Frequently asked questions
HOW MUCH SHOULD I COPY WITH?
eToro’s CopyTrader™ system requires that:
‣ The amount invested in a single trader stands between $200 and $2,000,000.
‣ The minimum amount for a copied trade is $1. Otherwise, the position will not be opened.
What does it imply if you decide to copy my profile @howtogetref?
My current popular investor level (“Elite“) requires me to hold equity of $25,000.
Still, I’m well above that (in the six digits) and, as I’m diversifying towards hundreds of assets, I have smaller position sizes.
As a result,
✅ Minimum amount: $800 is REQUIRED IF you wish to duplicate some of my last existing trades and future day trading activities.
✅ Recommended amount: $1000(+) does help to have a perfectly synchronized start. The reason is that it ensures “oldest” positions are duplicated immediately.
When the market makes my equity proliferate, I regularly increase my positions’ size to remain the same exposition (%). By adding such an amount, you make sure to copy those smaller residual positions from day one.
But do not worry if you can’t do so, as our core portfolio usually refreshes quickly (within 1-3 months), and their weight is low.
🧠 What are other people doing?
Currently, my copiers hold an average investment of $5684 with @howtogetref. (Last update: 30/08/2021).
👨🔬 Understanding the math behind it, with an example:
Let’s say my current equity is $225K,
and I’m opening trades with a size of $285.
Each position weighs 0.1267% of the equity (285/225000 = 0.001267), and they need to be worth at least $1.00 on your side to open.
That’s why your account needs to be at least $800 (in this specific case: 1/0.001267 = $789, but it needs extra space as I only update sizing from time to time).
IS NOW THE RIGHT TIME TO COPY (OR TO ADD FUNDS)?
SHOULD I COPY OPEN TRADES? (WHEN INITIATING OR ADDING TO THE COPY)
HOW LONG SHOULD I COPY FOR?
WHY ISN'T ALL OF MY MONEY IN THE COPY USED?
MY BALANCE IS RED. SHOULD I WORRY?
WHY ARE MY STATS DIFFERENT FROM YOURS?
DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ONCE I'VE COPIED YOU? (E.G. CLOSE TRADES MANUALLY)
WHY ARE SOME OF MY COPY POSITION "PENDING"?
WHAT COPY STOP LOSS SHOULD I SET?
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY MONEY WHEN YOU CLOSE A TRADE IN PROFIT?
WHY IS SUCH A BIG PORTION OF THE FUNDS I HAVE WITH YOU NOT INVESTED?
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