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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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AbbVie Insiders Buying Shares

Stocks see a nice surge on the open on optimism around trade talks resuming between the U.S. and China, although negotiations will be ongoing for many months and no permanent resolution seems on the horizon. The U.S. PMI Manufacturing Index also cam...

3 Small-Caps That Are Ready to Rise

Entercom, Builders FirstSource and PBF Energy all have positive catalysts that could help them take off soon.

Now at the Plate, Your Pinch Hitter, Bret Jensen!

It is good to be sitting in for Doug Kass here on The Daily Diary as we open trading in the second half of 2019. June ended on an up note as all the major indices drifted up last week to close out the month and quarter. The market did an admirable j...

My 3 Predictions for the Second Half of 2019

Watch the Russell 2000, housing activity, and mergers and acquisitions.

AbbVie's Allergan Deal Sets Up Another Trade In Big Biotech

The drop in AbbVie's stock price following revelation of its plans to buy Allergan provides a way to hit a solid investment single using a buy-write options strategy.

These Homebuilders Have Curb Appeal

The housing market should post much stronger performance in the second half of the year, provided the jobs market remains solid. Here's how to play it.

A Handful of Small Biotechs That Make for Merger Chatter

The names include a veterinary drug concern plus companies with successful drugs on the market.

2 Midcaps to Watch Should Pfizer-Array Deal Spark M&A Fever in Biotech Land

These two firms have successful drugs and could make nice additions for larger companies.

Look for Rebound in Housing-Related Stocks to Build in Second Half

Mortgage rates have been declining of late, which should help produce a better story for the housing market in the second part of 2019.

Give These Energy Names a Closer Look After Insider Buys

Recent insider buys in Occidental Petroleum and Flotek Industries during the energy dip may be sign of potential investment opportunities.

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