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Company Overview

PhotonTrader Services provides a full range of client support. We’ll help you get it up and running, teach you how to use it, and provide ongoing support.

PhotonTrader is a software and technology company headquartered in Illinois that caters to a wide variety of futures traders looking for an execution advantage.

Why PhotonTrader?

PhotonTrader is a state-of-the-art market analysis and trade execution platform that began its journey in 2002. Our platform was designed and built by Principals who were members of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and understood the requirements of speed, reliability, and customization.  In 2008, the platform was re-written completely from the bottom up on a new framework that now provides an even faster and more robust experience. 

The infrastructure is in place to service and support users of all types. Most importantly, it has been configured to be expandable and scalable to meet the investment industry’s continually expanding technology needs. Over 23,000 hours (and counting) of programming has gone into building PhotonTrader and the Photon API. PhotonTrader is rich with features and data connectivity options that can be customized to accommodate nearly any type of trader or strategy. PhotonTrader Services provides access to PhotonTrader through multiple FCM’s and IB partners, and links to over 20 exchanges globally. Platform pricing is very competitive to keep costs low and reduce expenses for all levels of traders.

Sign up for a simulator and watch our tutorial videos to see the cutting edge advantage of PhotonTrader in action!


Why PhotonTrader Services?

PhotonTrader Services is our educational division that offers trading tutorials, trading webinars and trading forums. Damon Pavlatos, the founder of PhotonTrader Services has 40 years in the trading industry. Damon will be leveraging his relationships to bring in some of the most successful traders and trading educators to help the trading community.

PhotonTrader Services is committed to delivering what traders need to be successful!

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PhotonTrader links to over 20 exchanges globally
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(...and counting!) Hours of development invested into PhotonTrader and the Photon API
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Built by CME members with over 25 years trading experience
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Serving traders since 2002. Our platform is continuously updated to adapt to the needs of traders.

PhotonTrader provides:

  • Customization to suit nearly all trading methods
  • Expandability and scalability
  • Speed and reliability
  • Large library of features and data connectivity options
  • Choice of multiple FCMs and IB partners
  • Access to over 20 global exchanges
  • Competitive pricing
  • Tutorial videos, trading webinars, trading forums
  • A commitment to what it takes for traders to be successful