A good many of us are concerned about the currency and the economy looking for signs of change that could indicate the begining of a currency devaluation. This thread is for those folks (me) and no hard feelings to anyone who does not see the economy as a survival threat, but you might want to ignore this discussion. My economic indicators that I watch for are: 1) Inflation rate. 2) GDP 3) Yearly budget deficit. 4) How much money we are printing. 5) Employment. These are the canary in the coal mine to me, what do YOU look at as an indicator that you should start making imminent preparations? Examples would be if I see the monthly inflation rate (not annualized) go over 3 percent I will go all out. Or if employment takes a really hard dip (not interested in the unemployment rate) by 3 million people or more in a year. I am all in, thus the last couple of years of extreme prepping for me.