Trading platform comparison

We're pleased to offer you a choice of trading platforms to suit your unique needs and individual trading style.

Lightspeed TraderLightspeed Web & MobileSterling Trader ProSterling Vol TraderEZE EMS (formerly Realtick Pro)
Markets
Equities
Options
Complex options (3 or 4 legs)
Futures
Equities
Options
Complex options (3 or 4 legs)
Futures
Equities
Options
Complex options (3 or 4 legs)
Futures
Equities
Options
Complex options (3 or 4 legs)
Futures
Equities
Options
Complex options (3 or 4 legs)
Futures
Pricing
Level I
Level II
Level I
Level II
Level I
Level II
Level I
Level II
Level I
Level II
After hours trading
4am - 8am ET
6:30am - 8pm ET
6am - 8pm ET
4am - 8pm ET
Trading platform features
Conditional orders
Watchlists
Hotkey order entry
Customizable order routes
Basket order entry
Customizable charts with studies
40+ custom layouts
Market scanners
Advanced window linking
Historical options data
Conditional orders
Watchlists
Hotkey order entry
Customizable order routes
Basket order entry
Customizable charts with studies
40+ custom layouts
Market scanners
Advanced window linking
Historical options data
Conditional orders
Watchlists
Hotkey order entry
Customizable order routes
Basket order entry
Customizable charts with studies
40+ custom layouts
Market scanners
Advanced window linking
Historical options data
Conditional orders
Watchlists
Hotkey order entry
Customizable order routes
Basket order entry
Customizable charts with studies
40+ custom layouts
Market scanners
Advanced window linking
Historical options data
Conditional orders
Watchlists
Hotkey order entry
Customizable order routes
Basket order entry
Customizable charts with studies
40+ custom layouts
Market scanners
Advanced window linking
Historical options data
Monthly software fee$1301
(software rebates available)
None$230-$260$600$350
Monthly market data feesVariableNone*VariableNone*Variable
Account minimum$10,000$10,000$25,000$25,000$25,000
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We strive to deliver products, services, and tools that empower our traders' success and help them to reach their goals.

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