Following a week in which

Nokia

(NOK) - Get Report

and

Ericsson

(ERICY)

were rumored to be interested in a takeover of

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

, and the proposed merger between

WorldCom

(WCOM)

and

Sprint

(FON)

appeared to fall apart, this might be a good time to take a look at telecom funds.

So this week, The Big Screen (formerly known as Saturday Screen) will sift through the category's offerings to find the most promising candidates for investment.

Also coming weekend in Personal Finance Focus:

  • Tax Forum will examine the gift-tax issues involved when a father sells his house to his son for $1.
  • Options Forum offers part two of a primer on options investing that began last week.
  • Tools of the Trade takes a look at some of the freebies being dangled in front of investors by makers of high-end trading platforms.

We'll also have

Jim Cramer's

Smarter Money

column and more. See you Saturday.