This Saturday in Personal Finance Focus - TheStreet

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 Saturday Screen.
  • Tracy Byrnes helps Hewlett-Packard (HWP) shareholders establish the cost basis of their shares in spin-off Agilent Technologies (A) - Get Report in Tax Forum.
  • 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 Options Forum.

We'll also have

Jim Cramer's

Smarter Money

column and more. See you Saturday.