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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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Amazon Will Set the Tone for Friday

Fairly quiet day in the market. All the major indices end the day sporting losses of a half to one percent. Lots of Q2 reports crossing the wires today. Tesla , as noted earlier, falls over 10% on results and was a factor in the Nasdaq being the wea...

What Will the Fed Feed Us?

The market has fell some across the board since our last update. Been a pretty quiet day, and the decline has been orderly from all-time highs reached yesterday. Q2 earnings reports continue to hit the wires in a fast and furious manner, as they wil...

High Flyers and Low Flyers

Equities are a bit higher across the board since our last update. Homebuilders continue to be in the green as 30-year mortgage rates hover near three-year lows. This is starting to have an effect as purchase application demand has posted its biggest...

Tesla Sputters; Homebuilders Are Constructive; Earnings Season So Far

The market is down across the board to start the trading day, coming off some from all-time highs hit Wednesday. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 are down about a half a percent, while the Nasdaq is off just over three quarters of one percent hurt by th...

Checking Out the Pre-Bell Action

Less than 30 minutes to go before the market open. Futures are mixed in the pre-market. Tesla Inc. is likely to be one of the most active stocks in trading here on Thursday. The shares are down more than 10% before the market open and should be a he...

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Bret Jensen

I am happy to be sitting back in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary. I look forward to an active live chat arena today. We certainly have a lot of potential discussion topics. Second-quarter earnings reports will continue to hit the wires in a fast an...

Release Your 'Inner Spock' When Investing in Biotech Stocks

Be zen and keep emotions out of investing decisions. It can pay off in higher portfolio returns.

One Prescription for Uncertain Market? Gilead Sciences

Use buy-write orders as a conservative way to invest in GILD in these uneasy times.

Following These 2 Small-Caps Into Earnings

I'm looking forward to hearing from Progenics Pharmaceuticals and Builders FirstSource.

3 Small-Caps That Look Like Bargains at Current Trading Levels

The trio consists of BioDelivery Sciences International, Beazer Homes USA and Redhill Biopharma.

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