Trading overview

Online stock, options, ETFs, & futures trading

Lightspeed clients have the confidence to pursue opportunities using stable, reliable, and powerful technology built for high-volume, low-latency trading.

Powerful trading platforms

Trade on platforms optimized for active and professional stock and options traders

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Advanced order management

Access over 100 order types and routing destinations plus sophisticated order customization

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Fast order execution

We pride ourselves on delivering consistently reliable trading platforms and fast trade executions. 

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Traders need a reliable partner when the market moves fast and in times of high volatility

Stock traders demand speed, reliability, and flexibility. Our platforms deliver, and our team of experts is eager to help you along the way.

Stocks and ETFs

Whether you need real-time quotes, advanced technical and fundamental analysis or automated trading tools, Lightspeed’s selection of trading platforms and APIs offer a robust range of capabilities that active traders require.


Milliseconds matter to options traders, especially during times of high volatility. That’s why we provide technology built for high-volume, low-latency options trading.

Futures and Futures Options

We offer futures trading with superior and customized service to accommodate the needs of our customers. It is not just something we talk about; it's something we deliver every day.

Flagship Trading Platform

Lightspeed Trader

Our flagship trading platform is the ideal trading platform for professional and active stocks and options traders with over 100 order types and routing destinations. 

Powerful technology

Lightspeed Trader has been optimized for active stock and options traders

Advanced order management

Access over 100 order types and routing destinations plus sophisticated order customization

Multi-asset support

Trade stocks and options efficiently with Hot Keys and Hot Buttons and complex options order forms for multi-leg strategies.

Robust customization

Personalize almost every area of the trading platform to suit your trading strategy and unique needs.

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Standard pricing

Simple, transparent pricing

We're committed to providing superior service at a highly competitive price. Active traders can qualify for deep monthly volume discounts by meeting volume thresholds.

Active Trader Commission

Maximize your profits with discounted commissions

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

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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Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount. Options trading subject to eligibility requirements.

Futures trading involves the substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Each investor must consider whether this is a suitable investment since you may lose all of or more than your initial investment.

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 of the 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 $4.50 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.