TradeStation celebrates 40th anniversary

Rick Steves

TradeStation, a provider of self-clearing online brokerage services for trading stocks, ETFs, options, futures, and cryptocurrencies, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 

The Florida-headquartered fintech was founded in 1982 and has grown to become the leading multi-asset trading platform with high quality trading tools and platforms for active traders, self-directed investors, and institutions. The firm also provides insightful educational content for sophisticated traders.

John Bartleman, President and CEO of TradeStation Group, Inc, said: “TradeStation has successfully navigated the past 40 years by putting traders first and constantly evolving with the financial markets to bring solutions to our customers. Guiding this firm and our customers has been a privilege, and we look forward to many more decades of supporting traders as they navigate through all types of market events.”

TradeStation witnessed uptick in futures and options volume in 2022

TradeStation offers advanced platforms and tools for customers who want to speculate on price fluctuations by trading derivative products like commodity futures and options.

TradeStation has witnessed a significant uptick in futures and options volume in 2022, which it attributes to the trading opportunities created by ongoing market volatility. Over the past several years, TradeStation was an early adopter of CME Group’s innovative products, including Micro Treasury Yield Futures, Micro Crude Oil Contracts, Ether Futures, Micro E-mini, Futures, Gold, Natural Gas, and more.

TradeStation also provides platforms and API technology for customers to buy, sell and trade stocks and ETFs.

The 40-year-old fintech firm is also involved in philanthropic initiatives to advance financial literacy and inclusion. In 2022, the company donated $50,000 to Miami Dade College Foundation, Inc. in support of Miami Dade College’s Student Managed Investment Fund, giving students access to TradeStation’s educational and investing resources.

The company sponsors local organizations and community events, such as the Pierre Toussaint Leadership and Learning Center and the Black Professional Network’s Juneteenth Freedom Ball.

TradeStation Securities, Inc. is a subsidiary of TradeStation Group, Inc. that offers self-clearing equities, options, futures and futures options brokerage services as a licensed securities broker-dealer and futures commission merchant (FCM) and is a member of major equities and futures exchanges in the United States.

The company’s cryptocurrency offering, TradeStation Crypto, was launched in 2019 and uses hot, warm, and cold wallet solutions provided by a third-party custodian combined with TradeStation Crypto’s operational controls, risk management, and cybersecurity practices to manage assets between hot/warm and cold storage.

TradeStation Crypto, Inc. is a subsidiary of TradeStation Group, Inc. that offers self-clearing cryptocurrency brokerage services under federal and state money services business, money-transmitter and similar registrations and licenses. TradeStation Crypto, Inc. is not subject to NFA’s regulatory oversight and examinations because the NFA does not regulate underlying or spot virtual currency products or transactions or virtual currency exchanges, custodians, or markets.

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