Invest in AP US Large-Cap Aggressive strategy

Find out how to invest in the AP US Large-Cap Aggressive strategy in this detailed step-by-step guide. The guide is divided into 3 sections, with each of them describing a particular part of the investment process. Feel free to skip around these sections as you need.

To invest in the strategy, you must have an account on the brokerage platform eToro. eToro is a social trading platform allowing its users to copy other users’ trades and portfolios. In addition, there are no fees for buying stocks without leverage.  You do not have to pay any fees or commissions to invest in the AP US Large-Cap Aggressive strategy by copying our profile on eToro.

This guide is for non-US residents only. US investors registered with eToro USA are not currently allowed to trade stocks.

Create an eToro account

1. Go to the eToro registration page and fill in your username, e-mail address and password. Agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy before selecting the “Create Account” button. You can also use an existing Facebook or Google account to sign up.

2. Log in to your e-mail and find the verification e-mail sent to you by eToro. Verify your e-mail address by selecting the “Verify my Email” button in the verification e-mail. By doing so, you will be redirected and logged in to your eToro account.

3. Start verifying your account by selecting the “Verify” button on your eToro homepage.

4. Select the “Continue” button to start completing your investor profile.

5. Fill in your full name, select your gender and enter your date of birth. All the information you enter here must match your passport or identity card. Then select the “next” button to continue.

7. Go through the following questionnaire. Answer the set of questions about your investing and trading experience, your financial status, attitude to risk, and all the other additional questions as well. Do not be worried about the questionnaire. You will be able to invest in the strategy, no matter your answers. After answering a question, select the “next” button to proceed to the following one.

6. Fill in your address and your national number. Depending on your country of residence, you might need to enter your tax identification number, national insurance number, national identification number, or another identification number instead of a national number. Then check the “I am not a US person / I was not born in the US” checkbox before selecting the “next” button to continue.

8. After you complete the questionnaire, select the “Complete verification” button.

9. Enter your phone number and select the “Send SMS” button.

10. Enter the code that you got via SMS. Then select the “Verify” button to verify your phone number.

11. Upload a photo of your passport or both sides of your ID in the correct file format (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF, PDF) by selecting the “Upload” button.

12. Upload your proof of address. Bank statements, credit card statements and electricity bills are all accepted as documents that prove your address. We recommend uploading a bank statement because you can usually download the bank statement conveniently in your online banking. Upload any of the accepted documents by selecting the “Upload” button.

13. Fill in the details about all of your tax residencies here. Depending on your country of residence, eToro will ask you to enter your identity card number, tax reference numbers, or another type of tax identification number.  Enter it here and select the “next” button to complete the verification process.

It might take anywhere between a few hours to 3 business days to get your account verified. You will receive an e-mail notification once your account is verified. We recommend that you wait for the e-mail notification before making a deposit.

Deposit funds to your eToro account

1. Select the “Deposit Funds” button on your homepage.

2. First, select the currency you want to deposit.* Then enter the amount you will be depositing. Select your preferred payment method and continue with the deposit process. When using a credit or debit card, fill in all the additional information and select the “Deposit” button to complete the deposit.

*Be aware that eToro charges an exchange fee for non-USD deposits. If you do not have USD and want to avoid paying the exchange fee, we recommend using Revolut to exchange your local currency for USD. When you open a Revolut account, you receive a debit card, which you can use to deposit funds to eToro. With Revolut’s free “Standard” plan, you can exchange up to $1,000 per month without any mark-ups.

Start copy trading our eToro account

1. a) First, find the eToro search bar on top of your homepage. Then enter “jiri1987” in the search bar and select the suggested profile.

1. b) Alternatively, you can get redirected to the same profile by clicking this link. Then select the “Sign in” button to sign in.

2. Select the “Copy” button.

3. Enter the amount of money you want to invest in the strategy, and uncheck the “Copy Open Trades” checkbox (it is marked as checked by default). Leave the Stop copying information according to the original specification and finally select the “Copy” button.

After completing all these steps, you have successfully started copying our account. However, you will not see any changes in your eToro account yet. You will have to wait for the first trading day of the following month when we rebalance the portfolio on our account. You will start investing in the AP US Large-Cap Aggressive strategy once we rebalance our portfolio. From then on, you will be able to track the performance of your portfolio on your account’s homepage.