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 research

$6.95 online stock and ETF trades

No trade or balance minimums.
Other fees may apply.Footnote1

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 profile

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

Find the right investments

Choose from a wide range of stocks, bonds, options, ETFs
and well-known mutual funds. Compare investment choices

Discover new investing

Gain a fresh perspective on the markets and a transforming world with access to market commentary and insights from Merrill Lynch investment professionals.

Simplify your search for
the right investments

Take advantage of easy-to-use screeners to search by sector, performance, ratings and more. Narrow your search with Merrill Edge Select Funds® & ETFS and the BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research's US 1 list of stocks.

Access award-winning

Make more informed investment decisions with independent research from Morningstar, S&P Capital IQ and BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research — awarded #1 Global Research Firm for the fifth straight year by Institutional Investor.Footnote3

Managing your portfolio made simple

From linking your Bank of America banking and Merrill Edge investing accounts 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.Footnote7

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.

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.Footnote8
Recognized for excellence
J.D. Power 2016 Certified Contact Center
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 6 years in a row.Footnote4
Barron's 2016 Best Online Brokers 1
One of the best online brokers, receiving 4 out of 5 stars 3 years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016)Footnote5
Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2016
One of the best "Online Brokers," outperforming Schwab, E*Trade and VanguardFootnote6
Institutional Investor
#1 Global Research Firm for the fifth straight yearFootnote3

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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

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Merrill Edge guided investing

Merrill Edge Guided Investing

Pursue your goal with a low-cost, online portfolio built and managed by Merrill Lynch investment professionals.
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
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1 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.

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 sweep with your IRA
iii) Or Client of Preferred Rewards Platinum
b) Commissions are waived for 100 online equity trades each month including stock and ETFs on behalf of MLPF&S, for customers who meet any one of the following criteria:
i) A Client of Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors
ii) Or Client of U.S. Trust

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).

You are eligible to enroll in the Preferred Rewards program if you have an active, eligible Bank of America personal checking account and maintain a three month average combined balance in your qualifying Bank of America deposit accounts and/or your qualifying Merrill Edge and Merrill Lynch investment accounts of at least $20,000 for the Gold tier, $50,000 for the Platinum tier, or $100,000 for the Platinum Honors tier. SafeBalance Banking accounts do not count towards the account or balance requirements, and do not receive the fee waivers and other benefits of the program. Certain benefits are also available without enrolling in Preferred Rewards if you satisfy balance and other requirements. For details on Employee qualification requirements, please visit the Employee Banking & Investments website. The Preferred Rewards Gold tier does not include the $0 online equity and ETF trades via Merrill Edge®, a benefit that is currently available at the Platinum and Platinum Honors tiers of Preferred Rewards. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management clients with greater than $250,000 in assets with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are eligible for additional banking benefits. Please speak with your Merrill Lynch financial advisor for details.

3 Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 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

4 J.D. Power 2016 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

5 Merrill Edge was one of 16 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2016 Best Online Broker Survey, March 19, 2016. 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.

6 Merrill Edge was named by Kiplinger's Personal Finance as one of the seven "Best Online Brokers," August 2016. To be included, firms had to offer online trading of stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and bonds. Learn more at From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016 © 2016 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License.

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.

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