Our flagship trading platform is the ideal trading platform for professional and active stocks and options traders with over 100 order routing destinations.
“I am amazed at how quickly trades execute... I am not used to this... 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 Trader 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 platform is freaking awesome!!"
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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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Best for active traders, professionals, hedge funds, and institutions.
Reg T Account Min: $25,000/Cash Account Min: $10,000
Complex options trading
Integrated charting with studies
Multi-threading for hyper-speed
Advanced scanner and filters
Active and professional traders benefit from highly accurate market data, over 100 routing destinations, and the highest quality of service.
Lightspeed was built by traders for traders, and we understand traders' needs and work hard to exceed their expectations.
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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.