logo
  Join        Login             Stock Quote

Google Trends Say iPads, iPhones And Amazon's Kindle Will Be Hot Gifts This Christmas

 December 20, 2012 09:36 AM
 


(By Rich Bieglmeier) Technology gifts are always hot in the giving season. So, iStock headed to Google Trends to see which smartphones and tablets might show up under the Christmas Tree with the greatest frequency next Tuesday.

Our hope is to get in front of some emerging trends that may or may not have been picked up by most investors, yet.

For tablets, we Google Trended the keywords, iPad, Kindle, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy 10, and iPad mini as each produces the highest scores for search volume. Our smartphone keywords include iPhone 5, Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, and Nokia 920. Again, the search terms were picked based on highest intensity.

According to Google Trends, Apple's (AAPL) iPads, iPhone 5 and Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle will be the gift of choice. Interestingly, iPad searches are running at twice the intensity as iPhone 5. Given the choice, I'd prefer the tablet over the phone, too.

[Related -Level Watching and Swing Trade Planning for Amazon (AMZN)]

Surprisingly, the iPad mini isn't the tablet of choice in the lower-end priced market. That honor goes to Amazon's Kindle Fire, which is the third most popular tech query. In fact, a lot of people will rip open their neatly wrapped boxes to find Amazon's tablet. When earnings are announced, or after the holiday season numbers are in, iStock believes Amazon will announce better than expected tablet sales as Kindle searches are at 2012 highs, climbing, and rivaling iPhone 5 searches.

[Related -Boost Your Dividend Yield]

Samsung's Galaxy products are running about half the pace of iPhone 5 and Kindle searches. However, both the tab and S3 search trends are heading lower as December moves along. It seems that most of those who are going to give the Galaxy tablet or smartphone to loved ones have made their purchases already.

As for Google's Nexus 10 (tablet), Nexus 4 (smartphone), and Nokia's 920, Google trend say sightings under the x-mas tree will be rare, As a matter of fact, search volume intensity for the products have been flat-lining for a while.

For investors, Apple leading the pack comes as no surprise. Now, Amazon's Kindle tussling with the iPhone 5 is unexpected to us. We think investors that want a little something extra from Santa this year might do well with Amazon, especially if our interpretation of Google Trends is correct.

iOnTheMarket Premium
Advertisement

Advertisement


Post Comment -- Login is required to post message
Name:  
Alert for new comments:
Your email:
Your Website:
Title:
Comments:
 

rss feed

Latest Stories

article imageWinter is Coming! Here's My Favorite Seasonal Trade

Over the years, I've been successful trading weather patterns as they relate to commodities such as crude read on...

article imageHow To Avoid 5 Common Investing Mistakes

When it comes to successful investing, the field of behavioral finance has shown that sometimes the worst read on...

article imageSector Detector: Bulls Go Down Swinging, Refusing To Give Up Much Ground

Although the stock market displayed weakness last week as I suggested it would, bulls aren’t going down read on...

article imageThe Bumpy Road Ahead To Policy Normalization

When the dust clears from tomorrow’s Fed announcement, the crowd’s expecting that the slow but persistent read on...

Advertisement
Popular Articles

Advertisement
Daily Sector Scan
Partner Center



Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.