What are the Popular Investor level requirements?

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The Popular Investor program has 4 levels: Cadet, ChampionElite and Elite Pro. Each level has its own requirements and benefits.

Before applying for the program, please complete your eToro profile requirements:

  1. Verify your account
  2. Add a real picture of yourself
  3. Share your real name to your profile, via Settings
  4. Write about your trading strategy in the 'Bio' area of your profile describing how you trade to existing and potential copiers

On applying to the program you must agree to the Responsible Trading requirements.

If you meet the criteria below, you will be accepted to the program at Cadet level:

  • You must not have open positions exceeding the leverages outlined in the Responsible Trading requirements
  • You must not have had a risk score higher than 6 in the 2 calendar months prior to joining the program
  • You must not have had a monthly loss of more than 20% in the previous 6 months (unless the market experienced such a drop)
  • You are not copying other users or CopyPortfolios
  • You have at least 2 months of trading history in your Stats page
  • The account has a minimum average equity of $1,000
  • You have had an average of at least 1 verified copier for the last month
  • You have had an average AUM of at least $500 for the last month

 

If you meet the criteria below, you will move to Champion level:

  • You have been at Cadet level for at least 2 months
  • Your account has an average equity of at least $5,000
  • You have had an average of at least 10 verified copiers for the last month
  • You have had an average AUM of at least $50,000 for the last month

Champion Popular Investors receive a fixed payment of $400 per month ($800 if their AUM grew by at least 1% in the previous month), a reimbursement of up to $100 for books on trading and investing, fee-free withdrawals, and other benefits.

 

If you meet the criteria below, you will move to Elite level:

  • You have been at Champion level for at least 4 months
  • Your account has an average equity of at least $25,000
  • You have had an average AUM of at least $500,000 for the last month

Elite Popular Investors receive a payment equal to 1.5% of their annual average AUM (2% if their AUM grew by at least 1% in the previous month), a further reimbursement of up to $100 for books on trading and investing, fee-free withdrawals, a GuruFocus premium membership, and other benefits.

 

If you meet the criteria below, you will move to Elite Pro level:

  • You have been at Elite level for at least 2 months
  • Your account has an average equity of at least $50,000
  • You have had an average AUM of at least $10,000,000 for the last month

Elite Pro Popular Investors receive a payment equal to 2% of their annual average AUM (2.5% if their AUM grew by at least 1% in the previous month), a further reimbursement of up to $100 for books on trading and investing, fee-free withdrawals, a GuruFocus premium membership, and other benefits.

 

Any change in levels occurs after the monthly Popular Investor payments, which take place up until the 10th of each month. The calculation for the monthly payments is based on data collated during the previous calendar month.

For more information, visit the following link: http://www.etoro.com/popular-investor/