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Invest your way

Enjoy the freedom to invest on your terms. Whether you like to put your own ideas into action, prefer a hands-off approach to investing or want to work one-on-one with a financial advisor, the choice is yours.

Online investing & trading

Put your investing ideas into action with a full range of investments, step-by-step guidance, easy-to-use tools and award-winning research. Plus, enjoy simple flat-rate pricing of just $6.95 per unlimited online stock and ETF trade with no trade or balance minimums. Or learn how to qualify for $0 trades with Preferred Rewards.Footnote 3 Other fees may apply.Footnote 1 Learn more about online investing and trading.
$6.95
Unlimited online stock & ETF trades. No trade or balance minimums. Other fees may applyFootnote 1
 
 

Merrill Edge Guided Investing

Pursue your financial goals with an online investment advisory program that combines the best of online investing with professional portfolio management by Merrill Lynch investment professionals, all at a low cost. Learn more about Guided Investing
Low fee, low minimum
0.45%
annual fee
$5,000
minimum investment
Other fees may applyFootnote 2
 

Invest with an advisor

Work with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you
— either in person or on the phone. Learn more about working with an advisor

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

Simplify your financial life

Merrill Edge streamlines investing by giving you access to the convenience
of Bank of America banking and the investing insights of Merrill Lynch.
Invest & bank with one login

Invest & bank with one login

View and instantly transferFootnote 6 funds between your Merrill Edge investing and Bank of America banking accounts online and on your mobile device.
Award-winning research & insights

Award-winning research & insights

Access research from #1-ranked BofA Merrill Lynch Global ResearchFootnote 4, plus Morningstar and CFRA (powered by data from S&P Global).
 

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

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?
Work with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™.
$600
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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.
Personal Retirement Calculator

Are you on track for
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.
IRA Selector Tool

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.
investing for college

What's your plan
to pay for college?

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

How much should you
save for college?

Use our College Planning Calculator to find out.
college saving trends

Top 7 college
saving trends

Common saving and investing methods parents use today.

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 1
 
Minimum investment
$0
Guided Investing

Guided Investing

Pursue your investing goals online with a low-cost portfolio built, managed and rebalanced by the investment professionals at Merrill Lynch.
0.45%
Annual fee
Other fees may applyFootnote 2
 
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 3
 
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?
Work with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™.
$600
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Tap into the investing
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
Merrill Edge Minute

Summer 2017

Read about tax changes, retirement planning, 529 college savings plans and more. View issue Merrill Edge Minute Summer 2017
Market Decode

Why should you care about emerging markets?

They may seem far away and unfamiliar, but now might be the right time to consider including them in your portfolio. Nick Giorgi with our Chief Investment Office explains why. 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?
Earth

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 4 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 5

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?
Work with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™.
$600
Get up to $600 when you invest in a new Merrill Edge account. How to qualify to get up to $600 with a new online investing and trading account
Footnote 1 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 2 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 
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 5 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.

Footnote 6 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.

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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