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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

Over and Out on a Good Note

It was good to sit on the Daily Diary and have a nice rally in the market happen on my watch. It has been a while. We saw very good momentum in equities in the back half of the trading day as the Nasdaq marches to an over 2.5% gain on this options e...

Goldman's Troubles Continue to Grow

The rally in the market has strengthened over the past two hours as investors hope to close out the trading week on a nice high note. The Nasdaq continues to lead the way with an approximate 2% gain on the day. It has already been a tough year for G...

Larry Summers on the Biggest Near-Term Risks

Markets are slightly higher since my last post. Now for the pandemic that won't go away. Economist Larry Summers shared his thoughts at what he thinks are the world's biggest near-term risks during a CNBC-moderated panel on the last day of the big s...

Existing Home Sales Data Disappoints

The market was up slightly with the Nasdaq's 1% rise leading the way in the early going in trading this Friday. December Existing Home Sales came in slightly better than expected. But this marks the eleventh straight month of declines as mortgage ra...

Why Are Insiders Buying These 2 Stocks?

An oncology and a oil & gas concern, new names on my list, have my attention.

The Nasdaq Boosted by Netflix as We Head to the Opening Bell

It looks like the market will open slightly up looking at premarket futures. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the major indexes as we head towards the opening bell. It is getting a boost from Netflix  which is up some 6% after posting fourth quarter ...

Bret Jensen Is Here!

It is always good to be sitting in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary. It is option expiration Friday today. I have a large amount of covered call positions that will expire in the money today. This should boost the cash allocation in my portfolio to ...

2 Momentum Trades Showing Worst to First Action

These names are off to good starts to 2023 and could have more room to run.

Can You Picture a Stock Coming Back From the Dead?

I've got a trade in the once popular GoPro -- let's see if it can add life to your portfolio.

3 Potential Biotech Buyout Targets

There are signs that M&A deal activity will pick up in the sector after a couple of subpar years.

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