Jody ChudleyJody Chudley

Jody Chudley is a contributing analyst to Lifetime Income Report and Contract Income Alert. Jody is a qualified accountant with a degree in Finance from Brandon University. After spending fifteen years in various finance and planning roles with an international financial institution, Jody set out to manage his portfolio on a full-time basis.

His background in finance has made him an expert in deciphering financial statements, and his Canadian base of operations has provided him with direct access to the resource sector. He has written for various websites and financial magazines with a focus on the resource sector and contrarian investment opportunities.


An “Emerging” High-Yield Debt Opportunity

Many of the top investors in the world gathered in New York on May 8, 2017, at the Ira Sohn Investment Conference. It is pretty rare that at least one really good idea doesn’t come from a conference where a group this good is assembled. And this year one particular piece of data caught my eye that you should know about...

Interest Rates Won’t Bust Our Bonds

As a bond investor, you might be wondering how concerned you should be about the prospect of interest rates rising under President Trump? Let’s check out the history of our types of bonds, and how we can expect our positions to fair in current interest rate conditions...

Sound The Alarm – Stock Valuations Are So Stretched Smart Hedge Funds Are Returning Cash

Last time I checked hedge fund managers were in the business of making money. So when hedge fund managers (especially really, really smart ones) start returning cash to their investors and thereby forego fees for themselves… I sit up and pay attention. What in the world would possess a self-interested hedge fund manager to volunteer for a big pay cut?

The Era of Free Banking Has Ended — Here Is What You Need to Know…

Traditionally, banks have been happy to pay us to keep our cash on deposit and then make money by lending it out to borrowers at higher rates. They still do that, of course, but what has happened is that the margin (the spread between deposit and lending rates) that the banks are able to earn has been squeezed as rates have reached incredibly low levels. Let’s think of how this changes our relationship with our bank….

Short Supply and Strong Demand

We’re now almost a decade past the collapse of the U.S. housing market… yet the hangover still lingers and influences behavior across the country. From a big oversupply at the peak of the housing bubble, we are now, 10 years later, facing an undersupply of homes for sale. This is a good time to check on our K Hovnanian Homes bonds…

Put Away Your Compass and Map… Here’s How “to Track” the High-Yield Bond Market

There is very little chance that you are ever going to see how the high-yield market has performed unless you go looking for it. Even then, finding answers isn’t easy unless you know exactly where to look. As a high-yield bond investor, I thought you might like to be able to track how the high-yield market is doing on a regular basis. Here’s how to do just that, and an update on our Gymboree bonds…