Maximize your trading strategy with access to powerful trading platforms and technology built for performance and speed.
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.
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
As one of the leading brokerage providers, we empower sophisticated traders to manage risk and maximize their performance.
Trade on trading platforms optimized for speed, reliability, and maximum performance.
Access over 100 order routing destinations plus sophisticated order customization features.
We pride ourselves on delivering consistently reliable and fast trade executions.
You can rest assured you will receive the highest level of support.
"I am amazed at how quickly trades execute... I love Lightspeed. Executions are extremely fast... platform is very easy. Love hotkeys and buttons...."
Woodland Hills, CA
“Today was my first day on the Lightspeed platform from TDAmeritrade. This is the absolute best platform I have ever traded on. Executions were extremely fast with no lag. "
Santa Rosa, CA
"With all the extra volume and volatility we've seen recently, I know many brokers have had major problems with quotes and orders. Lightspeed has been flawless!
"I've tried other trading platforms, and none compared to the setup and speed of Lightspeed Trader. The Lightspeed Trader platform is freaking awesome!!" Thank you!!
The testimonials may not represent the experience of other customers, and the testimonial is no guarantee of future performance or success.
Lightspeed Trader is our flagship trading platform. It is the perfect solution for traders. We continually invest in the latest trading technologies to deliver real-time quotes and faster executions.
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Per Share Rate
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Over 6 million shares
Over 3 million shares
Over 1 million shares
Over 250,000 shares
Under 249,999 shares
* = $0.50 minimum, ** = $1 minimum
Per Trade Rate
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Over 1,500 trades
Over 750 trades
Over 250 trades
Under 250 trades
Per Contract Rate
Over 100,000 contracts
Over 50,000 contracts
Over 10,000 contracts
Over 2,000 contracts
Over 500 contracts
Under 500 contracts
* = $1 minimum
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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..
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 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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