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.

Guidelines

Main Rules

  • 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 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. Later we may introduce main public chat rooms for other 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

Public Chat & Comments

  • Respect other members even if you disagree.
  • Stay away from non-trading chatter.
  • Don't monopolize or dominate the conversation.
  • No profanity or offensive language.
  • No text walls or emoji walls or chart walls or ALL CAPS.
  • Don’t argue openly with moderators - send them a private message if you disagree with something.

Publishing Ideas

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 Suggested.

To be the best, an idea has to be meaningful - detailed, descriptive and interesting.

Moderators will hide a published idea if it violates any of the following five (5) rules. A note will always be sent to the author in such a case. A publication should:

  1. 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.
  2. Be on topic and related to trading / the financial markets.
  3. Contain content that is your original work.
  4. Not contain excessive advertisement. Some references are allowed in moderation. Links to websites / materials should be at the end of the description and don't put any logos / websites / company names on the chart itself.
  5. 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.

Any content that violates these rule may result in the author getting a warning, published idea being hidden, and/or limiting the author’s ability to post more ideas.

How to post awesome analysis & get lots of views

The best analysis get added to the Suggested section, where it gets a lot of extra views. Suggested ideas are handpicked by our editors and moderators. Some authors with an awesome track record get added automatically. Guidelines on how to be awesome:

All Analysis

Balance - clear, no clutter, professional, not too overwhelming.

Technical Analysis

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!

Trading Idea

Include a specified bias on long / short and an invalidation point (i.e. where it ends!).

Fundamental Analysis & Market Commentary

Provide the general trend and approximate price path based on sound reasoning.

Educational posts

Detailed explanation of the method for technical, fundamental or macro analysis.

Inter-Market analysis

This includes Overlay or Ratio analysis. Call for a directional move with adequate explanation.

Text Analysis

Has to be useful and informative to the community. For example, educational material, a column or a personal experience.

Polls

Publications to gather opinions or get feedback on a certain topic. This is accepted and the publication will be visible, but not Suggested.

*Timeframes under 15 minutes are automatically not Suggested, they expire too quickly

More specific guidelines for specific Technical Analysis types

Harmonic patterns.

Price must have at least passed the B-point on its way from C to D for the pattern to be considered as Suggested. 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/

Double tops

That didn’t complete the second top and are heading to neckline shouldn’t qualify as a double top. Also true for double bottoms. Unless there are more technical tools to support the view, will not be marked as Suggested.

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. Unless there are more technical tools to support the view, will not be marked as Suggested.

*Obscure, self-developed and proprietary patterns are automatically not Suggested

Indicator-only analysis

Analysis containing only indicators are automatically not Suggested

Elliott Wave

Should align to the rules that can be found on www.elliottwave.com. This is the most common and widely used source.

Suggested Authors

Some authors who consistently produce quality content get marked as Suggested, which means all their ideas become Suggested automatically. There are many factors that go into this decision but it’s mainly about how many of their ideas end up on the Suggested stream over time.

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

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.