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, but we draw lines on certain types of conduct that jeopardize our users, threaten our infrastructure or damage our community.
What TradingView is for:
TradingView celebrates open communication and creative ideas. As long as you respect our rules, 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.
- Brokers & exchanges are required to use corporate accounts. Only individual users can use regular accounts. Please get in touch with us for more information.
- No posting links or reference to content or 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 three 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, you can 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 will 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. There are five exceptions where an account will get permanently banned right away:
- Duplicate accounts
- Accounts used for spamming
- Accounts that spread malware
- Accounts which are found to be linked to other duplicate accounts with the same user and exploit TradingView's free trial feature
- Publication of inappropriate or plagiarized scripts
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. Users with paid subscriptions are no exceptions to the rules regarding the social part of our site.
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
The public username can be chosen when signing up and can be changed only once afterwards. Please keep in mind that we don't allow a user to have more than 1 account on TradingView, so if you want to change your public username, but you can't do that, please don't create a separate TradingView account, as it will be banned.
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, TradingView employee or employed by a broker or crypto exchange
- Is offensive
Public Chats & 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 5 reputation points. 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 they support the conversation between yourself and other chat visitors.
- No links / references to websites, blogs, social media, messenger apps, crypto wallets, paid or free services, company names, giveaways, prize contests or announcements, nor any form of solicitation.
- Use the Ignore feature as needed, but don't announce that you have done so - that is childish and insulting.
- Comments can be edited only within 15 minutes after publishing. After that, you will no longer be able to edit them.
You can leave a review to let everyone know about your experience. You need to have a live account with a brokerage or exchange to leave a review.
- Please note that you are not allowed to leave a review if you are employed by the broker or directly affiliated.
- Your review should not contain language that is accusatory or likely to be viewed as inflammatory, including defamatory statements, or that otherwise violates our house rules or applicable laws.
- Violent or coarse language as well as racial and/or sexists statements are prohibited.
- The content of your review should not appear to be solely concerned with ethical and/or political opinion.
- Your review should not include personal information about another individual, such as name, address, phone number, email, credit card information or any other information that could be used to track, identify, contact or impersonate someone.
- Your review should not include promotional references or links.
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 (whether it is a written idea or video idea) if it violates any of the following seven rules. A note will always be sent to the author in such a case. A publication should:
- Use the main language of the site section (for localized versions). This means English for English, Japanese for Japanese, etc. The main section will be in English.
- Be on topic and related to trading or 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, giveaways, prize contests 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.
- Do not simply repeat basic market information that is already available through TradingView, such as news events, economic calendar or news headlines. This is only allowed if it's part of an actual trade idea with a clear bias.
Any content that violates these rules may result in the author getting a warning and the published idea being hidden and/or limiting the author’s ability to post more ideas.
Streams and Stream Comments
The above Published Idea House Rules apply to all Streams and Comments House Rules.
A Stream may include other platforms during broadcast, only if TradingView’s product or data is insufficient to make your point. No exclusive streaming of other platforms will be permitted.
Do not include copyrighted content. Please refer to our Copyright and Fair Use House Rules policies below.
Do not include disturbing and/or adult content, or any other content that is prohibited by the TradingView House Rules.
Commenters on streams may not self promote, harass, or post irrelevant content to Stream comments. Stream chat rooms are subjected to the same rules as other TradingView chat rooms.
When re-streaming to other video platforms, both video and audio are required to be hosted on TradingView, and interaction with TradingView audiences is highly preferred during broadcast.
If your stream language is not English, then state your Stream language within the Stream description so users may sort by their preferred languages.
Publishing a script places it under the Scripts tab on your personal profile and in TradingView's Public Library of scripts. Although you may decide not to make your script's code accessible, the script's description and chart will be public and visible to all TradingView members and any Internet user who has access to its link.
When you publish a script, you also decide on its visibility: open (everyone can use, see and access the source code), protected (everyone can use it, but only you can access the source code) or invite-only (you control who can use it and only you can access the source code). You can read about publishing scripts in the Pine User Manual. TradingView encourages the publication of open source scripts because they allow traders to better understand the tools they are using.
The Public Library is common to all language versions of TradingView. In order for all members to benefit from all published scripts, English must be used in the script's name and description, and it must be predominant. Text in other languages may also be included after the English section.
Before you publish a script on TradingView, take into consideration that you're sharing this to a vast community collectively using TradingView's cloud resources. Accordingly, your script should be useful to the community. Whether you choose to publish in open source, protected or invite-only format, your script's description is your opportunity to explain to the community how it can be useful. If your description does not allow TradingView moderators to understand how your script is original and useful, it will be hidden and no longer visible to anyone but you.
For a script to be useful it should be innovative and functional, so rehashing of old ideas, slight color changes, different combinations of MAs or a slightly modified version of a popular indicator like WaveTrend isn't considered useful. While slight modifications of existing indicators are a fine way to learn Pine on your own, they will not add to the body of knowledge on Tradingview. Consider each indicator a study of sorts: the more effort you spend on it, the more useful it generally will be.
All open source scripts that do not mention a specific open source license in their comments are licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. Following the Mozilla License, any script reusing open source code originally published by someone else must also be open source, unless specific permission is granted by the original author.
Scripts published on TradingView must meet all the following criteria:
- Be useful, original, and not make unrealistic claims, as determined by our moderators.
- Have an English title and predominantly English description.
- Have a detailed and meaningful description that allows users to understand what your script does, how to use it, what markets it is meant for and under which conditions. The clearer the language, the better the international community will understand. Your script's description must be self-contained and cannot rely on delegation to other content through a link to make your script's purpose clear.
- The chart used to show the indicator must be clear of any drawings or other indicators unrelated to the script you are publishing, so traders can easily understand exactly what your script does.
- Neither script code, title, description, chart or release notes may contain any company name, announcement, solicitation, advertisement, link/reference to websites, social media, messenger app, crypto wallet or contact information such as email, phone numbers, social media accounts, etc. The only exceptions to this rule apply to Premium accounts providing paid access to their invite-only scripts. These scripts may include one mention of a company name in their title and description. These Premium accounts may also use a link to their own website in their Signature field, to which potential customers can be directed in the invite-only script's description to gain access to the script. Premium accounts without a web site can use their invite-only script’s description to direct users to contact them through private messaging on TradingView. Authors may not send unsolicited private messages to TradingView members to sell their scripts or services.
- Not reuse copyrighted material.
If your script reuses open source code, it must respect the rules pertaining to reuse:
- You must obtain permission from the original author.
- Your script must also be published in open source format, unless explicit permission is granted by the original author.
- Your script's comments and/or description must mention the original author.
- You must make meaningful improvements to the original code or it should account for a small proportion of your script.
Moderators will hide a published script if it violates any of our rules. Repeat offenders will be banned. Should you have questions on the reasons why one of your scripts is hidden, you may contact the PineCoders moderator account.
Plagiarizing open source code is considered a serious offense and may result in a permanent ban. If moderators suspect a closed source script reuses open source code without permission, the onus of supplying evidence proving the contrary falls on the author. If the author fails to do so, the script will be hidden.
Copyright House Rules
Do not, at any time, utilize content listed or captured from a product which you do not have license to use.
Do not, at any time, stream content which is considered copyrighted or that does not adhere to the Fair Use terms as defined herein.
Any content that violates such policies will be subject to removal, as well as may include penalties for a given account or account holder.
How to post awesome ideas & get lots of views
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 analysis tools or two reasons, e.g., a support level and candlestick pattern, or a trend line and an 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 the idea and disclose if you are long or short. Make sure you let people know where the exit or entry point is on the trade and mention how long the trade could last.
- 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/
Patterns 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
Patterns 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. This means that people will sometimes get things wrong. Our natural instinct is to only show our best, but that’s not really fair, is it? Getting better at something requires transparency and healthy discussion of our successes and failures in an honest way, but also a discussion with ourselves first and foremost. Think of it as a journal; when you publish an analysis, you can come back weeks, months or years later and learn from it.
Then there’s the matter of public record. Everyone is on the same playing field and so 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 wants its community to act professionally and with mutual respect so that moderators do not typically need to enforce our House Rules. Their objective is to maintain the high quality of published content and keep chats organized.
When any content or user violates House Rules, moderators will act swiftly. They 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. Most misunderstandings are effectively and efficiently resolved this way.