Online investing & trading

 
Introducing a new, simpler way to invest online
Our online investing and trading experience makes it easier than ever to build your own portfolio and make the most of your investments. You'll get a personalized experience with access to step-by-step guidance, easy‑to‑use tools, and actionable insights that will help you become a more confident investor.
This example is for illustrative purposes only. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
Guidance as you go selected, slide 1 of 5
Get simple explanations that help take the mystery out of the basics of choosing investments and building a balanced portfolio.Footnote 5
Performance at your fingertips selected, slide 2 of 5
Monitor your portfolio's performance toward your investing goals and discover how your holdings are doing vs. the market.Footnote 6
Views to help you stay on track selected, slide 3 of 5
Get a clear picture of what's in your portfolio with asset allocation breakouts, plus a view into overlapping holdings.
Research made simple selected, slide 4 of 5
See what professional analysts are saying about your portfolio's holdings with access to award-winning research and insightsFootnote 3 that explain why now might be a good time to buy, sell or hold.
Impact investing selected, slide 5 of 5
See how your portfolio may impact your world with access to detailed reports that outline a company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.Footnote 7
Already have an online investing & trading (self‑directed investing) account?
Log in to see your portfolio overview.
Log in to your Merrill Edge account on a computer to see your portfolio overview.
A full range of investments
Choose from a wide range of stocks, bonds, options, ETFs and well‑known mutual funds.
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 all in one place.
This example is for illustrative purposes only. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
Performance at your fingertips selected, slide 1 of 4
Get key facts about a company that help you understand what's driving their bottom line and how they're doing vs. the market, their industry and their peers.
Guidance as you go selected, slide 2 of 4
Get simple explanations that help take the mystery out of the basics of choosing stocks, and learn what the data really means.
Research made simple selected, slide 3 of 4
See what professional analysts are saying about a company's stock with access to award-winning researchFootnote 3 and insights that explain why now might be a good time to buy, sell or hold.
Impact investing selected, slide 4 of 4
Make an impact on your world by considering investments aligned to your personal values and beliefs with access to detailed environmental, social and governance (ESG) reports.
Already have an online investing & trading (self‑directed investing) account?
Simply log in, enter a stock symbol or company name into the "Quote" search box, and see our clear search results.
Simply log in from a computer, enter a stock symbol or company name into the "Quote" search box, and see our clear search results.
Mobile investing & trading
Access your Merrill Edge accounts anytime, anywhere across all your mobile devices. View your portfolio holdings and performance, get a quote and place trades on mobile and our mobile apps. Learn more
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

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

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 profileFootnote 5

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
Investing and banking made simple
Link your Merrill Edge® investment and Bank of America bank accounts to view and manage your accounts online and on your mobile device. With just one login, you can transfer funds instantly between your accounts.Footnote 9 Link your Merrill Edge® investment and Bank of America bank accounts to view and manage your accounts online and on your mobile device. Learn more
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 10
Barron's 2018 Best Online Brokers
One of the best online brokers, receiving 4 out of 5 stars five years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).Footnote 11
Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2017
#1 ranked for "Best Online Brokers" 2017, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overallFootnote 4
Ranked one of the top global research firms by Institutional Investor
One of the top global research firms from 2011-2017Footnote 3

Ready to get started?

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$600
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

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.Footnote 12 Learn more about Guided Investing

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 13
Merrill Lynch
Private Banking & Investment Group
U.S. Trust
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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 merrilledge.com/pricing.
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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 merrilledge.com/pricing. 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).
Footnote 
Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of the top global research firms from 2011-2017 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. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is equity research produced by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and/or one or more of its non-U.S. affiliates. MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. For more information about this award, go to https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b15x58zthqmjry/the-worlds-best-research-firm. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
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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. Results based on ratings in the following categories: Total Commissions Score, Breadth of Investment Choices, Tools, Research, Ease of Use, Mobile Access, and Advisory Services. Learn more at http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T023-S002-best-online-brokers-2017/index.html from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2017 © 2017 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 5 Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

Footnote 6 Standard & Poor's 500 Total Return Index: This is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks. The index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index.

Footnote 7 Impact investing and/or Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing has certain risks based on the fact that ESG criteria excludes securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons and therefore, investors may forgo some market opportunities and the universe of investments available will be smaller.

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 merrilledge.com/marketpro.

Footnote 9 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 
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 www.jdpower.com/ccc. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge was one of 19 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2018 Best Online Broker Survey, March 26, 2018. Barron's evaluated firms in—Trading Experience & Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education, Security and Costs-to rate the firms. Merrill Edge earned the top overall score of 32.7 out of a possible 40. Learn more at http://webreprints.djreprints.com/54692.html. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Barron's. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 12 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 13 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.

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Investing in securities involves risks, and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.

Neither Merrill Lynch nor any of its affiliates or financial advisors provide legal, tax or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.

Merrill Edge is available through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S), and consists of the Merrill Edge Advisory Center (investment guidance) and self-directed online investing.

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

Investment Products:
Are Not FDIC Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value


MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)Member Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

© Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Footnote 
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 merrilledge.com/pricing.
Footnote 
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 merrilledge.com/pricing. 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).
Footnote 
Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of the top global research firms from 2011-2017 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. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is equity research produced by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and/or one or more of its non-U.S. affiliates. MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. For more information about this award, go to https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b15x58zthqmjry/the-worlds-best-research-firm. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
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 www.jdpower.com/ccc. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge was one of 19 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2018 Best Online Broker Survey, March 26, 2018. Barron's evaluated firms in—Trading Experience & Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education, Security and Costs-to rate the firms. Merrill Edge earned the top overall score of 32.7 out of a possible 40. Learn more at http://webreprints.djreprints.com/54692.html. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Barron's. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
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. Results based on ratings in the following categories: Total Commissions Score, Breadth of Investment Choices, Tools, Research, Ease of Use, Mobile Access, and Advisory Services. Learn more at http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T023-S002-best-online-brokers-2017/index.html from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2017 © 2017 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
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 merrilledge.com/marketpro.

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.

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