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Merrill Edge Promotion

Get up to $600 when you open new Merrill Edge account with at least $20,000.

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Merrill Lynch Edge Details

Offer valid only for new Merrill Edge self-directed IRA and CMA accounts. Offer is limited to one per account type (CMA or IRA); two total per accountholder (or per all account holders of a joint account). Eligible IRAs limited to Rollover, Traditional, Roth and Sole-Proprietor SEP IRAs only.

Open and fund an account within 45 days with funds originating from outside Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, and maintain the minimum qualifying balance for an additional 90 days. For purposes of this offer, qualifying balance shall mean total incoming assets or transfers (including cash, securities and/or margin debit balance transfers) from external accounts, minus assets withdrawn or transferred out of the account within the 90-day holding period. Cash reward qualifications: assets of $20,000 to $49,999 in cash and/or securities receive $100; for $50,000-$99,999, receive $150; for $100,000-$199,999, receive $250; for $200,000 or more, receive $600. Assets held by 401(k) plans through Merrill Lynch are excluded. Cash reward is a one-time deposit made within two weeks into your IRA or CMA after meeting qualifying criteria.

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Merrill Lynch Investing

Both Merrill Lynch and Merrill Edge are owned by Bank of America. Merrill Lynch provides traditional wealth management primarily to large institutions and high net worth clients, while Merrill Edge is the company’s on-line discount broker.

Merrill Lynch offers managed account services that start at 2.7% of an account’s value. This fee decreases to less than 1.5% for balances above $25 million. There is no annual account fee, and the broker-dealer charges no commissions on stock and ETF trades.

Merrill Edge charges a much lower 0.85% for its managed account package. It specializes in self-directed accounts, which come with a $0 stock commission.

Merrill Edge offers a very advanced desktop platform for active traders. Its website has many nice features, including a handy trade bar.

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