is today, correct? So I would expect more resistance to selling, until Friday (dividend pay out date). But apparently gold's movements are confusing the issue.
To get the dividend you need to be a shareholder of record by Thursday which means you would have had to purchase the stock yesterday I believe. It typically takes three days for trades to settle.
I don't think it has to settle to get the div. Think you just have to have bought it. Not sure though.