What type of broker is eToro?
We are the type of broker that has managed to use the best of the technologies available to provide our traders premium trading conditions.
Like most trading firms and many banks, eToro is using a market maker model .Using the best aspects of this model, in conjunction with STP (Straight-Through Processing) technologies, and NDD (Non Dealing Desk) practices.
How does STP and NDD work?
eToro is able to offer high quality execution, due to our combination of STP and NDD execution. This means the aggregated exposure of some trades is automatically forwarded to first tier liquidity providers in real time, which is something usually reserved for banks and corporations.
In other cases, eToro may choose to absorb some exposure in a trade. Our traders can be sure that because we have applied a NDD model, there is no manual interference in trader’s positions, or any price manipulation.
It is this technology that creates a 'no conflict' ecosystem where eToro wishes our traders to make as much money as they can. As a regulated company, we are audited and monitored in all aspects of our business.
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