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

How do I set up my free demo account?

  1. Log in to the eToro platform or create an account for free
  2. Access the demo account by selecting Virtual Portfolio from the menu under your username
  3. Now you can practise trading live markets in real time without risking any capital
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Get to know eToro: simple, intuitive, innovative

A demo trading account lets you experience all of the features that eToro has to offer:

  • Manage your virtual portfolio easily with a clean and simple interface
  • Follow each instrument’s real-time trends with advanced analysis tools
  • Experiment with different risk levels by applying leverage, Stop Loss and Take Profit
  • Connect with top traders from all over the world and copy their portfolios
  • Try eToro’s ready-made thematic portfolios
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Which markets can I trade with the eToro demo account?

3000+ instruments to trade from leading global markets

Why practise with a trading simulator?

eToro’s demo trading account 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 trading platform, experiencing tools and features firsthand, while gaining the confidence to start investing.

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FAQ

  • What is a virtual account?

    A virtual account on eToro replicates the same features and market conditions as a real trading account, but is used for simulation purposes only. It is ideal for testing out the platform and practising your trading skills, since the virtual account is completely free, without any fees or loss of actual capital.

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

    Trading in a virtual account is simulated and uses virtual funds only. Trading in a real account is actual trading using real funds that you have deposited 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 that you may use the Real/Virtual menu to switch between Real Portfolio and Virtual Portfolio at any time. Any trading 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?
    1. Log in to the eToro platform or create an account for free.
    2. Click on the Real/Virtual button under your username at the top left-hand corner of your account dashboard.
    3. 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 trading in the virtual portfolio.
    Users can add funds to their virtual accounts 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 the practice account suitable for beginners?

    New investors will find the virtual account very useful. eToro’s demo mode simulates real-world trading, allowing beginners to learn how to trade by practising for free.

  • Can I trade real-time stocks in the virtual account?

    Yes, you can trade stocks in real time while using the virtual account, which has all the same market conditions as real trading on the platform.
    Please note that trading in the virtual account carries no fees whatsoever and has no effect on your real eToro portfolio.

  • Can I copy other traders on eToro in the virtual account?

    Yes, the CopyTrader feature is available in the demo, and functions the same way as it does in real mode.

  • Is it possible to trade CFDs and leverage in the virtual account?

    Yes, CFD trading and leverage are available in the demo, and function the same way as they do in real mode.