What is the difference between professional and non-professional subscriptions? (2024)

We’ve introduced three most comprehensive packages (Expert, Elite and Ultimate) designed specifically for professional (commercial) users. In addition to the ability to subscribe to data packages for professional users in accordance with the exchanges’ licensing rules and rates, these plans offer a variety of institutional grade features.

Non-pros (private investors) also can buy these plans if they need the maximum capabilities we can provide.

To learn more about the features offered on our Expert, Elite, and Ultimate subscription levels, please visit our Pricing page and check the tab "Professional".

A question of status. Who is considered a professional user?

In general, “professional” usage relates to general business activity where market data is used in trading or adding other activity on or behalf of businesses or entities. “Non-professional” usage refers to market data for personal use only. This means that any person who uses market data to make investment decisions on behalf of an employer, or engages in the trading between businesses or entities, is considered to be a professional user.

In addition to the above, any user registered with a financial regulatory body (e.g. FINRA, NFA, CSA etc) is also considered a professional.

If you’re ordering a TradingView plan or market data subscription as a 'non-professional', you will have to confirm the following:

  1. You will use market data solely for personal use, not for your business or any other entity.
  2. You are not registered or qualified with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
  3. You are not registered or qualified with any securities agency, any securities exchange, association or regulatory body in any country.
  4. You do not perform any functions that are similar to those that require an individual to register or qualify with the SEC, the CFTC, any other securities agency, any securities exchange, or association or regulatory body, or any commodities or futures contract market, or association or regulatory body.
  5. You are not engaged as an investment advisor (as that term is defined in Section 202 (a) (11) of the Investment Advisor's Act of 1940) or asset manager and you are not engaged to provide investment advice to any individual or entity.
  6. You are not subscribing to the service in your capacity as a principal, officer, partner, employee, or agent of any business or on behalf of any other individual.
  7. You use your own capital, not provided by any other individual or entity in the conduct of your trading.
  8. You do not conduct trading for the benefit of a corporation, partnership, or other entity.
  9. You have not entered into any agreement to share the profit of your trading activities or receive compensation for your trading activities.
  10. You are not receiving office space, equipment or other benefits in exchange for your trading or work as a financial consultant to any person, firm or business entity.

If you cannot confirm every single last one of these above conditions, then you’re a professional user. And that means you’ll need a professional plan. For more information about the non-professional status, we encourage you to take a look at Article 10 of ourTerms of Service.

Securities Professionals

Name on subscriber agreement

Data usage


Securities Professional or Deemed Securities Professional

Organization or Individual

Business purposes or personal reasons


Non-securities Professional


Business purposes or personal reasons


Non-securities Professional


Business purposes


Non-securities Professional


Personal reasons


How to change a subscriber status

The subscriber status can be modified on your Account & Billing page by clicking on the "Edit" button.

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