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.
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.
Active traders who meet monthly trading volume thresholds can qualify for deeply discounted commissions.
Per Share Rate
Over 15 million shares
Over 6 million shares
Over 3 million shares
Over 1 million shares
Over 250,000 shares
Per Trade Rate
Over 10,000 trades
Over 3,000 trades
Over 1,500 trades
Over 750 trades
Over 250 trades
Under 250 trades
Lightspeed Trader gives you access to over 100 order routing options, plus customizable order management, risk controls, and more.
"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 testimonial may not be representative of the experience of our customers. The testimonial is no guarantee of future performance or success.
Benefit from some of the lowest margin rates in the industry. Based on published rates, March 2022.
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
Over 100,000 contracts
Over 50,000 contracts
Over 10,000 contracts
Over 2,000 contracts
Over 500 contracts
Under 500 contracts
Over 100 routing destinations give you more control to execute your trading strategy efficiently.
Margin rates as low as 5.00%. Margin interest varies based on the size of the debit balance.
Choose from bundled and individual options for non-professional and professionals
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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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.