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. 

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 on locates at lower prices.

More locates. Lower prices.

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

Multiple locate sources

Competitive pricing on locates

Robust inventory of locates

Competitive 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

Best 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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Which trading platform is right for you?

Trade stock, options and futures

Active and professional traders benefit from highly accurate market data, over 100 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.