Online investing & trading


Put your investing ideas into action

Take control of your portfolio with access to a full range of investments, plus:
 Step-by-step guidance
 Easy-to-use tools
 Access to award-winning researchFootnote3

$6.95 Unlimited online stock & ETF trades. No trade or balance minimums. Or learn how to qualify for $0 trades with Preferred Rewards.Footnote 2 Other fees may apply.Footnote 1 Compare us to your online broker.

It's investing, streamlined

From linking your Bank of America bank and Merrill Edge investment accounts online, to customizing your portfolio
holdings and making trades anywhere, anytime—investing with Merrill Edge is easy and convenient.
Managing your portfolio made simple

Investing & banking connected

View and instantly transfer funds between your Merrill Edge investing and Bank of America banking accounts with one log in.Footnote 7

Get on track, stay on track

View your portfolio holdings and performance at a glance with customizable views that work best for you.

Mobile investing & trading

Put the power of Merrill Edge in your pocket and view your portfolio holdings and performance, get a quote and place trades on the go.

A full range of investments

Choose from a wide range of stocks, bonds, options, ETFs and well-known mutual funds or professionally managed portfolios.
A full range of investments

Choosing stocks simplified

With our simplified, NEW online investing and trading experience, we can help take the
guesswork out of choosing stocks by putting the research and insights you need at your fingertips.
Put performance at your fingertips
Learn about who a company is, what's driving their bottom line, and how they have performed against the market, the industry and their peers.
This example for illustrative purposes only. Not a recommendation. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
Research made simple
Find out what professional analysts are saying with access to award-winning researchFootnote 3 and market insights — and why now might be a good time to buy, sell or hold.
This example for illustrative purposes only. Not a recommendation. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
Get guidance as you go
Get simple explanations that take the mystery out of the basics of choosing stocks and learn what the data really means.
This example for illustrative purposes only. Not a recommendation. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
Invest with impact
Make an impact on your world by investing in companies that share your personal values and beliefs with detailed reports about a company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) related business practices.Footnote 9
This example for illustrative purposes only. Not a recommendation. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
Already a client?
Simply log in, enter a stock symbol or company name into the
"Quote" search box, and see our targeted search results.

Resources to help you create an investment strategy

Whether you're starting out, building wealth, nearing retirement or living in retirement,
smart investing starts with a sound strategy. We can help.
Plan for what matters most to you

Plan for what matters most to you

Use our tools, information and solutions to help you pursue your goals and manage your priorities.
Set real goals with our easy-to-use calculators

Set real goals with our easy-to-use calculators

Find out if you're on track for your retirement, how much you'll need to save for college, and more.
Create a target asset allocation aligned to your investor risk profile

Create a target asset allocation aligned to your investor risk profileFootnote 10

Find out if your investment allocations match your target based on your investment style, time horizon, liquidity needs and tolerance for risk.

Experience more power,
more control

Use Merrill Edge MarketPro® to build your own customized trading platform that gives you real‑time market analysis and insights along with powerful trading and analysis tools.Footnote 8
Recognized for excellence
J.D. Power Contact Center Certification
Merrill Edge's Contact Centers have been recognized by J.D. Power for providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone channel for 7 years in a row.Footnote 4
Barron's 2017 Best Online Brokers
One of the best online brokers, receiving 4 out of 5 stars four years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)Footnote 5
Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2017
#1 ranked for "Best Online Brokers" 2017, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overallFootnote 6
Ranked #1 Global Research Firm by Institutional Investor
#1 Global Research Firm for the sixth straight yearFootnote 3

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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

Help when you want it

Turn to us whenever you have questions or need help getting the most out of Merrill Edge.

Other ways to invest with Merrill Edge

Enjoy the convenience of Bank of America banking with the investment insights of Merrill Lynch.
Merrill Edge guided investing

Merrill Edge Guided Investing

Pursue your investing goals with an online investment advisory program and experience the best of online investing with professional portfolio management by Merrill Lynch—all at a low cost.
Learn more about Guided Investing
Invest with an advisor

Invest with an advisor

Work with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you. Learn more about working with an advisor
Have more complex wealth management needs?
Invest with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, a Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group private wealth advisor,
or a team of U.S. Trust wealth management specialists to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.Footnote 11
Merrill Lynch
Private Banking & Investment Group
U.S. Trust
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
Eligibility: Commissions are only waived for online stock and ETF trades conducted via an individual or jointly owned online investing and trading personal CMA or IRA account.

Qualify for 30 $0 online stock and ETF trades per month as a Preferred Rewards Platinum client.

Or qualify for 100 $0 online stock and ETF trades per month (meet either one of these criteria):
  • Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors client
  • U.S. Trust Client
For details about commissions, transaction fees and any other fees that may apply visit Certain account types are not eligible. Other restrictions may apply. Relationship requirements and pricing are subject to change and/or termination without advance notice. For full details about ways to qualify for $0 trades, call 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).
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
J.D. Power 2017 Certified Contact Center ProgramSM recognition is based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark through a survey of recent servicing interactions. For more information, visit
Merrill Edge was one of 16 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2017 Best Online Broker Survey, March 18, 2017. Barron's evaluated firms in 8 categories to rate and rank the firms in those categories, by investor type and provide an overall rating & ranking. Learn more at Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Barron's.
Merrill Edge was ranked #1 overall (tied with Fidelity) out of 7 online brokers by Kiplinger's Personal Finance's "Best Online Brokers," survey October 2017. To be included, firms had to offer online trading of stocks, ETFs, funds and individual bonds. Learn more at from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2017 © 2017 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License.
Footnote 7 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.

Footnote 8 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 Edge and Merrill Lynch investment accounts and Bank of America, N.A. deposit accounts, or make at least 15 self-directed trades per quarter. 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 go to

Footnote 9 Social impact investing is a relatively new and evolving investment opportunity which is highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of their investment.

Footnote 10 Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

Footnote 11 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.

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).

Footnote 12 Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Edge®, and the Private Banking and Investment Group, all of which are made available through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("MLPF&S"). Merrill Edge is available through MLPF&S, and consists of the Merrill Edge Advisory Center (investment guidance) and self-directed online investing.

Merrill Lynch makes available products and services offered by MLPF&S and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation ("BofA Corp").

The Private Banking and Investment Group is a division of MLPF&S that offers a broad array of personalized wealth management products and services. Both brokerage and investment advisory services (including financial planning) are offered by the Group's Private Wealth Advisors through MLPF&S. The nature and degree of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and client rights and Merrill Lynch's obligations will differ among these services. The banking, credit and trust services sold by the Group's Private Wealth Advisors are offered by licensed banks and trust companies, including Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and other affiliated banks.

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.