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Photon is the Marketcetera Automated Trading Platform UI client. Photon is what's know as a fat client, meaning it is a standalone native executable as opposed to a thin client, which is typically made available via a web browser. To use Photon, you must install the Photon component for your platform and architecture. See the installation guide for more information on installing Photon.

Launching Photon

Photon uses the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. If you're familiar with the Eclipse IDE, Photon will look very familiar to you. On Windows, an entry for Photon will have been added to your Start menu or Desktop, as you requested during installation. On Linux, to start Photon:

$ cd marketcetera-2.2.1
$ . ./
$ cd photon
$ ./photon

On OSX, there is a which you can add to your toolbar or Applications folder.

Logging In

Photon can run by itself, however, most of its utility comes from connecting to other components in the Marketcetera Automated Trading Platform stack, like the Order Routing System and one or more Strategy Agents. Upon start, Photon prompts you to log in to an Order Routing System.



  1. Logging in
    1. Local host
    2. Another host
    3. Default credentials
    1. General
      1. Console
    2. Market Data
      1. Market Data
      2. Market Depth
    3. Photon
      1. Average Price
      2. Currency Order Ticket
      3. FIX Message Details
      4. FIX Messages
      5. Fills
      6. Future Order Ticket
      7. Open Orders
      8. Option Order Ticket
      9. Stock Order Ticket
    4. Positions
      1. Positions
    5. Strategy Category
      1. Project Explorer
      2. Strategy Engines
      3. Trade Suggestions
  3. Perspectives
    1. Equity
    2. Option
    3. Future
    4. Currency
    5. Strategy
    6. Custom
  4. Market Data Adapters
    1. Marketcetera
    2. Bogus
    3. Yahoo
    4. CSV
    5. Commercial Adapters
      1. Activ Financial
      2. Thompson Reuters
      3. Lime
      4. NYSE
      5. ICE
      6. Nordpool
  5. Configuration
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