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
It Won't Be Déjà vu All Over Again for the Housing Sector
Despite rising interest rates, homebuilders for various reasons are unlikely to suffer the same fate they did when the housing market tanked more than a decade ago.
Take a Ride on Six Flags Without Getting Thrown for a Loop
Let's size up a covered call position in SIX.
The Economy Is Weakening at a Rapid Clip
The question isn't whether a recession is on the horizon, but how sharp and long will it be.
Care to Play the Biotech Lottery? Here Are 3 Tickets I'm Holding
These are stocks that could hit or become insolvent, so they aren't for the faint of heart.
I'm 'Following Up' on a Biotech Trade With Attractive Potential
Hundreds of small biotech stocks are trading at levels below the cash on their balance sheets right now.
Retailer Results Offer Clues as to the State of the Consumers They Serve
Some retailers are faring well while other are not, and it has a something to do with the income levels of their customers.
Insiders Are Stepping Up and Buying Shares in These 2 Companies
A provider of technology for managing smart homes and a financial services concern are finding interests from directors and officers.
Bottom Fishing for Biotech Bargains
Here are three names I have added to in May.
I'm Organizing a Bottom-Fishing Expedition
It is easy to see the value of this retail play.
Consumer Confidence Is Shot
Until things start to improve for the average consumer, it is hard to see significant upward moves for either the markets or economic activity.