About us:

We have been offering proactive trading strategies to our clients through the internet since January 2, 2000, arguably longer than any other firm on the web today. We have withstood the Internet Debacle, the Great Recession, and we are prepared for what lies ahead too. We have watched firms come and go, investors too, but when they fell it was always for the same reason. At some point they stopped adhering to proven disciplines, relinquished risk controls, and that lead to material losses.

It is what you do when you are wrong that defines you. We will all be wrong from time to time. Prepare for it, and if you do great results can be achieved in any market environment. When the market declines think of it as being wrong; it is what you do when it declines that defines you.

Real Time recommendations are provided to all of our Members.

Thomas H. Kee Jr.
President and CEO, Stock Traders Daily


I was a broker for Morgan Stanley. I was actively buying and shorting Internet stocks, and charging my clients hundreds of dollars for every trade. Online Trading had just started, and the fees that I was charging my clients for trading seemed outrageous in comparison. That was the first sign.

The unwritten law at big brokerage firms is, you cannot short anything the firm has a strong buy rating on. At the end of 1999, Morgan Stanley, and all other big brokerage firms, had strong buy ratings on almost every Internet Stock on the Market. In hindsight, we all know that was a mistake. As 1999 neared an end, I began shorting them more and more. Eventually, that came to a head.

On January 2, 2000 I began Stock Traders Daily. Our history since then is outlined below.

*2000 +250%

*2001 +150%

*2002 +150%

*These results were reviewed by the SEC without contest. They were generated from proactive trading recommendations and correlated strategies, not unlike the ones we use today.

February 2002 - Will an improving Economy be Enough?

We identified what we believed would be the bottom in the S&P 500, and suggested that investors engage a Buy and Hold Strategy when that support level was tested. This was the first official issuance of The Investment Rate. It told us that the Market would head higher for a while, after support was tested.

October 2002 - Buy and Hold Strategies kick in.

The Market came within 3.5 points of stated support, and turned higher. A buy and Hold phase had begun. Our upside target was based on timing, provided by The Investment Rate. In 2002, it told us that 2007 would be the peak in the Market, and our sell signal.

September 2006 - A warning was issued.

In a report titled "Top of the Market to you!" investors were warned that 2007 would be the peak in the Market. They were advised to begin to consider liquidating longer term investments. That included Real Estate. This was an advanced warning, so everyone could get ahead of the curve.

Read the Press Release

CNBC Interview - "This is the Top" - Dow 13,760

The money Show, Las Vegas, November 19th, 2007

Short Bear Stearns, American Express, KLA Tencor

Enlarge the graphs and listen to the interview.


Automated Trading Strategies

Seeking Alpha - BAC buys Countrywide - The Worst Decision of 2008

Dow 11842. Go to cash - sell stocks, real estate, and businesses

Short oil and wait for the buying opportunity in the Market. 6.20.08

Enlarge the graph and listen to the interview.


The Investment Rate and a Greater Depression

The Investment Rate and a Greater Depression

August 1, 2008 - MarketWatch

A temporary market bump is in store for August

September 1, 2008 - MarketWatch

Investors eye equities

October 1, 2008 - MarketWatch

This downturn has just begun

November 1, 2008 - MarketWatch

Use ETFs and timing to catch the market bottom

January 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Buy TBT. Enlarge the graph and read the article:

TBT Short U.S. Treasurys in January

February 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Buy MSFT and GE. Enlarge the graph, read the article, and listen to the interview.

GE MSFT Time to start being aggressive with strategies

March 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Dial down the aggression in March

April 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Buy URE and UYG. Enlarge the graphs and read the article:

URE UYG Being aggressive in financials and real estate

May 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Buy and hold is dead

June 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

MarketWatch did not run articles, but we provided daily updates to our clients as usual.

July 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Exploit your competitive advantages

August 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Adopting a risk-controlled strategy

September 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Read the article and listen to the interview.

Beware, inflation is on the way

October 1, 2009 - MarketWatch

Play the pullback in October

12.29.09 - BNN - Thomas Kee discusses the long term impact of the Investment Rate

January 4, 2010 - MarketWatch

Short the Market in January

Feburary 1, 2010 - MarketWatch

It's time to buy the market

March 1, 2010 - MarketWatch

Avoid the golden handcuffs

March 15, 2010 - Barron's

For Stocks, 16 Lean Years

April 1, 2010 - MarketWatch

Higher rates will punish the economy

May 3, 2010 - MarketWatch

How to profit from May's market decline

May 12, 2010 - BNN - Buy and Hold is Dead

June 10, 2011 - BNN - Business Day: News of the Day

June 17, 2011 - BNN - Market Lookahead

January 24, 2012 - Fox Business interview about AAPL

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