10 golden tips on creating awesome and lasting custom chats!

This is a guest post by one of our moderators, @JasperForex. Thanks for sharing your insights!

Two years ago users got the ability to create custom public chat rooms to talk to each other and share ideas in real-time. There was clearly a need for it – over 210 rooms were created so far, some of which became very popular. To tidy up and structure the environment, we did a spring cleanup last March, where our moderation team methodically evaluated each and every one of them, trimming back the landscape to 46 viable, value-adding rooms. Since then, only members with upgraded plans can request new rooms, which are reviewed upon creation and periodically after. The collection of rooms has now grown to 55.

There are basically 5 types of custom rooms:

  1. Instrument Rooms, discussing tradable assets e.g. Gold Discussion or Oil (WTI / Brent)
  2. Strategy Rooms, discussing systems to achieve profitability e.g. Andrews Pitchfork Traders or Supply & Demand Trading
  3. Signature Rooms, where a specific member interacts with the community regarding his / her precise method and ideas e.g. nmike Divergence Trading Room or Key Hidden Levels
  4. Country / Language Rooms, where non-English speaking members can chat in their native language e.g. Romanian Traders or Brazilian Traders
  5. Topical Rooms, discussing trading or site related themes e.g. Pine Script Editor or Community Powered Technical Help

Unfortunately, about 80% of all created custom rooms turn out to be unviable. They either lack an audience, suffer from insufficient activity or wind up being abandoned. To increase the success rate and based on extensive experience reviewing and monitoring these rooms, our moderators have crafted 10 golden tips to creating awesome and lasting custom chats. The key driver behind these do’s and don’ts is the realization that any newly created room is competing for attention with 55 already established rooms with loyal visitors.

The tips below are from @JasperForex, a moderator on TradingView.

  1. Be inclusive! Go for a topic that’s compelling and relevant to a broad group of members. Narrowly defined rooms serving a niche audience often don’t make it.
  2. Be original! Search the existing chats before creating a new one, to avoid making a (near) duplicate.
  3. Be as clear as crystal! Give the room a clear and concise purpose and title. These are your rooms calling card and most members will ignore ambiguous rooms.
  4. Be an effective advocate! Share the link to the chat with your followers and bring it to the attention of those who may be interested in the topic.
  5. Be committed! Show commitment to the chatroom you created, by regularly spending time there to keep the conversation going. If the creator abandons a room, why would other visitors return? And remember: small talk and pleasantries are fine, but sharing ideas is what counts. That makes visitors return.
  6. Be established! We are not going to lie or sugarcoat it: it helps a lot if the creator has an established record of achievement with the TradingView community. Rooms created by new / little known members rarely make it.
  7. Know your role! Don’t create your own rules for the room and try to enforce them. You are its creator, not its moderator and making up well-meant but unofficial rules will only confuse others. The House Rules apply to all chats.
  8. Give before you get! Don’t create a chat only to ask others for their opinion. Give your own view first and let others respond to that. Merely asking others for their viewpoints wont jump-start a lasting conversation.
  9. Check your mindset! Don’t create a chat expecting to quickly gain followers or reputation from it. Successful, lasting rooms are created based on what they can do for the community, not on what they can do for their creator.
  10. Don’t overpromise! Manage expectations about what the chat will bring. Visitors will stay away if promises are not kept or expectations remain unfulfilled.

If you have an upgraded plan and are thinking about creating a new custom room, you can now take advantage of these tips to increase the chance of creating an awesome, long lasting chat. Who knows, maybe you will create something that eventually receives hundreds or even thousands of messages daily!

Help TradingView become more Japanese!

Hi,

Help us translate TradingView into Japanese and we’ll comp your Pro Plus plan while you do it (and give you 3 months free after)! Interested? Read on!

TradingView is meant to be truly international, with local traders sharing ideas in their local language. Recently we enabled quite a few local subcommunities, and eventually they will have local data, news, chat in the local language, etc.

We invite you to help with the Japanese translation project! There are no legal agreements or anything scary, but there are a few things to qualify for the free Pro Plus plan:

If you are interested, simply drop us a line via email translate@tradingview.com. After we pick the candidates, we’ll notify them over email. Arigatou!

TradingView Team

TradingView goes to Turkey!

We launched a Turkish version for our trading community >> https://tr.tradingview.com/

Did you know that Turkey has one of the most rapidly growing trading communities in the world? TradingView now offers a free and completely localized charting and trading platform!

Most of the trading platforms used in Turkey are in English, which causes difficulties for some traders. Now you can trade, share, learn and express your thoughts in Turkish!

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TradingView partners with Drivewealth to enable stock trading!

TradingView now supports the DriveWealth broker for trading equities directly from our platform. The cool thing about Drivewealth is that they claim to make it super easy for traders from different countries to trade US stocks.

We keep improving TradingView by adding more brokers, so that our community can research and analyze trading ideas, AND act on those ideas in seconds if needed.

“Our partnership with TradingView will provide investors worldwide with a seamless social-trading experience,” said Robert Cortright, Founder and CEO of DriveWealth. “This latest integration empowers traders by giving them the ability to access insight, analyze trends, and execute trades, all on one platform.”

Drivewealth is supported through the CQG infrastructure, so you’ll need to get a CQG-enabled login from them if you want to trade from TradingView. Then simply open the Trading Panel at the bottom of the chart and plug in the account + password.

About DriveWealth (from their official site)

DriveWealth Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of DriveWealth Technologies, LLC and DriveWealth, LLC. DriveWealth Technologies, LLC is the technology service and financial education provider for DriveWealth, LLC. DriveWealth, LLC (www.drivewealth.com), member FINRA and SIPC, is a mobile and global full carrying broker dealer for retail investors. DriveWealth provides a low cost, easy-to-use US equities investing platform to individuals worldwide. DriveWealth also partners with businesses around the world to offer its Brokerage as a Service platform, which allows global financial institutions to give their clients access to US listed securities.

Changes to FXCM CFD data

As many of our users already know, FXCM CFD data will be available only to FXCM account holders. We are getting lots of questions about the upcoming transition and we want to clarify that the situation is due to a request by FXCM. TradingView can’t affect the situation.  

It’s important to understand that we do not force anyone to create or use an FXCM account – we simply found a way for you to keep access to FXCM CFD data if you really need it. You’ll need either a demo or live account on FXCM, and the verification on TradingView takes only a couple of clicks. Creating a demo account on FXCM also takes a couple of minutes and doesn’t put any obligations on you.

At the same time we want to highlight that each FXCM CFD symbol has an alternative, including official symbols from CME, BME, ASX, NYMEX, etc. We will also offer refund options for unused periods going forward to users for whom this is a serious disruption.

Our chart and widget users can switch to alternative symbols:

INDEX:DXY (EOD) or ICEUSA:DX1! (EOD) = Dollar Index
INDEX:FTSE (EOD) = FTSE 100 index
INDEX:SPX (EOD) = SPX index
INDEX:BNG (EOD) = Natural Gas
INDEX:IUXX (EOD) = NASDAQ 100 index
INDEX:NKY (EOD) = Nikkei 225 index
INDEX:HSI (EOD) = Hang Seng Index
INDEX:DAX (EOD) or EUREX:DY1! (EOD) = DAX index
INDEX:CAC (EOD) = French 40 index
INDEX:MOY0 (EOD) or EUREX:FX1! (EOD) = Euro stoxx 40
INDEX:BIC (EOD) = COPPER
EUREX:GG1! (EOD) = Euro Bund
INDEX:DOWI (EOD) = DOW industrials, wall street 30 shares.
FX_IDC:USDWTI = USOIL WTI
FX_IDC:USDBRO = UKOIL BRENT
FX_IDC:XAUUSD = GOLD
FX_IDC:XAGUSD = SILVER
FX_IDC:XPDUSD = PALLADIUM
FX_IDC:XPTUSD = PLATINUM

TradingView Social: Top 7 User Claims Moderators Can’t Help With

Moderator – a person who spends a ton of time for free sifting through content, makes life better for most, is hated by some. Gets tons of respect from TradingView.

Any community needs moderation – just like we have laws, police and judges in real-life. Especially when it’s large and crazy-fast growing.

So, what’s a person gotta do to be a mod at TradingView?

    • Uphold the House Rules
    • Report bugs & consult on features
    • Review all published material to make sure it’s clean
    • Check on reports of inappropriate content
    • Evaluate public chat rooms
    • Manage disputes
    • Handle duplicate accounts
    • Answer questions and issues from members
    • Not get paid! This is entirely volunteer work to help the community be the best it can be

Ready, Set, Go!

1: “I have a paid plan, I can’t get banned! If I’m banned, I should get my money back.”

It’s basically like real-life (or at least like it should be) – if you pay $ that doesn’t mean you get separate rules.

A paid plan on TradingView gives you extra features, which you keep if you are banned from the social piece. There’s no difference if you are a free user or paid one in banning practice – democracy at its finest :)

2: “I just published an idea that I am not happy with. I will ask a moderator to delete it for me.”

Moderators cannot delete ideas. Keeping all ideas up is a policy we made at TradingView on purpose – to keep everyone honest with themselves and each other. Made an error? That’s fine! Something can be learned from it.

Mods can hide ideas only if they violate our publication guidelines, and NOT on request. Think about it. If ideas could be hidden on request, how can you be sure someone’s profile is a complete picture?

Transparency and accountability are two key elements that make TradingView a trustworthy community.

3: “There are some rules I don’t agree with, so I just won’t abide by those. And if I get moderated, I will explain the invalidity of those rules and tell the moderator to let me be.”

If you wish to discuss a rule, create a thread on GetSatisfaction. If there are many good and valid arguments, we may change it.

If you create a TradingView account you confirm that you’ll follow all existing rules. It’s your responsibility to know them and abide by them. There’s nothing too crazy, mostly just common sense. If you don’t agree – don’t use the social features.

4: “I am being moderated based on a rule that I did not know existed. That’s unfair because I wasn’t aware that what I did isn’t allowed.”

See point 3. It’s your responsibility to know the latest House Rules. Our advice is to regularly check for updates and to read the related blog posts.

5: “Moderators are overzealous in removing content. This hinders free exchange of opinions and ideas.”

All moderation actions are logged, counted, reported and analyzed on a monthly basis. Here are some Interesting statistics. In 2016, so far:

  • 0.3% of all chat messages were deleted
  • 0.5% of all idea comments were deleted
  • 0.8% of all published ideas were made invisible.

These stats clearly show that mods are not overzealous, over 99% of all content is left untouched.

6: “Moderators are just volunteers, they have no real authority. I don’t need to follow their guidance.”

Moderators are official TradingView reps. We trust their judgement equip them to deal with content issues and members who violate our guidelines.

They have full authority and all members should follow their guidance. Founders have daily contact on ongoing issues and are aware of what’s happening.

And yes, they are volunteers. They don’t get paid by us. At all. They definitely deserve a major thumbs up and tons of respect for the tremendous amount of time and effort they put in for the sake of everyone.

7: “If 2 members commit the exact same violation, then they should both be moderated the exact same way. Not doing so would be unfair.”

Not necessarily. Each situation is a little different – mods look at the violation and previous history to determine what’s fair. Each consecutive violation results in a longer ban.

So if 2 members commit the exact same violation, but one has a history of bad behavior, while the other has never been banned before, they will be moderated differently.

Hope we dispelled any misconceptions once and for all! Remember, moderators are volunteers who day-in-day-out do important work for all of us. They are driven by their enthusiasm and love for this site. It would not be the same place without them.

Thanks for staying with us!

TradingView Founders and Moderators

 

The more the merrier! Closed beta testing for trading through OANDA is starting

As promised, we continue ramping up and adding more brokers. This time it’s a well-known FX broker Oanda that you can trade with. Oanda’s official homepage – https://www.oanda.com/

The closed beta test will be rather quick and we need a small group of beta testers. The group has to be able to provide detailed and high-quality feedback. To apply to be a beta tester, send a private message to @admin. If you are selected, admin will send you instructions on how to activate the account.

Important: Currently US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia accounts are supported. New European and Australian accounts (v20) and Japanese accounts are NOT YET supported. However, existing accounts (more than a few months old) will work fine.

The questions and issues have to be sent using the Report Issue button, with the issue type selected as Trading and broker as OANDA, and include the order ID (if applicable).

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Changes to FXCM CFD data – starting Monday August 15 will be available only to FXCM account holders

Starting Monday August 15, FXCM СFD data will be available only to FXCM account holders. If you have an FXCM account, you will be able to log in and get your account verified and get access to real-time CFD data from FXCM. Please make sure to update the symbols in your workspaces, charts and watchlists to new ones before the service turns off. Thanks!

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Trading through FXCM is now live on TradingView!

We added yet another broker to our platform – this time it’s FXCM! You can now trade directly from the charts; both live and demo accounts are supported.

* Note: this is available only on the new version of the site.

To trade through FXCM from TradingView:

  • Create an account with FXCM.
  • Login to https://new.tradingview.com with your TradingView account.
  • Choose FXCM in the trading panel and login using your FXCM account details.

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You can trade through a live or demo account:

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You’ll see 3 tabs after logging in: Positions, Orders and Account Summary:

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We made a new convenient order ticket window, which you can open from the Buy/Sell panel, the right-click menu or through the Account Manager. What’s new:

  • Ability to specify the order in pips.
  • Calculation of potential risks, reward and risk/reward ratio.

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* Note: Mini-accounts are NOT currently supported.

Please send any issue reports and questions through the built in messaging system. Choose the issue type that fits your case, the broker and order ID (if applicable). Thanks and enjoy!

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Over ONE MILLION trading ideas shared!

Just a few months ago we celebrated reaching 500,000 published ideas and 400,000 shared chart snapshots (over 900k ideas in total).

We encouraged you all to keep sharing, but looks like no encouragement was needed :) Today the TradingView community hit a major milestone of over one million trading ideas!

Every single day, on average, 750 new public ideas are published, 500 new chart snapshots are shared and 12,000 chat messages are sent – all discussing market conditions in real-time.

On peak days our community hits 1,000 new published ideas, 800 new chart snapshots (that’s 1,800+ new ideas shared in just one day!) and 18,500 chat messages. The public chats also reached 11,000,000 all-time chat messages.

A great community is active and engaged – judging by these numbers you guys are awesome! We are grateful for your commitment to keep sharing your views on the market on this scale. This inspires us to keep improving the site with great features, powerful tools, new exchanges, localized versions and intuitive designs.

Let’s keep sharing and hitting more milestones!

Depth of Market (DOM) trading is now supported through CQG on TradingView!

We are happy to announce a new trading tool on TradingView – Depth of market (DOM).  It’s already available on the charting platform, check it out!

What is Depth of Market?

Depth of Market, aka the Order Book, is a window that shows how many open buy and sell orders there are at different prices for a security. Let’s say the current price is $1, the DOM will show how many orders there are at $0.90, $1.05, etc. It’s a great tool to see where the supply and demand levels are.

How do I open DOM?

  • Connect to your CQG account.
  • Click the ↑↓ button at the top right of the chart
  • DOM for the current security will open
    • If it’s empty, then the symbol you are looking at cannot be traded through CQG.

Main parts of a DOM window explained

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Which data used for DOM?

The data is streamed from CQG. The data in the DOM and the chart may be slightly different since various data sources are used.

Data is shown in a semi-static format. This means that the price rows are fixed while the price moves within the shown range. If the price moves above or below the visible range it’s recentered after 5 seconds. The 5-second timer is the middle icon, and you can recenter the current price immediately by clicking it.  

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To look at prices above or below the visible range – use your mouse wheel, drag a cell up and down, or use the navigation buttons under the row.

 

Placing and changing orders

To place a market order simply click Buy Market or Sell Market. The number shows how many securities will be bought or sold, you specify that at the top of the DOM window. It also syncs with the floating trading panel.

You can place orders at a specific prices To buy – click the cell at a price you want in the left column, to sell – in the right one.

These orders will be Limit or Stop orders by default. Logically, if you want to buy below current price it will be a Limit order, and to buy above will be a Stop. For selling – above price will be a Limit, and below is a Stop. The picture below illustrates this.
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If you want to place an order which is DIFFERENT from the defaults described above, hold the CTRL button on your keyboard and click the cell you want. The order type will be reversed Stop  ↔ Limit.

You can use the right-click menu to place an order:

DOM context menu

By default there’s a Confirmation dialog that pops up. If you want to turn this off, you can do so in the settings.

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How to change an order

  1. Click the tag with the number next to the DOM – this is your order tag. You can then change any settings that you like, and click MODIFY.

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      2. Click and drag the order tag to another price level. The same dialog will pop open.

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Marker colors and what they mean

Active “Limit Buy” and “Limit Sell” orders are green.

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Active “Stop Buy” and “Stop Sell” orders are red.

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Active “StopLimit Buy” и “StopLimit Sell” orders are yellow. The limit level of such orders is duller in color, and the Stop level is more vibrant.

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Cancelling orders

  • To cancel only one order, click the X next to the order’s tag.
  • To cancel all buy orders, click the X under the blue buying column on the left.
  • To cancel all sell orders, click the X under the red selling column on the right.
  • To cancel all orders, click the CXL ALL at the bottom of the DOM window

 

Positions and what you can do with it

If you are in a position on this symbol (you either bought or sold some), your position size will be shown as a number at the top of the DOM. If you bought (in a long position) the box will be blue, and if you sold (in a short position) it will be red.

Long position (you are hoping the price will go up!)

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Short position (you are hoping the price will go down!)

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To close the position or reverse it, use the Flatten or Reverse buttons at the bottom of the DOM.

Hope you enjoy this new tool! As always, we are excited to hear about any suggestions and feedback, or if you have any issues. Please use the Report Issues button at the bottom right of the chart to report!

Stock Screener – open beta testing is starting!

A stock screener is a great search tool for investors and traders to filter stocks based on metrics that you specify. For example, if you are looking for the cheapest companies that make the most money, you’d filter for Lowest P/E ratio – and the screener will show you those!

You can work with the screener directly from the chart:

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Or in a separate page

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User interface has the following features:

  1. Table with filtered results
  2. Refresh button
  3. Column setup
  4. Configuration menu
  5. Quick access to preset filters
  6. Filters
  7. Filter menu

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  • In the configuration and filter setup menus you can use prebuilt setups, or make your own. You can add new columns, change their order and save your custom look with the “Save Columns As” button

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  • You can add setups to Quick Access by pressing the star

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  • You can also pick the required setup right in the table with filtered results. Simply click the needed column and choose the filter icon

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We hope you’ll find the Stock Screener useful for your analysis! Send your feedback and any issues through the Report Issue button.

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TradingView launches a Spanish version!

Buena noticia! Today we are officially rolling out the Spanish version of TradingView!

Click to tweet this exciting piece of news (you can edit the message)

Spanish users currently represent the third-largest language community on TradingView. We are happy to offer a completely localized interface for charts and social features. In the Spanish version users can publish and discuss ideas in Spanish, and chats are only in Spanish as well.

TradingView offers intraday real-time data on Spanish stocks and indexes for a full-featured market overview. Habla Español ? Bienvenido TradingView en Español!

FXCM Trading – Second stage of closed beta testing

What’s new:

  • New dialog for placing orders (only available on the Beta version of the main site, i.e. the New Design option). It has the highly demanded ability to place orders in pips! You can also conveniently see your risks in % and $, and the Risk/Reward ratio.
  • MT4 accounts are now supported, but require very thorough testing.
  • Fixed issues that were located during the first stage of beta testing. For example, the ability to place SL and TP with a limit or stop orders on US accounts, and also a longer working session without logging off.

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If you are already a beta tester for FXCM trading, you can simply continue testing the new functionality and sending us your feedback/issues through the Report Issue button. If you want to become a beta tester, simple send indicate your interest in a private message to the user @admin.957eb436cf

Thanks!

TipTV Finance – Post-Brexit Show with TradingView users

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TipTV‘s CEO Nick Batsford hosts Alessio Rastani (who runs an education service called LeadingTrader), and in their weekly TradingView they discuss ideas posted by our users! Coming in under 20 min, it’s great market and technical commentary from a couple of experts, and entertaining as well! This week’s 5 chosen ideas were from:

Silver-Silver

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KVE (2 ideas!)

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House Rules Update!

Please note that our House Rules have been updated in two areas:

Idea status updates

Idea status updates were introduced in October, 2015, as a way for authors to provide quick updates on the management of their published ideas. Possible status updates are: trade active, order cancelled, target reached, stop reached, etc. We also created the possibility to add snapshots and comments. The purpose of adding status updates is, and always has been, to add important information that is relevant to the original trade idea.

Unfortunately we noticed that this feature is often used for other reasons: to promote websites, to announce webinars, to showcase YouTube videos, to link to Facebook groups, to market signal services, to ask for likes and follows, or to have prolonged public debates with individual members. This was never the intention of idea updates and we have updated the house rules to make this clear. From now on, only relevant information that is directly related to the published idea will be allowed as status updates.

Political discourse

Geopolitics is one of the areas which fundamental analysts look at to determine risk in the market and to find opportunities to trade. As such, it’s perfectly fine to address politics in ideas, comments and chats, as long as it’s part of market analysis that directly relates to a trade idea. However when people take sides in a combative way on a controversial geopolitical issue – for the sake of arguing one side and deriding the other, or for the sake of simply wanting to be right –  it often gets out of hand. Sooner or later this leads to personal attacks, discriminatory remarks, or even hate speech.

For this reason we decided to no longer allow contentious political discourse. Analyzing a certain political situation – for example the Brexit, Greece’s debt crisis or the US presidential election – and explaining how this could lead to trade opportunities is fine. Political zealotry is not fine. The goal is to keep conversations on point. Moderators will take appropriate actions with any content or users that violate this guideline. TradingView is an international website with members who have a variety of backgrounds, religions, cultures and political beliefs. What unites us is our passion for trading, our interest in financial markets and our enthusiasm for intelligent trade ideas. The House Rules are here to make sure this remains the focus of TradingView.

Please follow the link to read the rest of the rules.

Thank you for staying with us!