When it comes to charting, there is no shortage of options. However, when you have been in the trading realm for some time, the needs for a charting platform become quite clear. Of course, this can vary depending on your style of trading. Still, there is one charting tool that we have found to excel in almost every necessity for any given trader.
We put TradingView at the top of our list. Personally, I have used charting for Think or Swim by TD Ameritrade, E-Trade, DAS Trader, e-Signal, & various other apps for both desktop and phones. These have the ability to all be sufficient charting platforms. But when it comes down to it, if you’re looking for an all in one platform for desktop charting, and on the go mobile charts, TradingView is by far the best choice.
FREE – Yes, they have a freemium model. This means you can access some of the charting features for no cost at all. While this is nice for viewing stocks during no market hours, it is not a good choice for analyzing stocks during trading hours. It also does not allow you to view multiple charts on one screen, nor use all the available time frames & studies. The free version does not have real-time stock data. It does however, offer charting real-time data for cryptocurrency prices.
Browser based & mobile app
What’s nice about this software is, it’s browser based. This means you do not need to download any software for your computer. It simply runs on your internet browser. So whether you have a Mac or a PC computer, this charting app should run great on any mobile browser you use to surf the internet.
They also have a great charting app for your cell phone. If you are mobile and on the go, then this charting app is perfect for you. The app is very clean like the desktop version, with about just as much features!
Abundance of fundamental metrics, indicator & strategies
There is no shortage of indicators, metrics & charting strategies when you upgrade to a paid version of their product. Virtually every charting indicator & metric is available on their platform. If it isn’t available as a basic template, they have a robust system where you can adopt other users template creations from a public library, or build your own using custom scripts. They offer everything from basic moving averages and volume indicators to the most complex studies on the market.
Like to draw on your charts? Well you’re in luck! TradingView offers an extensive drawings tool to allow you to markup your charts however you like. They offer everything from basic trend lines, all the way to complicated layover drawings like Fibonacci technicals. They most likely have any study you want to view on your charts.
If you are looking for an all in one tool, look no further. With TradingView, you can set up a stock screener to help you find the right stocks that fit your criteria. There is a strategy tester you can run on your charts. There is also the ability to connect your trading platform so that you can place orders right inside of TradingView. They also allow the ability to paper trade, which is always a nice feature for new and experienced traders to test the waters.
Covers all the basics
- Time frames include 1 second through monthly. There is also the option to create your own time frames.
- Over 10 chart representations including bars, candles, line, hollow, Heikin Ashi.
- Up to 8 charts per window, with syncing capabilities of symbol, crosshair, interval, time, drawings.
- Save templates to easily load in different windows or to view on your cell phone.
- Multi device access depending on the plan you have.
- Alerts & notifications
- Company fundamentals, stock information & headlines
- Flexible pricing