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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| Apr 17, 2015
| 1:58 PM EDT
Ugly, ugly day to end the trading week. Market felt overdue for at least a minor pull back for some time. Im...
Anatomy of a solid lodging REIT.
| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:39 AM EDT
Looking like a somewhat ugly open this morning as Europe is having its worst day in three weeks. First quart...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:02 PM EDT
Markets spend entire day in very tight trading range. Oil & Gold end up pretty even as well even as crude...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 11:56 AM EDT
Market slightly down as we approached the noon hour. Surprised financial sector not having better day given g...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:03 AM EDT
Futures down a half hour before the open despite some very nice results from the financial sector. Goldman Sa...
The recent sector rally has overshot the fundamentals.
| Apr 15, 2015
| 12:56 PM EDT
Market having a solid day as we approach the 1pm EST hour. Energy sector having nice day as oil continues its ...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 9:07 AM EDT
Equities look set to open slightly up based on pre-market futures. Earnings reports continue to flow in. Big ...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:14 PM EDT
Kind of a meandering day on Wall Street as first quarter reports start to come in. Energy sector having very ...

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