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Wikitoro author Mike Druttman Written by Mike Druttman
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Updated Feb, 2024

To sell your Apple stock on eToro, first go to your portfolio and click on "Apple" to view all your open positions in this asset. Find the specific position you wish to close and click on "Sell" next to it. A new screen will appear; simply click “Sell” at the bottom to finalize the close execution order.

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Introduction

Having spent quite some time on eToro, I've had my share of buying and selling stocks. Recently, I decided to liquidate some of my Apple shares, and I thought sharing my experience might help fellow traders.

 

Understanding "Sell" Orders

Selling your AAPL (Apple) shares on the platform is essentially the process of closing an open position. In trading terms, this means you're executing a transaction that directly counters your initial position. By doing so, you're ending your market exposure associated with that specific stock holding, in this case, Apple stocks.

 

Prerequisites for Selling 

Before I executed the Sell order, I double-checked:

  • My trading account was active and verified.
  • Apple shares were indeed present in my portfolio, which I'd bought six months prior.

 

Steps to Sell AAPL Stocks

These are the steps that I did to "Sell" my Apple stocks on the platform:

  1. Access the Portfolio: The first thing I did on the platform was log into my account and then directly go to the 'Portfolio' section.
  2. Locate the Apple Stock: Within the portfolio, I searched for Apple and clicked on it. If, in case, your portfolio has lots of instruments, then I suggest using the handy search option.
  3. Choose the Open AAPL Position to Close: Then I selected the specific open Apple stock position that I wanted to close.
  4. Hit the "Sell" Next to It: I clicked on the 'Sell' button – it's placed conveniently next to my Apple stock listing.
  5. Finalize the Order: A new screen will show and at this point, the final command is waiting for confirmation. I hit the “Sell” at the bottom to execute this order.

 

Tips I'd Share Based on My Experience

  • Setting an eToro stop-loss can save you from unexpected downturns; I learned this the hard way in my earlier trading days.
  • I avoid making impulsive decisions; it's better to sleep on it.
  • Always review the market and news before selling, especially big stocks like Apple.

 

Conclusion

Selling my eToro Apple stock was an insightful experience, filled with both excitement and nostalgia. It's important to trust the platform and, equally, your instincts. Remember, every trade is a step in your investment journey. Keep learning, keep trading!

 

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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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