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
'70s Redux? I'm in Druckenmiller's Camp, But Not Ready to Accept a 'Lost Decade'
It is eerie how this economic and political environment seems more and more like a previous era.
The Credit Crunch Is Certain to Push the Economy Into Recession
The banking system is going to have to pull back on lending, especially on the regional level.
Playing It Safe by Hiding Out In Yield Plays
Here's my strategy right now, including a 'no-brainer' move, and three individual plays.
I've Got a Slick Oil Trade Idea
Let's see how to play Occidental Petroleum.
I'm Worried About the Yield Curve and You Should Be Too
'Sell in May and Go Away' is likely to loom large this year.
These Biotech Names Could Be the Next Logical Buyout Targets
Nothing sparks the animal spirits in the biotech sector like a significant acquisition.
The Nasdaq Looks Overdue for a Pullback
Here's the trigger that could cause the index to give back a decent portion of its gains in 2023.
Stocks Are Like Housing Right Now: You Must Look Hard to Find the Gems
As I set aside time to stroll through both the housing market and stock market, I've found the act of looking is critical to making key finds.
Stocks and Bonds: Only One Market Is Telling Investors the Truth
Growing credit crunch concerns are revealing a lot of about the direction of the economy.
This Stock Is a Bright Spot in the Energy Sector
There are several things that make oil producers attractive on a longer-term basis.