Futures and Options Trading Platforms

Futures and Options Trading Platforms


We are an independent IB with multiple clearing arrangements, thus we can offer most futures and options platforms available.  If you don't see what you are looking for, just ask!


DeCarley Trading and Zaner Group have worked hard to ensure our clients have access to one of the most sophisticated array of futures, options and FOREX platforms in the industry.  Whether you are looking for simple order entry, or complex analysis and charting...we have something for you.  However, with choice often comes confusion; please contact us at 1-866-790-TRADE(8723) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to simplify your search for the ultimate trading tool.

Photon Trader

PhotonTrader Futures Trading PlatformPhotonTrader is a high-end trading platform developed by professional traders (Damon Pavlatos and Linda Raschke) and is optimized for day and swing trading. 

Starts at $45 per month.


Photon Trader General Commodity Trading 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.
  • A 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 the 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 the symbol.
Programmable hotkeys 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.


MetaTrader5 (Mac Compatible web version)

DeCarley clients can connect their live futures trading accounts to the MetaTrader 5 platform via a CQG connection.


This platform does not support option trading, but MT5 offers a plethora of tools for comprehensive price analysis, the use of algorithmic trading applications (trading robots, Expert Advisor), and copy trading.

The MT5 platform represents the all-in-one concept and offers impressive analytical tools. The 21 timeframes available enable a comprehensive detailed analysis of all minor price movements. More than 80 technical indicators and analytical tools, including graphic objects, provide detailed analysis of quote dynamics.

 MT5 Futures Trading Platform with CQG connection

Furthermore, the analytical resources of the terminal are not limited to the built-in tools. Traders are welcome to choose between thousands of free-of-charge indicators from the Code Base, purchase or rent applications from the Market of more than 2500 ready-made algorithmic applications, as well as to order custom indicators from professional programmers through the Freelance service. With the high performance of the MQL5 programming language, you can create your own indicator with your own unique characteristics. All these features enhance the analytical capacity of your platform and your ability to achieve the most detailed and accurate technical analysis of quotes.

Futures Trading Mobile App

Full-fledged financial market trading can be enjoyed without even a desktop computer. The only thing you need to do is to install the mobile version of MetaTrader 5 for Android or iOS on your smartphone or tablet. Mobile applications support the full set of trading functions, provide extensive analytical capabilities through the use of technical indicators and graphical objects, as well as allow you to monitor account status, view your trading history, and more.

That's it! Financial markets are at your fingertips with the MetaTrader 5 mobile platform!


Motivewave (Mac Compatible)

Motivewave is a trading platform offering various levels of capabilities to fit any type of trader or futures market analyst. 

Starts at $18 per month. 

The platform is user-friendly and customizable with high-end charting, particularly for those interested in Elliot Wave. This is a great option for Mac users searching for trading software without compromising features and convenience. Further, Motivewave futures and options trading software is available in six different editions to meet the charting and trading needs of any budget. 


Some highlights include:

  • Market profile and market footprints
  • Advanced wave analysis with Fibonacci and Elliott Wave tools
  • Volume and order flow analysis tools such as TPO
  • Place orders directly from the chart
  • Scaling orders, brackets, and other advanced contingent orders
  • Built-in automated trading strategies
  • Build your own custom indicators and algorithmic trading systems
  • Strategy backtesting and optimization
  • Advanced replay mode
  • Market scanners and screening


CQG Desktop

CQG Desktop is a simplified CQG product capable of executing futures and options on futures trades, as well as analyzing and charting commodity markets. 

Web-based platform (Mac Compatible) with a mobile application.CQG Desktop Futures and Options on Futures Trading Platform

Cost: $25 per month plus 25 cents per trade.

CQG Desktop is the next generation of trading and data visualization from the original data and analytics expert you've trusted for more than 35 years. CQG Desktop offers trading, market data, charting, and analytics all in one easy-to-use product that can be customized to meet your trading needs.

The new web-based technology doesn't require any software to download so it's easier than ever to access the markets with CQG. Popular features from other CQG products have been built into CQG Desktop, making it an easy switch from CQG Trader for customers looking to take advantage of charts and better graphics, including heat maps, account monitors, and more.

Leveraging HTML5 as the framework, CQG Desktop offers more options for customization, including the ability to white label and/or integrate with other applications for maximum control over accounts, risk management, and customer experience. Embed CQG Desktop within your website, customer portal, third-party news or data application, and more. We're giving you the tools to leverage our global market coverage while still using the systems you want.

Key Futures and Options Trading Features

  • Charts and analytics
  • Hybrid Order Ticket (HOT)
  • Quote boards, Quote SpreadSheet, heatmaps
  • Orders and Positions
  • RSS news



Orion Multi-Trader

Orion MT's advanced charts feature a wide range of popular technical indicators, trading from the charts as well as the ability to launch strategies. Via the SuperDOM, Orion allows you to manage all your trades without losing focus on the markets. You can also launch complex strategy trading with a single click. This multi-asset trading platform also offers cutting-edge systems trading modules. Design your own strategy. No programming required.

Orion MT is a powerful multi-asset trading platform with a rich set of features including:Orion Multi-Asset Trading Platform with Futures and Options on Futures

  • Advanced Charting
  • Powerful Depth of Market Trading
  • Real-Time Streaming Quotes with Smart Alerts
  • Comprehensive Reports
  • Customizable Workspaces
  • Global Economic Calendar
  • Trade Futures, Futures Options

Advanced Subscriptions offer the following features:

  • Advanced Option Analytics
  • Advanced Strategy Trading
  • Specialized Charts
  • Mobile Access
  • Premium Systems

And more...






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