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The definition of a small-cap mutual fund can be as hard to pin down as a greased pig. A rule of thumb is that a fund with $1.5 billion is at the upper limits of the small-cap category, but you can find funds two or three times that size that still call themselves small cap.

In Saturday's

The Big Screen


Ian McDonald

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will examine the industry's equivalent of a 200-pound jockey -- small-cap funds with assets above $1.5 billion. Can they keep up with the leaders while carrying all that extra weight?

Also coming Saturday in Personal Finance Focus:

  • Portfolio managers Chuck Carlson of (SDOWX) Strong Dow 30 Value, and Bill Seale of the Nasdaq-tracking (UOPIX) - Get ProFunds UltraNASDAQ-100 Fund Inv Report ProFunds UltraOTC, debate whose fund follows the index of the future.
  • Tracy Byrnes devotes her Tax Forum column to questions about 401(k) retirement accounts.
  • Mark Ingebretsen spotlights Web sites that allow you to test your trading strategies in his Tools of the Trade column.
  • Guest columnist Tom Gentile explains straddles in Options Forum.

We'll also have

Jim Cramer's

mutual funds column and more. See you Saturday.