What are CopyFunds?
CopyFunds are investment vehicles that bundle together a collection of financial assets. The assets are picked and re-picked, given a predetermined strategy.
What’s the difference between Top Trader CopyFunds and Market CopyFunds?
A Top Trader CopyFund is based on a trader-only portfolio, where each of the traders that are being copied as part of the portfolio, are selected based on the CopyFund’s strategy. For example, a CopyFund that aims to take only top-performing, long term stock investors, will pick those investors based on performance, with significant stock allocation as part of their portfolio. On the other hand, a Market CopyFund is comprised of financial assets only, and not traders, so its portfolio may consist of stocks, ETFs, indices, commodities, or currencies.
Is there a minimum investment amount?
CopyFunds operate like multiple traders, all working for you at the same time. As such, there are many underlying positions that are opened on your behalf. For that reason, the minimum amount needed to invest in CopyFunds is $5,000.
How long should I expect to keep my money invested in a CopyFund?
While there’s no restriction on stopping your investment anytime, CopyFunds are structured as medium to long term investment vehicles, which require longer investment periods
Can I stop my investment at all times and get my money back?
Yes. You can stop your investment anytime, at current market rates. However, while the markets are closed, there may be part of your portfolio that will be left pending close, until the markets re-open.
What does eToro charge for this service?
As opposed to a traditional investment house, there are no management fees associated with investing in CopyFunds. However, the underlying financial transactions initiated by a CopyFund incur eToro’s spreads. Visit
What returns should I typically expect to get by investing in CopyFunds?
By definition, CopyFunds are meant to serve as a more conservative investment channel, and therefore aim to offer double digit, yearly returns, while mitigating the risk associated. However, and as with any investment in the capital markets, only invest what you can afford to lose.
How and when is my CopyFund rebalanced?
Over time, the value of individual ETFs in a diversified portfolio moves up and down, drifting away from their target weights. For example, over the long term, stocks generally rise faster than ETFs, so the stock portion of your portfolio will go up relative to the ETF portion.
A rebalancing mechanism closes and opens positions periodically, to keep the asset allocation ratio, and maintain the CopyFund’s strategy. As the rebalancing period changes from one CopyFund to another, you may visit your CopyFund’s prospectus to know your CopyFund’s specific rebalancing frequency.