Options pricing

Enjoy some of the lowest and most competitive options trading costs for active traders. Our traders benefit from maximum value trading on stable, reliable, and powerful technology built for high-volume and low-latency trading.

Standard commissions

Simple, transparent pricing

Not only does Lightspeed offers competitively low commission rates, but we also have resources available to assist both novice and professional traders in making solid investment choices.


Customers who meet monthly trading volume thresholds qualify for our Active Trader commissions.

Active Trader commissions

Maximize your trading potential with reduced trading costs

Enjoy discounted commissions when you meet the minimum monthly trade volume

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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Trade options with Lightspeed Trader

Trade options on a trading platform built for sophisticated, active traders who demand high performance, advanced order management solutions, and more.

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

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Options trading has a reputation for being extremely speculatory, but there are plenty of option trading strategies that are potentially appealing for investors that have a low-risk tolerance.

Many people who want to take the next step in their trading turn to options. Options can be a great way to hedge downside, control more capital with less risk, or make a speculative play.

The first step in becoming a world-class chef is to learn how to read a recipe. When it comes to being a successful options trader, it all starts with being able to read and understand an option chain.

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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 less than 100 shares. The charge is equal to the per-share rate * 100. 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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