaller bars = faster trade execution)

Average time between when your order is routed and the time a fill report is delivered back for market orders, in seconds.

Effective Spread/Quoted Spread
(smaller bars = greater price improvement)

Effective spread over quoted spread (EFQ) is the price paid compared to the midpoint of the National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO) multiplied by two. The quoted spread is the difference between the National Best Bid and Offer at the time of order receipt. EFQ is expressed as a percentage representing how much price improvement an order received at execution.

An EFQ of 100% indicates an order was executed at the bid for a sell order or at the offer for a buy order. Lower ratios indicate executions better than the NBBO and greater savings passed on to the customer.

Price Improvement Percentage
(larger bars = higher percentage of Orders)

Percentage of shares executed that received price improvement divided by total shares executed.

STATISTICS PROVIDED BY S3 Matching Technologies LP: S3 is an independent company and not affiliated with TradeStation Securities Inc.
Statistics displayed represent marketable orders for S&P 500 securities with share sizes between 100 to 1,999 shares, excluding pre-opening orders, orders received during locked, crossed, fast markets, and destination outages. Individual destination results deemed to be unusual may be excluded from industry averages.