eToro to Hold Live “Hangout” With Professor Sandy Petland and Dr. Yaniv Altshuler of MIT
Social trading – the gateway to a sustainable trading mechanism
LONDON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
eToro, the world’s largest social investment network is delighted to host a live
“Hangout” with Professor Sandy Petland and Dr. Yaniv Altshuler of MIT.
Having collaborated last year on the MIT “Guided Copying” study, eToro will once again
meet up with Dr. Altshuler, together with his esteemed colleague Professor Sandy Petland,
at 1pm EST Thursday, March 28th to discuss the idea of “Sustainable Trading”.
As Dr. Altshuler has already shown in his May 2012 “Guided Copying” study, eToro’s
CopyTrader mechanism has already taken a big step in this direction. The study’s findings
showed that guided copying (i.e. copying the trades of a provided “Social Guru”) improved
the traders’ performance by 6%-10%.
Since then eToro has put in significant efforts into “tuning” its social trading
network by providing the tools for discovering the most sustainable Social Gurus on its
network via a “Featured Traders” section, as well as via an advanced traders search tool
(the eToro Guru Finder), more transparent trader performance stats, profitability reports
and periodical analysis of trader portfolios on the eToro Blog.
Now eToro is turning to Dr. Altshuler and Professor Petland to collaborate on a second
study, one that aims to come up with a “sustainable trading mechanism” that eToro aims to
implement in order to elevate its traders towards better and more sustainable results.
“We are extremely grateful to Dr. Altshuler and Professor Petland for putting their
time, talents and effort into this project, which could end up immeasurably improving our
clients’ experience,” said Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro.
More details about the project will be revealed during the live “Hangout”. Tune in at
at 1pm EST this Thursday, March 28th, on our eToro YouTube channel (
A recorded version of the “Hangout” will be available eToro’s YouTube channel.
eToro is the world’s largest investment network, with over 2.75 million registered
users in over 200 countries and thousands of new accounts opened each day. eToro leads the
social trading revolution through its community powered network, which enables every
investor to see, follow and automatically copy the actions of other investors in real
time. eToro’s mission is to open the financial markets to every individual and make them
accessible through a simple, transparent and more profitable way to trade and invest
online. By harnessing the wisdom of the crowd, every member of eToro’s social trading
network benefits from accelerated information exchange, knowledge sharing and the ability
to quickly identify the best investment opportunities. eToro’s Social Guru Program allows
expert and talented traders to earn wide reaching recognition and earn additional income.
With a wide range of award-winning mobile and web-based social trading tools eToro appeals
to every level of trading expertise, and provides an investment experience like no other
before. Tap into the world of social trading at http://www.etoro.com
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