eToro Introduces ‘Live Trades’ With In-The-Moment Trading Insights

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eToro has enhanced its social trading platform with the addition of ‘Live Trades’, highlighting the assets being traded in real-time by the platform’s popular investors.

Key Takeaways

  • Live Trades provides useful intelligence for aspiring traders while increasing the visibility of the platform’s most prominent investors.
  • To view ‘Live Trades’ click ‘Discover’ in the web platform and scroll down past ‘CopyTrader’.
  • The new feature is available to all traders, except those based in the United States.

Live Trades is not a recommendation to buy a particular security, but it does provide a window into the trading decisions of well-known investors in eToro’s ‘Popular Investors’ program.

At a glance, you can view the instrument traded, for example USD/CAD, when it was traded, for example 1 hour ago, alongside insights into the number of followers the trader has.

eToro platform showing Live Trades feature

By clicking on the three dots in the trader’s box, you can also navigate to the individual’s profile or view/trade the asset in question.

Announcing the feature, eToro commented: “It’s a unique offering that sets eToro apart, providing you with a social edge in your investment decision”.

About eToro

Attracting over 35 million traders from more than 100 countries and obtaining licenses from reputable regulators, including the FCA and ASIC, eToro has established itself as a leading social trading network since it launched in 2007.

It offers a user-friendly platform and mobile app with thousands of assets spanning CFDs, Forex, Stocks, Indices, ETFs, Smart Portfolios, Commodities, Futures, Crypto, and NFTs.

There is one live account, accessible with a $10+ minimum deposit that varies depending on your location and support for popular payment methods, such as Visa, Skrill, Neteller, Wire Transfer, Debit Card, and PayPal.

eToro is a top-rated multi-asset platform which offers trading services in thousands of CFDs, stocks and cryptoassets. Launched in 2007, the brand has millions of active traders globally and is authorized by tier one regulators, including the FCA and CySEC. The brand is particularly popular for its comprehensive social trading platform. Cryptoasset investing is highly volatile and unregulated in the UK and some EU countries. No consumer protection. Tax on profits may apply. 76% of retail accounts lose money.