Trading & Investing

Why am I charged for editing the Stop Loss of my open trade?

If you extend your Stop Loss beyond the maximum Stop Loss allowed when opening a trade, we debit funds from your available balance as part of our

Does eToro pay dividends?

Yes, we do.   Your account may be either credited or debited if you are trading a stock, ETF or index that pays a dividend.  If you hold a

What is Trailing Stop Loss?

Trailing Stop Loss (TSL) is a Stop Loss order that moves with the market price, as long as the market is moving in yourHow do I set a Trailing Stop Loss?

Is eToro blocked in my country?

Thank you for choosing eToro as your preferred investment platform. Kindly note that due to regulatory requirements and business decisions based on risk

Where can I see my dividend payments?

You can find the history of all your dividend payments in your account statement.  First, you need to access your Account Statement. You can find how

What are overnight fees?

An overnight fee – also called a rollover fee – is a small payment that applies if you hold a CFD position overnight. Rollover fees are part

What is leverage?

Leverage is a strategy in which an investor can multiply his/her buying power to invest in certain derivative financial products by opening a position

Why do I need to add funds to open my position?

In order to open a new Buy or Sell position, it is necessary to have funds in your available balance. CFD trading is based on strategy and sentiment: An

Do I need to pay taxes on my trades?

You need to calculate and pay any applicable taxes in your country or countries of tax residence.  You can use information from your account

Which fees and commissions does eToro have?

There are 5 types of fees on eToro: Conversion fee: apply to non-USD deposits and withdrawals. Spread: the difference between the BUY and SELL prices of a

What do I purchase when I buy stocks on eToro?

When you open a non-leveraged BUY (long) position on a stock, you are investing in the underlying asset, and the stock is purchased in your name. This

How much tax is deducted from my dividends?

Receiving a dividend payment is a taxable event in some cases and jurisdictions. The percentage of tax withheld by eToro depends on various factors and

How do I close a position on the web version of eToro?

To close a trade on the web version of eToro:   Go to your Portfolio here (or enter your eToro account and click Portfolio in the left-hand menu) to

What is the minimum trade size?

As of 5 December 2021, the minimum trade sizes for all eToro users are: Asset Class Minimum Trade Size Stocks and ETFs  $10 Crypto  $10

Can I withdraw my cryptoassets from the platform?

Yes, you can.  It is possible to withdraw crypto positions that meet certain requirements from the eToro platform to the eToro Money crypto wallet.

What is a CFD?

CFD stands for Contract for Difference. CFD trading is a method that enables individuals to trade and invest in an asset by engaging in a contract between

How does leverage work?

Any amount of leverage increases your exposure to a financial instrument. If you increase the level of leverage of any trade, it allows you to multiply

What is a margin call?

A margin is the portion of the Cash Equity in your account required for maintaining open positions. You must have a sufficient margin of Cash Equity in

Do I need to pay tax on my dividends?

Receiving a dividend payment is a taxable event in some cases and jurisdictions. The percentage of tax withheld depends on the laws of the country in

What is an order?

An order is an instruction a trader gives to a broker to buy or sell an asset. As soon as you click on ‘Open Trade’ or ‘Set Order’,

What is Stop Loss?

A Stop Loss (SL) is a risk management tool that aims to add protection to your investment and prevent additional losses.    A Stop Loss is an

What is Take Profit?

A Take Profit (TP) is an instruction to close a trade at a specific rate, if the price is going in your favour, to ensure the profit is realised and goes

What is a SELL position?

Trading on eToro is based on strategy and sentiment: An investor who believes that the price of an instrument will rise in value will open a BUY position.

How do I calculate the P/L (profit or loss) per trade?

To calculate the profit or loss for a closed trade, please use the formula below:  BUY Trade: (Close rate - Open rate) X Units X USD exchange rate =

Is my position eligible to receive a dividend payment?

For the dividend payment to apply, you must hold the position before the market opens on the ex-dividend date.  Dividend payments are public

What is Negative Balance Protection?

It is possible for your Available balance to become negative. This could occur when all your Available balance is invested in open positions and overnight

What is ‘Pending Close’?

A position can be closed only when the market you are trading is open. If you click the ‘Close’ button when the market is closed (for example,

How do I set the Stop Loss?

A Stop Loss (SL) is mandatory on every position with the exception of non-leveraged BUY positions.   In this example, we are investing $1,000 in a

How do I cancel a pending order?

An order may be pending if it was created after market hours or is a limit order. In your Portfolio, click on the two opposing arrows to view the Orders

How do I set a Trailing Stop Loss?

You have the option to set a Trailing Stop Loss as soon as you open a trade or at any time thereafter.    Click 'Stop Loss' in the Open

How do I set a limit order?

A limit order provides investors the ability to set a price at which a trade will be automatically executed. Unlike a market order which will be executed

What is an ETF?

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund that tracks an index, a commodity or bonds and is traded on stock exchanges. When you buy shares of

How does the Trailing Stop Loss work?

Trailing Stop Loss works depending on the type of the position:   For a BUY position, if the market price is rising, your TSL will rise too, in 1

Do I own my cryptoassets?

On eToro, some positions are secured with real assets, and others use CFDs. Trading real cryptoassets means that we purchase the tokens on your behalf and

What is the maximum leverage per instrument?

Maximum leverage limits are defined by competent authorities and vary according to the volatility of the underlying instrument.  For all retail

What are the market hours?

Different assets have different market hours on eToro. To see the full Trading Market Hours list, please click here.

Can I trade options at eToro?

eToro does not currently offer Option trading. We do offer Currencies, Commodities, Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrencies and Indices. To see the full selection

When will I receive my dividend payment?

The date on which you will receive your dividend payment depends on the type of asset you are holding:   If you hold a CFD position, the dividend

How can I switch between Real and Virtual accounts?

To switch between your real and virtual accounts:   1. Log into your eToro investment account. 2. On the web version of eToro, go to the bar on the

Why did my trade close automatically?

A trade may close automatically when the Stop Loss or Take Profit order you set is triggered, or when its contract expires.  Stop Loss and Take

What is a dividend?

A dividend is a sum of money paid regularly by a company to its shareholders out of its profits or reserves. Dividends are given based on each

How to find stocks in the platform

Not sure which stocks do we offer?  Perhaps you would like to diversify your portfolio and discover new markets to invest in. This article will

Can I close part of my trade?

Starting in November 2018, it is now possible to manually close only part of a trade.  You can partially close a position as long as both the

Why did my position close due to Contract Rollover (CR)?

It is important to note that trades on the China A50 Index, Copper, Cocoa, Wheat, Cotton, Aluminum, Nickel, Sugar, Palladium and monthly Crude Oil Futures

Why can't I use leverage?

If you are unable to increase the leverage of a trade, here are some possible reasons:   CFD trading is not permitted in your country of residence:

Why is leverage risky?

When you use leverage, it carries a higher degree of risk. Leverage increases the magnitude of both gains and losses.  If you use leverage on a trade

When can I leverage my trade?

You can decide to use leverage or not only when you open a trade.  You cannot edit the leverage in an open position.

How does the Maintenance Margin work?

Let's say you invest $1,000 in a BUY trade with the Stop Loss set to the maximum allowable loss of 50%. This means that the trade will close if it

What do I purchase when I buy ETFs on eToro?

When you open a non-leveraged BUY (long) position on an ETF, you are investing in the underlying asset.* eToro also offers additional functions using CFD

What do I purchase when I open a position on eToro?

Please note that some of the instruments on the eToro platform are traded as real assets, while others use CFDs.   CFDs CFD stands for Contract

How do I set the Take Profit?

A Take Profit (TP) is mandatory on every position with the exception of non-leveraged BUY positions.  In this example, we are investing $1,000 in a

Does eToro offer MT4?

Sadly, we do not support the MT4 platform, as this platform is not compatible with our award winning products and therefore our community of Social

Does eToro allow Scalping?

Under eToro's Terms and Conditions, scalping is a trading technique that is not allowed. In order to learn more about this policy, please refer to our

What spreads does eToro offer?

Please refer to the link below in order to see eToro's typical spreads:

What are overnight refunds?

An overnight refund is a credit you may receive for holding a CFD position on a certain asset that dramatically changes its price from one session to

Is there a maximum trade size?

As part of our efforts to promote responsible trading, there are certain restrictions on the size of each trade:   1) Each instrument has a maximum

How do I set price alerts?

You can add assets to your watchlist to get valuable real-time data on the assets you follow, and with price alerts, you can choose to get a notification

Why don’t you have all stocks like other brokers?

We have an amazing selection of stocks right now. Didn't find a stock you were looking for? Let us know, and we will look into adding it in the next

Is it possible to “short sell” stocks?

Yes, you can open both Long (BUY) and Short (SELL) positions for all stocks.

What is Copy Stop Loss?

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

How are the units in a trade calculated?

To calculate the amount of units in a trade, please use the formula below:  [Amount invested] X [Leverage] / [Instrument’s price when position

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. eToro

How do I close a position on the eToro mobile app?

To close a trade:   Go to your Portfolio here (or enter the eToro app and tap Portfolio at the bottom of the screen to see all the instruments you

What is a fractional share?

A fractional share is a portion of an equity stock that is less than one full share. Fractional shares allow you to purchase stocks based on the dollar

How do I set leverage on a trade?

To apply leverage while you are opening a trade: Click on ‘Leverage’. Choose the desired leverage amount. Once you have selected all your

Is it possible to leverage my stocks?

Retail clients at eToro can leverage stock trades by up to X5.  All positions with leverage are traded as CFDs. To know more about CFDs, click here.

What is the Dividend Calendar?

The Dividend Calendar shows all the relevant data related to upcoming dividends.   The calendar shows the ex-dividend date, payment date, the

Can I buy a stock when the market is closed?

If the market you wish to invest in is closed, you can set an after hours order to execute at the first available rate when the market opens. We currently

What is the maximum Stop Loss?

The maximum Stop Loss permitted when you open a position is 50% of the position amount (with the exception of non-leveraged BUY positions).   

Where can I see the overnight fees that will be charged and / or I have paid?

You can view the overnight fees (or refunds) before you open the trade, while the position is open and once it is closed in 5 different places:  

Why can't I use the Direct Registration System (DRS) to transfer my stocks?

When purchasing stocks on eToro, all users do so via one of our regulated entities. The same applies for other regulated assets, including ETFs and CFDs.

What is the minimum Stop Loss on cryptocurrencies?

Since 28 March 2018, cryptocurrency trades are opened with no Stop Loss by default. You may apply a Stop Loss order after the position is opened,

Where can I find my Position ID?

What is a position ID?   The position ID is a unique 9 or 10 digit number assigned to each trade for identification purposes.   Where can I find

What time zone does eToro use on the charts?

The time used in the charts is your local time.   If you want to change the time zone, please follow these steps:   1. Go to any asset's

Why can't I see the profits on my leverage trade?

Leverage does not change the amount of your own funds you invest, but the trade's exposure and therefore the number of units in the trade. Therefore,

Are there overnight fees on stocks, cryptoassets, and ETFs?

We may charge overnight fees on those assets if they are CFD positions.  We do not charge overnight fees on stock, crypto, or ETF positions that are

When are overnight fees charged?

We apply an overnight fee (or an overnight refund) to your available balance at 17:00 New York time for any applicable CFD position open at that time.

Why is there a loss as soon as I open a trade?

Every instrument has a BUY price and a SELL price. This difference in price is called the spread, and contains the commission which we charge on each

What is the benefit of maintenance margin?

By using funds from your available balance to buffer the trade, the maintenance margin helps to increase your level of protection during times of market

How are the rollover fees on Oil and Natural Gas calculated?

eToro offers Spot CFD pricing on Oil and Natural Gas to enable you to open positions that are not subject to a contract that expires. The price of the

Can I increase the leverage of my trades over the maximum limit?

A retail client may request to be treated as a professional client if he/she meets certain regulatory criteria and possesses the necessary knowledge and

Can I change the leverage in an open position?

The leverage cannot be changed in an open position.  You can only decide to apply leverage and how much to use when you are opening a new trade.

What is One Click Trading?

'One Click Trading' mode is a very useful tool for experienced traders, allowing them to open trades immediately, without confirmation, using

What happens if my stock is affected by a corporate event (such as a delisting or merger)?

The eToro platform does not support the replacing of one stock with another. However, eToro clients affected by such corporate actions may receive

How do I calculate the Pip value?

You can calculate the pip value for a trade by using the Pip Calculator and entering the number of units in the ‘Trade size’ box. Knowing the

What does the Equity represent?

The Equity represents the state of your account if you were to close all of your open positions and thereby realize your current gains or losses.

What is staking?

Staking is a process that allows rewards to be earned by holders of a specific coin.  Staking derives from the PoS (Proof-of-stake) mechanism, used

How are the overnight fees on stocks calculated?

For non-leveraged BUY stock positions, there are no rollover fees. For leveraged BUY stock positions and SELL stock positions, the daily fee is 

How do I set an after hours order?

If the market you wish to invest in is closed, you can set an after hours order to execute at the first available rate when the market opens. We currently

What is the Portfolio?

Your portfolio shows you all your trading activity.   The default view shows you information about all the markets, traders and Smart Portfolios you

Can my trading actions be limited?

eToro users are able to open or close positions as they choose to, as long as the conditions in the market allow it. Please bear in mind that eToro does

How do I edit the Stop Loss of my open trade?

To edit the Stop Loss at any time while the trade is open: Click on the relevant trade in your Portfolio to open the Edit Trade window.  Click on

What is eToro?

eToro is a social investment and multi-asset brokerage company with 10 offices worldwide, including centres in the US, UK, Israel, Cyprus and Australia.

What is a weekend fee?

A weekend fee refers to the triple overnight fee that we apply, once a week, for holding a CFD position.  Overnight fees are not charged on

What type of Oil does eToro offer?

eToro offers the Spot CFD contract, which is based on the Futures contracts of the underlying commodity, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Light

Can I edit the Stop Loss of my open trade?

Once a trade is open, you can extend its Stop Loss beyond the maximum SL limit permitted when you open a position.  You will need sufficient funds in

Can overnight fees and refunds change?

The amount debited (or credited) after you open a position can change without advance notice, based on global market conditions.  We encourage you to

How do I open a trade?

To open a trade on eToro (web version or mobile app), please follow these steps:   Find the instrument you would like to invest in: you can look on

What is margin?

Margin is the amount of funds you allocate from your account equity to open a position. On leveraged positions, margin is often expressed as a percentage

What can I trade on eToro?

At eToro, we offer you over 5,000 instruments from a wide range of asset classes: Stocks Indices ETFs Currencies Commodities Cryptoassets  In