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eToro Review

Steve Miley

Written by Steve Miley, Blain Reinkensmeyer
Edited by Carolyn Kimball
Fact-checked by Steven Hatzakis

December 04, 2023

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Aside from some hidden fees and a limited research area, eToro does a very good job. It offers a functional and easy-to-use platform, with the bonus of an excellent copy trading option as well as zero-commission stock trades. Its only other limitation is that it doesn’t offer the same breadth of investments as many of the more traditional brokers.

4.5/5 Stars Overall
  • Minimum Deposit: £50.0
  • ISA: No
  • SIPP: No

eToro pros & cons


  • eToro have a high-functioning copy trade option, a feature in which they are a market leader.
  • Easy-to-use mobile app and straightforward trading platform.
  • No commissions on stock trading.


  • Lacks a wide variety of investment options.
  • In comparison to industry leaders, eToro’s research section is limited.
  • Although advertised as zero-commission trading, there are some hidden fees.

Overall summary

Feature eToro logoeToro
Overall Rating 4.5/5 Stars
Charges & Fees 5/5 Stars
Investment Choices 4.5/5 Stars
Mobile App 4.5/5 Stars
Website 5/5 Stars
Ease of Use 4/5 Stars
Education 4.5/5 Stars

Commissions & fees

EToro markets 0% commissions for stock trading; and while commissions are indeed not charged, there are some fees customers should be aware of.

The different types of additional fees are highlighted below. Note, eToro has different account tiers based on account balance, which makes traders eligible for fee discounts and other features.

Conversion fees: If you deposit money in AUD, EUR, GBP, and RUB, it will be converted to USD when you deposit and converted back when you withdraw. Fees vary based on how you deposit money, and what currency you are transferring. Fees range from 50 pips to 250 pips per conversion.

Withdrawal fees: eToro charges a flat $5 fee on all withdrawals. The minimum withdrawal amount is $30.

Minimum position amount: Imposes a minimum position amount of $50.

Inactivity fees: When an account has been deemed inactive (no login for 12 months), a monthly inactivity fee to the sum of USD $10 will be charged from any remaining available balance.

CFDs: Clients may also trade stocks on eToro using Contract for Difference (CFD) trading. These trades incur multiple fees, and traders can learn more at the eToro website.

To calculate annual share dealing costs, we’ll assume a £30,000 portfolio in a traditional, taxable share dealing account. This would qualify you as a Platinum member and net a 50% discount on the deposit and withdrawal fees made by bank transfer (compared to fees applicable to lower-tier accounts). Diamond members with a portfolio over $250,000 are exempt from conversion fees.

So to deposit £30,000 would cost 25 pips, which would be $25, or approximately £75 at a GBP/USD exchange rate of 1.30. The withdrawal fee would be the same, plus the flat $5 fee (approximately £4). So total fees to withdraw and deposit £30,000 would be £154.

Zero-commission trading applies to all stocks available on the eToro platform when investing in non-leveraged buy stock positions. Zero commission does not apply to leveraged positions, short selling, or stock CFDs. Look at the bottom of the order ticket to see if you are purchasing the underlying asset or a CFD before submitting the ticket.

Zero-commission stock investing is available to eToro users residing in countries under FCA and CySEC regulations, which includes all major European countries.

Feature eToro logoeToro
Minimum Deposit info £50.0
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month info £0
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month info £0
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month info £0
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000 info £0
Annual Custody Fee: £250K-£500K info £0
Annual Custody Fee: £500,000 - £1m info £0
Annual Custody Fee: £1m and over info £0
Bonds - Corporate - Fee info N/A
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee info N/A
ETFs - Fee info £0
Investment Trusts - Fee info N/A
Telephone Dealing Fee info N/A
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Mobile trading apps

The eToro mobile app is an efficient and easy way to trade shares. All of the technical indicators and drawing tools function smoothly on the app. Navigating to specific markets, watchlists, or virtual trading is seamless. The eToro app has a clean and modern feel to it, unlike some of the more traditional brokers. Note that we did not test CFDs or forex trading for this review. (See our picks for Best Mobile Trading Apps.)

Other platforms & tools

eToro does not have a downloadable platform, currently offering a web-based platform and the mobile app highlighted above. The web-based platform is user-friendly and allows easy access to real/virtual trading and copy trading, and has solid charting capabilities.

Charting: eToro’s charting platform offers a noteworthy 66 technical indicators, but — slightly less noteworthy — only 13 drawing tools. Traders have the ability to change chart types, chart intervals, and overlays, amongst other features. Another useful feature eToro offers is ProCharts, which allows comparison of up to six different charts at once. ProCharts is currently only available on the web platform, not on the mobile app.

Charting has been given a considerable impetus with eToro’s recent inclusion of TradingView, providing more than a hundred technical indicators. Further integration is projected to take place over the coming months.

Feature eToro logoeToro
Web Platform info Yes
iPhone App info Yes
Android App info Yes
Stock Alerts info Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies info 105
Charting - Drawing Tools info 19
Charting - Notes info Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events info No
Charting - Stock Overlays info Yes
Charting - Index Overlays info Yes


Traditional research for individual stocks and ETFs is limited at eToro. Basic company fundamental data are provided, such as financial data and a quick overview of the asset. Analyst ratings and price targets are also available for funded accounts.

Unfortunately, these ratings and price targets are primarily available for U.S. stocks, with limited research available for most stocks listed on the London Stock Exchange. However, video research content has been added with weekly outlooks and more in-depth articles, particularly on the larger U.S. stocks.

eToro does not currently offer market news or a stock screener, features offered by most online brokers.

Social trading network: One unique aspect of eToro is the emphasis it places on social trading. Every time you view a stock quote, one of the first things you see is a social feed — it’s like Twitter, but for stocks. People will post their thoughts on stocks, often with data to support claims. While the usefulness of the social trading network is debatable, it is an exciting feature that is not widely available.

Feature eToro logoeToro
Research - Shares info Yes
Research - CFDs info Yes
Research - Funds info No
Fund Research - Research Reports info No
Research - ETFs info Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown info Yes

Offering of investments

eToro offers share dealing on 17 different exchanges. Fractional shares are also available, a feature not provided by most U.K. brokers. In addition to share dealing, traders can deal forex, CFDs, and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin. Conversely, eToro does not offer options, bonds, investment trusts, or funds. ISA and SIPP accounts are not available at eToro.

Copy trading: Copy trading allows traders to automatically copy trades placed by other select individuals. Users can copy individual traders and portfolios. Different individuals and portfolios may have different risk levels and focus on certain aspects of the market, which allows you to copy specific strategies. Read more about copy trading, as well as our picks for best brokers for copy trading, on our sister site,

Feature eToro logoeToro
Share Trading info Yes
CFD Trading info Yes
Funds info No
Research - ETFs info Yes
Bonds - Corporate info No
Bonds - Government (Gilts) info No
Investment Trusts info No
Spread Betting info No
Crypto Trading info Yes
Advisor Services info No


The education area at eToro, eToro Academy, has been buttressed recently with the addition of in-depth videos and written articles ranging across topics such as Investing and Trading 101, how to manage stock investing risks, and ethical investing. The broker also hosts market watch webinars and podcasts with something to interest both the beginner and more advanced trader.

Although the educational offering is certainly improving, eToro could still do more to target the stock investor, with articles aimed at retirement, pensions and longer-term investing — though given they do not offer SIPP or ISA accounts, the lack may be understandable.

Feature eToro logoeToro
Education (Share Trading) info Yes
Education (Funds) info No
Education (Retirement) info No
Client Webinars info No
Client Webinars (Archived) info No

Final thoughts

eToro offers deeply discounted trades on a very user-friendly web platform and mobile app. It is a great option for investors and traders who are interested in copy trading or want to not only deal shares, but also be involved with forex, ETFs, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs. Investors seeking options, investment trusts, funds, or the traditional ISA and SIPP accounts will want to read our guide to the Best Trading Platforms.

About eToro

As an early pioneer in social copy trading, eToro was founded in Israel in 2006 as a financial trading technology developer. After launching its first product, it has since grown to service over 9 million users with an innovative platform that continually evolves to be one of the largest social networks globally, with clients in over 170 countries.


For the 2023 U.K. Review, we assessed, rated, and ranked 11 U.K. share dealing platforms over a 10-week time period. Each broker was exhaustively tested on all available platforms and graded on 53 different variables. In total, over 17,000 words of research were produced.

Our rigorous data validation process yields an error rate of less than .001% each year, providing site visitors with quality data they can trust. Our team.

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eToro is a multi-asset platform which offers both investing in stocks and cryptoassets, as well as trading CFDs.

Please note that CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Past performance is not an indication of future results. Trading history presented is less than 5 complete years and may not suffice as basis for investment decision.

Copy trading is a portfolio management service, provided by eToro (Europe) Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cryptoassets are highly volatile and unregulated in the UK. No consumer protection. Tax on profits may apply.

eToro USA LLC does not offer CFDs and makes no representation and assumes no liability as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this publication, which has been prepared by our partner utilizing publicly available non-entity specific information about eToro.

About the Editorial Team

Steve Miley
Steve Miley

With 30 years of experience in institutional financial markets, Steve has won multiple awards from Technical Analyst Magazine, including "Best Independent Fixed Income" and "Best FX Research." In addition to his work with, Steve is the founder of The Market Chartist, where he provides market research for institutional clients; and is editor-in-chief for

Blain Reinkensmeyer
Blain Reinkensmeyer

Blain Reinkensmeyer has 20 years of trading experience with over 2,500 trades placed during that time. He heads research for all U.S.-based brokerages on and is respected by executives as the leading expert covering the online broker industry. Blain’s insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets.

Carolyn Kimball
Carolyn Kimball

Carolyn Kimball is managing editor for Reink Media and the lead editor for the Annual Review. Carolyn has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at major media outlets including NerdWallet, the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She specializes in coverage of personal financial products and services, wielding her editing skills to clarify complex (some might say befuddling) topics to help consumers make informed decisions about their money.

Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.

Reink Media Group is compensated if you access certain of the products or services offered by eToro USA LLC and/or eToro USA Securities Inc. Any testimonials contained in this communication may not be representative of the experience of other eToro customers and such testimonials are not guarantees of future performance or success.