What makes gold different today from the 1980’s?
Well, technically, nothing. That’s the beauty of gold it’s lasting. Money then. Money now.
However that’s not exactly the point of the question. It’s in relation to the trading. For that answer I suggest you trip of Jim Sinclair’s Mineset for you worthwhile answer.
This is reactive gold market as the product of the subjective recollection of the 1968 – 1980 bull gold market. The date is too on the spot to be coincidental.
Right now ExactPrice shows gold trading at $1,368.30. Definitely worth watching.