TradingView, a retail charting tool and a trading platform in one, said on Friday it no longer provides support for Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). Its products, however, are available via Internet Explorer 11, the latest version of the browser.
The company cited technological reasons for its decision to discontinue support for the later version of the Internet Explorer browser. Its charts require WebSocket technology which is not available in IE9. Using alternative solutions has become problematic for the company and it now provide support only for the latest browser version.
TradingView’s charts can also be viewed via the rest of the most popular browsers – Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge, in addition to Internet Explorer 11.
TradingView features customizable charts, basic and advanced ones alike, as well as more than 50 drawing tools that can be used for understanding and analyzing the financial markets. It is web-based and uses HTML5 charts. Its charts work on all browser and operating systems.
The platform provides free access to a wide range of trading instruments, among which forex, Bitcoin, stocks, futures, all major indices, and contracts for difference (CFDs). In April, it started offering real-time and intraday data from India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), shortly after expanding its offering from the London Stock Exchange (LSE), in addition to live data from bitcoin exchanges with Poloniex.
The company has been expanding its offering and intends to introduce more improvements in the near future. Recently, TradingView released a one-click access to alerts and orders and added shortcuts to different charts features. Prior to that, the platform started offering timeframes for a desired time set in seconds and released several new tools for symbols from NASDAQ, AMEX, and NYSE exchanges. One of the key enhancement the company saw this year is that its products became available in a mobile version after it integrated TradingTicket’s TradeIt mobile technology into its real-time chart components.