How to get TradingView real time data

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Common questions I get amongst tradingview users are “Is TradingView real time data?” and “how to get tradingview live data?”.

Typically none of the TradingView plans include real time data. The amount of TradingView data feed delay depends on the individual instrument. Real time data needs to be purchased separately, is only available with the Tradingview Pro, Pro+ or Premium plans and the cost will depend on the instrument or exchange you want to trade.

In this post I will go into more detail about what exchanges DO provide free TradingView real time data, and if they don’t, how much is TradingView data delayed and how to get a real time TradingView data feed.

Does TradingView include real time data?

The simple answer is that it depends. Generally, TradingView does not provide official real-time data unless the data is freely offered by an exchange – a good example is crypto exchanges. 

Paid plan users are subjected to the same general limitation. 

It is important to note that real-time data feed can only be acquired by Paid plan users through purchasing access to the exchange of interest. In other words, basic/free plan users cannot acquire real-time data feeds unless the plan is upgraded. 

If you signup for an annual Pro, Pro+ or Premium TradingView membership using the link. New users are eligible to get up to $30 towards your new yearly plan. Monthly plans are eligible for $10 towards the new plan.

Tradingview upgrade plan to purchase real time data
TradingView Plans that include the option to purchase a TradingView data feed

The screenshot above illustrates that all paid plans have the ability to acquire extra real-time data. Basic plans, otherwise known as free plans, do not enjoy this access.

How much is TradingView Data Feed delayed?

Again, the answer is it depends. Some instruments are delayed by a couple of minutes to hours; others only update once per second. Meanwhile, others have real-time but “unofficial” data like as provided by the Cboe BZX.

The delay will vary on the instrument or more accurately the exchange that provides the data. TradingView denotes these securities with the D or symbols.

To view the degree of delay in the security, follow the quick guide below: 

Step 1: Go to a chart of the instrument of your choice.

Step 2: Hover on the D symbol or sign at the top of the chart 

Usually located on the right-hand side of the security name. 

See blue box below

Tradingview delayed data chart symbol
Tradingview data feed symbol at top of charting window

Step 3: Click on either of these two symbols to reveal information 

See blue box below on the two screenshots below

Tradingview delayed data notification
TradingView data feed drop down window denoting update frequency and unofficial real time data

Tradingview delayed data notification
Tradingview data feed drop down window denoting data delay

The examples above show the difference between the D and symbols

Securities marked with the D symbol are those that are delayed. In the DAX example above, the data is said to be delayed by 15 minutes.  

The symbol is updated only once per second – a slight delay. Although these securities are more “real time” than those denoted with D, it is important to note that some securities have data that is slightly different from the official exchange data. For example, in the first chart above, TradingView offers real-time data for the SPY through CBOE BZX exchange – not AMEX. 

If you are interested in acquiring real-time data feed for a certain security/exchange, please refer to the following section. 

How to get TradingView Real Time Data 

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of acquiring real time data packages, it is important to note that doing so requires an upgraded data plan. 

If you signup for an annual Pro, Pro+ or Premium TradingView membership using the link. New users are eligible to get up to $30 towards your new yearly plan. Monthly plans are eligible for $10 towards the new plan.

Now to get real-time data, follow the quick guide below: 

Step 1: At the top of the chart click on the D or symbol

A pop-up window should appear 

Step 2: Select Learn More 

Note: Take note of the official exchange as mentioned by TradingView in the pop-up window 

See black box below 

To be directed to purchase exchange data click on the ‘Learn more’ button.

Step 3: Click on the blue ‘Upgrade Now’ button 

see black box below 

tradingview upgrade for live data
Data delay notification window – You will need a pro, Pro+, or premium plan and purchase a data feed – TradingView live data

Tip: The blue button should display Upgrade Now to be qualified for an upgrade. 

Upon clicking, you will be redirected to the Upgraded Plans & Extra Features – Available Market section.

Upgraded Plans and Extra Features 

  • Securities denoted with D will be directed to this page 
  • This is where users can do in-app purchases including real-time data feeds 

Help Page 

The learn more button below AMEX by CBOE BZX will direct users to a help page pop up window (see screen shot image below).

  • Securities denoted with will open a mini window to the right side of the screen 
Help article of CBOE BZX

 

Step 4: To learn more about the fee/pricing of each exchange/instrument, click the drop-down arrow of the region to which it is located in.  

Tradingview exchange regions for tradingview live data
Region s for Tradingview live data

North America exchanges for tradingview live data
North America exchanges for Tradingview live data

The screenshot above displays how the dropdown menu looks like when clicked. The example shows a snippet of North America exchanges. 

Step 5: Once you have an idea of the exchange you are interested in, click Subscribe to Real-Time Markets button right below the regions 

You will be directed to the payment page   

Step 6: Select Billing Cycle 

Users can either choose One Year or Monthly billings

Step 7: Select Market data 

Check the price located at the right side 

Tick the box beside the name of the exchange of interest

Then scroll down to see your total bill > Click Next 

Step 8: Fill out payment and billing address then Click Subscribe after filling out all required fields.

TradingView Data Feed Options 

As you may have noticed, different instruments/securities have different data feeds that will vary depending on the exchange it is listed on. 

How to find the official exchange/data feed of a security

To learn about the exchange of the security of interest, click on the D or button again. It will reveal the exchange to which it belongs to. 

As an example, take a look at TSLA and JPM.

How to identify tradingview data exchange
Official data for the TSLA instrument comes from the NASDAQ exchange.

Underlined above is TSLA’s official exchange: NASDAQ. 

How to identify tradingview data exchange
Official data for the JPM instrument comes from the NYSE exchange.

Underlined above is JPM’s official exchange: NYSE.

Now that we have an idea of the exchange of interest, we can easily locate the data feed in the subscription page. Just like what we did in the previous section, click Learn More

If you are not redirected to the Upgraded Plans & Extra Features page and instead on the Help page,  click the additional real-time data packages. This will open the Upgraded Plans page. 

Scroll down to Available Markets to see the different regions and respective exchanges that fall under each region. 

To finalize subscription, follow steps 4-8 of the previous section. 

TradingView Data Feed via a Brokerage Account

Aside from purchasing data feeds, an alternative way to get data access this via a brokerage that TradingView is partnered with. 

TradingView has the ability through its proprietary API to seamlessly integrate data feeds from brokerages to their own platform. The API creates a bridge between the platform and the brokers’ backend systems.

Thankfully, TradingView already has a decent selection of brokerages onboard. It is best to know whether your own brokerage is part of this list. You may already be subscribed and paying for a data feed connection via your brokerage.  

Having an integrated broker and subscribed data feed, will grant you access to real-time data that you can access on the TradingView platform. 

To find out whether your broker is integrated with TradingView, check out the list below: 

List of TradingView Brokers that can Trade Forex 

There are limited options here but TradingView does provide some excellent, top-tier choices: 

  • Oanda
  • FXCM
  • Forex.com
  • Saxo Group
  • Capitalcom

For country-specific 

  • iBroker (Italy)
  • WH Selfinvest (Germany) 

List of TradingView Brokers that can Trade Stocks

  • TradeStation 
  • Alpaca

For country-specific

  • Alor (Russia) 
  • Tiger Brokers (US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia) 

List of TradingView Brokers that can Trade Futures

  • AMP
  • TradeStation
  • Tradovate
  • FXCM
  • IronBeam
  • Tiger Brokers (US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia) 

List of TradingView Brokers that can Trade Cryptocurrencies

  • HitBTC
  • Capitalcom
  • Currencycom

List of TradingView Brokers that can Trade Options

  • TradeStation
  • Tiger Brokers (US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia) 

To learn more about broker integration dynamics in TradingView, check the How to connect a broker to TradingView. This post takes a detailed look into connecting/disconnecting a brokerage to TradingView. 

If you signup for an annual Pro, Pro+ or Premium TradingView membership using the link. New users are eligible to get up to $30 towards your new yearly plan. Monthly plans are eligible for $10 towards the new plan.

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