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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

These 3 Biopharma Stocks Look Increasingly Promising

We've delved into some trial updates and technical observations.

Fighting Inflation Will Be a Tough and Slow Grind

I see two scenarios playing out over the next few quarters.

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3 Energy Stocks That Company Insiders Are Purchasing

Let's highlight several interesting names with recent insider buying.

2 Trends Accelerating in a Negative Direction

More investors seem to be buying into the soft or no landing narrative that has quickly become the consensus among economic pundits.

Too Many Investors Have Become Too Complacent About 'Higher for Longer'

The impact of higher interest rates on company margins is one reason this investor is putting a higher priority on companies with better balance sheets.

Who Would Bet Against Eli Lilly? I Would and Here's How

Let me show you an options play and tell why now could be the time to use it.

There's More to the Market Than Tech

While blowout results at Nvidia are more than impressive, they do little for the overall economy.

Ignore the Market's Daily Head Fakes

Monetary tightening that began nearly a year and a half ago is starting to be more fully felt across the economy.

A Consumer Increasingly Under Pressure Spells Trouble Ahead for Retailers

And this trader is betting against the retail sector -- including against Walmart specifically -- via options plays.

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