Take advantage of streamlined investing
Get up to $600 when you invest in a new Merrill Edge® account.1
$600
PLUS FOR 90 DAYS GET UP TO
300 $0 online equity and ETF trades1
Open a Merrill Edge® online investing account in just minutes
Get started
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Use offer code ME600
Enjoy all the benefits of Merrill Edge:
Simple flat-rate pricing
$6.95 per online equity and ETF trade with no trade or balance minimums. +Other fees may apply.
View investing & banking on one page
See your Merrill Edge investment and Bank of America bank accounts with one login. And, you can move money between these accounts in real time.2
Schedule an appointment
You can work one-on-one with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ to design a personalized action plan and help you stay on track. Make appointment.
Wide range of investments
Choose from a wide range of stocks, bonds, ETFs and well-known mutual funds.
One-on-one guidance
Get one-on-one guidance when you need help.
Research and tools
Make informed investment decisions with access to independent research, the insights of Merrill Lynch and easy-to-use tools.
4 bonus levels
Cash reward
Qualifying assets
$100
$20,000
$150
$50,000
$250
$100,000
$600
$200,000+
3 ways to enroll
  • Click "Get started" on this page to open your account.
  • Call 1.888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).
  • Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers.
2 qualifications
  • Make a qualifying deposit to your new account within 45 days.
  • Maintain your qualifying deposit for at least 90 days.
You'll receive your cash bonus within 2 weeks after the 90-day qualifying period.
4 bonus levels
Cash reward
Qualifying assets
$100
$20,000
$150
$50,000
$250
$100,000
$600
$200,000+
3 ways to enroll
  • Click "Get started" on this page to open your account.
  • Call 1.888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).
  • Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers.
2 qualifications
  • Make a qualifying deposit to your new account within 45 days.
  • Maintain your qualifying deposit for at least 90 days.
You'll receive your cash bonus within 2 weeks after the 90-day qualifying period.
+Other fees may apply. Sell trades 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.
1 Offer valid only for new Merrill Edge self-directed IRA or CMA accounts. Offer is limited to one per account type (CMA or IRA); two total per accountholder (or per all accountholders of a joint account). Eligible IRAs limited to Rollover, Traditional, Roth and Sole-Proprietor SEP IRAs only. This offer does not apply to Merrill Edge Guided Investing Accounts, Business/Corporate Accounts, Investment Club Accounts, Partnership Accounts and certain fiduciary accounts held with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S). Merrill Edge reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time.

How to Enroll: Customers must enroll by entering the offer code in the online application or providing the code when speaking with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor at 888.637.3343 or select Bank of America financial centers.

How it works:

  1. Enroll in offer when you open an account or ask to be enrolled.
  2. Fund your account within 45 days with funds originating outside Bank of America and MLPF&S. Funds cannot originate from 401(k) accounts administered by MLPF&S.
  3. For purposes of this offer, qualifying balances are calculated by adding total incoming assets or transfers (including cash, securities and/or margin debit balance transfers) from external accounts, and subtracting assets withdrawn or transferred out of the account within the 90-day holding period.
  4. Assets of $20,000 to $49,999 in cash and/or securities receive $100; for $50,000-$99,999 receive $150; for $100,000-$199,999 receive $250; for $200,000 or more receive $600. You must have the qualifying balance 90 days after funding.
  5. Your one-time cash reward will be deposited into your IRA or CMA within two weeks after you meet qualifying criteria.
If your new account is a Merrill Edge self-directed IRA or CMA account, you also qualify for the following benefits:

  1. Commission-free trades begin within 5 business days of account opening and must be used within 90 calendar days; up to 300 trades per account. Commission-free trades are only applicable in the new self directed account and are limited to online equity and ETF trades. Brokerage fees associated with, but not limited to, margin transactions, option trading, special stock registration/gifting, account transfer and processing, research request and termination apply. Trades are not transferable and are not available for Merrill Edge Advisory Center accounts or other Merrill Lynch Wealth Management accounts. Merrill Edge does not, and this offer is not meant to, promote day trading or solicit engagement in day trading activities. Day trading can be extremely risky. Investors are solely responsible for their own investment decisions, and should research any investment strategy carefully before investing.
  2. Merrill Edge MarketPro Trial begins within 5 business days of opening your self-directed account and expires after 90 calendar days. To learn about additional ways to qualify for Merrill Edge MarketPro, see merrilledge.com/marketpro. Not available for employees of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch and business accounts.
Tax Disclaimer: The value of this reward you receive may constitute taxable income. In addition, Merrill Lynch may issue an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) to you that reflects the value of this reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates and associates do not provide tax advice.

This offer may not be used as an inducement to sell any kind of insurance, including life insurance or annuities.

2 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 and 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.

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Investment Products:
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