Barron’s Names tradeMONSTER as “Best for
March 15, 2010 01:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--tradeMONSTER, the online broker for Proactive Investors,
reported today that it has been named “best for options traders” brokerin Barron’s Magazine’sannual rankings of
online brokerage firms. The ranking comes as tradeMONSTER is experiencing rapid account growth, fueled in part
by migration of active investors from competitors. This critical acclaim and commercial success comes just seventeen
months after unveiling its revolutionary new trading platform.
In the survey, published March 13, 2010, tradeMONSTER received a four-and-a-half-star rating in the best for
options traders category, ahead of MB Trading, optionsXpress (OXPS), OptionsHouse, TradeKing and
TradeStation Securities (TRAD). tradeMONSTER received a four-star rating in the overall scoring, finishing ahead
of TD Ameritrade (AMTD), E*Trade Securities (ETFC) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) in the list of 22 online
brokerages. tradeMONSTER also received a four-star rating in four categories: Trade Experience, Trading
Technology, Research Amenities and Customer Service & Education.
“It's an honor to be ranked among the best-of-the-best in the online brokerage world,” said Dirk Mueller, co-
founder and CEO of optionMONSTER Holdings, owner of tradeMONSTER. “This ranking validates our vision to
provide the ultimate trading experience for active investors - anywhere, anytime.”
In the past year tradeMONSTER’s relentless launch of patent-pending trading tools synchronized with immediate
implementation of customer feedback led to the launch of tradeCYCLE, an innovative and systematic investing
process. The innovative trading tools in tradeCYCLE allow customers to find on-target options strategies, adjust
trades and research new trading strategies with a single click – just a few of the features offered in tradeCYCLE.
Barron’s praised the structure tradeCYCLE gives investors saying, “tradeCYCLE ill