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Merrill Edge MarketPro®

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Create a customized dashboard and analyze the market your way

  • Create your own layouts or use our pre-built solutions
  • Save up to 25 layouts, utilizing 26 fully-customizable windows available to build your trading space
  • Intuitive support found in every window - simply click the help icon and access our comprehensive guide

Build Your Trading Platform, Your Way

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minimum deposit
trade requirements
commission feesFootnote *
*Options contract and other fees may apply

Focus on your trading, not the cost

All self-directed clients can access Merrill Edge MarketPro® with no minimum trade requirements, no minimum deposits and no commission fees - so you can focus on your trading style, not the costs.Footnote 1

5 out of 5 stars for trading platform

Merrill Edge Self-Directed received 5 out of 5 stars for trading platform from NerdWallet in their January 2023 article.
Merrill Edge Self-Directed received 5 out of 5 stars for trading platform, and an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, from Go to third-party website NerdWallet popup, announced January 3, 2023. NerdWallet evaluates brokers based on investment selection, customer support, account fees, account minimum, trading costs and more. NerdWallet and the NerdWallet logo are trademarks owned by NerdWallet, Inc. and used with permission. Go to third-party website Learn more about the methodology at NerdWallet popup. Rankings and recognition from NerdWallet are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.

Best execution is our #1 priority for your trades

Merrill does not accept payment for order flow routed to third-party market makers. We constantly monitor execution quality to ensure your order is routed to the market center with the best price and execution qualityFootnote 2 available.

Advanced charting capabilities  selected

  • Chart your way with access to over 104 technical indicators and 25 drawing tools
  • Validate your process with Trading Central™ and access insights on technical events as they happen, directly from your charts
  • Discover the power of analysis with easy-to-understand screeners and strategy builders

More market depth, More features, More clarity.  selected

  • Nasdaq Order Book: Shows each NASDAQ market participants best price to buy or sell a security
  • Nasdaq Level II: Top buy and sell orders in Nasdaq for securities listed on Nasdaq, NYSE and AMEX
  • Nasdaq total view: All buy and sell orders in Nasdaq, including the Market Maker
  • Depth Meter: Detailed Market Maker quoted activity
  • Net Order Imbalance: Detailed view during the open and closing cross

Revolutionize the way you explore, analyze and trade options  selected

  • Analyze the options chain by strategy to see max gain/loss and risk/reward ratios
  • Customize your options chain with over 59 column selections to choose from
  • Use OptionsPlay by entering a symbol, selecting a sentiment (bullish, bearish or income) to identify strategies
  • Get instant starting points with intuitive P&L scenario analysis to jumpstart your trading with OptionsPlay
Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. [+] Show details and the options disclosure document.
Options 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. Please read the options disclosure document titled "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (PDF)" before considering any option transaction. You may also call the Investment Center at 877.653.4732 for a copy. A separate client agreement is needed. Multi-leg option orders are charged one base commission per order, plus a per-contract charge.

The maximum loss, gain and breakeven of any options strategy only remains as defined so long as the strategy contains all original positions. Trading, rolling, assignment, or exercise of any portion of the strategy will result in a new maximum loss, gain and breakeven calculation, which will be materially different from the calculation when the strategy remains intact with all of the contemplated legs or positions. This is applicable to all options strategies inclusive of long options, short options and spreads.

Early assignment risk is always present for option writers (specific to American-style options only). Early assignment risk maybe amplified in the event a call writer is short an option during the period the underlying security has an ex-dividend date. This is referred to as dividend risk.

Long options are exercised and short options are assigned. Note that American-style options can be assigned/exercised at any time through the day of expiration without prior notice. Options can be assigned/exercised after market close on expiration day. View specific Merrill Option Exercise & Assignment Practices (PDF).

Supporting documentation for any claims, comparison, recommendations, statistics, or other technical data, will be supplied upon request.

Seamless trading and default strategies, created by you

Trade from Anywhere

Place trades from a docked trade window, chart or anywhere a quote is displayed

Collect Ideas

Save trades without impact to balances for quick order entry

Quick Access

Set up hot keys to access any window, including the trade window, with the touch of a button

Personal Settings

Create trade defaults by account, product type, order type, duration and predefined price points

Built by Traders for Traders

Merrill Edge MarketPro® is updated on a regular basis. Check out the release notes to see our continuous client feedback driven updates.

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Other fees may apply. Free and $0 means there is no commission charged for these trades. $0 option trades are subject to a $0.65 per-contract fee. 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 pricing, visit our Pricing page.
Merrill waives its commissions for all online stock, ETF and option trades placed in a Merrill Edge® Self-Directed brokerage account. Brokerage fees associated with, but not limited to, margin transactions, special stock registration/gifting, account transfer and processing and termination apply. $0 option trades are subject to a $0.65 per-contract fee. Other fees and restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to change without advance notice.
Merrill does not receive payment for order flow from liquidity providers to which we route our customer orders in equity securities. Merrill receives rebates from, and pay fees to, certain registered securities exchanges for providing or taking liquidity on those exchanges, according to those exchanges' published fee schedules approved by the SEC. In some cases, the rebates received by Merrill from an exchange may, over a period of time, exceed the fees paid to the exchange. Merrill may also participate in the options order flow programs sponsored by the NYSE American Options, the NYSE Arca Options, the Cboe options exchanges, and the Nasdaq options exchanges. These exchange-sponsored programs offer payments for listed option orders that are directed to such options markets. Additional information on Merrill's order routing and rebates are available on Merrill's Rule 606 reports.
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