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Everything we do at Lightspeed, we do while keeping the active trader in mind. This is why we offer control over your pricing structure, competitive commission pricing & deep discounts for our most high-volume traders.

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The Lightspeed Advantage

Lightspeed is a broker for active traders. We offer control over your pricing structure, cost-effective commission rates, and discounts for high-volume traders. Join the Home of Professional Traders.

A pricing structure designed for the active trader:

  • Control over your pricing model

  • Cost-Effective Commissions

  • Low Minimums

  • Discounts for High-Volume Traders

For more information contact our sales team at [email protected], or call us at 1-888-577-3123

Stock & Options Trading

Lightspeed is focused on a value based commission structure

Active traders who meet monthly trading volume thresholds can qualify for deeply discounted commissions.

*Updated pricing only applicable for new accounts opened after (03/01/2024)

Current clients can reach out to [email protected] to update pricing

Per Share Rate

Monthly volume

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    Over 15 million shares

  • *$0.0010

    Over 6 million shares

  • *$0.0015

    Over 3 million shares

  • *$0.0020

    Over 1 million shares

  • *$0.0025

    Over 250,000 shares

  • *$0.0035

    Under 249,999

* = $0.25 minimum

Per Trade Rate

Monthly volume

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    Over 10,000 trades

  • $2.00

    Over 3,000 trades

  • $2.50

    Over 1,500 trades

  • $3.00

    Over 750 trades

  • $3.50

    Over 250 trades

  • $3.99

    Under 250 trades

Per Contract Rate

Monthly volume

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    Over 100,000 contracts

  • $0.20

    Over 50,000 contracts

  • $0.25

    Over 10,000 contracts

  • $0.35

    Over 2,000 contracts

  • $0.45

    Over 500 contracts

  • $0.50

    Under 500 contracts

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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.

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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

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