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$0.24

Option Contract Rate (Per Contract)

$0.0024

Per Share (Equity Commission Rate)

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Per Share Rate

Monthly volume

  • *$0.0010

    Over 15 million shares

  • *$0.0015

    Over 6 million shares

  • *$0.0020

    Over 3 million shares

  • *$0.0025

    Over 1 million shares

  • *$0.0035

    Over 250,000 shares

  • **$0.0045

    Under 249,999 shares

* = $0.50 minimum, ** = $1 minimum

Per Trade Rate

Monthly volume

  • $2.50

    Over 10,000 trades

  • $2.75

    Over 3,000 trades

  • $3.00

    Over 1,500 trades

  • $3.50

    Over 750 trades

  • $4.00

    Over 250 trades

  • $4.50

    Under 250 trades

Per Contract Rate

Monthly volume

  • $0.20

    Over 100,000 contracts

  • $0.25

    Over 50,000 contracts

  • $0.35

    Over 10,000 contracts

  • $0.45

    Over 2,000 contracts

  • $0.50

    Over 500 contracts

  • *$0.60

    Under 500 contracts

* = $1 minimum


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Active Trader Commissions: Active Trader rates are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. Rebates will not be issued for past activity. All rates are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if the client fails to meet the trade/share thresholds listed above. All stock/ETF pricing listed on this page applies to listed equities only. Option pricing assumes customer priority status..


Commissions: Accounts under $15,000 will be subject to a $25 monthly minimum commission fee, minus any actual commissions charged in the prior month. Lightspeed Trader and Sterling Trader Pro - a minimum commission charge will be applied to any order of $0.50 on any discounted per share commissions. Eze EMS (formerly RealTick) - minimum commission of $3.00 will be applied to any order. Lightspeed Web & Mobile - minimum commission of $1 will be applied to any options order. Per-share equities pricing is not available on Lightspeed Web & Mobile. All routing fees/rebates and regulatory fees are charged separately.


Active Trader Commissions: Active Trader rates are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. Rebates will not be issued for past activity. All rates are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if the client fails to meet the trade/share thresholds listed above. All stock/ETF pricing listed on this page applies to listed equities only. Option pricing assumes customer priority status.


Commission structure does not apply to Sterling Vol Trader customers, click here for Sterling Vol Trader pricing.


New Year Promo Terms & Conditions:

Offer only available to those that have not held an account at Lightspeed within the previous calendar year. Offer only applies to the Lightspeed Trader & TrendSpider platform. TrendSpider and Lightspeed Trader software will begin being waived from the date of funding equal to or greater than the required amount of $25,000.00 (twenty-five thousand dollars). Required funding amount for Lightspeed Trader is $25,000.00 (twenty-five thousand dollars). Accounts can be subject to commission structure increasing at the discretion of Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC due to account inactivity. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounted rates. Cannot choose multiple offers. Must use promo code NEWYEAR24 to be eligible for promotion. Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC reserves the right to revoke invites and access to TrendSpider at its sole discretion. Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC reserves the right to resume monthly billing of the Lightspeed Trader platform at its sole discretion. Routing fees apply. U.S. PDT rules & regulations apply. Market data fees apply. Initial funding requirements apply. Trade minimum of $0.5 applies for equities. Must open an account using promo code NEWYEAR24 by February 29, 2024 to be eligible for promotion. Only NASDAQ, AMEX, and NYSE listed stocks, and listed options contracts, are eligible. Does not apply to non-exchange listed stock, i.e. OTCBB and Pink Sheets. Does not apply to institutional accounts. Professional market data not included. Professional user of TrendSpider will be billed $20 (twenty-dollars) for market data.

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Equities, equities options, and commodity futures products and services are offered by Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC (Member FINRA, NFA and SIPC). Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC’s SIPC coverage is available only for securities, and for cash held in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, in equities and equities options accounts. You may check the background of Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.


Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options


ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.