Get the confidence to trade

Learn about the markets and hone your investing skills at your own pace, with zero risk. Then, when you’re ready, you can easily switch to real investing.

How do I set up my free demo account?

  1. Log in to the eToro platform or create an account for free
  2. Click on “Switch to Virtual” at the bottom of your account dashboard
  3. Now you can practice investing in the markets, in real time, without losing any capital
Get Started
Get the confidence to trade

Get to know eToro: simple, intuitive, innovative

A virtual portfolio lets you experience all of the features eToro has to offer:r:

  • Manage your virtual portfolio easily, with a clean and simple interface
  • Follow each instrument’s real-time trends with advanced analysis tools
  • Connect with top crypto traders and copy their portfolios
  • Explore eToro’s ready-made thematic portfolios
Get the app Get the app Get the app
Get to know eToro: simple, intuitive, innovative

What assets are available to invest in with my eToro virtual portfolio?

Invest in thousands of stocks, dozens of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and an array of ETFs and Smart Portfolios.

Why practice with a trading simulator?

eToro’s virtual portfolio is an excellent tool for beginners. It allows you to make mistakes and experiment with different investment strategies, without any financial risk. Plus, it enables you to try out eToro’s investing platform, experiencing the tools and features firsthand, while gaining the confidence to start investing.

Start Practicing
Why practice with a trading simulator?

FAQ

  • What is a virtual account?

    A virtual account on eToro replicates the same features and market conditions as a real investing account, but it’s used for simulation purposes only. It is ideal for testing out the platform and practicing your investing skills.

  • What’s the difference between a demo account and a real account?

    Investing with a virtual account is simulated and uses virtual funds only. Investing with a real account is actual investing, using real funds that you need to deposit in your eToro account balance.

  • How do I set up my free demo account?

    Just follow these 3 simple steps:

    1. Log in to the eToro platform or create an account for free.
    2. Access the demo by selecting Virtual Portfolio from the menu under your username at the top left-hand corner of your account dashboard.
    3. You will see $100,000 in virtual funds appear in your balance.

    Note: you may use the Real/Virtual menu to switch between your real portfolio and virtual portfolio at any time. Any investing done while in the virtual portfolio uses virtual funds only and does not incur any fees nor affect your actual account balance.

  • How can I switch between real and virtual accounts?

    Log in to the eToro platform or create an account for free.

    1. Click on the Real/Virtual button under your username, at the top left-hand corner of your account dashboard.
    2. A menu will appear, where you can choose between Real Portfolio and Virtual Portfolio.

    You may use the Real/Virtual menu to switch between real Portfolio and virtual Portfolio at any time.

  • How do I add funds to my virtual account?

    All eToro accounts are automatically credited with $100,000 in virtual funds for investing with the virtual portfolio.

    A user can add funds to their virtual account by opening a ticket with Customer Service. Specify in your message how much you would like to have added. The maximum amount we can add to your virtual balance is $100,000. We can also remove virtual funds from your account down to a minimum of $2,000.

  • Is this practice account suitable for beginners?

    New investors will find the virtual portfolio very useful. eToro’s virtual portfolio simulates real-world investing, allowing beginners to learn how to invest by practicing for free.

  • Is the virtual portfolio available for eToro Options?

    You can use the draft trading feature in eToro Options to experiment with trades risk free. Learn more about this and other features available for options trading here.


  • eToro USA LLC; Investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal.