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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

Three Alternative Energy Stocks Disappoint

Futures haven't changed much since the opening update. We're looking at a small down open at the moment. Palantir Technologies is up some 15% in premarket after the data software provider had a nice first quarter beat and ever so slightly raised gui...

Let's Get Things Started!

It is good to be sitting in here on the Daily Diary this Tuesday while Doug Kass is on a well-deserved vacation. It was a listless session Monday to begin a new trading week. The Nasdaq managed a quarter percent gain, the S&P 500 was flat and the Do...

3 Cash-Rich Biotechs in a Market That's Tough on the Debt Burdened

There are reasons besides their cash positions to think these companies could see their stocks improve going forward.

This Biotech Is a Sight for Sore Eyes

Let's see how to play Aldeyra Therapeutics, a promising small-cap company out of Massachusetts.

Monitoring the Banking System Is Like Watching a Slow-Moving Train Wreck

Given all the events across the financial system over the past couple of months, the major indexes have held up quite well to this point.

Here Are My 2 Latest Stock Plays in This Alfred E. Neuman Market

While the music is still playing, I continue to make small incremental bets on down days.

My 'Druckenmiller' Investing Game Plan: 3 Ways of Adjusting to the New Reality

Here is how I plan to play a sideways market should the hedge fund manager's views turn out to be prescient.

Lasso in an Opportunity With a Lone Star Bank

I'm making a bet on Texas with this well-run bargain.

'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.

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