eToro: guru profiles and statistics

After you've found a guru that interests you, you can click on his name to view his profile.

The profile screen displays the trader's activities in real time, you can see his latest trades and the comments left by other users of the social investment network. This page also displays a description of his strategy and some statistics.

eToro guru profile

The statistics tab shows his performance (expressed as a percentage) over 1 week and 1, 3, 6 and 12 months.

guru statistics

It also displays the profit/loss ratio, weekly and daily drawdown, the percentage of high-risk trades, the proportion of winning weeks, the average trade duration time and the average trade size.

eToro guru statistics

The portfolio screen display the allocation of trades over the selected investment period. This enables you to see whether the trader is investing in currencies, shares, indices and/or commodities, as well as the positions that are open and the percentage of the balance that is available.

eToro statistics

Also on the portfolio tab, you can display the screen that shows the open trades. You will notice that gurus who always have a 100% profit ratio permanently keep a certain number of their trades open.

eToro open trades

The portfolio/history tab displays the guru's trading history over a one-year period.

eToro trade history

Since its launch, eToro has made efforts to make information available and easy to use for new traders. The trading history over a one-year period enables one to examine and verify en eToro guru's long term performance. The calculation of profits and losses, though, is not transparent. eToro uses a proprietary formula that is supposed to take into account both open and closed positions. However, to date, we have not been able to re-calculate statistics based on the data and information that are shared. In our experience, a positive figure does not necessarily mean a positive performance for a follower's account.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 65% 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.

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