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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

Several Predictions About What to Expect in the Second Quarter

The most likely scenario playing out in Q2? Lower entry points will be available for the prudent and patient.

'Exchange' Risk for the Security of This Defensive Fund

Let's look at this health care exchange-traded fund and how to trade it.

It's Just Another Riveting Day in a Highly Volatile Market

As my late banker father liked to quip during these types of financial hiccups: 'There is never just one cockroach.'

Back in Black

Great to sit on the Daily Diary for Dougie, when the market showed signs of stabilization and green across the board after the recent spike in volatility. On the day, the Nasdaq rose around 2.5%, while the S&P 500 was up just under 2%. Crude oil end...

Inflation and the Economy

Equity levels haven't changed much since our last update. Hopefully markets can hold their gains of the day as we head into the final hour of trading. Inflation continues to be felt throughout the economy. Today Alphabet announced it is raising mont...

Are the Steps to Strengthen the Regional Banking System in the Works?

The markets continue to strengthen on hopes that necessary steps to strengthen the regional banking system are in the works. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF is now up 3% on the day, while the Nasdaq is up better than 2%. Mortgage rates fell for...

The 'Situation' Looks Worse ... Or Does It?

Following the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and concerns about its impact on the broader banking sector, Goldman Sachs is raising its probability of a U.S. recession over the next 12 months to 35% from its previous 25% prediction. Curiously...

Navigating Conflicting Economic Signals

Markets are down across the board in early trading, but off their worst levels of the day. Investor sentiment has been undermined today by a 50bps rate hike from the European Central Bank. While understandable given the current high levels of inflat...

Financial Market Woes

And the layoff list seems to continue to grow by the day. Virgin Orbit announces it is furloughing almost all of its employees. It plans to pause work for a week as it seeks funding to stay afloat. That can't be an easy task in this environment. Spe...

Buckle Up for Another Wild Ride

It is good to be standing in for Doug Kass this Thursday. It's likely to be another volatile day in the markets, so there will be plenty of topics to discuss. The last week has been one where the Federal Reserve finally raised rates high enough wher...

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