If the trend really is your friend, then gadget junkies should take note. A recent study released by the Center for Media Design at Ball State University confirmed that we spend more time interacting with "media," defined as anything from using a computer to listening to your iPod, than doing anything else, except maybe sleeping. But before you rush to buy more shares of Apple
According to the study, which involved 400 average people, Americans -- at least in Muncie and Indianapolis -- spend twice as much time with TV as they do with the runner-up technology, computers. At any given time during the day, 30% of subjects were involved with television in some way, with the figure rising to 70% at some points.
Of course, that doesn't mean investors should necessarily be seeking out all things television, either. TiVo
In other words, it's hard to invest based on "trends," no matter how strong they may be. If you must ride the wave, your best bet is to find the prime business in the category, buy it cheap, and hang on tight. To that end, investors may want to take yet another look at widget providers like Best Buy
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Seth Jayson spends about 26 hours per day with some kind of media product. At the time of publication, he had positions in no company mentioned here. View his stock holdings and Fool profile here. Fool rules are here.