How to buy ETF

How to buy ETF

A Step-by-Step-Guide on how to buy a ETF

Buy any ETF with eToro in three easy steps!

Step 1

Make a eToro account

Use the following button for creating an account at eToro.

Use an email address, pick out a username, and select a strong, secure password.

The infrastructure and website of eToro is fast and secure, so you're personal info is kept safe.

67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

eToro USA LLC does not offer CFDs, only real Cryptocurrencies are available for US users. 

Step 2

Verify your account


In order to buy a ETF, you’ll need to provide your country, date of birth, name and phone number alongside with additional support documents which verify your identity.

The supporting documents are a valid ID, like National identity card (front + back), Passport or Drivers license and sometimes also Proof of Residence Document like Bank statement, Credit card statement, Payroll statement -or- Official salary document from employer, Residence certificate or Tax document.


The reason for this strict verification is to stop identity fraud or theft.

Step 3

Start buying a ETF by depositing fiat currencies, like USD or EUR


Backing your account with EUR or USD for trading can be done in a number of ways, which includes SWIFT, SEPA and domestic wire transfers or debitcard.

The option you choose will be based on your preference and location.

Once your fiat currency strikes your account, you will be able to buy any ETF.

With your account you will also have access to charting tools, and 24-hour support.

Kudos! You have successfully bought a ETF.



That's it!

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How to buy ETF

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. 67% 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 volatile instruments which can fluctuate widely in a very short timeframe and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Other than via CFDs, trading cryptoassets is unregulated and therefore is not supervised by any EU regulatory framework.

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.