im gewure and i bought about 26 BTC for 3.8 - 4.4 and will hold them until forever - or so
im a student of economy and are very interested in trading theories as also in cryptocurrencies and technology/hacking in general.
i hope i can give economic-theoretical advice on people in here and help all of us & the world to adopt bitcoins and get a better and fairer place.
i have huge believe in bitcoin and from a trader viewpoint im nearly totally bull at the moment. hope pessimists/panics/thefts/short-term-capitalist don't fuck to much with bitcoins reputation (nothing increased more in worth than the reputation!) and interesest will be at the level of mining or slightly above.
short: im LONGTERM BULL on bitcoins. and fuck my profit! there are much more noble possibilites behind bitcoins than me getting more money out of it^^
so, for the sake of the world, don't always act as capitalis-sell of pseudo-rationalist.
but consider this into your acting: since bitcoin is still very very young, the reputation makes its worth. and due to this, every WON reputation is worth LESS than every LOST reputation. this is basic: cause reputation is everything, cause you have to concure with other currencies, cause they have reputation (and in the actuall crisis, even they strugle! (which gives more opportunity to bitcoins, luckily for us))
just use bitcoins. dont play mini-capitalist or daytrader.
if you continue using it and if you continue spreading it, you will profit from your BTC's anyway.
3-4$ is just fine to buy and hold them. remeber: there is a maximum of 21 million. what does that mean?! even if we just have 10 million users of BTC, that means there is on average only 2 BTCs, which means i am now (with my laughable 26BTC) 13x as rich as the future-average user.
--> worth WILL go up. as it did before.
the only risk that this will not happen is simply YOU ALL 'selffullfilling-prophency'-shortselling BTC to death.
So just don't panic.
Worldeconomy and traditional fiat-currencies have much bigger troubles now. i REALLY consider BTC a much secure (!!) investment than e.g. currencies like dollar or euro (they show a high volatiliy and inflation currently, but nobody ever thought of counting that into there bitcoin calculations?!)
example: $ is about 1/5 of the worth is was when george bush senior entered government! THINK of this! this is the normality! inflation hits you hard in $!!
.. my enthusiastic thoughts.