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 for signing up at eToro.

Use an email address, take 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.

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

Verify your identity


In order to buy a ETF, you will need to provide your date of birth, country, phone number and name as well as extra support documents which verify your personal identity.

The supporting documents are a valid ID, like Passport, Drivers license or National identity card (front + back) and sometimes also Proof of Residence Document like Residence certificate or Tax document.


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

Step 3

Start buying a ETF by depositing USD or EUR


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

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

Immediately after your fiat currency strikes your account, you will be able to buy any ETF.

With your account you’ll as well have access to charting tools, 24-hour global client support, leveraged trading and advanced order types.

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. 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.