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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 monthFootnote 2 with the Bank of America® Preferred Rewards program Platinum Honors tier.Footnote 3
Merrill Edge MarketPro®
Take more control with a dynamic trading platform designed specifically for active traders, featuring real-time market data, streaming quotes and a fully customizable dashboard.Footnote 4
Investing and banking connected
View and instantly transfer funds in real time from your Merrill Edge® investing and Bank of America® banking accounts with one login from a computer, tablet or mobile device.Footnote 5
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.Footnote 6
Full Range of Investments
Choose from a wide range of stocks, bonds, options, ETFs and well-known mutual funds.
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
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Respond by April 11, 2019
How to enroll:
Use offer code ORLMS19.
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.Footnote 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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Footnote 1 Offer valid for new individual Merrill Edge IRAs or Cash Management Accounts (CMAs) until April 11, 2019. Offer is limited to one CMA and one IRA, with no more than two enrolled accounts per accountholder. Eligible Merrill Edge IRAs limited to Rollover, Traditional, Roth and Sole-Proprietor SEP only. The Merrill Edge IRA or CMA may be a Merrill Edge Online Investing and Trading account, Merrill Edge Advisory Account or Merrill Guided Investing account.

Offer Limitations: This offer does not apply to business/corporate accounts, investment club accounts, partnership accounts and certain fiduciary accounts held with Merrill Edge, or to any types of accounts (including IRAs or CMAs) held with other business units of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S). Merrill Edge reserves the right to change or cancel this offer at any time, without notice. This offer may not be used as an inducement to sell any kind of insurance, including annuities.

How it Works:

  1. You must enroll during account opening by entering the offer code in the online application or by providing it when speaking with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ at 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343) or at select Bank of America financial centers. You are solely responsible for enrolling or asking to be enrolled in the offer.
  2. Fund your account with at least $20,000 in qualifying net new assets within 45 days of account opening. Assets transferred from other accounts at Bank of America, MLPF&S, Bank of America Private Bank, or 401(k) accounts administered by MLPF&S do not count towards qualifying net new assets.
  3. After 180 days of meeting the funding criteria described in Step 2, your cash reward will be determined by the qualifying net new assets in your account (irrespective of any losses or gains due to trading or market volatility) as follows: qualifying net new assets of $20,000 to $49,999 will receive $100; qualifying net new assets of $50,000-$99,999 will receive $250; $100,000-$199,999 will receive $500; $200,000 or more will receive $1,000.
  4. Your one-time cash reward will be deposited into your Merrill Edge IRA or CMA within two weeks following the end of the 180 day period. If your account is enrolled in an investment advisory program, such as Merrill Edge Advisory Account or Merrill Guided Investing, any cash reward deposited into your account will be subject to the program fee and other terms of the investment advisory program.
If your new account is a Merrill Edge Online Investing and Trading 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 Online Investing and Trading 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. Commission-free trades are not transferable and are only available for Merrill Edge Online Investing Trading 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 Merrill Edge Online Investing Trading 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.
Merrill Edge Advisory Accounts or Merrill Guided Investing accounts are not eligible for the commission-free trades and MarketPro® Trial.

Tax Disclaimer: The value of the reward you receive may constitute taxable income. Merrill Lynch may issue an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) to you that reflects the value of the reward. Please consult your tax advisor. Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates and associates do not provide tax advice.

You have choices about what to do with your employer-sponsored retirement plan accounts. Depending on your financial circumstances, needs and goals, you may choose to roll over to an IRA or convert to a Roth IRA, roll over an employer-sponsored plan from your old job to your new employer, take a distribution, or leave the account where it is. Each choice may offer different investment options and services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, tax treatment, and different types of protection from creditors and legal judgments. These are complex choices and should be considered with care. Visit or call a Merrill Edge® rollover specialist at 888.637.3343 for more information about your choices.

Footnote 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.

Footnote 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.

Footnote 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.

Footnote 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, Bank of America Advantage 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 6 Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as 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