My Updown account was unchanged in October 2010 but the S&P 500 was up a little bit at +0.4%.
So far in 2010 I'm still up 15.3% while the S&P 500 is up 6.4%. I'm now beating the index by 8.8% so far this year
Since starting Updown in March 2008 I'm up 18.9% while the S&P 500 is down 10.7%. My annualized return is 7.3%.
I made several trades in November.
I sold off my INTC at $20.99. I had paid $17.96 at the end of August. So thats about $3 increase and 17% profit in just over 2 months.
I also cashed in some profits on several holdings. I sold CVX at $82.89, CTL at $41.62 and some more at $42.74, KO at $63.97 and WIN at $13.20.
I bought GM at $34.16. This is a short term speculative purchase and I intend to sell it once it goes up 10%.
Just a reminder: Updown is just a game. I use it to play around with stock picking strategies. I wouldn't want to test out strategies with real money. If something works pretty well in Updown then I might try it out in real life but chances are I won't.