Stude, as much as I respect almost everything you write on this board, I think you are being a little harsh this time. Sometimes people just want to talk about a stock that they care about and would love to hear what people have to say. We know whose opinions we can trust on here and who are the nut jobs.
Personally, I'm curious, but also hopeful, to see if there will be a big jump for a couple of days similar to what happened in the summer. I'm thinking that might be the case and all the selling now is the last of the shorts getting out before the price jumps further.
Do it before the announcement. Tapering will continue and GOLD and Gold stocks will go up. If it hits .45 you would be very lucky to pick up some shares at that price. It would very short lived IMHO, if it does at all.