What is trading Risk Level & Invested Amount

Risk level, also known as leverage, is a temporary loan given to the trader by the broker. Using Risk Level you are able to open a trade of a larger size than the actual amount of funds you invest in it. Leverage is presented in the form of a multiplier that shows how much larger than the invested amount* an open position is.

For example, in order to open a $10,000 trade you can invest 25$ with a leverage of 1×400: $25×400=$10,000.

*Invested Amount is the actual amount that you invest in a trade.


Trade Size Risk Level Invested Amount
$20,000 USD X400 $50
$10,000 USD X50 $200
$20,000 USD X50 $400

The Risk Level we offer





Please keep in mind that when it comes to rollover fees and dividends, these fees will be calculated based on the number of units you bought or sold, not on your investment amount.

How can I change my Risk Level on the platform?

eToro’s flexible WebTrader platform enables you to edit the risk level and invested amount of each trade to suit your personal risk-reward strategy with just one click.

Please note that the default “Responsible Trading” settings do not allow you to use leverages above 1×50. To disable “Responsible Trading” click on your username at the top right corner of the interface and choose settings. Then proceed to enable high leverage trading. Please keep in mind that the higher your risk level/leverage the higher your risk.


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Responsible use of leverage and margin can prevent losses and lead to steady profits. Find out how today.

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