Invest the way you want

Enjoy the freedom to invest on your terms. Get step-by-step guidance and the tools and resources you need to pursue your financial goals.
Bank and invest with a single login
Investing and banking made simple
Link your Merrill Edge® investing and Bank of America banking 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.1 Learn more
Preferred Rewards
Enjoy real benefits and rewards on your Merrill Edge investing and Bank of America banking account balances. And as your balances grow, so do your benefits. Learn more
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
Easy access to your accounts, tools and calculators
Check your accounts anytime, anywhere. Plus, take advantage of easy-to-use tools, calculators and worksheets, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced investor.
Are you an active trader? Take advantage of Merrill Edge MarketPro®
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Award-winning research & insights
Make more informed investment decisions with insights and perspectives, timely investing ideas and access to award-winning research from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.2
A full range of investments
What matters to you most
Use our tools, information and solutions to help you plan for what matters to you, from pursuing your retirement and other goals to managing your priorities.
Life priorities
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. Compare your choices

Online investing & trading

Online investing & trading
Put your investing ideas into action with a full range of investments, step-by-step guidance, easy-to use tools, access to award-winning research and low, flat-rate pricing.
$6.95
Online stock & ETF trades
Other fees may apply*
 
Minimum investment
$0
*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

Guided Investing

Online investing & trading
Pursue your investing goals with an online investment advisory program and experience the best of online investing with professional portfolio management by Merrill Lynch6—all at a low cost.
0.45%
Annual fee
Other fees may apply*
 
Minimum investment
$5,000
*There is an annual fee of 0.45% based on the assets held in the account. This fee is charged monthly in advance. 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.
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.
**Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
6 Global Wealth & Investment Management Chief Investment Office (GWIM 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 & sale of ETFs in client accounts and updating account asset allocations when the GWIM CIO's recommendations change while also implementing any applicable individual client or firm restriction(s).

Invest with an advisor

Online investing & trading
Work with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.
0.85%
Annual fee
Other fees may apply*
 
Minimum investment
$20,000
*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 expenses, as would individual securities. Other fees may include those mandated by the SEC; transfer, exchange and fund-redemption fees; conditional deferred sales charges; and markups or markdowns.
Have more complex wealth management needs?
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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
Turn to us to get the most out of Merrill Edge.
Want help deciding how to invest with us? Compare your choices
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 2017
#1 ranked for "Best Online Brokers" 2017, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall5
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.3
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).4
Ranked #1 Global Research Firm by Institutional Investor
One of the top global research firms from 2011-20172

Important disclosures

1 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.
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.
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 #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.
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