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PhotonTrader Features

PhotonTrader was rewritten in .NET  (finished early 2009) to deliver the latest in performance-engineered trading efficiency. It continues to be updated weekly to optimize execution processing speeds as new exchange modifications are released.   Photon connects to a proprietary API, also written in .NET, completed in 2009. The Photon API raises the industry bar with cutting edge efficiency and ease of use.

*STP – Straight through processing, meaning we manage your orders from the front to the back!*

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General Features

  • Direct access to many of the world’s leading exchanges.
  • Numerous options for configuring your trade preferences.
  • Lightening-fast execution times.
  • Flexible workspace layouts.
  • Workspace layouts follow you from machine to machine.
  • Completely customizable user interface, including colors, fonts, window size etc.

Basic Trading Features

  • Easy and quick trade entry, modification and cancellation.
  • Multiple order entry methods including Matrix, Market Depth and Trade Pads.
  • Color-coded time-and-sales window with custom filters.
  • Standard order types – Limit, Stop, Market.
  • Customizable Market View (Level 1 exchange quotes).

Advanced Trading Features

  • OCO Orders, Bracket Orders.
  • Customizable “Tactics” for creation of Strategies such as triple contingencies.
  • Automatics scale in and scale out with  trailing stops.
  • “Cancel All” button to immediately close open orders.
  • “Flatten” button to close all open positions.

Additional Advanced Features

  • Link windows so that a change of symbol in one window changes the others.
  • Add/Remove columns in all grid windows including Level 1 quotes (MarketView).
  • Customize default trading quantities and levels by symbol.
  • Programmable hot keys make it easy to quickly enter and exit trades.


  • Float windows anywhere on your multi-monitor screen.
  • Utilize a “heads-up” display by floating the Trade Pad directly over your charts – no need to shift your focus to enter a trade.
  • Save multiple desktops/layouts and move rapidly between them.
  • Automatically retrieve your desktops/layouts when trading from a different machine – very useful when moving between office, home and laptop(s).

Help and Support

  • The application automatically updates to the latest version upon log-in.
  • Instant access to the Photon Control Center (help) via built in instant-messaging.
  • Free One-On-One training upon request.
  • Extensive help files and instructional videos make it easy to get the most out of PhotonTrader Pro.