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Hats off to our best-in-class client experience

Merrill has been awarded for creating an intuitive client experience personalized for you and the way you like to invest.
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#1 Overall client experience, 5 years runningFootnote 1
#1 Client DashboardFootnote 2

Award-winning global research

BofA Global Research is consistently ranked as a top global research provider and recognized for exclusive industry-leading research that provides thematic and data-driven analysis for today's investor.
A top global research provider, 10 years runningFootnote 3

#1 for ESG and sustainable investing

We're proud to be an industry leader in ESG and sustainable investing, making it easy for you to align your portfolio with your values.
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#1 ESG Investing, 3 years in a rowFootnote 5

Learning the ropes has never been easier

Helping you become a better investor is a top priority. Now, we're rated the best broker for investor education and for new investors.
NerdWallet
One of the best for beginnersFootnote 4

Ranked #1 for banking services

Recognized as the industry leader for access to banking services, connected solutions from Merrill and Bank of America provide confidence, convenience and control for your full financial life.
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Merrill named #1 for access to bankingFootnote 6

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Footnote 
Merrill Edge Self-Directed was awarded No. 1 Overall Client Experience and received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from StockBrokers.com. Evaluated as one of 15 online brokers in Go to third-party website StockBrokers.com 2022 Online Broker Review popup published on January 11, 2022. StockBrokers.com evaluated brokers using 205 variables across 9 categories. The Best In Class rating recognizes brokers that ranked in the top 5 in that category. Go to third-party website Learn more about the methodology at StockBrokers.com popup. Rankings and recognition from StockBrokers.com 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.
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Merrill Edge Self-Directed was awarded No. 1 for Client Dashboard and received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from StockBrokers.com. Evaluated as one of 15 online brokers in Go to third-party website StockBrokers.com 2022 Online Broker Review popup published on January 11, 2022. StockBrokers.com evaluated brokers using 205 variables across 9 categories. The Best In Class rating recognizes brokers that ranked in the top 5 in that category. Go to third-party website Learn more about the methodology at StockBrokers.com popup. Rankings and recognition from StockBrokers.com 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.
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Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Global Research as one of the Top Global Research Firms popup in 2021 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 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. Learn more about the methodology at 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.
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Merrill Edge Self-Directed was ranked in NerdWallet's article "Go to third-party website Best Online Brokers for Beginners popup," announced January 13, 2022, and received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, from Go to third-party website NerdWallet popup, announced January 3, 2022. NerdWallet evaluates brokers based on investment selection, customer support, account fees, account minimum, trading costs and more. NerdWallet and the NerdWallet logo are trademarks owned by NerdWallet, Inc. and used with permission. Go to third-party website Learn more about the methodology at NerdWallet popup. Rankings and recognition from NerdWallet 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 
Merrill Edge Self-Directed was awarded No. 1 for ESG Investing and received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from StockBrokers.com. Evaluated as one of 15 online brokers in StockBrokers.com 2022 Online Broker Review published on January 11, 2022. StockBrokers.com evaluated brokers using 205 variables across 9 categories. The Best In Class rating recognizes brokers that ranked in the top 5 in that category. Learn more about the methodology at StockBrokers.com. Rankings and recognition from StockBrokers.com 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.
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Merrill Edge Self-Directed was awarded No. 1 for access to Banking Services and received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from StockBrokers.com. Evaluated as one of 15 online brokers in StockBrokers.com 2022 Online Broker Review published on January 11, 2022. StockBrokers.com evaluated brokers using 205 variables across 9 categories. The Best In Class rating recognizes brokers that ranked in the top 5 in that category. Learn more about the methodology at StockBrokers.com. Rankings and recognition from StockBrokers.com 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.
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