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Bret Jensen

Bret Jensen was chief investment strategist from 2008-2011 for Simplified Asset Management (S.A.M.), a small long/short hedge fund based in Miami. The fund was in top 5% of long/short hedge funds for total return in its first full year (2009) as ranked by Hedgeco fund database (more than 450 funds in category). Jensen has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including more than a decade of managerial experience at American Express. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University. His personal blog is at Jensen acts as corporate secretary for Florida Alternative Investment Association, which encompasses more than 100 managers managing more than $30 billion in assets under management. Follow Bret on Twitter: @Bret_Jensen.
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Try Keeping the Severity of This Pandemic in Perspective

Covid-19 does not seem nearly as lethal as the Spanish flu of a century ago, something investors should keep in mind as this outbreak proceeds.

Hard to See Sanity Back in the Markets Until Covid-19 Cases Start to Level Out

Until then, all should take prudent actions and try to stay calm while so many seem to be losing their heads.

Ending on a High Note

It was quite the day to be sitting in on the Daily Diary. It was definitely the liveliest day of conversation I can remember here. Stocks posted nice gains as the POTUS declares a national state of emergency due to the coronavirus. This will enable ...

Trump, Disney and Gold

The market continues to hold on to decent gains as investors await comments from the POTUS at 3. Disney continues to show an 'abundance of caution' as we are seeing from so many corporations in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The company has anno...

Volatility Yes, but There's Positive News Too

The market has gained some momentum. It looks like the administration might be readying to declare a national emergency. The president is scheduled to make comments starting an hour before the market close. I expect equities to continue to be volati...

Transportation Stocks Gain as They Look to Washington for Aid

Markets are starting to give back a good portion of the early gains. Airlines and other transportation stocks are getting a bit of bump today on hopes that the coronavirus aid package is worked out between the White House and Congress, and that it c...

A Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Coming, but When?

Market are up solidly across the board a half hour into trading. The major indices have rebounded some 3% across the board, although they have come down quite a bit from their 6% sprint forward in the opening minutes of trading. One personal data po...

4 Biotech Stocks I'm Targeting Now

I've stayed primarily to those names that have plenty of cash on the balance sheet and should be just fine once saner heads prevail.

Early Rebound

Markets look like they will see a substantial rebound today, at least in the early going. S&P 500 futures are up some 5% just before the market opens. Gilead Sciences  just reported encouraging results around its experimental antiviral Remdesivir in...

Coronavirus Rant

It is good to sit in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary, this Friday. We sure have a lot of potential topics were conversation today. The market has gone from hitting all-time highs to being deep in bear market territory in a month's time, with the ca...

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