TradingView provides an affordable alternative to the other desktop-based charting software. TradingView has powerful tools and features and is a great alternative to more expensive charting software.
TradingView specializes in charting, research, and social networking via its website. The website is quite robust and easy to navigate. It does not offer a trading platform but their charting software is used by a number of professional brokerage companies. They include:
- Tradovate (futures)
- OANDA (currencies)
- TradeStation (options, stocks, futures, and cryptocurrencies)
- AMP Global (futures)
- Alpaca (stocks)
- FOREX.com (currencies)
- Gemini (crypto)
TradingView also is compatible with API software, plus offers a large number of charting widgets for free.