Merrill Lynch offers a broad range of brokerage, investment advisory (including financial planning) and other services. There are important differences between brokerage and investment advisory services, including the type of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and the rights and obligations of the parties. It is important to understand the differences, particularly when determining which service or services to select.
Investing in securities involves risks, and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.
Diversification, asset allocation and rebalancing do not assure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Merrill Edge which are made available through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S).
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by MLPF&S and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. Merrill Edge is the marketing name for two businesses: Merrill Edge Advisory Center, which offers team-based advice and guidance brokerage services; and a self-directed online investing platform.
Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks. Members FDIC and wholly-owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.