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Conventional wisdom says a 50-basis-point interest-rate hike is inevitable when the

Federal Open Market Committee

meets on Tuesday. What will that mean for your portfolio? Saturday's Personal Finance Focus will examine the angles:

  • Senior Writer Ian McDonald finds that bank-sector mutual funds should weather a rate hike better than people think.
  • Contributor Anne Kates Smith notes that Federal Reserve Week has been a good one in the past for the Nasdaq.
  • International Editor Andrew Morse examines the impact of rate hikes on the super-heated Japanese economy of a decade ago.

Also on Saturday, we'll have

Tracy Byrnes'

Tax Forum, an investor's-eye view of the controversial

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And come back on Sunday, when the guest for our weekly Streetside Chat is portfolio manager Wally Weitz.