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eToro Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Sep 09 2021

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Overview

eToro is an international broker specialised in social and copy trading that offers real stocks and cryptocurrencies along with CFDs on several asset classes.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

Best For
  • New traders looking to use the copy trading feature
  • Experienced traders looking to monetise their skills by gaining followers
  • Passive investors looking to buy and hold shares with no commissions
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
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The Good
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Copy Trading statistics are not clear enough
  • Lack of advanced order placement controls
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
Preparing to become a publicly traded company N/A
Key Data
Account Opening Time
1 day 1 day
Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Services Authority Seychelles
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Year Founded
2007 2008
Minimum Deposit
$50 up to 200 $, €, £ - 100
Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Sofort
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Skrill
Account Base Currencies
1 - USD 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
Available to U.S Citizens
Only for crypto Trading No
Restricted Countries
AF, AL, BS, BB, BY, BA, BW, BN, BI, KH, CA, TD, CD, CG, ET, FJ, GH, GN, GW, GY, IR, IQ, JM, JP, LA, LY, ML, MU, MN, ME, MM, NA, NI, KP, MK, PK, PW, WS, RS, SO, LK, SD, SY, TT, TN, TR, UG, VU, YE, ZM US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
STP Account
Yes Yes
DMA Account
No No
ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptos
Commodities
ETFs
CFDs
Indices
Options
Stocks
2000+ 2000+
Currency Pairs
47 70
Commodities
14 25
Indices
13 26
ETFs
145 95
Cryptocurrencies
26 14
Bonds
N/A N/A
Options
N/A Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, DeutscheBank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.
Futures
N/A N/A
Notes:
Real stocks are offered without leverage, all the rest of the assets are CFDs. All Plus500 assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
Minimum Stock Trade Size
$50 Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$50 Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$25 Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000
Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
Professional Leverage
Varies Up to 1:300
Customisable Leverage
No No
Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
Demo Account
Yes Yes
IOS App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4
No No
MetaTrader 5
No No
Web trader
Yes Yes
TradingView Platform
No No
Propietary Platform
Yes Yes
Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
Copy Trading
Yes No
Social Trading
Yes No
Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 every 12 months Yes, $10 every 3 months
Deposit Fees
No No
Withdrawal Fees
$5 No
Commissions
No No
Spreads
EUR/USD
1 Pip Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
SP500
75 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
GOLD
45 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
TSLA (Stock CFD)
0.09% Dynamic - From $5.2
XLK (ETF - CFD)
0.09% Dynamic - From 7 Pips
BTC
0.75% Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
Stock Screener
No No
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
Reuters Feed
No No

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