SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
CRUZ RALPH L

(Last) (First) (Middle)
8050 SW 10TH STREET
SUITE 4000

(Street)
PLANTATION FL 33324

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TRADESTATION GROUP INC [ TRAD ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/30/2008
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 600 D $9.45 3,475,868 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 500 D $9.44 3,475,368 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 500 D $9.43 3,474,868 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 400 D $9.41 3,474,468 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 1,900 D $9.4 3,472,568 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 2,395 D $9.39 3,470,173 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 4,900 D $9.38 3,465,273 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 4,800 D $9.37 3,460,473 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 2,300 D $9.36 3,458,173 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 600 D $9.35 3,457,573 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 1,900 D $9.34 3,455,673 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 1,800 D $9.33 3,453,873 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 3,600 D $9.32 3,450,273 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 1,700 D $9.31 3,448,573 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 5,125 D $9.3 3,443,448 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 3,680 D $9.29 3,439,768 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 2,200 D $9.28 3,437,568 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 1,680 D $9.27 3,435,888 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 100 D $9.26 3,435,788 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 500 D $9.25 3,435,288 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 500 D $9.24 3,434,788 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 04/30/2008 S(1) 320 D $9.22 3,434,468 I Partner(2)
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share 1,950,000 I Partner(3)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. The sales reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by RLCF-I 1997 Limited Partnership on February 20, 2008.
2. Shares owned by RLCF-I 1997 Limited Partnership, the 1% general partner of which is a Texas corporation that is wholly owned by Ralph L. Cruz and the limited partners of which are Ralph L. Cruz (93.594% partnership interest) and his spouse (5.406% partnership interest).
3. Shares owned by RLCF-II 1997 Limited Partnership, which is a 100% beneficially owned by Ralph L. Cruz. This partnership engaged in no purchase or sale transactions regarding the shares.
/s/ Ralph L. Cruz 05/01/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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