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Online investing & trading

Put your investing ideas into action with a full range of investments, step-by-step guidance, easy-to use tools, access to award-winning research and low, flat-rate pricing.
$6.95
Online stock & ETF trades
Other fees may applyFootnote 1
 
Minimum investment
$0
Guided investing

Merrill Edge Guided Investing

Pursue your investing goals with an online investment advisory program and experience the best of online investing with professional portfolio management by Merrill LynchFootnote 2—all at a low cost.
0.45%
Annual fee
Other fees may applyFootnote 1
 
Minimum investment
$5,000
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Invest with an advisor

Work with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.
0.85%
Annual fee
Other fees may applyFootnote1
 
Minimum investment
$20,000

Have more complex wealth management needs?

Invest with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor or a team of U.S. Trust wealth management
specialists
to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.
Merrill Lynch
Private Banking & Investment Group
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Investing and banking made simple

Link your Merrill Edge® investing and Bank of America banking accounts to view and manage your accounts online and on your mobile device. With just one log in, you can transfer funds instantly between your accountsFootnote 3. Learn more
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Preferred Rewards

Enjoy real benefits and rewards on your Merrill Edge investing and Bank of America banking account balances. And as your balances grow, so do your benefits. Learn more about preferred rewards

A full range of investments

Choose from a wide range of stocks, bonds, options, ETFs and well-known mutual funds or professionally managed portfolios.
A full range of investments

Intuitive experiences designed for any investor

Stay on top of the markets and your portfolio anytime, anywhere with our
easy-to-use online tools, and mobile investing apps. Are you an active trader?
Experience even more power and more control with Merrill Edge MarketPro®.
Easy access to your accounts
Award-winning research & insights

Award-winning research & insights

Make more informed investment decisions with insights and perspectives, timely investing ideas and access to award-winning research from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

What matters to you most

Use our tools, information and solutions to help you plan for what matters to you,
from pursuing your retirement and other goals to managing your priorities.
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or need help getting the most out of Merrill Edge.
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Recognized for excellence
J.D. Power 2016 Certified Contact Center
Merrill Edge's Contact Centers have been recognized by J.D. Power for providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone channel for 6 years in a row.Footnote 4
Barron's 2017 Best Online Brokers 1
One of the best online brokers, receiving 4 out of 5 stars four years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)Footnote 5
Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2017
#1 ranked for "Best Online Brokers" 2017, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overallFootnote 6
Ranked #1 Global Research Firm by Institutional Investor
#1 Global Research Firm for the sixth straight yearFootnote 7
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Guidance for every stage of
your investing journey

We'll help you plan for life-changing events, whether you're starting out, building wealth, nearing retirement or retired.

What matters most to you

Get resources, tools and solutions aligned to your life priorities.

Will you be ready for retirement?

Get help planning for retirement, and explore your options for IRAs and
other sources of retirement income.
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retirement?

Use our Personal Retirement Calculator to find out.
When should you begin drawing Social Security?

Q&A: When should you begin drawing Social Security?

Our retirement strategist answers your questions.
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Which IRA is right for you?

Find out quickly if a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA may work better for you.

Tackle the high costs of a college education

We'll help you learn about college savings strategies and
funding sources you can use to plan for college.
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What's your plan
to pay for college?

A step-by-step guide to investing before, during and after college.
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save for college?

Use our College Planning Calculator to find out.
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Investing your way

At Merrill Edge®, you have the freedom to invest on your own terms—exactly the way
you want. And as your investing needs change, you can feel comfortable knowing
that we'll be there for you every step of the way. Compare your choicesfor investing
Online investing & trading

Online investing & trading

Put your investing ideas into action with a full range of investments, step-by-step guidance, easy-to use tools, award-winning research and low, flat-rate pricing.
$6.95
Online stock & ETF trades
Other fees may applyFootnote 8
 
Minimum investment
$0
Guided Investing

Guided Investing

Pursue your investing goals online with a low-cost portfolio built, managed and rebalancedFootnote 9 by the investment professionals at Merrill Lynch.
0.45%
Annual fee
Other fees may applyFootnote 10
 
Minimum investment
$5,000
Invest with an advisor

Invest with an advisor

Work one-on-one with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.
0.85%
Annual fee
Other fees may applyFootnote 11
 
Minimum investment
$20,000

Have more complex wealth management needs?

Work with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor or a team of U.S. Trust wealth
management specialists
to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.
Merrill Lynch
Private Banking & Investment Group
U.S. Trust

Help when you want it

Turn to us whenever you have questions or need help getting the most out of Merrill Edge.
Looking for one-on-one advice to help you get and stay on track?
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insights of Merrill Lynch

Get a fresh perspective and validate your
investing strategies with easy-to-use
tools, actionable insights and
timely investing ideas.

Discover new investing opportunities

Stay on top of trends and the markets with commentary on topics that interest you and inform your investing strategy.
Our Perspectives

Merrill Edge Spring 2017 Report

Our nationwide survey takes an in-depth look at the financial concerns and priorities of mass affluent Americans. More
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Our current issue

Timely insights that can help make your financial life better. View it now Merrill Edge Minute current issue
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Why emerging markets matter

It may seem like a foreign idea, but now might be the right time to consider including them in your portfolio. View the video

Explore a transforming world

You'll find fresh perspectives and analysis from the best
minds in the business on topics from around the globe.
Market

How are Americans
spending?

They're putting more into experiences instead of things, for one. What could this and other trends mean for investors?
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Impact investing: The performance realities

Investing with your conscience no longer has to mean sacrificing potential returns.
Innovation

Technology is disrupting everything — even sneakers

Game-changing innovation across industries may create unexpected investment opportunities.

Access award-winning research

Make more informed investing decisions with actionable insights, timely investing ideas and research from Morningstar, CFRA (powered by data from S&P Global) and BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research—awarded #1 Global Research Firm for the sixth straight year by Institutional Investor.Footnote 7 Learn more about award-winning research

Simplify your search for investments

 

Customizable screeners

Narrow your search for the right investments and filter results by performance, ratings and more using over a dozen predefined screeners.
Learn more about predefined screeners

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research's US 1 list

Get access to this list of buy-rated stocks recommended by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
Learn more about the US 1 list

Merrill Edge Select® Funds & ETFsFootnote 12

Merrill Lynch analysts evaluate and categorize ETFs and mutual funds to help you find investments that fit your investing strategy.
Learn more about Select funds and ETFs

Boost your financial know-how

Explore educational resource topics like general investing, investing & markets and investment choices.
I'd like to see resources for
investors, like me.

Help when you want it

Turn to us whenever you have questions or need help getting the most out of Merrill Edge.
Looking for one-on-one advice to help you get and stay on track?
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Footnote 1 Sales are subject to a transaction fee of $0.01 - $0.03 per $1,000 of principal. There are costs associated with owning ETFs. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, visit merrilledge.com/pricing or merrilledge.com/guided-investing-programbrochure for details about Merrill Edge Guided Investing. The program fee for Merrill Edge Select® Portfolios includes portfolio management, trading costs and ongoing Financial Solutions Advisor support. In addition to the annual program fee, the expenses of the investments will vary based on the specific funds within each portfolio. Where possible, institutional class shares are used to minimize expenses.

Footnote 2 Global Wealth & Investment Management Chief Investment Office ("GWIM CIO") develops the investment strategies for Merrill Edge Guided Investing, including providing its recommendations of ETFs and related asset allocations. Managed Account Advisors LLC, Merrill Lynch's affiliate, is the overlay portfolio manager responsible for implementing the Merrill Edge Guided Investing strategies for client accounts, including facilitating the purchase and sale of ETFs in client accounts and updating account asset allocations when the GWIM CIO's recommendations change, while also implementing any applicable individual client or firm restriction(s).

Footnote 3 Certain banking and brokerage accounts may be ineligible for real-time money movement, including but not limited to transfers to/from bank IRAs (CD, Money Market), 529s, SafeBalance Banking®, Credit Cards and transfers from IRAs, Loans (HELOC, LOC, Mortgage) and accounts held in the military bank. Accounts eligible for real-time transfers will be displayed online in the to/from drop down menu on the transfer screen.

Footnote 
J.D. Power 2017 Certified Contact Center ProgramSM recognition is based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark through a survey of recent servicing interactions. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com/ccc.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge was one of 16 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2017 Best Online Broker Survey, March 18, 2017. Barron's evaluated firms in 8 categories to rate and rank the firms in those categories, by investor type and provide an overall rating & ranking. Learn more at http://webreprints.djreprints.com/53278.html Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Barron's.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge was ranked #1 overall (tied with Fidelity) out of 7 online brokers by Kiplinger's Personal Finance's "Best Online Brokers," survey October 2017. To be included, firms had to offer online trading of stocks, ETFs, funds and individual bonds. Learn more at http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T023-S002-best-online-brokers-2017/index.html from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2017 © 2017 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License.
Footnote 
Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2011-2016 based on surveys held throughout the year. The magazine creates rankings of the top research analysts in a wide variety of specializations, drawn from the choices of portfolio managers and other investment professionals at more than 1,000 firms. For more information about this award, go to http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/Article/3646543/ResearchArticle.html.
Footnote 
Other fees may apply. Sales are subject to a transaction fee of between $0.01 and $0.03 per $1,000 of principal. There are costs associated with owning ETFs. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, visit merrilledge.com/pricing.
Footnote 9 Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

Footnote 10 There is an annual fee of 0.45% based on the assets held in the account. This fee is charged monthly in advance. Other fees may apply. Sales are subject to a transaction fee of between $0.01 and $0.03 per $1,000 of principal. There are costs associated with owning ETFs. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, review the Program Brochure.

Footnote 
There is an annual fee of 0.85% on the assets held in the account. This fee is charged monthly in advance. For full fee details, please see the Merrill Edge Advisory Account ADV brochure. Program fees include portfolio management and trading costs, as well as ongoing support. In addition to the annual program fee, funds within each portfolio have their own internal expenses, as would individual securities. Other fees may apply, including those mandated by the SEC; transfer, exchange and fund-redemption fees; conditional deferred sales charges; and markups or markdowns.
Footnote 12 Merrill Edge Select® Funds meet a proprietary screening process developed by the Investment Management Group (IMG) of Merrill Lynch. The listing contains no-load funds with no transaction fees and load-waived funds that are open for new and subsequent purchases. Available funds have a minimum initial investment of no more than $3,000. Each fund must have $100 million or greater ($500 million for Large Cap funds) in assets under management across all share classes offered by the fund. Note that index funds are not included in Merrill Edge Select™ Funds. To learn more about the Merrill Edge Select Funds methodology go to http://www.merrilledge.com/research/select-fund-research.

Global Wealth & Investment Management Chief Investment Office ("CIO") develops the investment strategies for Merrill Edge Guided Investing, including providing its recommendations of ETFs and related asset allocations. Managed Account Advisors LLC ("MAA"), Merrill Lynch's affiliate, is the overlay portfolio manager responsible for implementing the Merrill Edge Guided Investing strategies for client accounts, including facilitating the purchase and sale of ETFs in client accounts and updating account asset allocations when the CIO's recommendations change while also implementing any applicable individual client or firm restriction(s).

Please review the Merrill Edge Guided Investing Program Brochure (PDF) for important information including pricing, rebalancing, and the details of the investment advisory program. Your recommended investment strategy will be based solely on the information you provide to us for this specific investment goal and is separate from any other advisory program offered with us. This program is not offered through an advisor. Merrill Edge investment advisory programs are offered by MLPF&S. MLPF&S and Managed Account Advisors LLC (MAA) are registered investment advisers. Investment adviser registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

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