FAQs

  • General
  • Real Goonder
  • Virtual Goonder
  • Onboarding
  • Main Menu
  • Opportunities
  • Edit Ticket & Send Order
  • Broker Management

General

Goonder is an algorithm that every day selects the best investment opportunities in stock markets all around the world. It works through an app designed so that anyone can invest in a simple and fun way.


With Goonder, you don't need any financial skills, or spend time following the financial markets: Goonder does it for you, offering you a daily selection of investment opportunities according to your profile.


The opportunities are presented in an very simple and effective way, so that you can make quick decisions. And you just swipe the opportunities right or left to accept or reject them. When you are done with the selection, you just have to decide how much to invest that day, and Goonder distributes the amount evenly among the chosen opportunities. Then, if you want, you can edit the ticket before sending the order. All the daily management (selecting the opportunities, completing the ticket, sending the order) can be done in a minute or two: less time than a quick conversation by whatsapp.


In addition, with Goonder you can forget about all the uncertainty and anxiety regarding when to buy and sell, since all the execution points (buy, sell, stop loss and maximum time) are already preset for every opportunity and sent with the order. That means you won't have to spend time following up your trades. The only thing you will have to do is watching your money grow.


The opportunities are short-term: a week in average, from purchase to sale. This way, your capital can rotate in at least 3 cycles of opportunities each month, so your money can make more money much more effectively.

Yes. In fact, Goonder is an algorithm with a very particular voice. It will guide you through the onboarding process, and will offer you every day the opportunities. Goonder has a very ironic sense of humor and opinions that are not exactly politically correct about humans and about the companies in which it offers to invest, especially if they are banks. He loves to use what he calls "Goonder Translate" to decode in its own way those texts that companies use on their websites or on Wikipedia to describe their activities. He also has a strange obsession with Charlie Sheen and a complex sentimental relationship with Siri. Check it out choosing "Goonder way" in the company descriptions when creating your custom profile.

No. Goonder is free, both in Virtual Goonder mode (for practice or just for fun) and in Real Goonder mode (for real investments).

Typically yes, but only to your broker and only those that are public in its commission schedule. Trading with your broker using Goonder to choose what and how much to invest will not in any case mean an extra cost: it would be the same if you were operating with your broker by your own means.

Real Goonder

It's the fastest and most fun way to invest in stock markets with real money. When you send the ticket from Goonder with your selected opportunities and the number of shares to buy from each one, you will leave Goonder and will automatically be redirected to your broker, so you can place the order in the market. This order already has all the execution points preset, so you will not have to make more decisions about it.

During the onboarding process or from the main menu you can choose to open an account with one of Goonder's associated brokers. Click the "Open Account" button, and follow the steps indicated by the chosen broker to open it. Once opened, go back to Goonder and choose the option "Link your account". Your Goonder account will be linked to your broker's, and you will be ready to make real investments.

If your broker is one of Goonder's associated brokers, then yes. You only have to choose it at the end of the onboarding process, and then click on the option "Link the account". If your broker is not on the Goonder list, you can do two things: 1) Click on the "Ask your broker to join Goonder" button to send an email requesting it, and practice with Virtual Goonder while waiting for the answer, or 2) Open account in any of Goonder's associated brokers.


On the other hand, if you have an account in Interactive Brokers, you can also link it with Goonder's associated broker Esfera Capital, since they use IB platform to execute trades. Choose Esfera IB in the list of Goonder's associated brokers, and then the option: "I already have account with Interactive Brokers - Link with Esfera IB".

Automatically. After choosing the opportunities you want to trade, click "Submit Ticket", and you will leave Goonder and enter the platform of your broker. After signing with your broker password, you will see that the operations you have chosen in Goonder are already preloaded along with all its execution points. Press "Send Order" to place the order in the market. If all goes well, you will see that they are "Presubmitted", which means that your broker has taken the orders and will execute them automatically when they get to any of its execution points.

Virtual Goonder

Virtual Goonder is the best way to practice before you start investing with real money. You will operate with no risks or compromises, and have the same user experience as in the Real Goonder mode.

They are the same, but offered a few days later, when they have reached the sale execution point. We made it this way so you can see right away after sending the order what would have happened if you had invested in a real way, without having to wait for it several days. You can check what happened with all the trades you chose in the Daily Report, and also the updated status of your Performance.

No way. Goonder is so kind it will make an initial deposit of $50,000 into your Virtual Goonder account, so you can start trading like a pro. But don't get all excited, the money isn't real!

The Virtual Goonder account is created automatically if you choose any of the amateur investor profiles (Rock Star, Pragmatic, Surfer), or if you click the "I am newbie" button when creating a custom profile. Also when Goonder offers you to link your account with the broker you choose, if you click the button "Not yet." In all cases, you can change your Virtual Goonder account to Real Goonder any time in the main menu Settings.

Opportunities in Virtual Goonder mode have a dark background, while in Real Goonder mode they have a clear background. Also, after sending the ticket, instead of exiting Goonder and going to your broker's platform to place the order, a screen says that your order has been goondered, sending you back to the main menu so that you can check what happened with your order immediately in the Daily Report, and your updated Performance.

Onboarding

When you download the app, Goonder will guide you through a series of screens so you can create your account in 4 simple steps:

1- Profile data. answer in which decade were you born, what is your country of residence and set your investor profile (predefined or personalized).
2- Personal data: state your name, surname, nickname and mail.
3- Accept terms and conditions.
4 - Link your account with your broker to go to Real Goonder mode, or leave it for later and start practicing with Virtual Goonder.

Goonder offers you a series of predefined aspirational profiles, presented generically with the photo of a model. Enter each one of them to see its characteristics, and choose the one that most resembles you. Please note that profiles represent investor types, with no direct correspondence with the race and gender of the model that represents it. The choice of models simply seeks to reflect a diversity which Goonder firmly believes in, since the app itself is designed to break down the classic entry barriers into the investment world. On the other hand, if you think that none of the predefined profiles represent you, please click the button "Create my own profile", and quickly create your own personalized profile answering 4 very simple questions.

Opportunities

Goonder will send push notification to your cell phone whenever there are new opportunities for you. Typically they'll arrive shortly after the closing of the markets, which are grouped in four batches: Asia Pacific; Central Asia and the Middle East; Europe and Africa; and America.

On the main menu, click on the button "Your Daily Opportunities" to check for new opportunities.

From top to bottom, and from left to right, the items that appear on each opportunity file are the following:


-Activity sector.
-Name of the company (of the stock).
- Market code in which the stock is / Ticker or stock code.
-Company description.
-Percentage of expected return (that which goes from the point of purchase or IN to the sale by profit or OUT).
-E.T.A. or estimated duration of the type of opportunity.
-Execution point of purchase or IN.
-Execution point of sale by profit or OUT.
-Execution point of sale by cut of loss or STOP.
The time execution point is not included in the card, but it's the same for all opportunities: if 9 days go by since you accept the opportunity and it hasn't got to any of the execution points of sale, it will automatically send a sale order at the opening of the following day's market, to be executed at market price. (See "How is the execution of your orders" for more details).

Click in the buttons at the bottom of the screen (REJECT / ACCEPT), or just swipe left to reject, or right to accept.

Edit Ticket & Send Order

The Magic Mode is just Goonder's way of telling you how good he is in math. After accepting or rejecting all the opportunities of the day, you will get to a screen in which you only have to enter the total amount that you want to invest that day. Goonder will calculate the most evenly money distribution among the chosen opportunities. Since you can't buy fractions of shares, the total amount will probably not be the same you entered but the closest possible, with Goonder's "magic" distribution.

The ticket is the list of stocks you want to buy, specifying for each one the number of shares you want to buy. It also includes all the execution points.

Of course. After entering the total amount to invest in Magic Mode, the following screen shows you a list of the opportunities of the day (accepted above, and rejected below, shadowed in gray). Above all on the left you can see the total amount to invest according to Goonder's "magic" distribution. If you want to remove one of the selected stocks, swipe right on it, a minus sign will pop up. Click on it and the company will pass down, with the rest of the rejected opportunities of the day. And if you want to add one of the rejected opportunities, swipe left on the stock, and a plus sign will pop up. Click on it and the stock will go up with the others accepted. In both cases, Goonder continues in Magic Mode, recalculating the best way to evenly distribute the amount you want to invest. Finally, you can click on the pencil that is inside each of the accepted opportunities to add or subtract shares from it. In this case, Goonder disables the Magic Mode, so that you can fine tune the total amount to your liking.

After pressing the "Send Ticket" button on the upper right side of the screen, you will get to the "Review Ticket & Place Order" screen. You will see a list with the ticker, the number of shares, and the amount invested in each stock. After reviewing it, you can click one of the two buttons below the screen to either get back and keep editing the ticket, or send it to be executed in the market. (See the Real Mode and Virtual Mode blocks for details on the execution of the order in each one).

eToro: Broker Management

The stock market is dynamic and presents many options for traders. Stocks are usually Buying a stock on eToro by opening a “buy” (long), non-leveraged position means you are investing in the underlying asset, and the stock is purchased and held in your name. However, eToro also offers additional functions using CFD trading. With CFDs, you can open “sell” (short) positions, use leverage, and buy fractional shares.

For more information please see our Terms & Conditions and Key Information Documents.

Terms & Conditions:
https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/terms-conditions/

Key Information Documents:
https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/regulation-license/

eToro presents many options for those who wish to trade and invest in the crypto market. Cryptocurrencies display extremely high volatility, and it is quite common to see double-digit percentage fluctuations within a single day. Bitcoin, which is the first and largest cryptocurrency, is considered to be the benchmark for this market, and other currencies charts’ often move in the same direction as Bitcoin.

Buying cryptocurrencies on eToro means you are investing in the underlying asset, and the crypto is purchased and held by eToro on your behalf. These trades are unleveraged. Buying and selling the underlying assets are unregulated and have no investor protection. However, We also offer cryptocurrency CFDs, with which you can open “sell” (short) positions.

For more information please see our Terms & Conditions and Key Information Documents.

Terms & Conditions:
https://www.etoro.com/customer-service/terms-conditions/

Key Information Documents:
https://www.etoro.com/customer-service/regulation-license/

What is a CFD? CFD stands for “Contract For Difference”. To put it simply, a CFD is an agreement between yourself and a broker to pay each other the difference between the price of an asset (such as Gold, EUR/USD, Microsoft stock, etc.) at the moment the contract is made and its later price when you decide to terminate the contract, i.e. close the trade.

It means that you do not own the actual asset, but rather, you engage in a contract with the owner (in this case, the trading platform), to settle the difference between yourselves when the deal has concluded.

This opens the door to many possibilities, such as fractional ownership of stock, short orders on assets that don’t offer short orders, and much more.

See all the information about CFD in:
https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/cfd-trading/

Short selling is one of the best ways to try and turn a profit when markets are down. In short (pun intended), short-selling is a practice which enables traders to open a position that will increase in value if a financial instrument’s price goes down. This is used either when markets are falling, or as a hedging tool.

How short selling works
Short selling is an agreement between a trader and a broker, that can be carried out in various forms. The simplest scenario is one in which the broker lends the trader a certain asset, such as a number of a certain company’s stocks. The trader then immediately sells the stocks, and, after their price goes down, buys them back for a lower price. He then returns the assets to the broker and keeps the difference.

Of course, this is the optimal scenario for the trader, and often the transaction can prove to be less favourable. The term “short” refers to the fact that, after borrowing the stocks and selling them, the trader is now “short” a certain number of stocks.

On the eToro platform, short selling is done using a Contract for Difference (CFD). When using a CFD, the broker and trader agree to the terms beforehand and settle the difference between themselves at the end of the transaction, without the underlying asset changing hands. If the broker is licensed and regulated, they are required to give possible, present a conflict of interest.

More information about short selling in eToro:
https://www.etoro.com/es/blog/market-news-es/short-selling/

How Does Leveraging Work?
Simply put, leverage is a temporary loan given to the trader by the broker at a fixed ratio. Using leverage, you can open a trade of a larger size than the actual amount of funds you invest in it. Leverage is presented in the form of a multiplier that shows how much larger than the invested amount (the actual amount that you invest in a trade) an open position is. In the trading world, leveraging is considered a double-edged sword, since it multiplies gains, as well as losses.

For more information please see:
https://www.etoro.com/es/trading/academy/leverage-margin/

How do I deposit? Funding your account is quick and simple. There are various payment methods at your disposal. Simply choose whichever method you prefer and follow the steps below to make a successful deposit:

Log in to your account
Click on “Deposit Funds”
Enter the amount and select the currency
Finally, select your preferred deposit method

More information:
https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/deposit-faq/



Payment methods and limitations

For your convenience eToro offers a range of payment methods. You can find a list of available methods here:
https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/deposit-faq/



What is the minimum First Time Deposit?

Depending on your region and country regulations, the minimum first-time deposit varies from $200 to $10,000.
To view your required minimum deposit, simply click “Deposit Funds,” and the minimum required amount will appear in the “Select Amount” box.



Which currencies does eToro support?

All eToro trading accounts are in USD. Therefore, when depositing with a different currency, the deposited amount will be converted at the current market rate. Please note that this is subject to a conversion fee. Our fee schedule is available here:

https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/market-hours-fees/?category=crypto- currencies

Want to withdraw funds from your account? No problem! Customers may withdraw funds from their eToro account at any time. Funds can be withdrawn up to the value of the balance of your eToro account, minus the amount of margin used.

More information about withdrawing funds from your eToro account:
https://www.etoro.com/es/customer-service/withdraw-faq/

In the following link you can access detailed information about market hours and fees by eToro:
https://www.etoro.com/customer-service/market-hours-fees/

The following link contains all of the information about the risks asociated with the investment products offered by eToro:

https://www.etoro.com/customer-service/general-risk-disclosure/



Esfera IB: Broker Management

The execution is automatic according to order of arrival. This means that the first orders have execution preference over those that arrive later with the same execution point.


As for the operation of the execution points, Esfera IB acts according to the market rules.


-The IN price or execution point of purchase is a Stop Limit order. The order will be executed within a range between the indicated level and a maximum of 0.1% above. This is designed so that you do not lose the opportunity if your order is at the end of the queue and the price of the action moves upwards.


-The OUT price or execution point of sale with the expected return (a.k.a. "take profit"), is a Limit type order. This means it will be executed at the indicated price if it is reached or exceeds the rise, or at a higher price if there is an upward gap in the beginning of the trading session. There is a possibility that the stock price reaches the OUT execution point but the order doesn't get to be executed because of a lack of demand. The execution of the orders is only guaranteed if the OUT level has been exceeded.


-The STOP price or execution point by stop loss: once reached or exceeded the indicated price, a sale order is sent to market, to be executed at the best available price at that moment. That is, the execution of the order is guaranteed at a price equal to or lower than the STOP execution point.


-The time execution point: if 9 days go by since accepting the opportunity, and it does not leave by OUT or by STOP, a sale order is automatically placed to be executed at the opening of the following trading session, at market price.

With a Margin Account, you will have the possibility of asking for leverage and financing the investment. With a Cash Account, you must have sufficient balance in the currency of the stock in which you wish to invest.

Esfera IB accounts are multi-currency, so you can have your account in all currencies available (euros, dollars, yen, pounds, etc.). You can have your funds in a certain currency and change it in the Forex market at the exchange rate existing at the moment you want.

Yes. The Esfera IB accounts are multi-currency, so you can invest in stocks issued in other currencies.

If you have a Margin account, you can make an investment in a currency other than that of your country without having a balance in your account in that currency, since Esfera IB gives you exchange rate risk coverage through the currency loan, with an interest rate.

The daily reference interest rate of the currency in which the asset is issued plus 200 basic points is applied.

Esfera IB does not perform currency conversion automatically, it is the customer who can change currency through an operation in the Forex market when he wishes or deems it appropriate.

Esfera IB Margin accounts allow you to invest in an amount bigger than the balance of the account since they are accounts with leverage capacity.

The cost of financing established at the daily interest rate of the currency in which the stock is issued plus 200 basic points. The cost of financing is applied on a daily basis during the term of the financing. For example, if you invest more than the balance of your account in a US asset, you would be charged the interest rate to a reference day, Fed Funds Effective (Overnight Rate), to the amount necessary to cover the guarantees of the investment that are not covered by the balance of the account.

Your Margin Account can be leveraged based on the risks and products you have in your portfolio. A portfolio consisting exclusively of equity can be leveraged up to four times.

Securities allow more or less leverage depending on the liquidity and volatility they have. A high liquidity value will allow you to invest in it using leverage if you have a Margin Account.