Is Fidelity better than Merrill Edge? Based on over 4,000 data points from our 2019 annual broker review, Fidelity (86.62%) is better than Merrill Edge (77.93%).
Best for Investors
Fidelity Investments charges $0 per trade and received 4.5 stars in our 2019 Review, including being awarded Best in Class for 12 different categories. It is our top recommendation for discount trading. The broker also took home the #1 awards for Research and Order Execution. Finally, Fidelity's mobile app was rated Best Mobile App for Investors. Read full review.
Best Rewards Program - Open Account
Special Offer: Invest in a new account and get up to $600.
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.