Why Merrill Edge

 

It all starts with you.

Enjoy streamlined investing with access to research and
insights, step-by-step guidance and flexible tools to put
your own ideas into action with confidence.
 

Investing and banking made simple

Link your Merrill 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

Preferred Rewards

Enjoy real benefits and rewards on your Merrill 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.

Streamlined experiences designed for any investor

Introducing an innovative new way to invest online with a personalized experience that can
simplify how you choose investments and help you make more informed decisions —
so you can manage your portfolio with the tools to help you invest with confidence.

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, 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

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
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Merrill 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

Work with a Merrill 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 Wealth Management Advisor, a Merrill Private Wealth Advisor, or a team of Bank of America Private Bank specialists to help you grow, preserve and manage your wealth.Footnote 6
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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.
$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 has been recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for Phone support for 8 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 2018
Received 5 out of 5 stars for "research" and "user experience" — Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Best Online Brokers" 2018Footnote 6
Ranked #1 Global Research Firm by Institutional Investor
One of the top global research firms from 2011-2018Footnote 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. Learn more about Merrill Edge 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 2011-2018 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, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. For more information about this award, go to https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/research/8959/Overview. 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 
J.D. Power 2018 Certified Contact Center ProgramSM recognition is based on successful completion of an evaluation 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 5 out of 8 online brokers by Kiplinger's Personal Finance's "Best Online Brokers" survey October 2018. 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 https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T052-S002-best-online-brokers-2018/index.html from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2018 © 2018 The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Used under License. Merrill Edge provides access to research from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, CFRA (powered by S&P Global), Morningstar and others. 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 
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 within the Program for client accounts, including facilitating the purchase & sale of ETFs and mutual funds 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 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. 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 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, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as "MLPF&S" or "Merrill") makes available certain investment products sponsored, managed, distributed or provided by companies that are affiliates of Bank of America Corporation ("BofA Corp."). MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC, and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Merrill Private Wealth Management 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 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 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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