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With Stock Story and Portfolio Story, we make it simple to get key information about your stock holdings, their performance and how they fit into your larger portfolio strategy.

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Other fees may apply. Free and $0 means there is no commission charged for these trades. $0 option trades are subject to a $0.65 per-contract fee. 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 pricing, visit our Pricing page.
Merrill waives its commissions for all online stock, ETF and option trades placed in a Merrill Edge® Self-Directed brokerage account. Brokerage fees associated with, but not limited to, margin transactions, special stock registration/gifting, account transfer and processing and termination apply. $0 option trades are subject to a $0.65 per-contract fee. Other fees and restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to change without advance notice.
Merrill Edge MarketPro® is available to clients who maintain a Merrill Edge® Self-Directed relationship. Not available to investment professionals or for trust accounts and business accounts. Relationship requirements and pricing are subject to change.
Merrill Edge Self-Directed received an overall ranking of 5 out of 5 stars and a Best in Class award for "Customer Service," from Evaluated as one of 17 online brokers in 2023 Online Broker Review popup published on January 24, 2023. evaluated brokers using 196 variables across 8 categories. The Best In Class rating recognizes brokers that ranked in the top 5 in that category. Learn more about the methodology at popup. Rankings and recognition from are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.
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