Investing your way

At Merrill Edge®, you have the freedom to invest on your own terms—exactly the way you want. And as your investing needs change, you can feel comfortable knowing that we'll be there for you every step of the way.

Online investing & trading

Online investing & trading

Choose from a full range of investments including stocks, bonds, options, ETFs and well-known mutual funds—all with simple flat-rate pricing. You'll receive:
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Easy-to-use tools
  • Actionable insights
  • Access to award-winning research
Are you an active trader? Learn more
$6.95
Unlimited online stock & ETF trades.
No trade or balance minimums.
Other fees may apply.1
Get up to 100 $0 online stock and ETF trades per month.3 Other fees may apply1 Learn more

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.4,5,6 You'll receive:
  • An investment strategy aligned to your goals
  • A portfolio built, monitored and rebalanced2 by a team of Merrill Lynch investment professionals4
  • A personalized dashboard to help you stay on track
Low fee, low minimum
0.45%
annual fee
$5,000
minimum investment
Other fees may apply1

Invest with an advisor

Invest with an advisor

Work with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™

Invest with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.6 You'll receive:
  • An action plan aligned to your needs
  • A professionally managed portfolio by Merrill Lynch
  • Personalized progress reports and reviews with a Financial Solutions Advisor
Invest with an advisor
0.85%
annual fee7
$20,000
minimum investment
Other fees may apply1
Have more complex wealth management needs?
Invest with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor or a team of U.S. Trust wealth management specialists to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.
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Help when you want it
Need help deciding how to invest with us? Compare your choices, call or visit.
Or call us 24/7 at 866.460.1282
$600
Get up to $600 when you invest in a new Merrill Edge account. How to qualify

Recognized for excellence

Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2018
Received 5 out of 5 stars for "research" and "user experience" — Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Best Online Brokers" 201810
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.8
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).9
Ranked #1 Global Research Firm by Institutional Investor
One of the top global research firms from 2011-201711
Learn more about our firm's background on
FINRA's BrokerCheck
1 Sales are subject to a transaction fee of $0.01 - $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 or merrilledge.com/guided-investing-program-brochure for details of Merrill Edge Guided Investing. The program fee for Merrill Edge Select® Portfolios includes portfolio management, trading costs and ongoing Financial Solutions Advisor support. In addition to the annual program fee, the expenses of the investments will vary based on the specific funds within each portfolio. Where possible, institutional class shares are used to minimize expenses.
4 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).
5 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.
6 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.

Important risk disclosures

2 Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
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).
7 For full fee details, please see the Merrill Edge Advisory Account ADV brochure. Program fees include portfolio management and trading costs, as well as ongoing support. In addition to the annual program fee, funds within each portfolio have their own internal expenses, as would individual securities. Other fees may apply, including those mandated by the SEC; transfer, exchange and fund-redemption fees; conditional deferred sales charges; and markups or markdowns.
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.
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.
Merrill Edge was ranked 5 out of 8 online brokers by Kiplinger's Personal Finance's "Best Online Brokers" survey October 2018. 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 https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T052-S002-best-online-brokers-2018/index.html from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2018 © 2018 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License. Merrill Edge provides access to research from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, CFRA (powered by S&P Global), Morningstar and others. 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.
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 research produced by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and/or one or more of its 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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