The past few years have seen gold’s popularity (and its respective price) rise to new highs, as investors have begun to widely adopt this commodity as a part of their long term investing strategy. For those looking for trading ideas, investing strategies, or even the best places to buy gold, some of the best resources to utilize are forums. Using forums will require a bit of scouring (certainly not everything that is posted is relevant), but they can be excellent sources for traders and investors to share ideas with one another [see also How to Play Schiff’s $5,000 Gold Prediction].Below, we outline the top 25 gold forums to help give you a leg up when it comes to making an allocation to this popular metal.
The forums below fall under the umbrella of general gold investing.
- Gold Investing Strategies: This forum offers an arsenal of gold links and discussions to help keep you up to date on the precious metal [for more gold news subscribe to our free newsletter].
- Buy Gold Co: This forum is geared towards physical investors looking to get the most out of their bullion and coins.
- Gold Eagle: This forum has a relatively active but niche user-base who enjoy interacting with each other. Simply put, if you want to pick someone’s brain on gold, this may be a great place to start.
- CometGold: This is another forum that focuses on user interaction more than anything else. Posts typically concern the general gold market and where people think the commodity is heading.
- USA Gold: This forum is not meant for user posts as much as it is for the constant news updates that are provided from the host, keeping you up to date with gold trends and breaking news.
- Gold Forums: This website is wholly dedicated to all things gold with users discussing nearly all aspects of the gold market.
- Gold is Money: A forum dedicated to gold and silver whose users are extremely active and opinionated on their favorite precious metals.
- Gold Age: Though the site does not completely focus on gold, its users will often engage in conversations involving the metal as well as forex trading and other financial endeavors.
- Coin Talk: This forum focuses on physical bullion for those wishing to buy both silver and gold coins.
- PM Bug: This forum focuses on all of the precious metals, but features an active gold audience.
- Kitco: A big name in the investing world, Kitco has some of the most active threads of any forum on this list that focus on various aspects of both gold and silver.
- Coin Community Family: Another forum whose users are heavily focused on gold coins and things like where to bury your holdings to keep them safe from the world outside.
- The Gold Forums: This forum is geared towards traders and those who prefer to establish their exposure utilizing financial instruments.
- Precious Metals Synopsis: Popular among both gold and silver bugs, this forum focuses on both trading and physical gold investing.
- Collectors Universe: Geared towards physical investors of any kind, this forum has amassed a dedicated gold fan-base who regularly post about the commodity.
- TreasureNet: A forum that focuses mainly on bullion and physical exposure, but also features some information for traders and more active investors.
The forums below are dedicated to prospecting and those who are passionate about hunting for gold on their own time.
- Precious Metals and Gold Forums: This forum is dedicated to all four precious metals but gold’s popularity helps to make it one of the most talked about assets on the board.
- Gold Prospecting Forum: This forum focuses on those who choose to individually seek out bullion and look for the next big discovery.
- Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum: According to their byline “gold is like a magnet, once you have found it you want more. We provide the answers to your questions on gold detecting and prospecting”.
- Gold Refining Forum: This forum focuses on the refining of a number of different metals including gold and silver.
- 49er Mike’s: This forum is divided into a number of discussion boards with a heavy focus on tips for dredging and prospecting.
- Arizona Outback’s Prospecting Forum: As one can likely deduce from the title, this forum is for those hunting for gold in the Arizona area.
- Gold Prospectors Network: This is the ultimate resource for those looking to strike gold and it is home to a very knowledgeable fan-base.
- The New 49ers: Another prospecting forum where users can share tips, tricks, and best practices for finding gold.
- Eastern U.S. Prospectors Forum: A prospecting resource for those residing in the eastern states.
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.