There are a few basic functions that will make navigating your TradingView stock charts much easier and effective. Let’s check them out us go over a few below.

How to create a watchlist of your favorite stocks.

  • Click the bulleted box in the upper right of the screen
  • Choose Create New List
  • Type the ticker symbol you’d like to add inside the Add Symbol box
  • Repeat
  • You can also quickly add our watchlists to your charts by importing these .txt files.

  • Download these files, Wanderer, NAS100, Sectors and ETFs
  • Click the bulleted box in the upper right of the screen
  • Choose Import Watchlist
  • Choose a file that you downloaded in step 1, repeat
  • How to change to a different stock chart.

  • Type the ticker into the box at the top left
  • or, even easier, click anywhere on the screen, type the ticker symbol, and hit enter
  • How to easily scroll through different time periods along the X-axis.

  • Place cursor over the chart
  • Using 2 fingers, scroll up and down on trackpad to increase and decrease time frame
  • How to change between different time intervals on your stock chart, i.e. 5-minute, daily, weekly…

  • Choose interval from drop down box in upper left of chart
  • or, more easily, type “,” and the interval you want. i.e. “,15” for fifteen minutes, “,60” for hourly, “,d” for daily, “,w” for weekly, etc..
  • How to draw support and resistance lines on a stock chart.

  • Choose Horizontal Ray from the menu on the left
  • Click at the oldest high/low level you want to base the line off of
  • How to draw trendlines on your stock chart.

  • Choose Ray from the menu on the left
  • Connect two points along the trend
  • How to add the Ticker Symbol watermark to the charts.

  • Click the Gear symbol near the top of the chart
  • Click Appearance/Watermark
  • Adjust the Watermark color/opacity
  • How to set an alert for a specific stock.

  • Click Alt + A
  • Fill in relevant information, often when price crosses a certain level
  • Click Create