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Wikitoro author Mike Druttman Written by Mike Druttman
Wikitoro fact checker Nick Zelver Fact checked by Nick Zelver
Updated Feb, 2024

Yes, you can trade Ethereum with leverage on the eToro platform. However, it's important to note that when using leverage, you are trading Ethereum as CFDs (Contract for Difference). For retail clients of eToro (Europe) Ltd, eToro (UK) Ltd, or eToro AUS Capital Limited, the maximum leverage available for ETH CFDs is x2. If your account is under eToro (Seychelles) Ltd, you can access up to x5 leverage.

 

In my journey to explore investment opportunities in Ethereum (ETH) using leverage on eToro, I've gathered some valuable insights and experiences.

 

Remember: Using Leverage Means Trading CFDs

While I confirmed that leverage is indeed available for eToro Ethereum trading, it's important to note that this applies only to CFDs (Contracts for Difference). Direct trading of actual ETH tokens with leverage is not an option.

 

Maximum ETH Leverage

Additionally, the maximum leverage available varies depending on the eToro entity managing your account:

  • Up to x2 for retail clients of eToro (Europe) Ltd, eToro (UK) Ltd, or eToro AUS Capital Limited
  • Up to x5 for accounts under eToro (Seychelles) Ltd.

 

Here are My Key Takeaways

  • Leverage Availability for Ethereum CFDs: Leverage is available when trading Ethereum, but only for CFDs. 
  • No Leverage for Real Ethereum Trades: If you're planning to trade actual Ethereum tokens, leverage is not an option.
  • Varying Leverage Limits: The maximum leverage you can use depends on the eToro entity managing your account.
  • Importance of Regulatory Environment: Leverage limits are influenced by the regulatory environment of the eToro entity you are trading with. This highlights the importance of being aware of the regulations and guidelines specific to your region.
  • Risk Awareness is Crucial: Leveraged trading can amplify both profits and losses. It's essential to understand and be prepared for the risks involved. Leverage should be used judiciously, especially by those new to trading or to the platform.

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. 76% 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 does not amount to investment advice. The value of your investments may go up or down. Your capital is at risk.

Cryptoasset investing is highly volatile and unregulated in some EU countries. No consumer protection. Tax on profits may apply. Don't invest unless you're prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment, and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more.

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.

Wikitoro author Mike Druttman About Mike Druttman

Mike Druttman, Head of Content at Wikitoro.org, has decades of expertise in marketing communications and business matching. Educated at the CAM Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Mike has collaborated with businesses from the UK to Japan. He founded KEYZUNA, bridging Japanese businesses with global innovations. With a diverse background spanning high-tech to hospitality, Mike's articles at Wikitoro reflect his vast knowledge and unique perspective.

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