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

Create a eToro account

Use the following link and signup at eToro.

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

The infrastructure and website of eToro is secure and fast, 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 identity


In order to buy a ETF, you will need to provide your name, date of birth, country and phone number alongside with additional support documents verifying your personal identity.

The supporting documents are a valid photo ID, like Driver license or Passport and sometimes also Proof of Residence Document like Credit card statement, Utility bill(water, electricity, gas, internet, phone), Insurance statement, Tax document or Residence certificate.


Such an verfication of identity is there to avert identity theft or fraud.

Step 3

Start buying a ETF by depositing USD or EUR


Funding your account with fiat currencies, like EUR or USD for swaping can be done distinct ways, including SWIFT, SEPA and domestic wire transfers and creditcard.

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

When your fiat currency hits your account, you will be able to buy any ETF.

With your account you will as well have access to support, charting tools and leveraged trading.

Kudos! You've 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.