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TradingView

Online Stock Trader Community


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Published 02/20/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

TradingView is a website dedicated to trading. Users can join a community of other traders and talk about stock market related issues, ideas and share tips. The site also features real time charts that show trends in various global markets. The user can view chart pages to see detailed data along with comments posted by other users. A live activity feed is presented on the homepage so users can see what’s going on at the moment. A “People” area showcases a list of the most active users along with their following, follower and published charts stats. The user receives a personal rating within the TradingView community, which earns them virtual street cred. Each time the user posts a new chart, the chart’s rating goes towards their overall rating on the site.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

TradingView was founded in September of 2010. The site has received mentions in numerous places, including a highly rated feature on Killer Startups. TradingViews appeals to everyone, however the site offers an especially appealing collection of features that new traders appreciate. Many praise the site for the way it caters to the newer crowd and helps individuals learn more about the stock market while honing their trading strategies.

What are the differences to other apps?

TradingView isn’t the only website intended to help internet users improve their trading strategies and approaches. The site may be more appealing to some because of the way it focuses on the user’s input and growth. Users can publish charts and share them with the community. Everyone can leave comments, which gives users a place to share opinions, ask questions or find out what other traders think about a strategy or market.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

TradingView maintains a professional design throughout that offers up plenty of personality. The site manages to achieve a friendly atmosphere, which makes it far less intimidating to a brand new trader. The user interface is clean and contains no clutter. The site uses simple but effective graphics that help add that bit of flavor needed to keep the experience warm and inviting. The charts vary and can be a bit difficult to read at first (although a lot depends on what data is displayed). TradingView has created a nurturing environment that can help many traders grow their strategies.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the TradingView community by clicking the white “Join Now” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A pop up box appears with a number of options. Two rows of buttons at the top invite the user to sign up with a Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Open ID, Google or Facebook account. Others can fill out the form below the buttons. The form asks for an email address, username and password. The user is advised that a key has been sent to their email address and must be retrieved to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can join the TradingView community for free. There are no subscription fees and the user is not required to purchase any products or services. This is definitely a good way to go because the site relies heavily on the presence of its community. Users participate in forum discussions, create and share charts and keep the website active and engaging. Free access also makes TradingView appealing to new traders who may not be willing to invest a lot of money in it right away.

Who would you recommend the application to?

TradingView is an excellent resource for anyone who deals with the stock market. It is especially appealing to newer traders and those who are trying to get more experience under their belts. The website is easy to use and provides users with a variety of ways to learn about various markets and improve their trading strategies. Free access makes TradingView appealing to all traders, regardless of success or income levels.

  • Users can login with a Google, Open ID, Yahoo, Facebook or handful of other accounts
  • Charts can be created, shared or embedded on websites
  • Comments allow users to talk about specific charts
  • Forums provide an open environment for questions, suggestions and tips
  • Users can earn reputation by being active and obtaining a higher profile score


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