In my previous essay I wrote the following:
(...) once you consider details, the outlook becomes rather bearish in the short term. The point here is that volume has been declining while gold has been rising and it rose along with declining gold price. Volume usually confirms the direction in which the market is headed, and this time it points to lower prices in coming days. Naturally, a day or two of pause are possible (and also quite likely), as gold is currently just at its support level, but still - it is likely that gold will move lower in the short term.
This is exactly what took place during the rest of the week - we had slightly higher prices of gold, silver and mining stocks in the middle of the week, but they closed lower on Friday. Of course the key question here are: "Is the bottom already in?" and "Is it safe to get back on the long side of the market?" In short, it seems that we are going a little lower before we will reach a local bottom. (more)