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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.Expand

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.

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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT
I want to thank everyone who participated in today's Daily Diary on a very slow day. I also hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. Markets end a…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 2:39 PM EDT
Stop me if I have said this a half dozen times today -- the market remains mostly flat with 90 minutes left to close. Equities largely shrug off…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 1:15 PM EDT
Markets are mostly even ahead of Yellen's remarks. Here are a few things I am watching at mid-day. Brean Capital reiterated their Buy rating and…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT
Major indices continue to show little movement as we approached the noon hour, although they have turned down in the last half hour. I can't recall…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 10:21 AM EDT
And we're off! Not surprisingly given the (lack of) action in the market this week, the main indices are roughly flat across the board in early going.…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 10:17 AM EDT

Options are good for risk/reward plays in highly volatile markets.

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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 8:45 AM EDT
Premarket futures are pointing to a very slight up opening this morning. Looks like it could be another narrow trading day, even though negotiations…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 22, 2015 | 7:25 AM EDT
I'm happy to once again be sitting in for Doug Kass today. It's been a remarkably boring week, with the major indices all trading in a narrow range.…
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Bret Jensen

 | May 21, 2015 | 1:53 PM EDT
Market is up slightly across the board as equities continue to trade in very narrow range this week. Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX), stop me if you...
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Bret Jensen

 | May 21, 2015 | 9:46 AM EDT
Markets continue in the same "meander" mode they have been in all week with indices flat lined. Oil back above $60 a barrel on WTI. Some movers in...

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