My Updown account was up 5.7% in September 2010 but the S&P 500 was up about 5.5%.
In 2010 I'm up 12% and the S&P 500 is up 2.3%. I'm beating the index by 9.7% so far this year
Since starting in March 2008 I'm up 15.7% while the S&P 500 is down 15.5%.
For some reason the reporting of the performance of the S&P 500 was not being tracked properly on the Updown site. They were showing the S&P as 0.0% change for Sept. which didn't look right and I noticed they didn't seem to show the S&P in their graph after August. So I manually figured the change of the S&P for September.
I only made one trade this month. I bought some Intel (INTC) when it went under $18. This is just a short term speculative buy. I plan to sell it all when it hits $21.