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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 $6.95 per unlimited online equity and ETF trades1 — with no trade or balance minimums. See fee details.1
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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.4
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
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Strategies for
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Take control with Merrill Edge MarketPro5.
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Develop your investment strategy and build a balanced portfolio with easy-to-use investing tools.


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MarketPro trading platform
Take control with a dynamic trading platform designed specifically for the needs of active investors.
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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.

2 $0 trades are only available with an individual or joint Merrill Edge self-directed brokerage account. When placing a trade, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) determines whether you meet the balance or relationship requirements to qualify that trade for the $0 waiver. To determine the number of qualifying trades, MLPF&S adds the qualifying trades in your individual accounts and joint accounts. Commission fees apply when qualification requirements are not met, or when you exceed the number of qualifying trades a month. 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.

a) Commissions are waived for 30 online equity trades each month including stock and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on behalf of MLPF&S, for customers who meet any one of the following criteria:
i) Combined total of $25,000 or more in your deposit accounts at Bank of America, N.A. MLPF&S adds the average collected balances in your deposit accounts as of the prior month to the balances in your bank CD and IRAs as of the prior business day. Bank deposit accounts with the same Social Security number (SSN) as the SSN(s) on the self-directed brokerage account are systematically included in the balance determination. Standard deposit account fees apply.
ii) Or combined balance of $25,000 or more in cash balances in one or more of the following sweep options in your Merrill Edge self-directed account(s) as of the prior business day:
- Bank Deposit Accounts sweep option with your Cash Management Account® (CMA®)
- Retirement Assets Savings Program II sweep with your IRA
iii) Or Platinum Privileges clients.
iv) Or Preferred Rewards Platinum clients.

b) Commissions are waived for 100 online equity trades each month, including stock and ETFs, on behalf of MLPF&S, for Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors clients.

This offer does not apply to Business/Corporate Accounts, Investment Club Accounts, Partnership Accounts and certain fiduciary accounts held at MLPF&S. Other fees and restrictions may apply. Relationship requirements and pricing are subject to change and/or termination without advance notice. To learn about additional ways to qualify for $0 trades, call 1.888.MER.EDGE (1.888.637.3343) or visit

3 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.

4Options 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.

5 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)

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