Added: 29.03.2020
Edited: 16.12.2021

TradingView | Are TOP Authors Really TOP Ones?

TradingView is a charting platform for beginners and professional users, which is used for charts, research, and trading information and is available even on your mobile phone.
Tradingview top authors are really very, very popular among online traders. They offer a lot of markets to work with - cryptocurrencies, currencies, stocks, indices, futures, etc.
tradingview markets

But the thing I like (or even liked) about this platform is their section “Top Authors”.
You will know!
And now, let’s start our TradingView review and go through the features.

What Is TradingView?

TradingView is a popular online stock-picking resource suitable for traders of all skill levels. The most important advantage of the online software is that it includes a professional set of cloud-based charting and technical analysis tools.
Moreover, users can exchange data and cooperate for more efficient trading.
However, keep in mind that most large brokerage firms are still not integrated with TradingView. So don't be surprised if you have to place trades with another broker of your choice.
The service was founded in June 2012 as a social platform for professional traders. Already at that time, it allowed traders to customize charts and indicators for a wide range of analyzes.
Currently, the service is top-rated among active traders and companies that develop software for online trading.
Thanks to the universal approach, users can:
  • Test various trading strategies
  • Analyze market fluctuations
  • Share information with other traders
  • Ask questions in online chat and much more


Charts and Indicators 

This feature is available even in the free version of
Safetrading uses them to check crypto signals, and I really appreciate the ease and speed of this function.
If you are well-versed in how to trade cryptocurrency, you can set your own periods and export the data you need.
Very useful!

Drawing Tools 

The best thing for technical analysis and accurate cryptocurrency arbitrage!
A lot of trends, lines, etc.
This is very popular for beginners, I think, because with the help of this feature TV will help you to understand all the aspects of any market.

Free Trials 

One more convenient thing for beginners or people who want to try this platform for day trading cryptocurrency!
You have 30 days to try all the Trading View features for free and decide if you need this platform.

Plenty of Exchanges 

I noticed this feature while checking the signals as well.
Everything is present.

User-Friendly Interface

I think that even the person, that didn’t know about this platform, can deal with it in a minute.

iOS App

I told you about it at the beginning of our TradingView review. You can download this TradingView app in AppStore for free and enjoy the same features which are present in the TradingView desktop version.

TradingView “Top Authors”

My favorite!
Here you can find a lot of TradingView ideas and consultants of forex, crypto, etc.
But are all of them really legit?
We will see it later.
So, as I told you before, not all of the features are available in the free version, but you have a trial - so before buying a subscription I advise you to check this platform.

TradingView “Top Authors”

tradingview top authors review

Some time ago I decided to go through this section and I found a lot of different traders.
And I wanted to know how this platfrom checks traders they add.
The thing is they actually don’t.
The popular trader on TradingView D. Lavrov, wrote a small article named “How to Become TOP Author - 5 Steps”.
dlavrow article tradingview top authors

At first, I was shocked, but then I understood the clear sense of this post. Comments helped me.
Okay, the message of this article was that TV follows only community feedback.
There were “traders” who even didn’t post anything, but were in TOP just because they asked their friends, cats, dogs, I don’t know who else to comment, like, etc.
Also, there were a lot of bad comments from users who can’t trust those rankings just because there is a lot of, according to their words, “garbage”.
dlavrow article comments

Of course, it is not about all the traders. I am sure that some of them are really legit.
When I went through profiles of authors, I saw that almost everyone invited users to join their Discord or Telegram channels.
And here is the question - how can users know those traders are not going to scam them?
It is the most well-known platform in the whole world! People believe they list only trusted traders, but in reality, the situation is different.
Of course, it is very good for technical analysis, but I beg people who read this article don’t follow the list of those “Top Authors”.
If you are interested in a particular trader you found, check it one hundred times before subscribing to Telegram channel or following his trading signals - TradingView Forex, crypto - doesn’t matter!

Pros and Cons

tradingview pros and cons

Final Thoughts

In this TradingView review, we discuss the main features, it’s advantages and disadvantages and the section “Top Authors”. is a very convenient platform, but there are still a lot of areas to improve.
And now I am talking about their authors. And it is not only our opinion but the opinion of traders and users.
Is TradingView free?
Of course no.
But even if the prices of Premium plans are high, I think TradingView is worth it, because it is a real miracle for professional traders.
tradingview prices

Anyway, if you want to use, opt for the 30-days trial to go through all the features and then decide!