What does it mean to copy my portfolio on eToro?

CopyTrader is a key feature in the social trading platform eToro. This feature allows you to copy everything I do automatically and in real-time.

There are a few important points to consider:

  • The minimum amount you can invest in my portfolio is $200.
  • The maximum amount you can invest in my portfolio is $500,000.
  • The minimum amount for a copied trade is $1, trades below this amount will not be opened. For this reason, I recommend, if possible, to copy me with at least $500.
  • If you close one of my trades manually, the funds from this position will be credited back to your copy balance (the amount allocated to copy me that is not invested in open positions). I do not recommend closing positions manually unless you really know what you are doing.
Copy open trades vs new trades

I recommend copying my open trades.

The CopyTrader system gives you the option to copy all my currently open trades or new trades only.

If you choose to copy my open trades you will have all my existing open trades opened, with the following terms:

  • My existing open positions will be opened in your account with the market rates available at the time of copying (not the rates at which my original trades were opened).
  • Your trades will have the same stop loss (SL) and take profit (TP) as my original trades.
  • They will mirror my future actions including changes in SL’s and TP and closing of the trade, from the moment you begin copying them. If I extend their SL by adding more funds to a position, your SL will adjust accordingly. However, your position amount will stay the same as its initial amount. Therefore, you may sometimes see differences in gain percentage between your copy account and mine.
  • You will be able to close a specific copied trade without closing the copy account. Although I do not recommend doing this, unless you know what you are doing.
  • If I open a position in markets that are closed during the time they are copied (market break for example), the system will open a Market Order for you. Once the market is open, the order will execute into a position with the first market rate.
  • To see all of the trades copied, go to your portfolio and click MarianoPardo.

If you choose to copy only my new trades (not recommended), you will only replicate new trades that I open after the copy action starts. The following terms will apply:

  • Only trades opened after the copy action started will open in your account.
  • New trades will open at the same rate as I open them.
  • The proportions of the new trades will be calculated from my Realised equity (account balance + invested funds).
  • The trades will have the same SL and TP as mine.
  • All of my actions will automatically be duplicated in your account, including changes in SL’s and TP’s and closing of the trade. If I extend my SL by adding more funds to a position, your SL will adjust accordingly. However, your position amount will stay the same as its initial amount. Therefore, you may sometimes see differences in gain percentage between your copy account and mine.
  • You can close a specific copied trade without closing the copy account. Although I do not recommend doing this, unless you know what you are doing.
  • To see all of the trades copied, go to your portfolio and click MarianoPardo.

**These terms and conditions are subject to change at eToro’s discretion, at any time. Please check eToro's terms and conditions for the most up to date version.

Copy Stop-Loss (CSL)

This feature gives you the ability to effectively manage your Copy portfolio. The system will automatically set the CSL at 40%, as a default, of your total invested copy value per copy relationship. Therefore, you will now be able to assume that if the copy value has reduced by 40%, the CSL will trigger and terminate the copy, returning the remaining funds to your balance. The range that you can manually set your CSL at is between 5% to 95%.

I recommend setting this value between 5% and 50%. At the time of writing, my maximum yearly drawdown was -15.99%. You can check this value real-time on my eToro stats.

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