How to buy a Stock

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

Buy any Stock with eToro in three easy steps!

Step 1

Create a eToro account

Use the following button and create an account at eToro.

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

The infrastructure and webpage of eToro is secure and fast, so you're personal data is safe.

68% 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

Verification of your account


In order to buy a Stock, you have to provide your country, date of birth, name and phone number as well as additional support documents verifying your personal identity.

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


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

Step 3

Commence ordering a Stock by depositing fiat currencies, like USD or EUR


Funding your account with EUR or USD for exchanging can be done distinct ways, which includes SWIFT, SEPA and domestic wire transfers and debitcard.

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

As soon as your fiat currency hits your account, you will be able to buy any stock.

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

Kudos! You've successfully bought a Stock.



That's it!

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How to buy Stock

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. 68% 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.

Cryptoasset investing is unregulated in some EU countries and the UK. No consumer protection. Your capital is at risk.

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.