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DEFINITION of 'Wrap Account'

An account in which a brokerage manages an investor's portfolio for a flat quarterly or annual fee. This fee covers all administrative, commission, and management expenses. Sometimes this also includes funds of funds.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Wrap Account'

The advantage of a wrap is that it protects you from overtrading. This is when your broker trades your account excessively to make more commission. Furthermore, because the broker gets a flat annual fee, then he or she only trades when it is advantageous to you. A traditional wrap typically requires an initial investment of at least $50,000 to $100,000.

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