Amount required to copy all the trades
The minimum amount of 1$ needed to replicate each trade imposes certain requirements in case you want to copy all of the trades of the chosen Popular Investor, but there is a way for you to calculate the minimum amount required to do so.
First of all you need to determine the percentage size of their smallest trade and assign it a monetary value of 1$; you can do so by clicking on the trader of your choice and sorting the invested amount from smallest to biggest value.
Lets look at the example of the trader on the image below.
The minimum trade size is a buy position into BTC, so if 0.41% represents 1$ of your investment, then by a simple proportion 100% of your investment is (100/0.41) = 243.90 $. Therefore, if you want to replicate all of the open positions of this investor the minimum dollar amount you need to invest is 243.90$. The decision of whether you actually want to invest as much depends on your personal preference and on whether you can afford do so at this point in time as you could perhaps invest more at a later time when you have more funds available to do so. Also beware that the minimum trade size you used for the calculation may change if the investor executed new trades of even smaller sizes.
Feedback of the community
eToro is a social platform for a reason: asking the community for help or an advice is something you might want to consider. Perhaps the investor themselves have mentioned the adviced amount in their bio or feed, or you may choose to directly ask their opinion on this matter. There maybe some useful information from other copiers on investor’s feed regarding the amounts they invested and the outcome of doing so.
Given everyone’s feedback still do remember that the final amount decision is up to you solely and should not be made by anyone else.
Once you decided on the amount and invested your funds, the trades for you will open proportionately to the copied investor’s allocations.
Note that the platform itself will not allow you to use less than the minimum for the copy. You can also set up the Copy Stop Loss amount as the percentage of your total investment.
Note of Caution
Beware that if the trader you are copying are making a loss, that loss will be reflected in your account too; that means although you might have invested the required minimum amount to replicate all the trades, the value amount would be lower than that due to any losses or applicable fees, and then the amount available for investment will be lower than the required minimum. Investing a little more than the absolute minimum may account for the potential losses the investor makes.
Hopefully the above guide clarified the process of deciding how much to allocate to the Popular Investor you have chosen to copy. However, bear in mind that deciding on how much of your funds to allocate is a decision to make by yourself and depends on your personal preference, the amount of capital you can afford to invest and the degree of risk aversion. Enjoy trading and take care!
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