My Updown account was up 0.1% in August 2010 but the S&P 500 was down 3.4%. I beat the S&P 500 by 3.5% this month.
In 2010 I'm up 5.9% and the S&P 500 is down 3%. I'm beating the index by 8.9% so far this year
Since starting in March 2008 I'm up 8.6% while the S&P 500 is down 19.9%.
I didn't trade much this past month. I sold off some of my BPT & CVX in order to cash in some profits. I also sold my UMH when it hit $11.83. I figured at a 6% dividend yield that was the max I thought I would hold it for. I gained 50% on that position not counting dividends.