Publishing Ideas

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Being able to publish and share your ideas is one of the key features of TradingView. When you publish an idea it will be available for the entire TradingView community to see, like and comment on. Ideas can also be reposted to users' Twitter and/or StockTwits accounts, essentially allowing them to be broadcast across three different places simultaneously. In addition to being added to TradingView, Twitter and StockTwits feeds, ideas can also be embedded into web pages.

Please note the following:

  • All analysis publicly published on TradingView stays public permanently, neither users, nor moderators, nor TradingView staff can delete an idea.
  • Ideas can only be published on timeframes of minimal 15 minutes. Anything less than 15 minutes is too short term.

*For example, the chart below was first published on TradingView and then embedded into this webpage using standard wiki formatting. Notice that the chart is still live and fully interactive.

When preparing a chart, avoid analysis paralysis and make it look professional, balanced and clean. By keeping it simple, others can grasp your market view intuitively. Once you have created an idea on a chart and would like to share it with the TradingView, Twitter or StockTwits communities you can do so by clicking on the "Publish Idea" button in the lower right hand corner of the chart.



TradingView is not a place for those seeking simple calls to buy or sell. Our community is driven by a scientific approach of peer review: to share, review, critique, learn from and build upon helpful, descriptive ideas to maximize profits. This is one of our core strengths. So being as thorough and descriptive as possible is the best way to get your ideas noticed.

Recommended reading before publishing your first idea:

  • Make sure you read our House Rules to avoid your ideas getting moderated, to see examples of good ideas and to get practical suggestions for different kinds of analyses.
  • Make sure you read this article for comprehensive tips on how to build reputation by engaging the community with awesome ideas.


Having a clear title and description for your idea is the key to attracting the attention of the TradingView community. You want to have a title that is descriptive and gets the idea across of what it is your idea is trying to say. Once you have a good title, make sure your description is also thorough and understandable. Describe what you think WHY you think that. Good fundamental analysis always helps. Put yourself in the reader's shoes and see if you'd understand the context based on what you'd wrote.

Before an idea can be published, you will need to:

  • Give it a title (required).
  • Provide a description (required).
  • Mark your idea as long, neutral or short (required).
  • Link to related ideas that support your view (optional).
  • Use smart tags to enable people to find your idea (optional).

The pop up screen can be resized and minimised if needed. The description field allows you to format the text and include snapshots, other ideas, links and symbols.

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After publishing a public idea, you can edit the title or description for 15 minutes, to correct any typos or make small changes. You can also delete the entire idea within this time window, in case something went wrong with the chart and you need to start again. After these 15 minutes, the only fields that can be edited are the links to related ideas and the tags.


The white padlock in the lower right corner can be switched between an open and closed position. An open padlock indicates the idea will be published publicly. A closed padlock indicates the idea will be published privately, which means it will not be published to the community, followers won´t get a notification and it cannot be shared in chat or via comments. Sharing them externally remains possible, but they can’t be rated or further shared by others, so they don’t contribute towards reputation.


This way you can create, save and always have available charts with analysis and notes that only you can see. Like a private trading journal. Unlike public ideas, private ideas can be published on any timeframe. They can also be deleted and edited at any time via the buttons above the high right hand corner of the chart area.

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An idea that has been published privately, cannot be changed to public afterwards and vice versa. Private ideas have a grey, closed padlock after the idea title. Padlock Private Idea.gif


On the idea title and description page, in the lower left hand corner, you will notice buttons which allow you to repost your ideas to your Twitter and/or StockTwits feed. These same buttons can also be accessed directly in the lower right hand corner of any chart.


Before you can publish an idea via a third party however, you will need to authorize TradingView to use your additional social media account. You will be greeted by one of these two pages (depending on which one you click on) to begin the very simple process. If you do not have a Twitter or StockTwits account, you can sign up via the link in the upper right hand corner of their respective menu pages.

StockTwits authorization page:

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Twitter authorization page:

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After publishing an idea, you can post updates to add important information or to show how you manage the trade. The update idea button can be found at the end of the description field of any of your ideas.

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There are 6 types of idea status updates.

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With each update you can add an accompanying text.

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A green timeline under the chart shows the updates. You can use snapshots to demonstrate how price action develops along the way. Followers will get instant notifications of any updates.


All the idea fields are to be used for idea publishing proposes (i.e. the chart, the title, the description, idea updates and comments) and contain information related only to the published idea. There is a separate signature field that can be used for promotions, announcements, marketing texts and external links. This signature only needs to be set once and will populate automatically under each published idea. If you have nothing to promote – you can create a funny or personal signature, or use it for a general disclaimer.

You can edit the Signature field in the user profile. You will find the field under Profile Settings, at the bottom of the User Info section.



Users can interact with your idea in several ways:

  • They can view it
  • They can agree with it
  • They can comment on it
  • They can follow it
  • They can share it

Stats on the first 3 actions are shown under the lower right corner of the chart area. For instance, an idea that has 1507 views, 13 comments and 50 agrees would show it as follows:

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The view stat represents all views, not unique views. So anyone that views the idea twice counts twice in this number. This includes the author.

The agree stat represents unique agrees. Users can only agree once with an idea and authors cannot agree with their own idea.

The comment stat includes comments by the author.

You can choose to get notified when you receive comments or agrees (likes), either via email or onsite, by selecting the options you want in the Notifications section of your Profile Settings.

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By replying to comments in a timely, valuable and positive way, you naturally stimulate more comments. The public discussion of ideas is an important feature that brings a lot of value and it provides a nice way to interact with those who are interested in your views, to share your knowledge and to learn from others. Be respectful, even if someone argues an opposing view - a good debate with strong arguments can bring value to both sides. As an author, there are several things you can do when you receive a comment. You can:

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  • Ignore it

Make sure you read this article to find out more about how to handle comments.


Every public ideas has a Share Button under the lower right corner of the chart area. Share Button.gif

Clicking this allows any user to further share the idea in several ways:

  • Via a permanent link to the interactive chart
  • Via a permanent link to a static picture of the chart
  • Via the Make it Mine button, which copies the idea right into your personal chart collection
  • Via a separate button to Twitter (one-click share)
  • Via a separate button to Facebook (one-click share)
  • Via a separate button to StockTwits (one-click share)
  • Via embedded code -facilitating different sizes- that can be used to embed the idea into a web page

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Some user may not want to share a live, interactive chart or idea with the community. In that case, users have the option to capture a static image of their chart or idea. First, click on the camera icon in the lower right hand corner of any chart.


You will then be given a URL which links to a static snapshot of the chart. For example, the link below will take you to a static screenshot of the chart that was embedded in the beginning of this article.


You can directly share a snapshot to chat via the camera icon next to the emoticon icon in the message input field.

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