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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

I'm Doing a Lot of Bobbing and Weaving as I Go Toe to Toe With This Market

It's hard to throw big punches when you view the current market surge skeptically, but there are ways to land the occasional jab successfully.

There's Nothing Sexy About My Portfolio, But It Is Prudent

I've had very few 'high conviction' investment picks over the past few months, but there have been a few.

I'm Betting Against a Former Favorite Housing Stock: Here's Why (and How)

A lot has changed since 2020-2021.

I'm Bearish, Not Bullish, on the Economy and Stocks

Over the next few quarters, the economy should feel the full weight of the most aggressive monetary tightening since the early 80s.

Navigating This Market Is Like Playing Musical Chairs

Conviction and certainty are two traits totally lacking in the current markets.

The Real Estate Market Is Going to Get Significantly Worse in 2023

The question for investors is how big of an impact will this have on the markets and the economy.

With This Trade Nasdaq's Pain Would Be Your Gain

Let's look at an options play in the Invesco QQQ and how it could help if big tech suffers by the fall.

Here's How I'm Navigating This Bifurcated Market

It continues to be easier to find good short candidates in the current market than stocks I would consider undervalued.

Now, More Than Ever, Investors Must Study Companies' Balance Sheets

The price for credit is becoming more onerous, and, at some point, a significant crunch could develop. Don't get caught by surprise.

The Nasdaq Had Its Best First Half in 40 Years. This Is Not 1983

One has to be a true contrarian to believe stocks will fall in the second half of this year. Yet, that is exactly how my portfolio is positioned.

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