Lightspeed Trading Review

Customer's Rating: brokerage ratings

How is Lightspeed Trading brokerage firm rated in Barron's 2015 best online brokerage ranking?

Lightspeed Trading earns 3.5 stars and takes tenth place in the Barron's Best Online Brokers ranking. The brokerage receives the best points scored for trading experience and technology, customer service, education and cost.

The broker comes in tenth place right after a group of six 4-star rated big well-known brokerage companies, which provide terrific trading tools. These brokers include TD Ameritrade, TradeStation, Merrill Edge, Ally Invest and Charles Schwab and and Etrade, which are rated from 4th to 9th places, respectively.

Let us take a look at Lightspeed Trading's survey rankings.


Barron's Rankings and Rating 2016: Lightspeed Trading

  • Trading Experience & Technology 4.4
  • Usability 3.9
  • Mobile 3.5
  • Ranges of Offerings 2.1
  • Research Amenities 2.8
  • Portfolio Analysis and Reports 2.5
  • Customer Service & Education 4.3
  • Costs 4.1

Here are Lightspeed Trading's strongest advantages recognized by Barron's this year:

  • Personal service and low trading commissions
  • Access to Lightspeed's trading engine form a number of downloadable programs
  • Lightspeed’s Trader API

Here it is what Barron's says about Lightspeed Trading: "Lightspeed offers a lot of personal service along with low commissions, which can be negotiated even lower based on activity. The firm considers itself a “platform-neutral execution venue,” meaning customers can choose from a number of downloadable programs, some from third parties, to access their trading engine. Among them are the firm’s own Lightspeed Trader and Sterling as well as RealTick.

Lightspeed’s Trader API allows clients to automate otherwise manual trading strategies by converting them into program- generated strategies. Through a Lightspeed partnership with TradeIdeas, users are able to build and back test any strategy and automate it through the Lightspeed API. The platform is quite stable – and executes very quickly."

In 2016, Lightspeed Trading is not included in any category of Barron's best brokers such the best brokers for long-term investing, best brokers for novices, best brokers for frequent traders, best brokers for options traders, best brokers for in-person service, and best brokers for international traders.

The annual Barron's survey is the industry most prestigious ranking of trading companies for high-net-worth active investors. It celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Visit Barron's Best Online Brokers 2016 to see rankings and ratings of all 16 firms participated in the survey 2016.


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