IRA: Traditional, Roth, Rollover

Open an account that fits your retirement needs.

Plus, get up to $600 when you open and fund a new account.Footnote 1
Open a new retirement account today
Use offer code 600ME
Merrill Edge offers a variety of choices and resources to help you find a retirement account
Roll over your 401(k)
Understand your choices when it comes to your old 401(k). Merrill Edge can help you determine what best fits your needs: transferring it to an IRA, maintaining it in a 401(k) with a new or former employer or cashing out.Footnote 2
Traditional IRA
Enjoy tax-deferred growth potential with the possibility to reduce your current taxes.
Roth IRA
Get greater withdrawal flexibility in retirement and the potential to earn federally tax-free income.
Personal Retirement Calculator
Find out how much you may need in retirement and what you can do to help get you there.
Investing & Banking Connected
View, manage, and instantly transfer funds between your Bank of America and Merrill Edge accounts with just one login.Footnote 3
Full range of investments
Choose from a wide array of stocks, bonds, options, ETFs, mutual funds and more.
The freedom to invest exactly the way you want
Online investing & trading
Put your investing ideas into action with a personalized experience that simplifies how you choose investments with step-by-step guidance, easy-to-use tools and low, flat-rate pricing.
Guided Investing
Pursue your goals with an online investment advisory program that combines the best features of online investing with a professionally managed portfolio by Merrill Lynch—all at a low cost.Footnote 4
Advice when you need it
Work with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.
4 bonus levels
Cash reward
Qualifying assets
$100
$20,000
$150
$50,000
$250
$100,000
$600
$200,000+
3 ways to enroll
  • Click "Get started" on this page to open your account.
  • Call 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).
  • Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers.
2 qualifications
  • Make a qualifying deposit to your new account within 45 days.
  • Maintain your qualifying deposit for at least 90 days.
You'll receive your cash bonus within 2 weeks after the 90-day qualifying period.
4 bonus levels
Cash reward
Qualifying assets
$100
$20,000
$150
$50,000
$250
$100,000
$600
$200,000+
3 ways to enroll
  • Click "Get started" on this page to open your account.
  • Call 888.MER.EDGE (888.637.3343).
  • Ask a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™ for the offer at select Bank of America financial centers.
2 qualifications
  • Make a qualifying deposit to your new account within 45 days.
  • Maintain your qualifying deposit for at least 90 days.
You'll receive your cash bonus within 2 weeks after the 90-day qualifying period.
Footnote 1 Offer valid for new individual Merrill Edge IRAs or Cash Management Accounts (CMAs). 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 owner only SEP IRA. The Merrill Edge IRA or CMA may be a Merrill Edge Self-Directed account, Merrill Edge Advisory Account or Merrill Guided Investing account. You may be eligible for a different or better offer. Please contact us for more information.

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, U.S. Trust, or 401(k) accounts administered by MLPF&S do not count towards qualifying net new assets.
  3. After 90 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 Asset Balance Cash Reward
    Less than $20,000 $0
    $20,000 to $49,999 $100
    $50,000 to $99,999 $150
    $100,000 to $199,999 $250
    $200,000 or more $600
  4. Your one-time cash reward will be deposited into your Merrill Edge IRA or CMA within two weeks following the end of the 90 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.
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.

Footnote 2 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 http://www.merrilledge.com/retirement/rollover-ira or call a Merrill Edge® rollover specialist at 888.637.3343 for more information about your choices.

Footnote 3 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.

Footnote 
Please review the Merrill Guided Investing Program Brochure (PDF) at merrilledge.com/guided-investingprogram-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. If there are multiple owners on this account, the information you provide should reflect the views and circumstances of all owners on the account. If you are the custodian of this account for the benefit of another person, please keep in mind that these assets will be invested for the benefit of the other person. Guided Investing is offered with and without an advisor. Merrill, Merrill Lynch, and/or Merrill Edge investment advisory programs are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Incorporated ("MLPF&S"). MLPF&S and Managed Account Advisors LLC ("MAA") are registered investment advisors. Investment advisor registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.
The Chief Investment Office (CIO) develops the investment strategies for Merrill 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 Guided Investing strategies for client accounts, including facilitating the purchase & 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).
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