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Lightspeed Trader

The Ideal Trading Platform for Stocks and Options with Over 100 Order Routing Destinations

Lightspeed Trader is our flagship trading platform. It is the perfect solution for day traders. We continually invest in the latest trading technologies to deliver real-time quotes and executions faster. Lightspeed delivers a robust trading system to the day traders and professionals that demand highly established market data and performance. Traders of all experience levels can easily design and customize layouts and rules to best fit their trading style. Keyboard traders and point and click traders are covered with fully customizable home screens and Lightspeed Trade Reporting.

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Highlighted features include:

  • Completely customizable
  • Complex options trading
  • Integrated charting with studies
  • Multi-threading for hyper-speed
  • Advanced scanners and filters
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Lightspeed Web Trader

For clients who prefer a web based trading platform

Web Trader is our new web-based trading application. It has been designed to look, feel, and function in a way that is similar to or downloadable Direct Market Access (DMA) platforms, while offering the convenience of access from any PC or Mac with an internet connection. Web Trader is completely customizable, provides users with streaming real-time data, and offers fast and easy-to-use order entry and execution to meet the needs of savvy traders. Users can trade stocks and options from a single screen for a seamless trading experience.

Features include:

  • Real time buying power display
  • Option chains
  • Quick trade linking from quote screens
  • Advanced order types including trailing stops
  • Access to advanced market data (charting, analytics)
  • Watch lists, charting, news, and research

Market Data / Research

Lightspeed is pleased to offer users of Lightspeed Web Trader a market data and research package. Market data package is available at no cost to non-professional users and $105.00/month for professional users. Professional vs. Non-Professional designation is determined upon first log in. All market data agreements are delivered for execution at that time.

Features include:

  • Real Time Level 1 data including Dow Jones Indexes for all listed exchanges and ECNs
  • Detailed quote data
  • Charting
  • News

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Lightspeed Gateway

Fully Automated Trading System

Lightspeed Gateway is a fully automated trading system that offers super low latency to all domestic Equity Exchanges. Lightspeed Gateway is completely platform neutral and can be used on all major operating systems and programming languages. Register with us to see examples of Lightspeed Gateway messages and read the protocol’s specification.

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Highlighted features include:

  • Market anonymity - all orders are sent to the exchange in the firms MPID
  • Multiple Market data options – Lightspeed can offer co-located customers access to a plethora of different market data options from normalized L1 offering to native exchange market data feeds
  • Nasdaq Carteret Co-location - Offering a tremendous performance advantage on Nasdaq bound orders
  • Multi-venue accessibility
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Pre trade risk management
  • System availability, scalability and recoverability, average up time above 99.99%
  • Native/fix interfaces, both native API and FIX layer built in to ensure a seamless integration for new customers
  • Dedicated Account Manager and Trade Support for every client
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Sterling Trader

Sterling Trader Pro is a full-featured Level II direct access trading platform designed for professionals who work with the rapidly moving electronic markets. The terminal includes advanced pinpoint accuracy for order routing and management and real-time profit/loss capabilities, making it particularly suitable for trading groups.

Key Sterling Trader Pro features:

  • Direct electronic access to all of the exchanges and ECNs
  • Advanced charting package
  • Highly customizable level II order entry system
  • Programmable keys and load order entry features for instantaneous action
  • Window linking and customization
  • Real time profit and loss information
  • Advanced pinpoint accuracy and smart destination preferences for order routing and management
  • Operates on Microsoft Windows and Intel technology for easy integration with in-house networks
  • Full control over system components for fastest access to markets and exchanges
  • API available for connection with custom and third-party applications
  • $130 monthly platform fee

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Livevol X Options Trading

Livevol X is the next-generation execution platform that combines the intelligence of Livevol Pro with advanced trading capabilities and sophisticated risk analytics. LVX offers a full array of unique features for identifying trade opportunities and developing strategies. Our “what if” modeling tools provide the ability to go from modeling to execution in one key stroke.

Of course, monitoring risk is paramount. LVX keeps you on top of position and portfolio risk with industry leading graphical representations calculated in real time.

Lists of features within the software are listed below:

  • Order Execution
  • Risk, Position & Trade Analysis
  • Brokerage Account Info
  • Build and Save Layout
  • Analytics with Historical Data
  • Live Order Flow Information
  • Option Market Scanners
  • Option Analytics Components
  • Livevol Excel Add-ons
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RealTick Pro and Express

Created by Townsend Analytics, RealTick is the platform used by professional traders. RealTick is suited to active traders, registered investment advisors (RIAs), and hedge funds. It delivers sophisticated trading tools, unrivaled access to liquidity, real-time data, charting, analytics and streaming news. Global, multi-broker, multi-asset—RealTick’s unsurpassed flexibility suits every trading style.

Lightspeed offer two versions of RealTick to meet the needs of any trader.

RealTick Pro

Full featured trading software for the professional trader

  • Advanced order entry and trading with real-time global data
  • Trade allocations and multi-account access for RIAs and hedge funds
  • Multi-asset, trade equities, options and futures from one login
  • Completely customizable user interface
  • Hotkeys and hot buttons
  • MarketMinder™ quote display, hundreds of available fields
  • Sophisticated charting with studies
  • Streaming news and fundamental research
  • API and order scripting
  • Hottrend stock scanner
  • Custom tickers
  • Mobile application options from tablet or smart phone
  • $275 monthly software fee
  • $25,000 minimum funding requirement

RealTick Express

A value-oriented alternative to the full featured Pro version

  • Customizable display of full market depth, time & sales, limited to 4 level 2 windows Conditional orders, Bracket Orders, OCO, and more
  • Advanced charts and scanning tools. Watchlists with up to 100 symbols Hot-Key Order Entry
  • $100 monthly software fee
  • $25,000 minimum funding requirement
  • Real-time global market data
  • Alarms and alerts
  • Integrated add-ons
  • Backed by stable and resilient infrastructure

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Futures Trading Platforms


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Quick Screen Trading (QST)

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Trading Technologies (TT)

Industry-leading software that provides a superior way to view, analyze and trade.

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