Is Merrill Edge better than E*TRADE? After scoring brokers in nine separate categories for our 2019 review, E*TRADE (83.68%) is better than Merrill Edge (77.93%).
Best Web Platform - Open Account
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E*TRADE, with its $0 stock trades, finished fourth overall in 2019. E*TRADE was awarded 5 stars and #1 for Options Trading, thanks to its Power E*TRADE trading platform. The broker also won first place for Mobile Trading, and offers well-rounded access to quality research, trading tools, education, and more. Read full review.
Best Rewards Program - Open Account
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Merrill Edge ($2.95 per trade) was awarded #1 for Banking Services and #1 Overall Client Experience, thanks to its parent company, Bank of America (BofA). Not limited to just BofA customers, Merrill Edge's Preferred Rewards program is excellent, offering unlimited $0 stock trades among other perks such as bonus rewards on credit cards and discounted mortgage rates.Read full review.