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Video tutorials are a great way to learn more about the tools and resources available at Lightspeed and learn advanced trading concepts.

Trading tutorials

There's nother better than getting better

Browse our video tutorials to improve your knowledge of trading to ensure you take advantage of all the trader resources and tools.

Popular Charting Timeframes

In this tutorial, you'll learn to identify and use some of your trading strategy's most popular charting timeframes.

Fundamental Analysis

We explain fundamental and technical analysis and dive into how traders use news headlines to find trading opportunities.

Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)

We'll explain how to use the volume-weighted average price and how it is different from a moving average.

Technical Analysis

Learn how technical analysis can be used for short-term trades and how to read charts.

Level 2 Market Data

This tutorial will explain how traders use Level 2 market data to determine if a stock is bullish or bearish and more.

Simple and Exponential Moving Averages

This tutorial will discuss the differences between a simple and exponential moving average and how to use them.

Is a Stock Marginable?

This tutorial will explain how to know if a stock is marginable and help you understand buying power and leverage.

What is Pattern Day Trader (PDT) Rule?

In this tutorial, you'll cover the rules for Pattern Day Trading and review some trade examples.

Margin Requirements

Learn the two basic requirements when trading with a broker; account minimums and required to maintain a position.

Level 1 Market Data

In this tutorial, we'll review the data for Level 1 market data including price, best bid, last price, amount of volume, and more.

Margin Interest

In this video tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to calculate margin interest.

Stock Halts

This tutorial will discuss why a stock may be halted for trading and what you may expect.

Short Sale Restriction (SSR)

This tutorial will explain the Short Sale Restriction (SSR) rule and take you through some trading examples.

Trading platform tutorials

Lightspeed Trader

Watch more videos to learn trading fundamentals and advanced concepts.

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Charting Window Basics

Learn how to take advantage of the charting tools, customize the toolbar, execute orders, positions, and more.

Level 2 Window Basics

Learn the basics of the Level 2 windows and features and functions within the trading platform.

Positions Window

This tutorial will demonstrate the positions window within the trading platform and review how to read the data.

Custom Orders into Hot Buttons

Learn how to convert custom orders into Hot Buttons in a few short steps for quick order entry.

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Your account

Learn the basics about your Lightspeed Trader account.

In this tutorial, we discuss the differences between margin, cash, and retirement accounts.

This tutorial discusses the funding methods available to you at Lightspeed.

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