Trading

Trailing Stop Loss

Trailing Stop Loss (TSL) is an exciting new feature we have added in response to ongoing feedback from our valued trading community.    A

What is Take Profit?

A Take Profit order is an order to close a trade when the market moves a specified amount in favor of the position. Take Profit helps you to ensure the

What is Stop Loss?

A Stop Loss is a risk management tool, mandatory on every position to add protection to your investment. It is an adjustable order to close the trade when

Blocked countries

Thank you for selecting eToro as you preferred trading platform.   Kindly note that due to changes in regulation conflicting with the trading laws,

What spreads does eToro offer?

Please refer to the link below in order to see eToro's typical spreads: www.etoro.com/about-us/fees.aspx

Where can I find my Position ID?

What is a position ID?   The position ID is a unique 8 or 9 digit number assigned to each trade for identification purposes.   Where can I find

What is a Pip?

A ‘pip,’ or a ‘Percentage in Point,’ is a single unit of the measurement of the movement of one currency in relation to another.

What is Copy Stop Loss?

Copy Stop Loss (CSL) is a feature that gives users the ability to effectively manage your trades by providing risk management across each copy

Weekend rollover fees

Beginning June 15th 2014 we have implemented a new Fees structure, switching from Over the Weekend Fees to the industry standard of Daily Rollover

Does eToro allow Scalping?

Under eToro's Terms and Conditions policy (section 7.3 to be exact), scalping is considered a trading technique that is not allowed. In order to learn

What is a spread?

The spread is the difference between the bid (sell) price, and the Ask (buy) price (it is the commission the broker charges on every position). For

What are CFD's?

CFD stands for Contract for Difference. CFDs are specialised and popular Over The Counter (OTC) financial products that allow traders to easily take broad

Risk Score explained

The risk score shows the risk the investor is taking, and is calculated using a special formula we have developed right here in eToro. The score is

What does the equity represent?

The Equity represents the state of your account if you were to close all of your open positions. It includes the account balance + used margin +

What are the market hours?

   

What does responsible trading mean?

Responsible trading means trading with Low to Medium leverage, and trading with only 20% or less than your account equity. In your Webtrader account you

Does variable spread mean you are making more money?

eToro uses variable spreads because that is the way we are charged by the intermediary bank.   With that in mind, the shift to variable spreads has

What is margin?

Margin is leverage expressed in percentage terms; for example if the leverage level is X400 margin will be 1/400=0.25%. Margin amount is the used margin

With variable spread instruments, will the SL/TP be adjusted automatically as the spread moves?

No, unfortunately not.  As eToro does not make decisions on your behalf, we cannot provide such a service. 

Will you be limiting the leverage with variable spread instruments?

Yes. We will be limiting the leverage on variable spread instruments only as they are due to the higher risk level associated with them. We chose to do so,

How can I calculate the Rollover / Weekend Fees?

Starting June 15th 2014, all Carry Over Weekend fees, as you know them, were cancelled and instead, we have introduced a new fees model – Overnight

Can I trade options at eToro?

eToro Currently does not offer Option trading. We do offer Forex, Commodities and Indices. For more information regarding our trading features, please

Can daily rollover fees change?

Rollover fees/credits change from time to time based on global market conditions.    When this happens, we will implement the changes.   We

With variable spread instruments, how do I decide how to set by SL/TP when rates are variable?

We cannot advise you on how to trade and of course, cannot commit to a certain methodology that will promise the Stop Loss will never be hit.  

Why should I trade with eToro?

eToro is an online financial trading platform and community unlike any other. Aside from our unbeatable trading conditions, it's our innovative

So if the spread is variable, how will I know what spread I will get?

The idea behind a variable spread is that it cannot be fully predicted when you open a trade.   For some instruments, the difference might be more

What is Forex?

Forex is a common abbreviation of Foreign Exchange (also referred to as FX) and it is today the largest financial market in the world, with a turnover of

Will variable spread instruments remove the daily rollover fees?

No. Variable spread are not related to Rollover Fees.   

Does variable spreads contract have an ending time?

No, variable spreads are not time limited. 

Are variable spreads unique to eToro or available across the industry?

Variable spreads are not unique to eToro.  Variable spreads are an industry-wide practice. Some brokers and banks use averages or typical spreads,