What do I purchase when I open a position on eToro?
Please note that some of the instruments on the eToro platform are traded as real assets, while others use CFDs. CFD stands for Contract for Difference.
All non-leveraged BUY positions for ETFs, cryptocurrencies (since 3 September 2017) and stocks (since April 2018) are traded as real assets. Commodities, indices and currencies are traded using CFDs.
Any CFD trade will be marked 'CFD' in the trade line.