When you are getting set up with trading being able to set your charts up how you want is very important. As a pilot, I know how important it is to be able to trust your tools.
For trading your most crucial tools are your stock scanner, charting software and broker.
Why use Tradingview?
For me as a mom of 2, I tend to be at my desk in the morning for my premarket prep, market open and until around 11am. Then it is time for adding balance into life with the gym, and mom duties.
So for me the top reasons I use Tradingview are
- Cost of the Software
- Custom choice of Data Feeds for Global Markets
- Mobile Ios App and Android App
- The Charts and Attributes
- List building Capacity
- Scanning of Stocks
- Sharing of ideas
You can see that Tradingview does have very affordable rates for charting. There are other free charting softwares out there, but the additional attributes offered with Tradingview make it my #1 charting option.
Stock Market Data Feeds
Tradingview is a great charting software for traders of crypto, forex and stock markets around the world. The data feed is monthly add on ala carte.
Meaning you can add only what you need and you don’t pay for what you don’t use. I really like that feature.
For the North American Markets you have your choice of ARCA, NYSE, Nasdaq, CBOE, OTC, Futures (CME Globex, CBOT, NYMEX, CBOE, ICEUSA) , Canadian (CSE, TSX).
For European Markets you have the choice of BELEX, BIST, BME, EUREX, Euronext, FWB, GPW, ICEEUR, LSE, LSIN, MIL, MOEX, OMX, OSE, SIX, SWB.
For Middle East and African Markets you have the choice of BSE, DFM, EGX, JSE, NSE, QSE, TASE, Tadawul.
For the Mexican and South American Exchanges you have a choice of B3, BMV, BVC, BVL, BYMA and SSE.
That brings us to the Asian and Pacific Markets offered of ASX, BSE, FTST, HKFE, HOSE, HSI, IDX, KRX, MYX, NSE, NZX, OSE, SEHK, SET, SGX, SZSE, TFEX, TOCOM, TSW and TWSE.
So you can see that you definitely have you choice of markets around the world you can trade with this software. The next feature is my absolute favorite.
As I mentioned above, I am usually away from desk as of noon as the markets tend to be more run by algos and less retail traders and more high frequency manipulation.
That is why I love having the Tradingview App at my fingertips to keep a pulse on the markets. I can set everything up at my desk in the morning and it transfers right to the charts on my phone.
I have not found another charting software that presents the same view of charts on desktop as with mobile. This app is also available as a free customer.
Basically I set up my watchlist, alerts and charts with targets before I leave my desk so that I will receive notifications. I have also tried other broker software for alerts, but non have sent notifications to my phone.
I can be working out on the treadmill and receive the alert on my headphones and its time to take partial profit as the target has been hit. Love the apps.
I also have yet to find another charting software that offers over 100 of the most popular indicators and allows you to also write your own script for custom signals. There are over 8000 of the community powered indicators.
The Free version will unfortunately only allow 3 indicators at a time, while any of the paid versions will allow you to have 5,10,25 indicators based on your subscription level.
This as I mentioned is amazing with Tradingview. You can set alerts based on price when a certain condition is met and then once your criteria is fulfilled you can receive an sound alert on your computer, email and even a notification on your phone.
The alerts are great as well because you have the software watching your stocks while you are on one chart and then a pop up will alert you when conditions are met.
The free version will allow you to have 1 enhanced watchlist and with the paid versions unlimited numbers of lists. This is great if you like to watch stocks in indexes, a sector, swing trades or day trades.
Not only setting up your own watchlist but Tradingview offers you hotlists of top movers and more. It doesn’t stop here.
Tradingview will also offer you a complimentary screener. Not only can you use this screener for stocks but also for crypto and forex. For the free version you are limited to Daily, Weekly and Monthly timeframes. All of the paid versions have the ability to scan on all timeframes.
What is better than being able to share all these ideas.
Social Network Sharing
You have the ability to publich private or public ideas. You can share viewo ideas, two of the plans offer custom chats.
Negatives to Tradingview
To me it came down to only 2 negatives with the software.
The paper trading could be improved. Right now the software only offers the capacity to paper trade stocks and with simple buy and sell limit or market orders.
It would be great if you could put in trailing stops and stop limits as well on the paper aspect. I would also love to see if they add options paper trading as well.
The second negative is that the brokers that they link with are not your usual trading brokers. I know that they are looking to set up many of the popular brokers such as Interactive Brokers coming in 2020.
Overall you can see that TradingView has some amazing features at a very affordable cost. Bottom line with any tool that you use in trading is if you are able to cover you costs by profitable trades using the software it warrants the use of that software,
If you want to learn more check it out and sign up for your free account.
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For my charts I use Tradingview which offer free charting and paid services.
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