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

Join eToro

Use the following link for creating an account at eToro.

Provide an email address, pick out a username, and pick a secure, strong 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

Verification of your identity


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

Those supporting documents are a valid photo ID, like Passport, Drivers license or National identity card (front + back) and sometimes as well Proof of Residence Document like Insurance statement, Tax document or Residence certificate.


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

Step 3

Start buying a Stock by depositing EUR or USD


Funding your account with fiat currencies, like EUR or USD for swaping can be done in a number of ways, including domestic wire transfers, SEPA and SWIFT 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 stock.

Alongside your account you will also have access to charting tools, 24-hour global client support, leveraged trading and advanced order types.

Kudos! You've successfully purchased 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. 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.