And to this day, that article remains one of the most popular posts I’ve ever published on this blog!
Since then I’ve posted two further updates (after the large demand and requests to do so) – one for 2013 and most recently for 2015. If you’ve never heard of eToro or social investing before, then I strongly recommend you read through my previous posts, starting from the beginning:
- £1349 Last Month on eToro, Working Just 4h!
- My eToro Trading Strategy – Update for 2013
- My 2015 eToro Investment Update!
The first post explains what eToro is all about, and what I find so amazing about their Copy Trader feature. I also go over my general investment strategy and goals.
The second article is an update I did in 2013 – here I reveal all that I discovered (both good and bad) after my first full year of using eToro. And as usual I don’t sugar-coat anything or try to hide my own mistakes – the opposite in fact! In this update I talk specifically about the mistakes I made and how you can avoid doing the same things.
The third and final of my previous eToro updates covered all the changes to the layout and stats page – which is really the most important aspect of the site when using the Copy Trader function.
So on to today’s post and update for 2016! I actually want to start off today’s update with a short guide on opening an eToro account, as it’s something that I’ve received a lot of questions about.
Opening and Verifying Your eToro Account
Creating an account is 100% free and actually very easy – initially it’s the same as making any online account really, all you need to provide is a username, password, email address, and phone number:
The “difficult part” comes when you want to actually start trading or copying another trader, as you’ll then be prompted to update your profile before you can proceed. [Read more…]