Bret Jensen was chief investment strategist from 2008-2011 for Simplified Asset Management (S.A.M.), a small long/short hedge fund based in Miami. The fund was in top 5% of long/short hedge funds for total return in its first full year (2009) as ranked by Hedgeco fund database (more than 450 funds in category). Jensen has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including more than a decade of managerial experience at American Express.Expand

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University. His personal blog is at Jensen acts as corporate secretary for Florida Alternative Investment Association, which encompasses more than 100 managers managing more than $30 billion in assets under management.

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| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:06 PM EDT
The market continues to add to its best August performance in 14 years on this last trading day of the summer ...

We're Approaching a Stalemate Real Money Pro($)

The fight between the bulls and the bears is intensifying.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:41 AM EDT
Europe should be in focus today. Escalating tensions in Ukraine triggered by new Russian aggression is increa...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM EDT
Market recovers a bit from early losses after European Bourses close at 11:30am EST. Upwardly revised Q2 GDP ...

Poised for a Smash-Bang 2015 Real Money Pro($)

I'd advise picking up these two stocks before year-end.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:03 AM EDT
Futures are down in pre-market as the crisis in Ukraine flares up again. I have to say Putin is much better a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:55 PM EDT
Market basically flat as we approach 2pm EST. Two of my favorite large cap growth plays, Apple (AAPL) and Gile...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:36 AM EDT
Market opens slightly up the day after the S&P 500 closes at over 2,000 for the first time in its history....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:16 PM EDT
S&P 500 manages to close higher right at the 2,000 level although it does give up earlier larger gains. R...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:26 PM EDT
Market continues to grind higher and now is above 2,000 on the S&P 500. Russell 2000 is doing a bit bette...


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