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11/13/17 8:30 am EST

Merrill Edge today announced the launch of a new stock research experience designed to help the self-directed investor make more informed investing decisions about thousands of U.S. equities. Based on two years of behavioral research, design and technical development, the enhanced capability offers the research and insights that investors may need when choosing stocks. The easy-to-use interface brings together stock research, market data and analysis from multiple leading industry providers. more...

11/1/17 1:00 pm EDT

A Merrill Lynch study, conducted in partnership with Age Wave, finds that the 40 million1 family caregivers in the U.S. spend $190 billion per year on their adult care recipients. Despite the financial, emotional and functional challenges in this life stage, preserving the dignity of their loved one is their primary goal. The vast majority of caregivers (91 percent) are grateful they could be there to provide care, and 77 percent say they “would more...

9/7/17 11:45 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) has received top honors from The Banker magazine in its Investment Banking Awards, being named Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year 2017. The award recognizes the firm for its strategically oriented Corporate and Investment Bank, built on long-term relationships, and its ability to pair advisory and funding capabilities.

This is the second time BofA Merrill has won Most Innovative Investment Bank, having also received The Banker’s top award in more...

9/7/17 10:30 am EDT

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management announced today that 119 of its financial advisors were named to a newly created list of 500 of the nation’s top young wealth advisors compiled by Forbes and SHOOK Research -- topping its nearest competitor by more than 30 advisors.

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8/30/17 9:30 am EDT

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance publication awarded Merrill Edge a No. 1 ranking in its 2017 Best Online Brokers list in a tie with Fidelity. This accolade highlights Merrill Edge’s commitment to supporting and empowering clients throughout their financial lives by delivering extraordinary service and care.

In the ranking, Merrill Edge earned 4.5 stars out of 5 overall. It received 5 out of 5 stars for its tools and research; 4.5 out of 5 for its mobile platform; and 4 out of 5 stars for more...

6/1/17 9:00 am EDT

Released today, a new study finds that 56 percent of employees are stressed about their financial situation. The latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workplace Benefits Report reveals that among those who are stressed, 53 percent say it interferes with their ability to focus and be productive at work. The study also found that employers can play an important role in improving the financial lives of their employees. more...

5/31/17 9:00 am EDT

While millennials across America now strive for a new milestone of financial freedom, Los Angeles and Orange County residents are on the fence about their long-term intentions. Half of Southland residents are saving to achieve financial freedom, the amount of money needed to live their desired lifestyle, and half are saving for retirement, the amount of money needed to leave the workforce. On a national level, 63 percent of millennials are saving for financial freedom, while Gen Xers and baby more...

5/31/17 9:00 am EDT

Phoenix residents are mirroring millennials across the country as they start to plan long-term for financial freedom instead of retirement. Fifty-seven percent of Phoenix residents and 63 percent of millennials in the United States are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Gen Xers and baby boomers in the United States (55 percent) are saving to leave the workforce.

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5/24/17 9:03 am EDT

Chicagoans and older Americans across the country are saving for retirement, while younger Americans across the country are saving long-term for financial freedom. Sixty-three percent of millennials nationwide are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Chicagoans (52 percent) and older Americans, including Gen Xers and baby boomers (55 percent), are saving to leave the workforce.

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5/24/17 9:00 am EDT

Atlanta residents are mirroring millennials across the country as they start to plan long-term for financial freedom instead of retirement. Fifty-seven percent of Atlanta residents and 63 percent of millennials in the United States are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Gen Xers and baby boomers in the United States (55 percent) are saving to leave the workforce.

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5/24/17 9:00 am EDT

South Floridians may be ahead of the curve, following the national shift of millennials planning for financial freedom over retirement. Fifty-three percent of South Floridians and 63 percent of millennials nationally are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Gen Xers and baby boomers in the United States (55 percent) are saving to leave the workforce.

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5/19/17 9:00 am EDT

Millennials are charting unexplored territory as the first generation to plan for financial freedom instead of retirement, according to the latest Merrill Edge® Report. Sixty-three percent of millennials are looking to achieve the amount of savings or income necessary to live their desired lifestyle, which drastically differs from most (55 percent) Gen Xers and baby boomers who are saving to leave the workforce. more...

4/3/17 3:00 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch continues to make its mark as one of the world’s leading corporate supporters of the arts, and announces that grant applications are now open for the 2017 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Project. The company welcomes and encourages applications from not-for-profit cultural institutions with art requiring conservation. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 21 April and applicants can learn how to apply online at http://museums.bankofamerica.com/ more...

3/24/17 9:00 am EDT

Merrill Edge® has again been recognized as one of the top online brokers in several industry-leading reviews and rankings: Barron’s, StockBrokers.com, and the International Service Excellence Award. The recognition highlights Merrill Edge’s excellence in customer service, research and technology, with mobile app function and capabilities commended.

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3/13/17 9:00 am EDT

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management today announced that 305 of its financial advisors were named top advisors in their states on Barron’s 2017 “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” list, the ninth consecutive year that Merrill Lynch has had the most advisors on the list.

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3/9/17 9:00 am EST

Merrill Edge today announced a comprehensive redesign of its award-winning mobile app that lets investors personalize their mobile experience to help make informed investment and planning decisions from iPhone or Android devices. As more clients live their lives on the go, they can now use new planning tools, track account activity, monitor markets, place trades and interact with portfolio data through an intuitive experience on the Merrill Edge mobile app. more...

3/1/17 9:00 am EST

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management today announced major enhancements to its mobile apps and other technologies in recognition of the growing use of mobile, social and web technologies in their clients’ personal and professional lives. The new capabilities include the ability to initiate wire transfers from mobile devices, and enhancements to existing features of its client website, MyMerrill.com™, including e-signature and My Financial Picture. Merrill Lynch reports a 25 percent increase in more...

2/15/17 11:00 am EST

Today, Bank of America Merrill Lynch released a breakthrough new study, which revealed major gaps in retirement readiness. Among pre-retirees, the survey discovered that half don’t have any positive financial role models and consider finance topics too taboo to discuss openly. Furthermore, financial decisions are the most second-guessed of any major life decisions, and people are more concerned about their personal economy than the overall more...

2/14/17 9:00 am EST

Bank of America today announced that it is enhancing how it engages with clients interested in pursuing positive environmental and social outcomes through impact investing. For several years, client-facing professionals from the company’s Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, U.S. Trust and Merrill Edge businesses have been winning and deepening relationships through goals-based conversations. During these meaningful discussions, clients are more...

2/8/17 9:00 am EST

Merrill Edge announced today the nationwide public launch of its online advisory platform, Merrill Edge Guided Investing, the latest addition to its continuum of investment offerings — and an intuitive new online investing service that combines expert insight with the convenience and flexibility of online management.

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1/12/17 9:00 am EST

Bank of America today announced that Merrill Edge has been designated a top online stock broker for 2017 by NerdWallet, as part of the personal finance site’s 2017 “Best-of Awards” program for investing. The online brokerage was lauded for its stock trading services and ranked as one of two investment firms for the best in the “Research” category.

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1/12/17 9:00 am EST

Bank of America today announced that Merrill Edge online brokerage received two “Gold Monitor Awards” and three “Silver Monitor Awards” in Corporate Insight’s 2016 e-Monitor Awards Report. The recognitions highlight Merrill Edge’s digital offerings, as well as the value and service provided to their customers.

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12/19/16 9:00 am EST

Bank of America Corporation today announced that its Merrill Edge Investment and Advisory contact centers have once again achieved the distinction of J.D. Power Certified Contact Centers, recognizing the streamlined investment service for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” in the live phone channel for the sixth year in a row.

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12/7/16 11:30 am EST

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today issued its outlook for the markets in 2017 with cautious optimism for accelerating U.S. and global economic growth, improving corporate fundamentals, modest stock gains and higher yields on expectations of fiscal stimulus and regulatory policy easing. Full-on optimism is tempered by the rippling effects of rising inflation, a stronger dollar, weak credit markets, uncertain commodity pricing, and game- more...

12/2/16 9:00 am EST

The majority (74 percent) of today’s Atlanta labor force expects they will continue to work during retirement, whether for income, to keep busy or pursue a passion. This is a stark contrast to the 90 percent of area retirees, who are not currently working or never have during their golden years.

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