October 6, 2011

Updown Performance : May to Sept

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Its been a few months since I updated my Updown  performance.    My last update was for the April results.   There have been 5 months since then.

Here's a summary of my performance versus the S&P 500

Freeby50 S&P 500 diff.
May-11 -0.3% -1.4% 1.1%
Jun-11 -1.3% -1.8% 0.5%
Jul-11 -3.1% -2.2% -0.9%
Aug-11 -2.0% -5.7% 3.7%
Sep-11 -4.6% -7.2% 2.6%

As you can see I beat the S&P 500 for 4 of the 5 months.   In total from May to Sept. my account has lost -11% but the S&P 500 is down -17%.

In 2011 so far I'm 4.8% ahead of the index.  My portfolio is 5.8% down and the S&P 500 is 10.7% down.

I haven't been actively trading in Updown since May.  I originally started playing Updown to test how well I could pick stocks and to get some experience trying out different methods or strategies without wasting real money.   I'm not sure if I'll continue to use Updown or not.    

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