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Merrill Edge offers a full range of investments, easy-to-use tools and independent research — all with low standard pricing. Learn more.
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Full range of investment choices

Mobile investing

Simple flat-rate pricing (online stocks & ETFs)Footnote 4

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$0 trades

or pay $6.95Footnote 1
$6.95 $6.95 $4.95 $4.95

In-person advice

2,300+
locations
30
locations
364
locations
170
locations
355
locations

Access to award-winning BofA Merrill Lynch Global ResearchFootnote 2

       

Bank of America
Preferred Rewards

       

Real-time
transfers 24/7Footnote 3

       
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Footnote 
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. Learn more about Merrill Edge pricing.
Footnote 
Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of the top global research firms from 2011-2018 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 BofA Securities, Inc ("BofAS") and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC popup, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. For more information about this award, go to Institutional Investor popup. Rankings and recognition from Institutional Investor are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.
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 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.

Footnote 4 Fidelity's standard online price is $4.95 per equity or ETF trade (excluding certain iShares and Fidelity ETFs offered commission-free). Schwab's standard online price is $4.95 per equity or ETF trade (excluding ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource when placed in a Schwab account that are available commission-free). E*TRADE's standard online price for equity, ETF or option trade is $6.95, $4.95 for customers who trade at least 30 times per quarter. TD Ameritrade's standard online price is $6.95 per equity or ETF trade.

Note: Competitive comparison pricing information as of 07/17/2017 excludes special promotional offerings and sales of fractional shares.

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