Ok, I finally bought my first bitcoin today, well 0.1 bitcoin. I've been watching it for weeks, and it's got great potential. I think I'll just hold on to this for good. Here is how it looked when I bought:
I came in on a downturn at around $7846.00.
I chose to deposit my initial investment using Coinbase which allows free transfer into their exchange, GDAX, where I made the BTC purchase. I plan on investing in alt-coins on Poloniex because of their selection.