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Bret Jensen

With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Bret Jensen brings success as an investor and entrepreneur to TheStreet Real Money Pro team. As the chief investment strategist at Simplified Asset Management between 2008-2011, Jensen’s small long/short hedge fund was in the top 5% of long/short hedge funds for total return in its first full year (2009) as ranked by Hedgeco fund database. He currently acts as corporate secretary for Florida Alternative Investment Association, which encompasses more than 100 managers managing more than $30 billion in assets under management. 

Jensen specializes in value and GARP investing, along with simple options strategies like covered call trades. He is passionate about teaching others how to achieve financial independence at a relatively young age like he did. 

He has been a Real Money and Real Money Pro contributor for TheStreet team since 2012. His coverage focuses primarily on sector coverage, stock trading ideas, options trading, and macroeconomic trends. Fun fact about Jensen: he became a professional poker player at the age of 18 before turning his attention to investing. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

The Uglier Equities and Economic Conditions Get, the More Conservative I Become

My portfolio definitely isn't sexy as it is focused more on preserving capital than aggressively trying to grow it.

My Energy for Energy Stocks Is Waning

There are several reasons why I am not nearly as optimistic about this area of the market as the fourth quarter begins.

Here's How to Lock in a Trade on a Promising Biopharma Name

This small-cap is developing a promising new gastrointestinal disease-fighting drug and has one already on the market, making it a great options play.

Good Riddance, September

It was good sitting in on the Daily Diary today. It looks like the market will end mixed today with the Nasdaq the only of the major indexes to end the day slightly in the black. Still the tech-heavy index was down nearly 6% on the month. It was not...

Hard Slog for Commercial Real Estate

The market has now given back gains from earlier today and all the major indexes are slightly in the red for the day. Oil has also fallen back near $90 a barrel as we have some 90 minutes left in trading for the third quarter. It is shaping up to be...

It's a Real 'Carnival' Out There

We are halfway through the trading day as the third quarter comes to a close. As it appears now, equities are heading for their worst month since December of last year, even with today's now-slight gains in the Nasdaq and S&P 500. I see some "buy th...

Are There Any Encouraging Words for Investors?

The markets have weekend ever so slightly since our last update and the rally continues to be led by the Nasdaq. Negotiations between the UAW and the Big Three Auto manufacturers continues to be contentious with leadership at the UAW announcing this...

Market Rallies on PCE Report

Equities start the day in the black, led by an initial rise of 1% on the Nasdaq as equities try to end a dismal month for investors on a high note. The rally has been powered by news that core PCE fell below 4% to 3.9% for the first time in two year...

3 Small Biotech Stocks That Could Be Stars

Not all the news from the small biotech space is bad. One company in particular already has been gaining the attention of investors.

A Growing and Disturbing Trend

Pre-market futures are still pointing to a slightly up open as the trading begins in just less than a hour now. One of the tidbits that might have gotten overlooked yesterday as the estimate for second quarter GDP was revised, was that personal cons...

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