Light week for blogging - not much on my radar other than the unfolding CRU Hack Story (stories on the climate modeling codes themselves are starting to come out now, which is where I think the real attention needs to be focused), the bubbling along of the Iran nuclear "story" and the ongoing levitation in the markets. Gold got a good thrashing to day. We'll see if the Crowd is ready to herd back towards anger, decline and pessimism, or if we can make it to Christmas without a huge market trendline break.
Speaking of trends, here is a Google Trends image on the search term "coupon" - noticeable upsurge from early 2008. Consumers are still hurting.