Individually managed stock portfolios used to be just for the very rich. But now some brokerages and financial advisers are offering them to investors with as little as $25,000 or $50,000 to invest.
But as contributor
Stacie Zoe Berg
points out, while these small-dollar portfolios may make you feel like a big-time stock investor, they offer few advantages over less-glamorous mutual funds.
Also this weekend in Personal Finance Focus:
- Ian McDonald notes the strong performance of mid-cap growth funds and sifts for the best ones in
Tracy Byrnes helps
Hewlett-Packard (HWP) shareholders establish the cost basis of their shares in spin-off
Agilent Technologies (A) - Get Report in
Mark Ingebretsen tests Web stock screening tools in
Tools of the Trade.
Dan Colarusso goes back to the basics and explains what options are and how they work in
We'll also have
column and more. See you Saturday.