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Simple flat-rate pricing
Simple flat-rate pricing
Pay only $6.95* per online stock and ETF trade with no balance or trade minimums. Or, you can qualify for up to 100 $0 online stock and ETF trades per month2 with the Bank of America® Preferred Rewards program Platinum Honors tier.3
Merrill Edge MarketPro
Merrill Edge MarketPro®
Access Merrill Edge MarketPro,® our real-time analysis and active trading platform, featuring integrated account and portfolio information, streaming market data, news, quotes and interactive charts.4
Investment and banking on one page
Investing and banking with one login
View and instantly transfer funds in real time from your Bank of America bank accounts to your Merrill Edge account.5
Research and insights
Research and Insights
Receive exclusive access to Merrill Lynch videos, articles, topic papers, as well as the award winning research of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, named Top Global Research firm by Institutional Investor6 for the sixth year in a row.
Full range of investments
Full Range of Investments
Easily find investments that align with your investment strategy using categorized lists of stocks, ETFs and mutual funds that have been evaluated by Merrill Lynch analytics teams.7
Get one-on-one guidance
One-on-one support
Get one-on-one guidance to open, fund and navigate your account.
*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
Ready to get started?
Respond by December 31, 2016
How to enroll:
Use offer code LVEXPO16.
Click the "Get started" button above or below to open your account.
Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers or by calling 855.619.0910.
How to qualify:
Fund your new account within 45 days.
Maintain your qualifying balance for at least 180 days.1
Receive your cash bonus within one week after the 180-day qualifying period.
NOTE: You will also receive 300 $0* online equity and ETF trades for 90 days and Merrill Edge MarketPro® access, which is available within 5 days of opening your new account.
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1 Offer valid only for new personal Merrill Edge IRA or CMA accounts opened by October 6, 2017. Offer is limited to one per account type (CMA or IRA); two total per accountholder (or per all accountholders of a joint account). Eligible IRAs limited to Rollover, Traditional, Roth and Sole-Proprietor SEP IRAs only. This offer does not apply to Merrill Edge Guided Investing Accounts, Business/Corporate Accounts, Investment Club Accounts, Partnership Accounts and certain fiduciary accounts held with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S). Merrill Edge reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time.

How to Enroll: Customers must enroll by entering the offer code in the online application or providing the code when speaking with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ at 888.637.3343 or select Bank of America financial centers.

How it works:
  1. Enroll in offer when you open an account.
  2. Fund your account within 45 days with funds originating outside Bank of America and MLPF&S. Funds cannot originate from 401(k) accounts administered by MLPF&S.
  3. For purposes of this offer, qualifying balances are calculated by adding total incoming assets or transfers (including cash, securities and/or margin debit balance transfers) from external accounts, and subtracting assets withdrawn or transferred out of the account within the 180-day holding period.
  4. Assets of $20,000 to $49,999 in cash and/or securities receive $100; for $50,000-$99,999 receive $250; for $100,000-$199,999 receive $500; for $200,000 or more receive $1,000. You must have the qualifying balance 180 days after funding.
  5. Your one-time cash reward will be deposited into your IRA or CMA within two weeks after you meet qualifying criteria.
If your new account is a Merrill Edge self-directed IRA or CMA account, you also qualify for the following benefits:
  1. Commission-free trades begin within 5 business days of account opening and must be used within 90 calendar days; up to 300 trades per account. Commission-free trades are only applicable in the new self directed account and are limited to online equity and ETF trades. 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. Trades are not transferable and are not available for Merrill Edge Advisory Center accounts or other Merrill Lynch Wealth Management accounts. Merrill Edge does not, and this offer is not meant to, promote day trading or solicit engagement in day trading activities. Day trading can be extremely risky. Investors are solely responsible for their own investment decisions, and should research any investment strategy carefully before investing.
  2. Merrill Edge MarketPro® Trial begins within 5 business days of opening your self-directed account and expires after 90 calendar days. To learn about additional ways to qualify for Merrill Edge MarketPro®, see Not available for employees of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch and business accounts.
Tax Disclaimer: The value of this reward you receive may constitute taxable income. In addition, Merrill Lynch may issue an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) to you that reflects the value of this reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates and associates do not provide tax advice.

This offer may not be used as an inducement to sell any kind of insurance, including life insurance or annuities.

2 $0 Trades Eligibility: Commissions are only waived for online equity and ETF trades and conducted via an individual or jointly owned self-directed personal CMA or IRA account. MLPF&S waives its commission fee for:
  • 30 monthly online equity & ETF trades for Platinum clients
  • 100 monthly online equity & ETF trades for Platinum Honors clients
For details about commissions, transaction fees and any other fees that may apply visit 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) or visit$0detail.

3You 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. The combined balance is calculated based on your average daily balance for a three-calendar month period. SafeBalance Banking® accounts do not count toward 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.

4 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 Merrill Edge MarketPro® provides Real-Time Market Data and News from various third-party sources not affiliated with Merrill Lynch, including Interactive Data Corporation. News headlines are provided from third-party sources, including Dow Jones, PR Newswire and Business Wire.

5 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, Safe Balance banking accounts and 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.

6 Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2011—2016 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

7 BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research has nearly 700 analysts in more than 20 countries, covering more than 2,800 companies. These analysts specialize in equity, macro and credit research. Merrill Edge Select Funds and Select ETFs allow you to review funds by a Morningstar category that meets a Merrill Lynch screening standard to help you identify investments that are in line with your personal need and investment objectives.