Commission

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Clients who meet monthly trading volume thresholds qualify for our Active Trader Commission Group and can benefit from deeply discounted commissions. You must contact us at 888-577-3123 or [email protected] to join the Active Trader Commission Group and determine the rate for which you may qualify.

Once your account is set to any Active Trader Commission Group rate, you will be charged that rate on all shares traded going forward. For example, if you trade over 1,000,000 shares per month and qualify for the $.0025 per share rate, you will be charged only $.0025 per share on all shares traded, not just those in excess of 1,000,000 in any given month.

Per Share Rate Monthly Volume
$0.0010 Over 15,000,000 shares
$0.0015 Over 6,000,000 shares
$0.0020 Over 3,000,000 shares
$0.0025 Over 1,000,000 shares
$0.0035 Over 250,000 shares
$0.0045 Under 249,999 shares **$1 minimum
Per Trade Rate Monthly Volume
$2.50 Over 10,000 trades
$2.75 Over 3000 trades
$3.00 Over 1500 trades
$3.50 Over 750 trades
$4.00 Over 250 trades
$4.50 Under 250 trades
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
Per Contract Rate Monthly Volume
$0.25 Over 100,000 contracts
$0.30 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
*Futures pricing is for RealTick users only.

Are You an Active Trader?

Clients who meet monthly trading volume thresholds qualify for our Active Trader Commission Group and can benefit from deeply discounted commissions. Lightspeed Trading remains a consistent favorite brokerage firm among active traders because our commissions and fees are significantly lower than many competitors. See the Active Trader Commissions tab to see if you qualify.

Product Type Rate
Stocks and ETFs Per Share $0.0045 **$1 minimum
Stocks and ETFs Per Trade $4.50
Options Per Contract $0.60
Futures Per Contract $0.60

Low Commission Trading for Active Traders

Professional and active traders looking to maximize their profits want the lowest commissions on the market, and they’ll find them here at Lightspeed Trading. Unlike traditional brokerage firms that may charge exorbitant fees, we offer incredibly low commission rates per share, allowing traders to keep more of the money they earn in their pocket. Day traders will also enjoy the benefits of some of the lowest trading fees currently available on equities and options.

Not only does Lightspeed Trading offer competitively low commission rates, but we also have resources available to assist both novice and professional traders in making solid investment choices. We frequently post live webinars to keep traders abreast of all the latest industry information, including topics such as ETF trading, options trading and technical analysis. New webinars are regularly posted, and previous webinars are available to listen to or download at the user’s convenience.

Lowest Option Commission

Lightspeed Trading offers low commissions on options, allowing both occasional and frequent traders to take advantage of competitively-priced options. While the standard fee is an already low $0.60 per contract, active traders who trade more than 500 contracts per month will qualify for even lower rates. Those who trade in excess of 100,000 contracts per month will pay merely $0.20 per contract.

Lightspeed Trading’s flagship software platform, Lightspeed Trader, allows day traders to take full advantage of low-priced options. The streamlined, intuitive navigation makes it simple for users to build and trade complex options, with the ability to create a “multi-legged” order ticket to support your strategy. Even options strategies that include straddles, strangles and butterflies can quickly be built and traded. Furthermore, Lightspeed Trader has extensive customization compared to competitor software. Users can set up their screen to show the information most pertinent to them, and save the profile for consistent appearance across all of their devices.

Options traders may also enjoy the power and versatility of the Livevol X Options Trading platform, which offers advanced options trading capabilities and offers sophisticated risk analysis tools. The software is available for free for options traders. Non-professional users are not required to pay any monthly market data fees, allowing them to make the most of their money.

Discounted 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. No rebates will be issued for past activity. All rates subject to ongoing review and may be increased if clients fail to meet the trade/share threshholds listed above. All stock/ETF pricing listed on this page applies to listed equities only. Call for OTCBB/Pink sheet rates.

On Lightspeed Trader and Sterling Trader, 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.

On RealTick, a minimum commission of $3.00 will be applied to any order.

On WebTrader, minimum commission of $4.50 will be applied to any options order. Per-share equities pricing not available on WebTrader.

See our funding minimums and platform fees.

All routing fees/rebates and regulatory fees are charged separately.

Accounts under $15,000 will be charged a $25 monthly minimum commission fee, minus any actual commissions charged in the prior month.

* These commission rates do not apply to Livevol X customers. Click here for Livevol X pricing.

All option pricing assumes customer priority status

Discounted 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. No rebates will be issued for past activity. All rates subject to ongoing review and may be increased if clients fail to meet the trade/share threshholds listed above. All stock/ETF pricing listed on this page applies to listed equities only. Call for OTCBB/Pink sheet rates.

On Lightspeed Trader and Sterling Trader, a minimum commission of $1.00 will be applied to any order.

On RealTick, a minimum commission of $3.00 will be applied to any order.

On WebTrader, minimum commission of $4.50 will be applied to any options order. Per-share equities pricing not available on WebTrader.

See our funding minimums and platform fees.

All routing fees/rebates and regulatory fees are charged separately.

Accounts under $15,000 will be charged a $25 monthly minimum commission fee, minus any actual commissions charged in the prior month.

* These commission rates do not apply to Livevol X customers. Click here for Livevol X pricing.

All option pricing assumes customer priority status

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