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.
Mortgage rates have been declining of late, which should help produce a better story for the housing market in the second part of 2019.
Recent insider buys in Occidental Petroleum and Flotek Industries during the energy dip may be sign of potential investment opportunities.
The stocks of these two developmental concerns have slid recently, but there are reasons to believe they will improve.
That's why I always act incrementally when allocating new funds to the market or raising cash in my portfolio.
My primary way to add some additional 'dry powder' to energy on declines is via buy-write option orders.
Both Digital Turbine and BioDelivery Sciences have done well in 2019.
This strategy, which involves buy-write options, may not be the bravest but is a comfortable one in the current market environment.
The smaller names are down substantially from their 52-week highs.
The main concern for investors remains escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
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