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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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Here Comes the (Long) Weekend

It was great to sit in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary today. There was a lot of lively commentary on the market, Amazon's pullout from NYC and politics. Stocks ended up nicely across the board as we head into the long holiday weekend. Hopefully ne...

Good News Ahead of the 3-Day Weekend

Not much movement in the overall indices since our last update. Solid day for the markets as trade talks seem to be advancing, and hopefully investors will see some sort of deal in the near future. This would remove a major overhang for the markets ...

Stocks Higher, U.S./China Progress, FDA and Drug Development

Stocks are pretty level to where they were an hour into the open. Even contentious press coverage as President Trump announced a national emergency for additional border measures could not derail the rally very much. Markets are now banking on a mem...

Amazon Quits New York and the Fallout Is Intense

Progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China is enough to overcome some disappointing reads on the economy (December retail sales, January industrial production). The Dow is up over 300 points in early going as we try to close out the trading ...

Newell Sinks, Gold Companies Mixed

Pre-market futures have crept up over the past hour, mainly on some encouraging signs around the U.S./China talks which likely will get more serious as they continue in Washington next week. Brexit talks continue to hit consistent hiccups which is i...

I Like These 2 Smaller Name Biotech Stocks

I still believe it will be a big year for buyouts across the biotech industry.

Pinch Hitting for Doug Kass: Let's Get Started!

It is good to be standing in for Doug Kass this morning. It looks like a new partial government shutdown will be avoided. It also appears the POTUS will declare a national emergency to implement more barriers than what was funded in the spending pac...

These 'Small Ball' Names Will Outperform the Market in 2019

Investors are already more focused on what lies ahead when Q1 results start in early April.

Divergence in U.S., Global Growth Prospects Will Demand Market's Attention

With weaker outlooks for growth in Europe and China, companies will look to the U.S. economy to remain buoyant.

4 Stocks to Like Amid the Earnings Deluge

An apparel giant, a carpet maker, a software firm and a provider of social entertainment apps turn in favorable results.

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