eToro is the world’s leading social trading network. Powered by millions of users from over 140 countries, eToro has been able to refine their knowledge and experience into practical trading tools.
Alongside being a one-stop shop for stock trading, online investing, crypto trading and much more, it has also introduced many novel social trading features. But what makes eToro social? The array of social features eToro offers is vast and extends well beyond the trading platform itself. While pioneering social features and making the financial market more friendly and accessible to almost anyone around the world, eToro has also extended its reach and is maintaining active social channels.
Copy other traders
Trade like a Steve
Discovering other traders to copy on eToro is quite intuitive: On the Copy People screen, there are several methods to locate people that may match your trading and investing needs. The Editor’s Choice section presents Popular Investors (more about the program below) that have recently been trading that are worth checking out.
Also, it is quite simple to locate traders by using the search tool and filtering the results. There is a variety of parameters to choose from, such as gain, Risk Score, location and many others. Since eToro operates in complete transparency, each trader that can be copied has valuable information on their eToro profiles that will help you determine your ideal choices for creating your people-based portfolio.
The Popular Investor program
To build a strong community of traders and investors, and to encourage successful traders to share their wisdom, eToro has created the Popular Investor program. This program rewards successful members of the eToro community for being copied. Simply put, the more copiers they have, the larger their payout. The payments to Popular Investors are given on top of any profits made from trading and can reach as high as 2% of their total AUM (assets under management).
The democratisation of financial knowledge has created a situation in which anyone who puts in the time and effort to study markets, and build a solid trading and investing strategy, can potentially become successful. Therefore, it is no surprise that Popular Investors come from all walks of life and the program has enabled many eToro traders to earn a second income regardless of their financial background. To learn how you too can become a Popular Investor, visit this page.
The Social News Feed
Another feature that is unique to eToro is the personalised, social News Feed. Incorporating elements from the worlds of social media and online trading, your News Feed helps you follow the financial instruments and traders you like, interact with fellow members of the eToro community, open discussions and much more.
Just like on any social network, you can post your own updates (and even tag the instruments or people you’re talking about), share posts to your feed, comment on others’ posts and gradually create a feed that is tailor-fitted to your trading and investing interests.
On the eToro platform, you will also get notifications when a user you copy writes a new post, an asset on your watchlist becomes volatile and many other important updates. Notifications appear both on the web platform and as push notifications straight to your mobile device.
Your eToro profile
Your profile on eToro is your way of presenting yourself to the eToro community and get valuable statistics about your trading habits. If you want to get copiers, make sure to verify your account, add a profile picture and write something about yourself.
There are four tabs on your profile:
- Feed: Shows all of your social activity on the eToro network, including your posts and comments. This tab also shows your bio so make sure to write a few words about yourself and your trading strategy
- Stats: Presents your gain and fail/success ratio since your joined eToro, enables you to track your Risk Score, shows your portfolio composition and more
- Portfolio: This tab shows the community your portfolio in detail, enabling other traders to see what you trade and invest in, helping them decide if they would like to copy you
- Chart: This tab presents a simulation of what a $10,000 investment in you would yield over time
We realise that some of our clients would like to keep their trading activity private. If you wish to share less information, flip the ‘Private Profile’ switch on your profile. To personalise your profile’s privacy, please go to profile privacy settings.
Extending beyond the eToro platform
Since eToro places such high emphasis on open discourse and wisdom sharing, the platform also offers social features that reach outside the platform itself. For example, traders can easily share their trading decisions and actions on other social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition, eToro clients can use the platform’s advanced technical analysis features to create their own charts to support their trading actions, and share them both on the platform and outside it.
eToro keeps a friendly, professional and pleasant community by requesting all of its clients to adhere to the Community Guidelines.
eToro on social media
eToro is active on many social channels, keeping both our own community and the general social media public informed. You can find us on:
Get recent eToro news, learn about new products,tune in to live broadcasts and stay in touch with the eToro community
Get real-time updates about the eToro platform and special promotions, follow recent news and join the financial conversation on the Twittersphere
Follow recent eToro updates in a clear, succinct graphical format. Follow our public updates and learn more about the platform and its features
Explore a variety of content, including video tutorials, interviews, informative videos and much more
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Are you ready to take your first steps, join the Fintech revolution and explore the endless possibilities offered by social trading?