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Speedtrader vs. Lightspeed (For Daytraders)

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Newport Beach,CA,USA
 
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Speedtrader vs. Lightspeed (For Daytraders)

Hi All,
I have been with TD (TOS) for a few years and am at a point where I need to have a faster broker that is more geared towards day trading. I don't mind paying a little bit of commission and I can do about a 1000 trades per year.
The 2 brokers that stand out are Speedtrader and Lightspeed, and there is plenty of good information about their platforms and such, but I don't see much info on the companies themselves..

Comparing these to TD or Schwab which are multi billion dollar companies, how secure are Lightspeed or Speedtrader as far as parking a relatively large sum of money with them? Are they publicly held or private? Has anyone had a problem withdrawing their funds from either?
How is their customer service?

I see that Speedtrader has been in business since 1999 and Lightspeed since 2006. So they have been around for a while but certainly not as long as TD or Schwab. Is there extra measures you guys suggest one takes to insure their account when doing business with smaller companies?

Thanks so much,

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Chicago IL USA
 
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Have not used either of them but I have been using Tradestation for 3 years now. Very happy with there services.

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Newport Beach,CA,USA
 
Experience: Advanced
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Broker: TD
Trading: Daytrader
 
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barabas View Post
Have not used either of them but I have been using Tradestation for 3 years now. Very happy with there services.

Does tradestation offer Direct Market Access?

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Does tradestation offer Direct Market Access?

no

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