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Bret Jensen

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. 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. Follow Bret on Twitter: @Bret_Jensen.
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No Predictions, But 2 Picks for the Second Half of 2020

BioDelivery Sciences International and Tivity Health are two candidates investors should consider going forward.

Keeping an Eye on FireEye, Chiasma and the Market

The Internet security firm and gene therapy company are on my shopping list as equities continue their recent roller coaster ride.

It's Been Fun, Time for a Drink!

It was good to sit in for Doug Kass today. Lots of lively conversation on the Daily Diary. Wish I could have delivered a better day in the markets, but it was not to be as hiccups in Texas and Florida reopenings put a damper on the entire market. Eq...

Markets, FDA, Manhattan Real Estate, New York City Exodus

Some acceleration in losses across the major indices since out last update. With options expiration today, we could see some volatility in the last hour of trading. My covered calls referenced in a previous post have not hit yet but have a good chan...

Just When You Think 2020 Couldn't Possibly Get More Surreal It Does

Florida and Texas announced they are suspending alcohol sales at bars & restaurants to try to address the recent increases in Covid-19 cases as these states reopen their economies. So, we are going to take away the biggest margin business at any res...

Here's What I Usually Do When We See These Sort of Selloffs in 2020

Market is down 2% across the board in late morning trading as Consumer Sentiment rises less than expected. Hardly surprising given the non stop litany of recent negative headlines on the Covid-19 front as well as the various protests, some violent, ...

Bank Stress Tests, FDA Drug Approvals, Covid-19

Pre-market futures are now pointing to a slightly down open. Bank stress test have the financial sector under pressure as the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF is down over 1% close to the opening bell. Zogenix should have a good day. The FDA approve...

Here's the Strategy I Used With UniQure

Let's look at QURE following its licensing deal with CSL Behring at the time of my initial covered call order.

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Bret Jensen

It is good to be sitting in for Doug Kass this Friday. Let's hope we can end the trading week on an up note. Based on current pre-market futures it looks as though we will have a flattish open. The market continues to have growing fears of increasin...

Check Out These 2 Undervalued Drugmakers

I plan to add some additional exposure to each on the next 'hiccup' in the market using my usual covered call strategy.

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