Personal Investing and Trading

It’s investing, streamlined.

Bank with Bank of America, invest with Merrill Edge®
Why Merrill Edge®? You'll get easy-to-use tools, helpful research and simple flat-rate pricing of $6.95 per unlimited online equity and ETF trade2—with no trade or balance minimums. Compare and you'll see we offer some of the lowest online prices in the industry—lower than Fidelity, Schwab and E*Trade.3 See fee details.2

Accounts for all financial goals

Use for personal investing, joint investing or as a custodial account
Choose from Traditional, Roth or Rollover IRAs to reduce taxes and enjoy the opportunity for tax-deferred growth
Get the potential for tax benefits and flexibility you need to save for college
Manage your finances with solutions designed to help you meet your investing and retirement needs
Find the bank accounts from Bank of America you need to pursue your financial goals

A full range of investments

Invest in shares of publicly traded companies across a variety of sectors
Trade like stocks with the diversification of mutual funds, and offer the flexibility to hold and trade shares
Professionally managed funds aligned to a variety of investment strategies and time horizons
Invest in a broad range of Treasuries, municipal and corporate bonds and CDs
Execute your options strategy for just $0.75 per contract and gain access to new mini options1

Strategies for every investor

Learn the basics of investing, including the different investment types and how they work
Explore educational resources designed to help you become a more confident investor
Identify market opportunities with Merrill Edge MarketPro®, our powerful trading platform4
Looking for investment advice?
Pursue your financial goals with advice and guidance from a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™—and ask about getting your own Merrill Edge Roadmap® to help you make a plan and stay on track.5
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600 dollar IRA offer
Get up to $600 when you enroll, open and fund a new Merrill Edge® investment account or IRA.
How to qualify
1 Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options. Please read the options disclosure document titled "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options" before considering any option transaction. A separate client agreement is needed. Please note that you will also need to be pre-approved prior to implementing this strategy. You should consult a qualified tax advisor as to how trading options may affect your tax situation.

2 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

3 Fidelity's standard online price is $7.95 per equity or ETF trade (excluding certain iShares and Fidelity ETFs offered commission-free). Schwab's standard online price is $8.95 per equity or ETF trade (excluding ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource™ when placed in a Schwab account that are available commission-free). E*TRADE's standard online price for equity, ETF or option trade is $9.99, $7.99 for customers who trade at least 150 times per quarter, $6.99 for customers who trade 1,500+ times per quarter. Note: Competitive comparison pricing information as of 7/06/15 excludes special promotional offerings and sales of fractional shares.

4 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 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).

5 Merrill Edge Roadmap® is available with a Merrill Edge Advisory Center™ account.

Investing involves risk. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

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