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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

Anxiety Creeps Back Into the Markets, but I Think Outright Panic Could Lie Ahead

Volatility is picking up, but I believe it could become much more intense in the first half of next year.

Brace Yourself as Higher Rates Start to Take Their Toll

Homebuilders and owners of commercial real estate in particular are feeling the rate-induced pain, and it likely will intensify in the months ahead.

Biotech Got Whopped. But I've Got a Plan

Here's how I'd play the SPDR S&P Biotech exchange-traded fund.

Don't Be a Sap and Step Into a Value Trap

There are plenty of stocks that look like value plays but aren't as the market continues to drag more share prices down.

The Housing Market Is Turning in an Ugly Direction

2024 could be a brutal for the real estate sector.

Paul Krugman Is Wrong, Again

The noted economist who suggests that inflation has been brought down painlessly serves as a contrary indicator for this investor.

I Don't See Good Things Ahead for the Market, So Here's My Plan

I'm targeting a breakdown in the S&P 500, and here's how I'm going to play it.

Something's Gotta Give, and That Something Is the Consumer

As I parse through the CPI, PPI and retail sales report, as well as other oil price and savings data, I can only reach two conclusions about the economy and market. Neither are good.

This Biotech Stock Pick Is Just Starting to Make Beautiful Music

Things have started to turn up for this midcap name. Look for these shares to end the year on an up note.

Big Tech's House Begins to Show Cracks in Its Foundation

From Oracle's disappointing earnings release to the government's antitrust suit against Alphabet, not all is hunky-dory with the tech sector.

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