What do I purchase when I buy stocks on eToro?

Buying a stock on eToro by opening a “buy” (long), non-leveraged position means you are investing in the underlying asset* (real stocks), and the stock is purchased and held in your name. This also applies to fractional shares: for example, on eToro, you can invest as little as $50 to purchase part of a share whose price per unit is $1,000.

However, eToro also offers additional functions using CFD trading. With CFDs, you can open “sell” (short) positions and use leverage.


*Please note:

Zero-commission is available to clients of eToro (Europe) Ltd, eToro (UK) Ltd and eToro AUS Capital Pty Ltd (AFSL 491139). 
For clients of eToro AUS, only stocks traded on US stock exchanges are available as underlying assets and with no commission. These stocks are offered through eToro Service (ARSN 637 489 466) operated by Gleneagle Asset Management Limited ABN 29 103 162 278, and promoted by eToro Australia Pty Ltd. CAR 001281634. Refer to our FSG and PDS before deciding whether to trade with us. All other stocks are offered as derivatives and bear commission.
Zero-commission does not apply to short or leverage positions. Zero-commission means that no broker fee will be charged when opening or closing the position. Other fees may apply. For additional information regarding fees, click here. Your capital is at risk.

In addition, all stock trades made on the Milan Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana), Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo Stock Exchanges are executed as CFDs, regardless of the account regulation. All stock trades opened by users resident in the following countries are only available as CFDs: Afghanistan, Angola, Belarus, Congo Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar, North Macedonia, Nauru, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe.


For more information please see our Terms & Conditions and Key Information Documents.