Video tutorials are a great way to learn more about the tools and resources available at Lightspeed and learn advanced trading concepts.
Watch more videos to learn trading fundamentals and advanced concepts.
Learn how to take advantage of the charting tools, customize the toolbar, execute orders, positions, and more.
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.
Learn how to convert custom orders into Hot Buttons in a few short steps for quick order entry.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to convert customer orders into Hot Keys for quick order entry.
Learn how to link multiple charts with different time frames to the same window, link order entry windows, and more.
Learn how to set up an alert with sound, configure visual alerts, and audio alerts to help you track news and order updates.
You’ll learn about default layouts and customizable options that can be suited to your unique needs.
Here you'll see how easy it is to find a security to short and how to identify easy to borrow and use our stock locate service.
Learn about the options windows, including specific platform offerings such as the Option Level 2 window and the Option Chain window.
Here you'll learn the ins and outs of pre-and post-market trading, market chart configurations, available trading times, and more.
This video tutorial discusses the multitude of routing options offered and a detailed outline of determining routing fees.
Learn how to create a complex option order with multiple legs, and how to customize advanced orders to fit a range of unique trading strategies.
This tutorial details and reviews the three most popular order types; market orders, limit orders, and stop orders.
Learn how to create custom orders on the trading platform to trade quickly and efficiently.
We'll demonstrate positions, views, and teach you how to customize windows on the trading platform.
Browse our video tutorials to improve your knowledge of trading to ensure you take advantage of all the trader resources and tools.
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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