Downloads and Documentation

Getting Started With Lightspeed Trader

*If you are unsure if your Operating System supports 64-bit programs, install the 32-bit version of Lightspeed Trader.
**VPN Users upgrading to 64-bit version of Lightspeed Trader must also upgrade their VPN Software below

Technology Requirements 

We recommend the following minimum specifications for the Lightspeed Trader platform:

  • Processor: 2.0+ GHz Intel Core-i3 - or - AMD A6 Series or better
  • Memory: 6 GB of RAM
  • Operating System: Windows 8 or later, OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
  • Hard Drive: 300MB free space
  • Cable Modem or DSL with at least 10 Mbps download speed and at least 3 Mbps upload speed
  • Trading over Wi-Fi (wireless network connection) is not recommended

In order to obtain maximum performance, we recommend the following upgrades:

  • Processor: 3.0+ GHz Intel Core-i7 - or - AMD A10 Series or better
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Operating System: Windows Only: Windows 10 or later
  • Hard Drive: 300MB free space (systems with SSD hard drive perform considerably better overall)
  • Cable Modem or DSL with at least 25 Mbps download speed and at least 5 Mbps upload speed
  • Trading over WiFi (wireless network connection) is not recommended

Manuals, Guides, and Tools

Order Entry Documentation

Release NotesUser GuidesTraining Videos
The IPOX® Week, April 19th, 2021

Ahead of key earnings, corporate actions propel IPOX® 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) to strong week. IPOX® 100 Europe (ETF: FPXE) eyes fresh all-time high as BioNTech (BNTX US: +24.07%) soars. IPOX® SPAC (SPAC) declines as poor performance of consummated deals weighs on SPAC sentiment. Track global deal flow here: Muted global risk (VIX: -2.64%) Read More

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Sean Dekmar’s Top 4 Tips for Identifying Breakout Stocks

By: Montana Timpson Professional trader Sean Dekmar, CEO of and head trader of Dekmar Trade Trading Community, joined Lightspeed in a live webinar, The Top 4 Things to Look For In A Breakout Stock, showcasing key factors to watch for in identifying breakout stocks. Characteristics of Breakout Stocks According to Dekmar, strong breakout stocks Read More

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Support and Resistance: Technical Analysis Techniques and Advanced Trading Strategies

By: Montana Timpson Support and resistance are powerful pillars in active trading, and many trading strategies are predicated on technical analyses of these statistical charting indicators. As one of the most widely followed technical analysis techniques, support and resistance can provide active traders with detailed insights into predictive price trends for the highest likelihood of Read More

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Democracy Is Back in U.S. Stocks

By: Spencer Israel For the first time in eight years, the U.S. stock market is not an oligopoly. From March 2013—when the S&P 500 made new all-time highs—until 2020, the group of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Netflix thoroughly dominated all other stocks. By last summer, the group accounted for more than a quarter Read More

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The IPOX® Week, April 12th, 2021

IPOX® 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) outperforms soaring U.S. benchmarks ahead of Options expiration week. Weak China weighs on IPOX® International (ETF: FPXI). IPOX® 100 Europe (ETF: FPXE) jumps as IPOX Nordic (IPND) sets all-time closing high Friday. IPOX® SPAC (SPAC) gains +1.04% to 1.24% YTD. Coinbase (COIN US) and AppLovin (APP US) lined up. The Read More

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