Pricing & fees

Lightspeed is the premier broker for traders that recognize how critical execution speed, platform stability, and control are to being successful in the market. Our traders understand that the lowest price doesn't always mean the best value.

Standard commissions

Stocks & ETFs

When you open an account with Lightspeed, we'll give you the control to choose a pricing model that compliments your trading style.

Traders who meet monthly trading volume thresholds qualify for our Active Trader Commissions and benefit from deeply discounted commissions.

Stock trading

Maximize your profits with discounted commisions

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

*$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

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Lightspeed offers active and professional traders with highly accurate market data and fast executions with many order routing destinations.

Lightspeed Trader

Trade on a sophisticated trading platform built for experienced traders

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

Lightspeed Trader gives you access to over 100 order routing options, plus customizable order management, risk controls, and more.

  • Completely customizable interface
  • Complex options trading
  • Integrated charting with studies
  • Multi-threading for hyper-speed
  • Advanced scanners and filters

The testimonial may not be representative of the experience of our customers. The testimonial is no guarantee of future performance or success.

Margin rates

Save costs with margin rates as low as 5.00%

Benefit from some of the lowest margin rates in the industry. Based on published rates, March 2022.

Options trading

Options traders can trade on rates as low as $0.60 per contract

Once your account is set to any Active Trader commission rate, you will be charged that rate on all contracts moving forward

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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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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