TradingView, a year in review

Jan 1, 2021

Looking back on 2020, it’d be really easy to slip into those phrases we’ve all heard over and over and over again: ‘unique’, ‘uncertain’, ‘unprecedented’. But such tired and hollow man words don’t do justice to these last car-crash 12 months. Truth is, we can’t speak of just how difficult it’s been this year for so many people, including TradingViewers across the world. And it’s not our place to sum-up all that pain and heartache for the purposes of a sympathy-spinning intro. So we won’t.

Nope, our only right is to speak of TradingView. Of what we’ve seen of markets this year, and what we’ve seen of you – your interests, actions, wants and needs as the biggest social network of traders and investors on the planet. We don’t think it’s any exaggeration to say you are changing the world of trading and investing. Now that 2020 is finally over, we can shine a light on exactly how you’ve been doing it, and what we’ve been building to help you.

Here’s our year in review for 2020.

More people, more charts, more freedom

As the teeth of the COVID19 pandemic drew its first trickle of blood, it accelerated a trend that had already been underway in the background for a couple of years. That of everyday people taking control of the power of their own money, through a more active interest in trading, investing and markets.

In fact, when we surveyed TradingViewers earlier this year, nearly 80% of you were confident that you’d be successful in your lifetime, with 60% of respondents telling us that that ‘success’ to them meant the ‘freedom of choice in how to live’. Over 50% of you also selected ‘A good family life’ and 48% ‘The ability to make a living from anywhere,’ as top components of success.

To many – it’s clear – trading and investing is a means of pursuing these forms of success. By working hard to understand the markets and thereby helping make your capital work for you, you can hopefully go after your goals in life, whatever they might be. Amplify the volatility of the financial markets as a result of COVID19, and you’ve got a powerful call to action for people to start saying, ‘Now. Now is when I will get involved and participate in the financial system. I won’t be uninformed any longer.’

The numbers reinforce this growing belief. This year we’ve had:

  • 131 million unique people visit TradingView, up from 70 million the year before.
  • 2.5 billion page views in total across the site.
  • 8 million of you created accounts with us, compared to two million in 2019.
  • We’re now the top 120th site in the world, according to Alexa Web Rankings compared to 300+ this time last year.

Whatever happens in 2021, we’re confident that this attitude of people worldwide to empower themselves through financial knowledge and market understanding is here to stay.

New releases

To say it’s been a busy year for us at Team TradingView would be an understatement. There’s been many late nights, sore necks, tired minds, and sleepy shuffles to grab evening pizza before shipping that latest release that just needed to get out. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been worth it. We’re incredibly pleased and proud of what we’ve added to the platform this year, including:

Editors’ Picks. It was hard to find your way with thousands of ideas published daily, so we started Editors’ Picks as a way of highlighting new authors, unique content, and undiscovered market insights that couldn’t be found anywhere else. The section is now proving to be one of the most popular ones on the site, especially for its highlighting of educational and informative content.

Timelines. We launched a completely new way to track company history within a pricing chart. Our fearless editorial team has started mapping the entire history of the most popular public companies to their share price charts – allowing you to see in real time what sends the stock soaring, what makes it sink like a stone, and what all the fuss is about in between. Check out our Tesla Timeline to see if in action for yourself.

TradingView Desktop. Over a decade ago we went on a journey to take cutting-edge trading technology to the web. Now, we’ve come to your home-screen with TradingView Desktop. It’s still officially only in beta launch at the moment, so we’d love to hear your feedback and what you think. Let us know!

Streams. You can now Stream your market analysis, ideas, and charts, in real-time. Our latest update has taken Streams to your right-rail menu so you can watch engaging, informative, exciting and fun content while you go about your business on the site. And if you like what you see, cheer on your favorites with TradingView Coins.

Brokers Awards. This January we’ll be launching our first ever Broker Awards, where we’ll be recognising the best guys and gals across the industry with a series of accolades covering all types of brokering: from crypto to futures, best tech to most popular. Keep your eyes peeled for the winners on Jan 20th.

New Tools. Gosh, where to start with this one: we’ve added so many product and feature improvements over the past year, including: SignpostsAuto Fib Retracement ImprovementsFixed Range Volume ProfileNew Watchlist FeaturesNew Alerts ManagerNew Chart GradientsNew Drawing Tool: PathLightweight Charts 3.0Anchored VWAPAuto Fib Retracement and much, much more. Check out the blog for more details on what’s been released.

New integrations. Likewise, we’ve added an absolute metric ton of integrations with brokers and data providers, including: TradeStation CryptoFXCMGeminiHitBTCTel Aviv Stock ExchangeWH SelfinvestMCX ExchangePhemexNSE FuturesIronbeamBorsa Istanbul Live DataBitCoke Swaps DataNEO Exchange Listed Securities And ETFs and many more.

TradingView Records

Finally and for a bit of fun, we had a little swim around in our rather large pool of data, and picked out a few ‘records’ for this year.

  • Most times a registered user has come back to the site: 104,142 times.
  • The longest time a registered user has stayed on the platform: 153 days straight.
  • Most popular chart type: Candlestick charts.
  • Least popular chart type: Range charts.
  • Most popular built-in technical indicator: Relative Strength Index.
  • Least popular built-in technical indicator: Ease of Movement.
  • Most popular fundamental metic: Total Revenue.
  • Least popular fundamental metric: Operating Lease Liabilities.
  • Most liked idea: Major Advanced Candlestick Patterns You Never Heard
  • Most commented idea: GOODBYE BITCOIN..IT IS OVER!

Did you set one of these records? Let us know by messaging the TradingView Ideas account: we’d love to hear your story.

Here comes the future 

So that’s it. There’s an end in 2020 and a new beginning in 2021. We don’t know what will happen next – naturally, none of us do – but we do know what is within our specific control and that’s building the best network and the best tools for you, traders and investors everywhere. So that’s what we’ll keep making better, to the very best of our abilities.

Wishing you a very happy start to the New Year, and thank you again from the bottom of all our hearts for making TradingView the special and unique place that it is. We couldn’t do it without you.

Team TradingView

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