Flagship Trading Platform

Lightspeed Trader

Our flagship trading platform is a trading platform for professional and active stocks and options traders with multiple order types and routing destinations. 

Options and Stock Trading Platforms

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Multiple locate sources

Lightspeed Trader gives you access to multiple locate sources to ensure that you have increased access to purchase locates on shorts for locate required stocks. Multiple locate sources mean more inventory allowing you to shop for pricing.

More locates. Multiple prices.

The brokerage firm that short sellers trust. Here at Lightspeed, we offer:

Multiple locate sources

Shop with multiple prices on locates

Robust inventory of locates

Overnight short interest rates

Access to pre and post market trading

Key features

Why savvy traders choose Lightspeed Trader

Trade stocks quickly, intelligently, and efficiently

Custom orders can be made via pre-configured settings, enabling you to make decisions based on order types, routes, share size, offsets, and much more. You can also increase trade efficiency with Hot Keys, quickly locate stocks, develop advanced strategy routes, and automate order entry via API functionality.

Powerful options trading tools

This powerful multi-asset platform also facilitates complex options order forms for multi-leg strategies. Traders of all experience levels can quickly and easily set up and view option risk graphs and option watchlists. Our options scanner feature lets you view the most active options, options with unusual volume, or underliers in real-time.

Advanced customization

Personalize almost every area of the trading platform. Choose from predefined layouts or customize the screens to meet your functional needs and aesthetic preferences. Set up watchlists, map orders to Hot Keys for fast order entry, and create custom orders to meet your individual needs.

Risk management features

Risk management is central to any trading or investment strategy. Lightspeed Trader includes several customizable risk-based settings, including setting daily max loss limits, per order share size limits, max position size, and value limits. The platform also incorporates an SRM Risk tool that gives you additional insights into margin requirements, trade scenarios, risk shock parameters, etc.

Sophisticated reporting capabilities

View daily, monthly, and yearly reports with a button or analyze the market and your performance over a specific, customized time range. A trader blotter is available for export to Tradervue or other programs for trade analysis or tax reporting. You can also view institutional reports via Nirvana if you have a qualifying PM account.

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Trading platform fee

Lightspeed Trader

Recommended for active traders, professionals, hedge funds, and institutions.

Earn discounts based on monthly commissions

  • Lightspeed Trader is FREE to customers who generate min. $130 monthly commissions (excluding market data).

  • The trading platform fee is equal to $130 minus commissions paid the prior month.

  • New accounts are exempt from platform fees for the first month.

per month

Up to $ 130

Reg T Account Min: $25,000/Cash Account Min: $10,000

Key Features

Completely customizable

Complex options trading

Integrated charting with studies

Multi-threading for hyper-speed

Advanced scanner and filters

Research capabilities

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New Features for Options Trading on Lightspeed Trader

Optimize your options trading strategy with new upgrades and customizable features on the Lightspeed Trader platform.

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.

Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC is not affiliated with these third-party market commentators/educators or service providers. Data, information, and material (“Content”) are provided for informational and educational purposes only. This content neither is, nor should be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation to buy or sell any securities or contracts. Any investment decisions made by the user through the use of such content are solely based on the user's independent analysis taking into consideration your financial circumstances, investment objectives, and risk tolerance. Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC does not endorse, offer or recommend any of the services or commentary provided by any of the market commentators/educators or service providers, and any information used to execute any trading strategies are solely based on the independent analysis of the user. Each investor must consider whether this is a suitable investment since you may lose all of or more than your initial investment. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Which trading platform is right for you?

Trade stock, options and futures

Active and professional traders benefit from highly accurate market data, multiple order types and routing destinations, and the highest quality of service.

Why we're different

We’re committed to empowering your success

Lightspeed was built by traders for traders, and we understand traders' needs and work hard to exceed their expectations.

Customers come first

Our top priority is to deliver world-class experiences, we envision our traders' needs and then go above and beyond to meet them.

Empowering traders

We strive to deliver products, services, and tools that empower our traders' success and help them to reach their goals.

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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.