Access everything you need about the Lightspeed Trader platform. Download the trading platform, trading guides and learn the system requirements for optimal performance.
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2.0+ GHz Intel Core-i3 or AMD A6 Series or better
6 GB of RAM
Windows 8 or later, OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
300 M free space
Cable Modem or DSL with at least 10 Mbps download speed and at least 3 Mbps upload speed
Trading over Wi-Fi is not recommended
3.0+ GHz Intel Core-i7 or AMD A10 Series or better
8 GB of RAM
Windows Only, Windows 10 or later
300 M free space (systems with SSD hard drive perform considerably better overall)
Cable Modem or DSL with at least 25 Mbps download speed and at least 5 Mbps upload speed
Trading over Wi-Fi is not recommended
Charting Window Basics
Learn how to take advantage of the charting tools, customize the toolbar, execute orders, positions, and more.
Level 2 Window Basics
Learn the basics of the Level 2 windows and features and functions within the trading platform.
This tutorial will demonstrate the positions window within the trading platform and review how to read the data.
Check out some of the most frequently asked questions about the Lightspeed Trader trading platform.
The Lightspeed Trader trading platform provides daily buying power figures. To determine how much cash, you have in your trading account log into the secure Lightspeed Secure client area and refer to either the Equity or the Account Summary Report.
Sometimes a computer can go offline and stop connecting to a quote server. Lightspeed suggests performing the following steps if you are not getting quotes:
If neither of the above work and you is still not getting quotes, please call our tech support team at 1-888-577-3123, and press option number 4 so they can help you troubleshoot further.
Green E = Easy to borrow, you can place a short order at anytime
Grey L = Locate required. You would need a locate to place short orders which can be obtained by emailing [email protected] to request a locate. Please provide the account number, symbol, and number of shares. Additionally, we offer an automated Short locate tool through the software to allow a request for a pre-borrow fee. Please contact [email protected] to request to have this feature enabled. You may also view an instructional video here.
Red T = Threshold symbol, No locates available.
Red CB = Stock is currently under a circuit Breaker and may not be shorted
Right-click in your Market Maker Box and select “Settings”. Select the “Design” sub-tab and check “Show Margin Requirements.” When this option is checked, the Margin Requirement will appear in the top right corner of Level 2 with an Icon, displaying 25% (marginable) or 100% (non-marginable).
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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.