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.
Recent Articles By The Author
Bye for Now
As always, good to sit in for Doug Kass on this Tuesday. Devon Energy drops 3%, despite a better-than-expected first-quarter report on forward spending guidance. Markets just a touch toward close, but otherwise a sedate trading session. Tomorrow, w...
Markets, Powell and Budget Talks
With less than an hour of trading left today, the indexes largely haven't budged from where they were five hours ago. A new Gallup poll shows Fed Chairman Powell with only a 36% confidence level in regards to being able to do the right thing regardi...
This Market Is Slow as Molasses
Movement in the major indexes continues to be as slow as molasses in the wintertime, and there's little momentum in either direction since the early open. Boeing is up 1% percent as it bags a 300 plane order from Ryanair for its 737 line. Boeing's 7...
Reactions to Several Earnings Reports
The market is a lot like watching paint dry today. The major indexes were close to where they opened earlier. Investors seem content to sit on their hands until CPI (consumer price index) comes out tomorrow, which will be followed by the monthly PPI...
Weakness in Regional Banks
As anticipated, it has been a somewhat directionless market in the first hour of trading. All the major indexes are sporting small losses early in today's trading session. Oil continues its recent slide and is getting near the $72/barrel level. Amon...
Three Alternative Energy Stocks Disappoint
Futures haven't changed much since the opening update. We're looking at a small down open at the moment. Palantir Technologies is up some 15% in premarket after the data software provider had a nice first quarter beat and ever so slightly raised gui...
Let's Get Things Started!
It is good to be sitting in here on the Daily Diary this Tuesday while Doug Kass is on a well-deserved vacation. It was a listless session Monday to begin a new trading week. The Nasdaq managed a quarter percent gain, the S&P 500 was flat and the Do...
3 Cash-Rich Biotechs in a Market That's Tough on the Debt Burdened
There are reasons besides their cash positions to think these companies could see their stocks improve going forward.
This Biotech Is a Sight for Sore Eyes
Let's see how to play Aldeyra Therapeutics, a promising small-cap company out of Massachusetts.
Monitoring the Banking System Is Like Watching a Slow-Moving Train Wreck
Given all the events across the financial system over the past couple of months, the major indexes have held up quite well to this point.