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 login, you can transfer funds instantly between your accountsFootnote .2 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

Intuitive experiences designed for any investor

Our NEW online investing and trading experiences
make it easier than ever to choose investments and build
a balanced portfolioFootnote 7 so you can invest with confidence.
Easy access to your accounts
Guidance as you go selected, slide 1 of 5
Get simple explanations that help take the mystery out of the basics of choosing investments and building a balanced portfolio.Footnote 7
Performance at your fingertips selected, slide 2 of 5
Monitor your portfolio's performance toward your investing goals and discover how your holdings are doing vs. the market.Footnote 11
Views to help you stay on track selected, slide 3 of 5
Get a clear picture of what's in your portfolio with asset allocation breakouts, plus a view into overlapping holdings.
Research made simple selected, slide 4 of 5
See what professional analysts are saying about your portfolio's holdings with access to award-winning research and insightsFootnote 3 that explain why now might be a good time to buy, sell or hold.
Impact investing selected, slide 5 of 5
See how your portfolio may impact your world with access to detailed reports that outline a company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.Footnote 12
This example is for illustrative purposes only. Not a guarantee of current or future performance.
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.Footnote 3

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 researchFootnote 3 and low, flat-rate pricing.
$6.95
Online stock & ETF trades
Other fees may applyFootnote 1
 
Minimum investment
$0
Guided investing

Merrill Edge Guided Investing

Pursue your investing goals with an online investment advisory program and experience the best of online investing with professional portfolio management by Merrill LynchFootnote 8—all at a low cost.
0.45%
Annual feeFootnote 9
Other fees may applyFootnote 1
 
Minimum investment
$5,000
Invest with an advisor

Invest with an advisor

Work with a Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor™, who can help you pursue your financial goals and plan for what matters most to you.
0.85%
Annual feeFootnote 10
Other fees may applyFootnote 1
 
Minimum investment
$20,000

Have more complex wealth management needs?

Invest with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, a Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group private wealth advisor,
or a team of U.S. Trust wealth management specialists to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.Footnote 6
Merrill Lynch
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.
$600
Get up to $600 when you invest in a new Merrill Edge account. How to qualify
Recognized for excellence
J.D. Power Contact Center Certification
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 7 years in a row.Footnote 4
Barron's 2018 Best Online Brokers
One of the best online brokers, receiving 4 out of 5 stars five years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).Footnote 5
Kiplinger's Best Online Brokers 2017
#1 ranked for "Best Online Brokers" 2017, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overallFootnote 6
Ranked #1 Global Research Firm by Institutional Investor
One of the top global research firms from 2011-2017Footnote 3
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. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, visit merrilledge.com/pricing.
Footnote 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.

Footnote 
Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of 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 https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b15x58zthqmjry/the-worlds-best-research-firm. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
J.D. Power 2017 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. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge was one of 19 brokers evaluated in the Barron's 2018 Best Online Broker Survey, March 26, 2018. Barron's evaluated firms in—Trading Experience & Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education, Security and Costs-to rate the firms. Merrill Edge earned the top overall score of 32.7 out of a possible 40. Learn more at http://webreprints.djreprints.com/54692.html. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Barron's. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge was ranked #1 overall (tied with Fidelity) out of 7 online brokers by Kiplinger's Personal Finance's "Best Online Brokers," survey October 2017. To be included, firms had to offer online trading of stocks, ETFs, funds and individual bonds. Results based on ratings in the following categories: Total Commissions Score, Breadth of Investment Choices, Tools, Research, Ease of Use, Mobile Access, and Advisory Services. Learn more at http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T023-S002-best-online-brokers-2017/index.html from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2017 © 2017 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Footnote 7 Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

Footnote 
Global Wealth & Investment Management Chief Investment Office (CIO) develops the investment strategies for Merrill Edge 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 Edge Select Portfolios 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).
Footnote 
Merrill Edge Guided Investing has an annual program fee of 0.45% based on the assets held in the account. This fee is charged monthly in advance. In addition to the annual program fee, the expenses of the investments will vary based on the specific funds within each portfolio. Actual fund expenses will vary; please refer to each fund's prospectus. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, visit https://www.merrilledge.com/guided-investing-program-brochure.
Footnote 
Merrill Edge Select Portfolios has an annual program fee of 0.85% based on the assets held in the account. This fee is charged monthly in advance. In addition to the annual program fee, the expenses of the investments will vary based on the specific funds within each portfolio. Actual fund expenses will vary; please refer to each fund's prospectus. Where possible, institutional class shares are used to minimize expenses. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, visit Merrill Edge Advisory Account ADV Program Brochure.
Footnote 11 Market indices or other benchmark returns are shown for comparison purposes only, and there is no assurance or guarantee that such performance will be achieved. Indices have not been screened or selected according to the investment style of the accounts. All indices are selected by the user and may or may not offer appropriate comparisons to your account. The indices available represent a subset of all indices used in various markets and the list may change over time. Indices are unmanaged. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index.

Footnote 
Impact investing and/or Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing has certain risks based on the fact that ESG criteria excludes securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons and therefore, investors may forgo some market opportunities and the universe of investments available will be smaller.
Footnote 
Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Edge®, and the Private Banking and Investment Group, all of which are made available through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("MLPF&S"). Merrill Edge is available through MLPF&S, and consists of the Merrill Edge Advisory Center (investment guidance) and self-directed online investing.

Merrill Lynch makes available products and services offered by MLPF&S and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation ("BofA Corp.").

The Private Banking and Investment Group is a division of MLPF&S that offers a broad array of personalized wealth management products and services. Both brokerage and investment advisory services (including financial planning) are offered by the Group's Private Wealth Advisors through MLPF&S. The nature and degree of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and client rights and Merrill Lynch's obligations will differ among these services. The banking, credit and trust services sold by the Group's Private Wealth Advisors are offered by licensed banks and trust companies, including Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and other affiliated banks.

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.
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