TradingView Social: Our Badges Explained

As you all know, some TradingView members have badges. They are easy to notice with white capital letters in a coloured box, displayed next to the username. There are 3 kinds of badges, each telling you something different about a member. We noticed they can be a source of confusion and misunderstanding, so in this post we will explain in detail what they mean.

The MOD badge

The green MOD badge is given to our moderators, to clearly identify them among our members. It’s a violation of House Rules for anyone to suggest to be or impersonate a moderator when they are not. This badge gives extra security to our members because it makes it obvious who is a mod and who isn’t, in case you have a question or need help. Members with this badge are official TradingView reps, so follow their guidance at all times!

Want to become a moderator? Msg mods, or @admin.

The TOP badge

The yellow TOP badge is given to anyone who becomes a top author. It appears on the profile page and on any post such as an idea, comment or chat message. This badge doesn’t appear on the People Page or on the leaderboards on the homepage. It can’t be bought and TradingView staff has no say in who gets one. Its earned by engaging the community. Each member occupying a spot on one of the 4 leaderboards (daily, weekly, monthly and all-time) has one for as long as this lasts. Hovering over the badge reveals which of these 4 was conquered! They each have 6 spots, so at any given time 6 – 24 members have a TOP badge though it’s usually 10 – 15 members. They form a select group within our community. It does not give extra reputation points and does not imply the holder is a top trader. It simply recognizes a big accomplishment on the social piece and provides extra exposure.

Want to become a top author? Here are 10 tips on gaining exposure and building reputation.

The PRO badge

The PRO badge is given to anyone with an upgraded plan, which include extra features. It comes in 4 colours: orange for the Pro plan, red for the Pro+ plan, green for the Premium plan and grey for the free trial. Hovering over it reveals the name of the plan. Members without a PRO badge use the freemium version of TradingView. Contrary to popular belief, you do not get one by having your idea voted to the top of the trending feed or by becoming a top author. It has nothing to do with our ranking system. Some belief the PRO badge means a member is a professional trader, who trades for a living. Obviously anyone with an upgraded plan likely takes trading and analysis seriously, but it does not indicate the person is a professional trader. It simply shows an upgraded plan was bought, which helps the community and the platform grow. An advantage of this badge on the social piece is the ability to create custom chats.

Thinking about upgrading? Check out this detailed comparison!

Combinations

We regularly get asked which is higher or better: MOD, TOP or PRO. Since they all refer to different things, this question cannot be answered. It’s possible to have more than 1 badge but we show only one and the TOP one always takes precedence. Hovering over a double badge shows the details of both.

Questions? Let us know! Msg mods@admin, or support@tradingview.com.

Posted by / September 25, 2016 / Posted in Social

New features added to the Stock Screener

The first new feature is search auto-refreshing (upgraded plans only)

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You can set a timer – such as 1, 2 or 10 minutes – and the search will be refreshed to reflect the latest data. The row with new data (if any) is highlighted.

Auto-refreshing always keeps your searches relevant and up-to-date!

The second new feature – Brazil is now available for screening stocks!

You can select it from the drop-down menu.
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If you have questions or find issues, send them using the Bug Report button (Issue Type – Stock Screener). We’ll be happy to help!

TradingView Social: Guilty as Charged! Our Strategy Bias Revealed.

This post is part of a series on how to make the most of the social piece on TradingView. Make sure you don’t miss any of them! We gave tips on creating awesome custom chats, explained how to gain exposure and build reputation, highlighted common user claims moderators can’t help with and warned about 5 things you should never do on TradingView. Here is the latest topic!

Researching, developing and perfecting the best strategy for you to trade requires a lot of effort on your part. TradingView has the tools to help you do just that, no matter what your strategy is. Whether it’s reviewing ideas, trying out different trading methods, backtesting or forwardtesting them, or creating a trading journal: our platform supports it all and more. This comprehensive approach is not always understood by everyone. Some people claim we are doing a disservice to our community by supporting strategies and allowing ideas to be published that they believe to be useless.

Some people say TradingView features too many harmonic ideas, which are fashionable, but ineffective, and diminish the site. Others say TradingView is partial to the Elliott Wave theory, which is subjective and inept, which reflects badly on the platform. Another group may say that we encourage fundamental analysis, which is misleading and devalues the site. Yet others say we have a bias toward indicators, which pull people into the wrong way of thinking and make us look unprofessional. Then there are those who say we show too many S&R based ideas, which have no edge and make TradingView unreliable.

With a highly engaged community like ours, there is no lack of strong opinions on strategies. Let us answer these claims once and for all: we are guilty as charged! Guilty of supporting every single strategy with 100+ intelligent drawing tools, every bar style you can think of, economic events, fundamental data, built-in indicators and the ability to create your own. All the tools you need are there. Should anything be missing, request it via Get Satisfaction and we will consider it. TradingView is highly customisable, so irrespective of your strategy, we support you every step of the way. To this charge we plead guilty.

TradingView encourages a free exchange of ideas where we don’t pick sides, don’t pick winners and losers and don’t put our thumb on the scale. We trust that the most valuable market views emerge from a fair competition of ideas in free public discourse where our community rates and critiques them. Democracy at its finest! We don’t discourage any discussion of ideas or strategies as long as it stays within the House Rules. So instead of responding to a bad idea by saying TradingView should not have allowed it, share a better idea and explain why. This way everyone can make up their own mind.

We support every analyst, chartist and trader -no matter the strategy- as they share their views on an even playing field. One of the criteria on which we select our moderators is the ability to rise above their own strategy and approach every idea with an open mind. They don’t moderate to separate the “good ideas” from the “bad ideas”. They moderate on compliance to our guidelines. So whether ideas are harmonic, wave-based, fundamental, or indicator-based: TradingView allows them to be shared. That does not make us unprofessional; it makes us an honest platform for trade ideas.

Thank you for understanding and thank you for staying with us!

TradingView Founders and Moderators

Posted by / September 21, 2016 / Posted in Social

TradingView Social: Real Talk! 5 things you should never do on TradingView.

This post is part of a series on how to make the most of the social piece on TradingView. Make sure you don’t miss any of them! We gave tips on creating awesome custom chats, explained how to gain exposure and build reputation and highlighted common user claims moderators can’t help with. Here is the latest topic!

Tradingview is a place where traders, investors, educators and market enthusiasts connect to share ideas and talk about the market. Actively participating accelerates your growth as a trader. There’s no better way to learn than being immersed in an environment that exposes you to many different ideas and strategies. Retail traders are empowered by professional-grade tools, real-time data and helpful ideas that were once available only to professional traders. Using TradingView can boost your knowledge of markets, methods and techniques and allow you to perfect your charting – and trading skills. Insights from the community can help you make profitable decisions. Since trading involves risk, we developed a platform that provides everything you need to responsibly learn and improve as a trader.

We realise that in spite of our efforts and intentions, sometimes members use TradingView and its rich content wrongly and do irresponsible things, inevitably leading to unmet expectations, lost money and in some cases, hardship. We know the stories; we listened to and consoled members who went through this. Our community is growing fast with 1 million+ engaged traders visiting monthly and 1,000+ new members joining daily. Among them are novice traders. This topic is directed especially (though not exclusively) at them, because with common sense and forewarning, certain mistakes can be avoided. We unabashedly stand by our mission of transparency and accountability, so get ready for some real talk based on real cases.

Before we continue, it’s important to note what TradingView is not. TradingView is NOT a signal service and NOT a marketplace for shady third-party content providers. TradingView is a place where people learn from each other and we want every published idea to be meaningful – detailed, descriptive and interesting – this is our main goal. To better understand how to publish ideas that get maximum visibility, please read the post on gaining exposure and building a reputation. Publishing simple signals with little or no explanation contradicts the overall idea of the site. It’s better to ignore such authors, because they probably want to sell you something. Every published idea should give you complete information about the trading method, giving you a chance to understand it and learn from it!

And now, without further ado: here are 5 things you should never do on TradingView.

1) Do not enroll in a training course from a highly rated member, thinking this will make you profitable right away.

Contributors are rated and ranked according to how the community values their contributions. Their reputation shows how much engagement they generate and how active they are, but it’s not a measure whether someone is a good trader or trainer. TradingView does not review, check or guarantee any third-party services promoted on its site. So it’s up to you to exercise due diligence before committing to a training course. Go to the member’s public journal and use our play feature on the last 100 ideas to see how they went. Request course details to review and ask prior students about their experience. Realise that even with a good training, it will take months of practice and a lot of dedication before you could be consistently profitable, if you are talented. There’s no magic pill. So if you don’t want to investigate a course and have an unrealistic expectation, it’s best not to enroll altogether. Just be smart about it!

2) Do not trade popular ideas with real money, expecting easy profits.

No matter how many likes an idea receives, no matter how confident its author may appear, or how high this person is ranked, there is no guarantee the idea will play out as planned. Period. So don’t put your money at risk copying someone else’s trade idea unless you personally reviewed it, understand it and it fits your strategy. If you have no strategy to begin with, then no idea will ever fit it and you should not risk your money. Period. The bottom line is this: someone else’s view should never be relied upon as a substitute for you doing your own analysis before making actual trading decisions. TradingView has a large idea repository for peer-review, to help you develop and improve your own strategy. But don’t mistake popularity for certainty and avoid risking money by copying popular ideas as if their authors can see the future with certainty. You may win a few, but over time you will lose money. Now that’s a bad idea!

3) Do not ask for blind real-time signals in chat, aiming for fast gains.

Every day we see members come to chat, impatiently asking “Can I buy EU now? Please?”,  “Can I sell GU? Anyone?” or similar questions on other instruments. They open a real trade as soon as anyone gives an affirmative reply. You won’t learn anything from asking these questions if you don’t see at least a chart snapshot that you can review and either agree with or dismiss. Not knowing the track record or strategy of the replier further adds to this risk. Our public chats offer great opportunities to talk about real-time market conditions and allow you to participate in a fast-paced exchange of opinions, views and analysis about where the market is going. Using them the right way will make you grow as a trader and help you find real opportunities to profit from. But making hurried trading decisions after asking for flimsy trade calls is irresponsible and will only lead to losses. Just don’t do it!

4) Do not buy signals or bots from members without having seen a verified track record.

TradingView has all the features to help you improve your own trading, but if for some reason you are looking to buy signals or “expert advisors” from a member: ask for a verified track record for a substantial period on a real money account. Otherwise you put your trading capital at an unknown risk, which could be significant and you could lose the money for the purchase as well as the funds in the trading account. Promises and sales pitches are no substitute for proven past performance. Remember we don’t check or guarantee any services promoted by our members but there are review sites online and you can always ask to be referred to satisfied members and check with them before committing. Asking for a free trial could further help to reduce the risk. In any case, our advice is to never buy anything from anyone without substantial proof that it actually works. Just say no!

5) Do not blindly follow someone else’s opinion on anything related to your trading.

The social network part of TradingView is big, so there is no lack of opinions on the market or trading. Every day you can find 12,000 chat messages, 750 ideas, 600 comments and 500 snapshots with which other traders express their views. This social piece is top-notch, but with it come risks for novice traders. The risks include picking up bad habits from others, being swayed by popular opinion and succumbing to peer pressure. Risks of doing something you have not given critical thought to, objectively analysed and evaluated yourself. These risks include trading a money account before you are ready, following “insider tips” or vague hunches of others, overtrading due to the abundance of ideas, putting up bigger positions than your account can handle and changing your mind mid-trade. Avoid these risks or you will end up self sabotaging your account and your growth as a trader. Keep calm and think first!

The key driver behind these warnings is the realization that the only person responsible for your wins and losses is you. Not an author who publishes ideas, not a chat visitor who expresses a bias and not a commenter who shares a tip. It is your money you are dealing with, so why would you put decisions regarding that money in someone else’s hands? Do your own analysis and if you don’t know how to do it, learn it first before taking any money related decisions. Never be in a rush to try and win money, because most probably you will lose. We hope you appreciate our candor and that warnings of possible dangers keep you guarded. We at TradingView tell it like it is and it’s hard to find this level of openness in any other community. We uphold this approach from day one and we are proud of it.

 

Trade safe and thank you for staying with us.

TradingView Founders and Moderators

 

Posted by / September 17, 2016 / Posted in Social

Closing the loophole for sharing private ideas

Two years ago the feature to publish private ideas was made available to all users. These are ideas that are not published to the community, which makes them the opposite of public ideas. The reason for having them is the ability to create, save and always have available charts with analysis and notes that only the author can see. Like a private trading journal. For flexibility reasons, it was still possible to share them with other members in chat or via comments, if the author wanted. The feature is popular: 1 in every 5 ideas is private, which comes down to 170 daily and 5,100+ monthly. But the original implementation had one drawback.

However the ability to share them created a loophole that is used by some to gain an unfair advantage. Some people want to impress others by showcasing only awesome trades and keeping all losers private. That’s not fair, because it doesn’t present a complete picture and it violates the principle of transparency that makes our community trustworthy. Furthermore, these selectively shared “awesome winners” are often highly rated, boosting the author’s reputation. Today we closed this loophole, because reputation must be earned fairly.

From now on, private ideas stay private within TradingView and can no longer be shared with the community. Sharing them externally remains possible, but they can’t be rated or further shared by anyone. Our House Rules have been updated to reflect this change. TradingView is a place where everyone can earn reputation points on equal and fair terms, through publicly publishing ideas and adding value to the community. This change reflects our commitment to making sure it stays that way.

Questions? Let us know! Msg mods, @admin, or support@tradingview.com.

Posted by / September 11, 2016 / Posted in Social

TradingView Weekly Show

This week’s TradingView show is hosted by Zak Mir and Alessio Rastani of Zak’s Traders’ Cafe and The Leading Trader respectively with guest James Helliwell of Lex van Dam’s Trading Academy.

Ideas and authors this week are as follows:

Silver still in corrective structure? – by kokulany
Savannah Resources – by AntMwah
USDCAD decisive zone — by wjsharples1

The show is produced by our partners, TipTV – here’s the TipTV profile on TradingView.

TradingView Social: How to Gain Exposure and Build a Reputation on TradingView.

Hopefully you didn’t miss the 10 golden tips on creating awesome and lasting custom chats post by one of our moderators, @JasperForex. Here is some new insight!

Contributors often ask what they can do to catch the communities’ attention so more people would view and like their publications. For new or little-known members who don’t yet have a record of achievement at TradingView, getting exposure can be a daunting task and occupying a spot on the coveted top authors leaderboard may seem like a mission impossible. With over a million ideas published and 750 new ones being published daily by traders from all over the world, how do you get people to notice yours?

You build a reputation by creating value for the community, so that should be your main focus. Sounds easy, right! No? Don’t worry, we know the first steps are often the hardest, so here are 10 tips to put you on the right track. If you are new to publishing, they will help you start off right and be on your way to gain the respect of others. If you already published ideas and would like to stand out more, they will help you discover where you can improve. Apply them, raise your game and get noticed! Your user profile has complete stats to keep track of how you are doing.

  1. The power of why over what. TradingView is not a place for those seeking simple calls to buy or sell. Our community is driven by a scientific approach of peer review: to share, review, critique, learn from and build upon helpful, descriptive ideas to maximize profits. This is one of our core strengths. So don’t just say what the market will do, explain why by sharing how you got to your bias. Use the drawing tools to visualize your analysis and provide a meaningful description. Detailing targets and stops is a definite plus, because it helps others understand what you mean.
  1. Mix it up! Don’t just publish trade ideas, throw some other posts in the mix that grab people’s attention! Education is one of our strongest assets and users love insightful educational posts. If done well, they can get hundreds of likes and thousands of views. There are many topics to choose from: share your view on trading psychology, give advice on money management, highlight what’s in your trading plan, explain how you set targets, detail configurations of price patterns, list 10 favorite tips, write a trading-related column or describe a personal experience. Be creative and captivate your audience!
  1. Presentation is everything. A catchy title certainly helps, but what draws people’s attention first and foremost, is the chart. Avoid analysis paralysis and make it look professional, balanced and clean. By keeping it simple, others can grasp your market view intuitively. Well-presented ideas are included in the trending feed on our homepage, which heightens their exposure. They are sorted according to their popularity among the community and top trending charts can get thousands of views. A distinctive chart design can further help your publications to stand out.
  1. Choose quality over quantity. Avoid playing a volume game: trying to build a reputation by publishing many hastily thrown together ideas, that each get a few likes. One well-thought-out idea generates more value, more engagement and more reputation points than several half-baked ones. Our community is known for intelligent and helpful ideas, so avoid publishing charts that don’t pass the grade. Quality content keeps its value over time. You can study it months later and still learn something, which organically leads to additional followers and likes. All analysis published on TradingView stays public permanently, neither users nor staff can delete an idea once it’s been published, so why not give it your best shot! Beware: contributors that publish more than 5 ideas daily rarely produce quality content.
  1. Get found. The 5 most searched instruments are EURUSD, Gold, SPX500, Oil and GBPUSD. The most popular time frames range from the hourly to the daily. Taking these factors into account, increases the chance of your ideas being included in popular searches. For example: an analysis on the weekly for Abiomed Inc. stock will probably get noticed less than one on the hourly for Gold. Using smart tags further enables people to find your ideas while linking to similar ones helps those get discovered as well. Give yourself a leg up! Another great strategy could be publishing ideas for symbols that have few or no ideas at all. Be the first and get noticed!
  1. Embrace feedback. By replying to comments in a timely, valuable and positive way, you naturally stimulate more comments. The public discussion of ideas is an important feature that brings a lot of value and it provides a nice way to interact with those who are interested in your views, to share your knowledge and to learn from others. Be respectful, even if someone argues an opposing view – a good debate with strong arguments can bring value to both sides. The TradingView community is active and engaged, posting over 600 comments daily and highly rated ideas can get hundreds of comments over time.
  1. Update your ideas. Use the update status feature to provide quick updates on the management of published trades or to add important information to the original idea. Through a cool timeline under the chart you can show if the trade is active, how news affected it or if the target was hit. By using snapshots you could demonstrate how price action develops along the way. It makes your ideas more informative and dynamic, engages the readers and generates extra views and likes. Your followers will get instant notifications of any updates.
  1. Everyone has something to share. Among our contributors are experienced traders with proven strategies who contribute awesome content. Some members say only they should publish ideas. We passionately disagree. We believe aspiring traders of all levels have something to share, be it a good trade opportunity, a valuable tip, or a profound insight. This works in 5 ways:
  • It helps others
  • You learn by getting feedback
  • You hold yourself accountable
  • You see yourself improve
  • You build a reputation in the online financial space

There is great value in sharing your journey to become a better version of yourself as a trader with a public trading journal to show for it.

  1. Be truthful. Avoid publishing after-the-fact winners or ideas where price progressed significantly towards your target before you publish them. Don’t selectively update only winners, or claim profit on losers. The natural instinct may be to do this, but it’s not really fair, is it? And it won’t give you a real advantage because the trust you worked hard to gain is easily lost this way, which hurts your reputation. Our users have formed an advanced community that understands that -given the nature of the market- everyone will sometimes get something wrong. Getting better at anything requires you to be perfectly honest about successes and failures, with yourself first and foremost. So own up to losing trades and treat them as opportunities to improve, you will only get better from it. Think of it as a journal – when you publish some analysis, you can come back weeks, months or years later, and learn from it. Honesty is always the best policy!
  1. Have patience. Don’t expect to get noticed and build a following right away. Remember: what comes fast, won’t last. Your first publications, even if they are good, may get just a few likes. Don’t get discouraged by that, keep sharing ideas and you will gradually earn respect from our community. If you offer good services, don’t rush to sell them from day 1. Increase your chances by earning recognition and trust first, through the contribution of quality content. It’s worth the effort since it’s human nature to prefer to buy from people we trust.

Using these tips will help you improve your reputation and make a name for yourself. Apply them, bring it to the next level and bring on the awesome ideas!

Posted by / September 9, 2016 / Posted in Social

Search international data in the Stock Screener!


Our Screener is in beta testing, which means we are constantly improving it and adding more features. Now we’ve added the possibility to search stocks from more countries!


You can choose the country from the Screener main panel or in the filter:
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Currently the following countries are available:

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Exchanges – AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE

7ODQsSlUnited Kingdom
Exchanges – LSE

suXSBheIndia
Exchanges – NSE, BSE

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Exchanges – MOEX

Hope this makes your market analysis easier! If you have questions or find issues, send them using the Bug Report button (Issue Type – Stock Screener). We’ll be happy to help!

Clarification announcement Spanish version

Last July we announced the roll out of the Spanish version. The new version was well received and is growing steadily, but we need to clarify something.

Since the announcement we noticed that some native speakers who were used to publishing ideas in English on the main section, switched to publishing in Spanish on the same section. Unfortunately this violates House Rules, because all ideas published on the main section have to be in English.

If you want to publish ideas in Spanish, you need to first navigate to the Spanish section via the drop-down menu on the homepage. This section features a completely localized interface for charts and social features.

There’s no problem with publishing in English, but every region has its own language. If an idea has to be published in multiple languages, you can use the same chart but it needs to be created with a new title and new content in the language you are writing.

We hope this clarifies it!

Introducing the Signature field

A couple of important changes were made that affect promotion of third-party products on TradingView. The guideline on references to third-party products was not always properly followed or understood, resulting in substantial abuse.

We are streamlining the process to simplify and clarify what can be promoted and how. Introducing the new Signature Section, which should take all ambiguity out of the process. Now all chart fields are for chart purposes (i.e. title, description, body, etc) – and should contain only information relevant to the trading idea. Now only the Signature field should be used for  promotions, announcements, marketing texts and external links. This update has been reflected in the House Rules. You can edit the Signature field in the user profile. 

Just set it and forget it! It’s efficient, easy to do and brings clarity. If you have nothing to promote – you can create a funny or personal signature, or use it for a general disclaimer.

For fast frequent updates use the Status field in the user profile, which automatically updates all your followers.

Starting from today everybody has 1 week to set their signature (especially relevant to members promoting third party products), after which all published ideas will be moderated according to the updated House Rules.

Questions? Let us know! Msg mods, @admin, or support@tradingview.com.

Posted by / September 5, 2016 / Posted in Social

Improvements to Gann drawings

In response to significant demand we made further improvements to Gann drawing tools. These are live now on the charting platform.

Gann Box and Gann Square now have new options:

  • Price scale adjustment

Here’s the typical case – “I used a Gann square but dragged the chart around and it’s no longer square”. Well, now there’s a button to easily readjust the price scale. This will return the drawing square again.

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  • Reverse

The Reverse button will rotate the drawing around its main points.

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  • Corner rays

Use the Angles options to draw all the corner rays in the Gann Square. You can also change the colors!

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Big facelift for TradingView – mobile-friendly and responsive!

As many already know, there’s a new and improved version of TradingView! It was built to perform super well on mobile and tablets. A responsive tile design fits your screen no matter which device you prefer. It’s also a lot faster and better looking :)

We enhanced the homepage with news, market summary, market movers, economic calendar, and a few other things. You can easily choose which widgets to show if you don’t need all that info. They can be turned off and on as needed.

Already more than 30% of the community is using the new version, and we’ll be replacing the old version for everyone in a few days. Check it out now to get familiar with it before it goes live for everyone!

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!

Fikirleriniz mı var? Profesyonel analizleri mi izlemek istiyorsunuz? O zaman Türkçe sitemize girin!

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