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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

For Smith & Wesson, Load, Cock and Fire Another Round

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There are too many events that need to happen first before a solid bottom is formed.

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Some interesting insider purchases and possible new trade ideas as we begin a difficult week.

Help!? I'm Sending Out an E.T.F.

As the markets sink, I've got an options plan for this index exchange-traded fund.

Brush Up on Your '70s Lingo, Inflation Isn't Going Anywhere

My trading strategy may not be exciting, but I'll take my singles until more certainty arrives.

Insidious Inflation Is Starting to Take Its Toll

Higher costs for diesel fuel in particular are pushing transportation costs higher, which is hurting businesses big and small.

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