House Rules and Community Guidelines
TradingView is a global platform for researching financial markets and blogging your ideas. TradingView is truly committed to being open and transparent, and we draw lines on certain types of conduct that jeopardizes our users, threatens our infrastructure, and damages our community.
What TradingView is for:
TradingView celebrates open communication and creative ideas. We want you to express yourself freely and use TradingView to share insights, learn from others, make friends and share the love for finance.
- Use only one account - registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
- No posting links or reference to content / sites that contain viruses or malware.
- No contentious political discourse, defamatory, threatening or discriminatory remarks, hate speech or personal attacks.
- English only for main public chat rooms and all public comments - so that everyone can understand. Any language can be spoken in the custom chat rooms. Check out the localised versions of TradingView, they have the 3 main public chats in their respective local languages!
- Do not post offline personal contact information.
- No links / posts with illegal content, erotica, pornography, or nudity.
- Do not post content that is not your original work, or infringes the copyright of any third party.
- No advertising, direct marketing, or solicitation! To advertise to our audience contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Don’t spread rumours, unsubstantiated information or unsourced news. Any news event posted should include a source that corroborates it.
How bans work
You could get a warning or a ban (ranging from 5 minutes to 1 month) if you break the rules listed above.
The moderator picks the appropriate response based on the violation and previous ban history. Warnings or short bans are typically issued for first-time or small violations. Each consecutive violation will likely result in a longer ban period, until it reaches 1 week and then 1 month. These two measures are required to be taken before a user is banned permanently. Duplicate accounts and accounts used for spamming and malware are an exception - they are permanently banned right away.
Please note that users with a paid subscription can be warned and banned from publishing content and interacting with others just like any other user. There will be no special treatment for paid users when it comes to their social activities on the website.
TradingView reserves the right to reset an inappropriate avatar. The offending member will lose the ability to set his or her own avatar.
An inappropriate avatar:
- Is discriminatory in nature;
- Is overtly political in nature;
- Impersonates or ridicules someone else;
- Contains erotica or nudity;
- Is offensive to good taste.
You'll be able to change your username within 30 days after the account registration. Note that you won't be able to do it afterwards.
TradingView reserves the right to reset your account name if it:
- Contains a website, email addresses or contact information;
- Impersonates someone else;
- Suggests you are a moderator or TradingView employee (when you are not);
- Is offensive.
Public Chat & Comments
- Once newly registered users verify their phone numbers they will be able to comment on ideas published by others. To participate in public chats, users will also need to gain 20 reputation points additionally to the phone verification. This requirement exists in order to counter spamming and to maintain a friendly community where conversations are mature and meaningful.
- Respect other members even if you disagree, don´t be unnecessarily confrontational.
- Stay away from non-trading chatter.
- Don't monopolize or dominate the conversation.
- No profanity or offensive language.
- No layering of post, text walls, emoji walls, chart walls or ALL CAPS.
- Don't openly argue with moderators or criticise moderation in general - send them a private message if you disagree with something.
- Don't post trade calls without either a snapshot or a published chart to show the analysis.
- Don't chart-spam (posting the same chart over and over again without any changes).
- Don't brag and boast about results, let your analysis do the talking.
- No idea dumping. Don't post published ideas to chat unless it supports the conversation between yourself and other chat visitors.
Publishing an idea places it on your personal blog / profile. All ideas you publish are accessible on your blog / profile page and with a direct link. Your followers get notified that you published a new idea. All published ideas are indexed by filters on the site. Best ones float to the top of the front page as Trending.
To be the best, an idea has to be meaningful - detailed, descriptive and interesting.
Ideas with a timeframe less than 15 minutes can only be published privately or sent in chat. Anything less than 15 minutes is too short term and most people will not be able to adequately react to your idea before it loses its point. You can publish a snapshot to chat.
Public ideas can be edited or removed only within 15 minutes after publishing. After that, it’s impossible to edit or delete them.
Moderators will hide a published idea (no matter whether it is a written idea or video idea) if it violates any of the following seven (7) rules. A note will always be sent to the author in such a case. A publication should:
- Be in the main language of the site section (for localized versions). English, for English, Japanese for Japanese, etc. The main section will be in English.
- Be on topic and related to trading / the financial markets.
- Contain content that is your original work.
- No advertisements, logos, links / references to any website, social media or messenger app, crypto wallets, company names or any kind of announcements are allowed on the chart, idea title, idea description, comment or idea status updates. Video ideas cannot show or promote any external sites and can only be based on charts from our platform. Premium plan holders are allowed to make some references in the Signature section, which can be edited in the Profile Settings and appears under every published idea. For small announcements the profile status can be used, which updates all followers.
- Not be used to voice complaints, grievances or disagreements with policies, to insult or ridicule other members, or to create conflict within the community. This includes directly or indirectly mocking, misrepresenting or abusing other published ideas or analysis.
- Idea status updates should be directly related to the published idea. Non-relevant updates including but not limited to links to webinars, YouTube videos, Facebook pages or pages that require registration or offer free signals are not allowed.
- Not simply repeat basic market information that is already available through TradingView such as news events, an economic calendar or news headlines. This is only allowed if its part of an actual trade idea with a clear bias.
Any content that violates these rules may result in the author getting a warning, published idea being hidden and/or limiting the author’s ability to post more ideas.
Publishing a script places it on your personal blog / profile under the Scripts tab. All scripts you publish are accessible on your blog / profile page, with a direct link and through the Public Library search feature. The script library is common for the whole site and all published scripts are categorized. Don't publish scripts that are only intended for your own usage - you can save them without publishing them. It is not possible to publish scripts privately.
Moderators will hide a published script in the event that it violates any of the following four (4) rules. A note will always be sent to the author in any such case. A script should:
- Have an English title and description. Because the script library is common for the whole site, users from any site version should be able to see an English title and description. The script can additionally have a description in the native language of the local site version from where it was published.
- Have a detailed and meaningful description that allows users to understand what it does and how to use it.
- Not contain any advertisements, links / references to any website, social media or messenger app, crypto wallets, company names or any kind of announcements. Sole exception is when the author intends to sell an invite-only script, in which case he / she is allowed to promote it and provide exact details on how to obtain access to it, including off-site charging arrangements.
- Contain content that is your original work. If you want to reuse a substantial part of another author's visible code in your own script, permission is needed from the original author.
A script that violates any of these rules may result in the author getting a warning, the published script being hidden, and/or the author’s ability to post more scripts being limited. These rules apply to all scripts, including invite-only scripts.
How to post awesome analysis & get lots of views
Guidelines on how publish awesome charts:
Balance - clear, no clutter, professional, not too overwhelming.
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/GBPNZD/abCX88lH-GBPNZD-correction-or-trend-change-starting/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/AUDUSD/Pjs3oQvY-Cluttered-Chart/
Include drawings that explain the idea. At least two (2) analysis tools or 2 reasons. Eg, a support level and candlestick pattern, or a trend line and 1 indicator, etc. Use enough, but not too much!
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCAD/ChyBOU38-USDCAD-a-Continuation-Play-on-the-Loonie/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCAD/Y2YjBA6i-Support-level/
Include a specified bias on long / short and an invalidation point (i.e. where it ends!).
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURUSD/gAu1uTpB-EURusd-Euro-FX-U-S-Dollar-Daily-Time-At-Mode-Rally-Time-Exp/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDCAD/ZPy2X62X-Short-on-bearish-divergence/
Fundamental Analysis & Market Commentary
Provide the general trend and approximate price path based on sound reasoning.
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/UNRATE/1NowlABx-Timing-the-First-Rate-Hike-on-the-Fed-s-Dual-Mandate/
Detailed explanation of the method for technical, fundamental or macro analysis.
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/GBPAUD/mAVzOuJO-Technical-Analysis-Basics-Trends-Support-and-Resistance-forex/
This includes Overlay or Ratio analysis. Call for a directional move with adequate explanation.
Has to be useful and informative to the community. For example, educational material, a column or a personal experience.
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURUSD/3IkIr6H5-5-Tips-That-Will-Help-You-Survive-As-A-Day-Trader/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURJPY/twCqfsaG-Marketing/
More specific suggestions for specific Technical Analysis types
Price must have at least passed the B-point on its way from C to D. Or there must be other technical tools supporting the view. Use The TradingView built-in tools to show Fibonacci ratios. Useful link: http://www.harmonictrader.com/
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USDJPY/YGCHbTUA-USDJPY-a-Bearish-Bat-on-the-Dollar-Yen/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURJPY/FqkVtGm7-Immature-Gartley-Pattern/
That didn’t complete the second top and are heading to neckline shouldn’t qualify as a double top. Also true for double bottoms.
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/AGO/yiD3WUdQ-AGO-Short-Setup-on-a-Double-Top-Formation/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURUSD/7YAZ31Hx-Immature-Double-Top/
Head and Shoulders
That didn’t complete the right shoulder and are headed towards the neckline don't qualify. Also true for Inverse head and shoulders.
- Good: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/CADCHF/DOUPX8Gi-CADCHF-Bullish-Reversal/
- This one is Incomplete but supported with extra technical tools: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURCAD/qK6i0MfY-EURCAD-Speculating-on-this-Bullish-Scenario-forex/
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURUSD/N8giprBU-Immature-Head-and-Shoulders//
- Needs improvement: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/EURUSD/DboHNJ5w-EURUSD-Going-Up/
Should align to the rules that can be found on www.elliottwave.com. This is the most common and widely used source.
- Good. Cluttered, but proportional with context: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USOIL/stLHRcfD-Oil-Continues-to-Slip-Lower-Low-40-s-Coming/
- Needs Improvement - cluttered: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/AUDCAD/xI3Fa7Cw-Wave-1-of-B-to-C-correction-Entry/
TradingView does not delete published analysis. Why?
All analysis published on TradingView stays public permanently, neither users nor staff can delete an idea once it’s been published. If you don’t agree, DO NOT POST ANALYSIS ON TRADINGVIEW!
Why - it’s part of TradingView’s philosophy and mission. We are working toward bringing more transparency and accountability to discussions of the financial markets on the web.
In more detail, working with the financial markets is part art, part science and part luck. That means that everyone will sometimes get something wrong. The natural instinct is to only show your best - but that’s not really fair, is it? Getting better at anything requires to be perfectly honest about successes and failures, with yourself first and foremost. Think of it as a journal - when you publish some analysis, you can come back weeks, months or years later, and learn from it.
Then there’s the public record part. Everyone is on the same level playing field, you know you can trust what you see on other people’s blogs. It’s not just the good stuff, it’s everything. Then you can make your own call whether you like what you see.
Moderators are volunteers from the TradingView community who donate their time to make sure that TradingView stays useful and focused. They do not get compensated for their time. We all give them a HUGE thanks for their enthusiasm and dedication!
TradingView is known for a community that acts professionally and with mutual respect, so moderators do not typically need to enforce the guidelines.
Their job is to maintain high quality of published content and keep chats organized.
It’s their responsibility to swiftly deal with any content or users that violate guidelines described above. Moderators have an open channel of communication with TradingView management, and are official TradingView representatives on the site.
TradingView management has regular meetings with the moderator staff, reviews decisions as needed and makes appropriate changes. If you have a disagreement with a moderator - send him/her a private message and talk about it. 99% of disputes are effectively and efficiently solved this way.