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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| Oct 01, 2014
| 11:48 AM EDT
Stocks are off to a rocky start to begin the fourth quarter as we have losses across the indices approaching t...
| Oct 01, 2014
| 8:37 AM EDT
WTI oil gaining a bit today after yesterday's over $3/barrel decline, so energy stocks could get a bit of a bo...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:57 PM EDT
Market moving down in last hour as dollar continues to strengthen against major currencies, commodity prices a...
Buy when insiders are buying.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:57 AM EDT
Market opens slightly down to begin trading for the last day of the quarter. Asia is in focus as democracy pro...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:14 PM EDT
Equities start out the trading week on a down note as Hong Kong comes out of the blue to be added to the grab ...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:07 PM EDT
Big comeback for the market from significant sell-off early this morning. 10 year treasury yields below 2.5% ...
With volatility on the rise, watch out for these issues.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:40 AM EDT
The protests in Hong Kong for greater democracy getting some play on CNBC, but probably minor factor to where ...
I used the selloff to add to names that should not be affected by a stronger dollar or the European situation.

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