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.
Biotech ETFs could mitigate risk amid the sector's volatility, and names such as Exelixis, ANI Pharmaceuticals and Progenics hold promise.
I continue to deploy 'dry powder' into the biotech sector on dips using Buy-Write option strategies.
The homebuilder shot up 30% on Tuesday after crushing earnings expectations and likely won't be the only bet to pay off in the sector.
Expect continued volatility in the near-term, but clearer skies are coming. Meantime, some names and sectors offer buying opportunities.
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Flexion Therapeutics and BioDelivery Sciences delivered nice third-quarter numbers.
Entercom Communications and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock are two stocks I like post-election.
Exelixis Inc. and Aratana Therapeutics in particular surge after posting solid results Thursday.
William Lyons Homes climbs Tuesday on mediocre results, which could be an indication that homebuilders have overshot the bottom.
This month has been lousy, but there are factors that could still produce a year-end rally.
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