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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 http://www.bretjenseninvests.com. 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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With These ETFs, You Can Have Good 'Options'

Looking to eliminate company-specific risk? Here's how I'd play these two popular exchange-traded funds.

That's a Wrap

It was good sitting in for Doug Kass on this Friday here on the Daily Diary. I wish the quarter could have ended on a better note as all the indexes ended the day in the red as losses accelerating late in the afternoon. At least, what has been a cha...

Limping Toward the Finish

Less than an hour to the close of day, week, month and quarter. All the major indexes are now in the red, which seems an appropriate way to close out yet another disappointing quarter for investors here in 2022. Not helping market sentiment are the ...

Rent-A-Center Down, Twitter Up

Markets have turned mixed as we are rapidly coming to the close of the trading week and quarter. Given that several well-known companies are delivering less than expected results and/or guidance today, I wouldn't be surprised if equities end up in t...

Closing Out a Challenging Quarter

Equities are having a solid day as we try to close out a challenging quarter in the markets on a high note. Stocks are doing a good job ignoring the inflation figures that came out of Europe today as well as the ongoing situation in Ukraine. This co...

Ill Winds Pick Up on a Random Walk Through Delray Beach

Markets open lower on a higher inflation reading in Europe and a slate of ominous signals from well-known names like Nike , Micron Technology and PepsiCo . Nike is down more than 10% in the early going while investors are giving Micron the benefit o...

The Fed Continues to Resemble the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

The central bank appears to be inflicting more pain on the economy than is necessary to slow job growth.

Nike's Bloated Inventory and More Pressure on Commodities

Nike reported fiscal first-quarter results after the bell Thursday. Both the top and bottom lines slightly beat expectations. However, under the surface there were big problems for this retail giant. Gross margins shrunk by 220 basis points to 44.3%...

A Quarter to Forget, But We're Hardly Out of the Woods

TGIF. It is good to be sitting in for Doug Kass on the Daily Diary this Friday. Hopefully we can end another volatile week of trading on a high note. This also marks the end of the third quarter, one that started out promising with a nice rally off ...

A Tech Giant and an Obscure Tech Name Have Something in Common: Insider Buying

Significant blocks of stock were bought in both companies, which each have seen their shares decline by more than half so far this year.

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