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  • 12/6/17 9:30 am EST

    Merrill Edge® Report Finds Atlanta Residents Are Family-Focused and Willing to Make Sacrifices Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

    To many Atlanta residents, providing for family (76 percent), having a family (53 percent) and making a difference in the lives of those in need (43 percent) are much more essential to their success than tallying personal and career-related achievements.In fact, only 10 percent of Atlanta residents believe having an impressive resume or having a million dollars in the bank are key factors to success.These sentiments are in line with all Americans, who also believe providing for family (73more...
  • 12/5/17 11:30 am EST

    A Year Ahead Forecast So Bullish, It’s Bearish

    S&P 500 expected to climb to 2800 next year, despite sharp mid-year correctionInflation could be a global game-changer for stock and credit marketsGlobal economic growth accelerates; U.S. GDP capped by productivity and wagesBofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today issued a bullish macro outlook for 2018, calling for robust global economic growth, steady U.S. expansion and solid stock returns that peak in the first half of the year. However, it warns of signs that the long bull market runmore...
  • 12/4/17 9:00 am EST

    10 Years After the Great Recession, Merrill Edge® Report Finds Chicago Residents Are More Focused on Making a Difference Than Having a Million Dollars in the Bank

    As the definition of success changes across the nation, Chicagoans are leading the charge in prioritizing family. In fact, 78 percent of residents say providing for family is most essential to their definition of success, compared to 73 percent of all Americans. Close relationships are also key to Chicagoans’ definition of success with almost one-third reporting a close-knit social circle contributes to their success.In addition to familial and platonic relationships, making a difference inmore...
  • 12/4/17 9:00 am EST

    Merrill Edge® Report Reveals Dallas/Fort Worth Residents Prioritize Family, but Avoid Relatives’ Financial Mistakes

    The definition of success is changing in Dallas/Fort Worth and across the country. Almost three-quarters of both Dallas/Fort Worth residents and Americans believe being able to provide for family is most essential to defining success.In comparison, monetary and career-focused advancements are seen as far less essential. In fact, only 13 percent of Dallas/Fort Worth residents say being a millionaire is essential to their definition of success, and 11 percent consider having an impressive resumemore...
  • 12/4/17 9:00 am EST

    Merrill Edge® Report Finds Valley Residents Prioritize Homeownership but Not at the Expense of Vacation or Going Out

    While Phoenix-area residents were most likely to say they are knowledgeable about the Great Recession (49 percent) compared to those who live in other cities, it doesn’t mean they are willing to cut back on spending to save for the future. In fact, they are the least likely of those surveyed nationally to cut back on going out (30 percent versus 39 percent nationally) or delay buying a home (9 percent versus 18 percent nationally) to save money for the long run.Phoenix residents are alsomore...
  • 12/4/17 9:00 am EST

    Merrill Edge® Report Finds Southern Californians Are Willing to Make Financial Sacrifices, Redefining Success

    Compared to all Americans surveyed, Southern California residents believe their investment habits are more “successful” (57 percent versus 48 percent nationally) today than they were 10 years ago. Southern Californians also believe their investing habits have been more “responsible” (60 percent versus 54 percent nationally) and more “forward-looking” (57 percent versus 52 percent nationally) over the past decade.  This optimism surrounding investing habits may be driven by local residentsmore...
  • 12/1/17 9:00 am EST

    Merrill Edge® Report Finds Millennials More Confident and Conservative as They Take Saving Into Their Own Hands

    Uniquely shaped by their coming-of-age during the Great Recession a decade ago, millennials demonstrate a “do-it-myself” mindset as they continue to pursue financial independence and self-sufficiency. According to the latest Merrill Edge® Report, when asked what they’ll be able to rely on in 20 years, millennials’ top response was their savings account (66 percent) – a self-created and self-funded source. In fact, millennials placemore...
  • 11/13/17 8:30 am EST

    Innovative New Online Experience Helps Clients Evaluate Stocks and Gauge a Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance Impact

    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

    With 20 Million Americans Becoming Caregivers Each Year, This Study Is the First of Its Kind to Explore the World of Financial Caregivers.

    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 “wouldmore...
  • 9/7/17 11:45 am EDT

    Firm Awarded Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year 2017

    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 inmore...