My Updown account was up 5.6% in July 2010 but the S&P 500 was up 6.9%. I was beat by the index by 1.3% this past month.
In 2010 I'm up 5.6% and the S&P 500 is up 0.4%. So I'm a full 5% ahead of the index for the year to date.
Since starting in March 2008 I'm up 8.4% while the S&P 500 is down 17.2%.
I didn't make any trades last month. However I had a stake in FRE which was delisted which forced a sale at $0.34. I had bought it at $1.20 with the speculation that it would go up a bit. That didn't work out too well.