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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 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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Many Market Players Seem Too Complacent About What's Ahead

With inflation stubbornly high and the Fed pumping the brakes on the economy, investors may be overly optimistic about a soft landing.

Plenty of Data and Earnings to Digest

Markets have opened up slightly across the board. The PCE (Personal Consumption Expenditures) Price Index -- a key indicator for the Federal Reserve -- sees both the headline and core numbers increase significantly (+6.8% year over year and +4.8% ye...

Earnings Highs and Lows Mark the Pre-Market

Less than an hour before the opening bell, pre-market futures still are pointing to a slight uptick to begin the day here on Friday. Several well-known names are reporting second-quarter results this morning. We already mentioned Exxon Mobil's bette...

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Bret Jensen

I'm Bret Jensen and it is good to be sitting in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary this Friday.  I hope we can end what has been a volatile week on a high note. On Wednesday, the Nasdaq had its best one-day gain since the pandemic restart after the Fe...

A Recession Appears Inevitable, but There Are Still Places to Invest

A few homebuilders and healthcare stocks seem likely to hold up better than most of the market in a recession.

Retail Has Its Tail Tucked Between Its Legs for Now

Conditions are not good for consumers and thus for retailers at present, though that situation could change by early next year.

You Can Take Shelter in This Homebuilder Trade

Let's look at how to build a position in D.R. Horton, even amid recession fears and signs of a slowing housing market.

Catch These 2 Cannabis 'Back Door' Plays on the Rebound

The risk/reward profiles of AGFY and MAP are enticing.

I'm Seeing 3 Early Themes This Earnings Season

I expect a steep decline in monthly job gains in the months ahead.

2 'Off the Radar' Market Concerns That Deserve More Attention From Investors

As we begin the third full week of trading in the back half of 2022, these issues should be receiving greater play.

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