TradingView – Frequently Asked Questions

By Rohit Malik

May 27, 2022


TradingView – Quick Introduction

Trading View is one of the best, if not the best, charting platforms for trading & investing. This platform is used by over 30M+ traders and investors per month.

With its integrated social network features, it also doubles up as a community-building platform for traders and investors.

Is TradingView free?

Yes, Tradingview is free to access. You can also use up to 3 indicators without any charges in your personal account.

To access full features and take full benefit of this wonderful platform, you can always subscribe to a pro subscription.

Is TradingView worth the money?

After using a Trading View pro subscription for more than 5 years, it can be safely stated that it is absolutely worth the money. If you are an intraday trader, then the pro subscription is a must.

What TradingView is used for?

TradingView is the world’s leading technical analysis website which provides tools and a platform to connect traders, investors, educators, and market enthusiasts across nearly all the markets. It provides advanced charting features and Instagram like features to share trading ideas and strategies.

Can I connect my broker to TradingView?

Trading View provides API access to its web platform. This API lets brokers build a bridge to connect their backend systems to the TradingView interface, so that broker partners can be supported on the Trading View Web Platform. The integration is very straightforward.

Is TradingView real-time?

Yes, the Trading View web platform provides real-time access to charts. This data is from all the leading exchanges worldwide.

Do you have to pay for TradingView?

Trading View provides a free plan as well as 3 paid plans. For an occasional user, the free plan is sufficient. But for a regular trader, the pro plans provide the most value for money with custom chart settings, backtesting & other powerful features.

Which is better Metatrader or Trading View?

This is not an equal comparison, because Metatrader is only for Forex trading and thus if offered by Forex brokers as a technical analysis cum order placement tool. On the other hand, Trading View is a complete technical analysis web platform that you can use to analyze pretty much any market in the world. It’s also expanding integrations with brokers to allow you to place orders from the web platform itself.

Is Trading View a broker?

No, within itself Trading view is a web platform for technical analysis & community platform for traders. It provides integration services with top brokers in the world to allow you to place a trade from the charts themselves.

Many brokers and even crypto exchanges (like Binance) provide tradingview-based charts within their individual platforms.

Besides, many brokers in India like Zerodha and Upstox in India provide access to Trading View charts in their own apps.

What is better than Trading View?

Feature-wise, the best alternative is Metatrader, but that is limited only to Forex trading. In comparison to all other alternatives, Trading View is by no doubt the best technical analysis currently.

Is Trading View available in India?

Yes, Trading View is available in India. TV provides data for almost 6000 tickers in the Indian stock market.

How can I get Tradeview Pro for free?

You can access all the TradingView Pro features for free by opening your account with any broker that has partnered with TV. In the Indian Stock Market, Zerodha and Upstox are two leading brokers who provide charts based on the TV pro platform.

Is TradingView free for Zerodha?

Yes, Zerodha provides free access to Pro features of Trading View on its Kite App (web and mobile). You need to activate this feature by going to settings on the Kite app (as shown below).

zerodha kite enable trading view charts
zerodha trading view charts

How many charts can Zerodha save?

Zerodha (Kite) allows to save up to 10 chart layouts.

How many charts can I save in Trading View?

You can save 8 charts in one layout in the Trading View Pro account.

Can I import data to TradingView?

Trading View doesn’t allow data import of any kind. It is because they have their own access to all the major data sources and exchanges in the world. They are also adding new data sources and exchanges on a continuous basis.

Can I trust TradingView?

For charts and data provided, you can easily trust TradingView for reliability. And these are the main services provided by the trading view platform.

As with the social media part of the platform, you have to be careful about the quality of some authors, trading ideas which can be misleading, and in rare cases trolling.

Can you trade directly from TradingView?

Yes, if you use a trading view connected broker or connect your broker account to the trading platform, then you can trade directly from the platform itself.

Which broker provides Tradeview?

In India, leading brokers like Zerodha, Upstox, Fyers, IIFL etc provide access to Trading View charts on their platforms.

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