Why Merrill Edge


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.

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 log in, you can transfer funds instantly between your accounts2. Learn more
Online investing & trading

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 about preferred rewards

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®.
Easy access to your accounts
Award-winning research & insights

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.

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.
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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 for investing
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.
Online stock & ETF trades
Other fees may applyFootnote 1
Minimum investment
Guided investing

Guided Investing

Pursue your investing goals online with a low-cost portfolio built, managed and rebalanced7 by the investment professionals8 at Merrill Lynch.
Annual fee
Other fees may apply1Footnote
Minimum investment
Invest with an advisor

Invest with an advisor

Work one-on-one with a licensed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.
Annual fee
Other fees may apply1Footnote
Minimum investment

Have more complex wealth management needs?

Invest with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor or a team of U.S. Trust wealth management
to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.
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Private Banking & Investment Group
U.S. Trust
Help when you want it
Turn to us for step-by-step guidance when you have questions
or need help getting the most out of Merrill Edge.
Get up to $600 when you invest in a new Merrill Edge account. How to qualify
Recognized for excellence
J.D. Power 2016 Certified Contact Center
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 6 years in a row.Footnote4
Barron's 2016 Best Online Brokers 1
One of the best online brokers, receiving 4 out of 5 stars 3 years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016)Footnote5
Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2016
One of the best "Online Brokers," outperforming Schwab, E*Trade and VanguardFootnote6
Institutional Investor
#1 Global Research Firm for the fifth straight yearFootnote3
1 Sales are subject to a transaction fee of $0.01 - $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 or merrilledge.com/guided-investing-programbrochure for details about Merrill Edge Guided Investing. The program fee for Merrill Edge Select® Portfolios includes portfolio management, trading costs and ongoing Financial Solutions Advisor support. In addition to the annual program fee, the expenses of the investments will vary based on the specific funds within each portfolio. Where possible, institutional class shares are used to minimize expenses.

2 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.

3Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 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 http://www.iim.ag/topfirms.

4 J.D. Power 2016 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.

5 Merrill Edge was one of 16 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2016 Best Online Broker Survey, March 19, 2016. Barron's evaluated firms in 8 categories to rate and rank the firms in those categories, by investor type and provide an overall rating & ranking. Learn more at http://webreprints.djreprints.com/51875.html. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Barron's.

6 Merrill Edge was named by Kiplinger's Personal Finance as one of the seven "Best Online Brokers," August 2016. To be included, firms had to offer online trading of stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and bonds. Learn more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T047-C000-S002-best-of-the-online-brokers-2016.html. From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016 © 2016 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License.

7 Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

8 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, 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 and 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).