Investing & Trading

It’s investing, streamlined

Bank with Bank of America. Invest with Merrill Edge®.
Why choose Merrill Edge? You'll enjoy the convenience of Bank of America banking combined with the investing insights of Merrill Lynch. Plus, you'll get easy-to-use tools, helpful research and simple flat-rate pricing of $6.951 per unlimited online equity and ETF trade — with no balance minimums and no trade minimums. Other fees may apply.
Find the right investments

A full range
of investments

Select and monitor stocks in your portfolio with confidence.
Get the diversification of a mutual fund and the liquidity of stock in a single investment.
Select from a wide range of well-known mutual funds.
Execute your options strategy for just $0.75 per contract and gain access to new mini options trades.3
Invest in U.S. Treasuries, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, international bonds, agency bonds and CDs.
Replace your paycheck later in life with the potential to receive guaranteed income from an annuity available through Merrill Lynch Life Insurance Agency, Inc.
Get a diverse combination of investments actively managed by the investment professionals at Merrill Lynch with Merrill Edge Select® Portfolios.
6.95 stock and ETF trades. No balance minimums. No trade minimums. SIMPLE FLAT-RATE PRICING You may already qualify for $0 trades
Investments for all level of investors

Strategies for
every investor

Simple steps to help you start investing.
Take control with Merrill Edge MarketPro4.
Solutions designed for small business owners.

Convenient ways to manage your investments


Online investing
Develop your investment strategy and build a balanced portfolio with easy-to-use investing tools.


Mobile investing
Stay on top of your investments anytime, anywhere with mobile apps designed for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™.


MarketPro trading platform
Take control with a dynamic trading platform designed specifically for the needs of active investors.
Looking for investment advice and guidance?
Pursue your financial goals with advice and guidance from a licensed Merrill
Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, and ask about getting your own personalized
Merrill Edge Roadmap® to help you get on track — and stay on track.
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$600 IRA offer
Get up to $600 when you enroll, open and fund a new Merrill Edge investment account or IRA.5
Simplify your investing
Find the right investments fast
BofAML US 1 List
Get access to a list of buy-rated stocks recommended by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Analysts.
Merrill Edge Select® Funds and ETFs
Mutual funds and ETFs evaluated by Merrill Lynch research teams.
1 In addition to your stock or ETF commission, there may be an assessment of between $0.01 and $0.03 per $1,000 of principal that is added to sell orders. The Securities and Exchange Commission imposes this assessment on the financial services industry to cover the U.S. Government's costs of regulating the security markets and security professionals. If applicable, this fee appears under "Transaction Fee" on a Trade Confirmation. There are also fees associated with investing in ETFs. Read the Expenses & Charges sections of the prospectus to find out what they are. Contact us to obtain a prospectus. Sell orders may also be subject to a fractional share liquidation fee of 10% of fractional share proceeds.

2 Available only with a Merrill Edge Advisory Center account. All annuity contract and rider guarantees, or annuity payout rates, are backed by the claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company. They are not backed by Merrill Lynch or its affiliates, nor do Merrill Lynch or its affiliates make any representations or guarantees regarding the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.

3Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options. Before engaging in the purchase or sale of options, investors should understand the nature of and extent of their rights and obligations and be aware of the risks involved in investing with options. Prior to buying or selling an option, clients must receive the options disclosure document "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options." Call the Investment Center at 1.877.653.4732 for a copy. A separate client agreement is needed. Orders which involve multiple option transactions will be charged a separate commission on each leg of the option order.

4 Merrill Edge MarketPro® is available to clients who maintain a Merrill Edge self-directed relationship. To qualify, you must maintain total combined balances of $50,000 or more in your Merrill Lynch investment accounts and Bank of America, N.A. deposit accounts, or make at least 15 self-directed trades per quarter. Platinum Privileges, Preferred Rewards Platinum or Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors also qualify. Not available to investment professionals or for trust accounts and business accounts. Relationship requirements and pricing are subject to change. To learn more about qualification, call 1.888.MER.EDGE (1.888.637.3343)

You automatically enjoy status in the Platinum Privileges® program if you have an active Bank of America personal checking account and maintain at least $50,000 as a combined balance in your Bank of America deposit accounts and/or your Merrill Edge brokerage accounts. Some Merrill Edge benefits may be available to customers with less than $50,000 in investable assets. Please speak with a Financial Solutions Advisor for more information about Merrill Edge. Platinum Privileges® is not available to U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch clients. Please speak with your U.S. Trust advisor or Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor for information about the enhanced banking benefits available to you through your relationship. For additional information regarding the Platinum Privileges program, please visit We will no longer enroll customers into the Platinum Privileges program under the following schedule: as of June 30, 2013 in the states of KS, MO, NV, SC and WA; as of May 31, 2014 in the states of AR, IA, MA, ME, NH, NM, OK, RI, TX, AZ, CA, ID and OR; as of July 26, 2014 for all other states.

You qualify for benefits in the Preferred Rewards program if you enroll in the program, have an active Bank of America personal checking account and maintain a three month average combined balance in your qualifying Bank of America deposit accounts and/or your qualifying Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch investment accounts of at least $20,000 for the Gold tier, $50,000 for the Platinum tier, or $100,000 for the Platinum Honors tier. For details on Employee qualification requirements, please visit the Employee Banking & Investments website. Customers will be able to enroll in Preferred Rewards under the following schedule: beginning September 2013 in the states of KS, MO, NV, SC and WA; beginning June 23, 2014 in the states of AR, IA, MA, ME, NH, NM, OK, RI and TX; beginning June 28, 2014 in the states of AZ, CA, ID and OR; beginning September 8, 2014 in the states of MI, IL, IN, TN, NC, GA, FL; and all other states beginning September 29, 2014. Merrill Lynch clients with greater than $250,000 in assets with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are eligible for additional banking benefits. Please speak with your Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor for details.

5 You have choices for what to do with your employer sponsored retirement plan. Depending on your financial circumstances, needs and goals, you may choose to roll over to an IRA or convert to a Roth, roll over to an employer sponsored plan from a prior employer to an employer sponsored plan at your new employer, take a distribution or leave the account where it is. Each choice may offer different investment options and services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, tax treatment and provide different protection from creditors and legal judgments. These are complex choices and should be considered with care. Visit or call a Merrill Edge rollover specialist at 1.888.637.3343 for additional information about your choices.

Investing involves risk. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

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