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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| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:07 AM EST
Looks like the market looks like it is destined to add to its best gains of the year as Federal Reserve contin...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:10 PM EST
Energy is having best day in three days on short covering as oil seems to be stabilizing a bit here. News aro...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:47 AM EST
Russia and Yellen's upcoming comments this afternoon will be two key topics in the market. Cuba is an interest...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:15 PM EST
One of the weirdest days in the market in quite some time. Stocks gyrated all day to close down across the bo...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:20 PM EST
Market stages a major turnaround as oil rebounds off new five year lows and is currently holding above $55 a b...
Russian contraction through 2015 could just the tip of the iceberg.
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:08 AM EST
Story of the day is deep decline in the ruble and Russian markets even as the Russian central bank steeply hik...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM EST
The ugliness in the market continues. Seems a lot of liquidation is happening across the commodity complex as...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:36 PM EST
The market turns over after early rally after oil markets also give up early gains and as globe is riveted tem...

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