How to Trade & Invest in U.S. Stocks in India

If you’re from the Republic of India and you’re planning on trading on the U.S. stock market, or probably invest in the U.S. stock market to diversify your portfolio probably due to economic uncertainty, we got you covered.

So, where can you trade and invest from India?

Table of Contents:

  1. eToro quick introduction
  2. How to create an account
  3. Deposit methods
  4. How to make a deposit
  5. How to buy stocks
  6. Final thoughts


eToro (Europe) Ltd., which was started by brothers Yoni and Ronen Assia in January of 2007, is a Financial Services Company authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC) under the license # 109/10.

eToro is currently known as the biggest “social trading” platform. Whereas people can follow other traders and automatically copy their trades.

While eToro is mostly known for social trading, you can definitely also either trade on your own, or invest in stocks, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies for the long-term instead.

If you don’t have an eToro account yet, you can effortlessly create an account in just a few minutes here:

Disclaimer: 75% of retail CFD accounts lose money. Trade with caution.

You’re far likely to lose money day-trading compared to long-term investing.

How to Create an eToro account

  1. Head over to eToro’s website here.
  2. Click on the Join Now button.
  3. Enter in the required information, and register your account.
  4. Once registered, head over to your account’s settings, and fill up the necessary information: Personal Details, Phone Verification, Proof of Identity, Proof of Address, and Tax ID.
  5. Once you’re finished, you can now deposit some money. To deposit, just click on the blue Deposit Funds button on the sidebar.

Deposit methods:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Wire Transfer
  • Neteller

NOTE: All your Indian rupees(INR) deposts will be converted into US Dollars(USD).

How to Make a Deposit


  1. Click on the blue Deposit Funds button on the left sidebar.
    deposit sidebar
  2. Change the payment method to PayPal, enter the amount, then click on Submit.
    etoro Paypal deposit
  3. You will then be redirected to PayPal’s page. Click on PayPal Balance, click on Continue, then click on Pay Now.
    Paypal payment

Your deposit should then immediately be reflected onto your eToro account.

How to buy stocks

  1. on eToro’s search bar at the top of the page or app, type in the stock you want to trade.
  2. Click on the blue Trade button.
  3. If you only want to buy stocks, set the leverage to X1.
  4. Set your preferred stop loss amount.
  5. Set your take profit amount.
  6. Click on the blue Set Order button to execute the buy order.

Final thoughts

Always remember that trading and investing has some risks, and you’re never guaranteed to make money. Always trade cautiously, and always think long and hard when planning on investing on a certain company or asset.

Marc Justin

Written by Marc Justin

Wannabee investor, bipolarly-determined entrepreneur, esports enthusiast, ex-Android specialist turned Apple sheep, procrastination specialist.

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