UPDATE: Seems like people are still sending in late and they are missing the deadline. To reiterate, if you definitely want to send today do so atleast 40 minutes in advance. Otherwise you run the risk of the donations getting credited the next day. Which is fine except that if there is a lot of leftover transactions the next day will see more donations and you will get less AGS.
The transactions list below here http://www1.agsexplorer.com/
is very useful. Shows how much donations couldn't reach in time. Today was the best day in this regard - 10+ BTC confirmed just after deadline
This is the biggest deadline miss - the last highest was some 7 BTC on 6th Jan which resulted in donation jumping from 45 BTC to 54 BTC the next day. I guess we may see a big jump today.
I have been donating each day after 2/3rds of the day has passed. The amount depends on the BTC already donated by that time. I skipped donating on 4th (faulty explorer caused under reporting of BTC) and 7th (late deposit from previous day).
Is this the best investment strategy? I think it is. Lets consider the 2 scenarios:
1> Already not much donated by my donation time. I then donate more than average as I expect bargain hunters to jump in later. If those transactions clear then I get the average; but if those get stuck (happened twice by now) then I get a bargain.
2> Already much donated. This usually happens if their is slippage from previous day. In that case I donate less than average as I expect a lot of investors have divided their BTC and investing a fixed amount daily.
Anybody else has a better strategy? Would love to know. Also, for how many days are you planning? 2months? 3 months?
In anycase, if you are sniping in at the end, give yourselves 40 minutes for the transaction to confirm. If it misses not only you lose the bargain price, you also end up at a higher price the next day.
EDIT: I realise posting this may have skewed how the investment goes so the strategy may end up useless. I guess the only thing you can take from this post is don't try to get in at the last minute (though I would love another day like today).