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 http://www.bretjenseninvests.com. 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 22, 2014
| 12:35 PM EDT
Market is roughly flat at midday as equities try to make it five straight days of gains for the week. SeaWorld...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM EDT
Market looks like it will open flattish after four straight gains and with the S&P 500 at all-time highs. ...

Why I'm Adding to BofA Real Money Pro($)

And why I am also putting some cash in an industrial and a miner.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM EDT
Mixed market in first hour of trading. For second day in a row the Russell is down nicely even as the S&P...

Two Indirect Bets on Energy Real Money Pro($)

Two energy infrastructure stocks offer solid prospects. 
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:25 AM EDT
Market looks to open slightly higher as market tries to make it four in a row up days this week. Great intervi...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:12 PM EDT
S&P 500 right at all time closing high as we head towards thee final 45 minutes of trading. Interestingly...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:29 AM EDT
Market looks it will pause on the open after two solid days of gains to open week. Interesting piece in MW by ...

Murky Signs in Housing Real Money Pro($)

It's a mixed bag for sure -- but I lean toward the optimistic side.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:05 PM EDT
Market is having a solid follow up day after yesterday's big rally. Homebuilders - subject of today's column -...

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