yeah i did okay, i started at 2.2 to be honest, but not fully 7 to 1 until 3.2
anyway i took my cash and made it into bitcoin... did i lose a lot of value here?? i dont see about the fees
Heh. I tried to max out my leverage at about 2.2, but it was only about 2.3 when I got something to stick, and I didn't get that close to my max (set at 5:1) I don't think. At around 3.2 I liquidated, then put it back in using the maximum non-greyed button which was new. Still not sure what the leverage was. So I pulled a mini-Goat I guess, and made out reasonably well.
I was just trying to lose my last 8 BTC (having removed most after deciding to not mess around with Bitcoinica) and now I've got a margin balance of around $100. I was planning to try one more time to lose it but I'm pretty sure that the third time will be a charm. I'd rather see it go to something like, say, and orphanage then to a more shrewed trader on Bitcoinica than I. You still hooked up to broker such a thing? Got an addy?
Oh ya, I'm guessing that the fee for going BTC<->USD would be associated with the spread. I've lost various money trying to go from BTC -> USD (unsuccessfully) when I thought that it was a desirable thing to do, but I did not try very hard to understand exactly where the money went quantitatively. Qualitatively I assume it went into Zhou Tong's pocket.