Jim Willie's Contributions

A Jackass Holiday Feast

Thursday, November 23, 2023 - 9:00am

It's another market holiday weekend...well, sort of. The U.S. markets are closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving and they reopen for an abbreviated session on Friday where the only entities trading the Comex PMs will be HFT algos and a few assorted Bank Monkeys who will be intent upon keeping...

Your Weekend Jackass

Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 9:00am

It's a three-day U.S. Market holiday weekend and it's somewhat of a tradition around here to bring in Jim Willie. So, here you go.

I had a time crunch in recording this podcast so we had to stick to a pretty strict schedule. However, there's still about 50 minutes of free range Jackass...

Yankee Doodle Jackass

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - 9:00am

Our old pal, The Golden Jackass, stops by for his annual mid-year update.

If you've been around TFMR for any length of time, then you know that we like to bring on Jim Willie whenever we have an extended, U.S. market holiday weekend. Tuesday brings Independence Day but Monday is Canada...

Jackass On His Way

Friday, April 7, 2023 - 10:38am

It's a three-day market holiday weekend...and that's a good thing, too, considering that the BLSBS came in at expectations and, as such, the Comex metals would likely be down today.

But we don't have to worry about that until Sunday evening or Monday. For today, though, if you want to...

Ring In 2023 With Some Jackass

Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 9:00am

In what has become an annual tradition, please take time to listen to this latest podcast with The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie....or, as he likes to call himself now, Viceroy James.

The "Viceroy James" part is a joke. Jim figures that if he's going to call me "Lord Hemke", then...

TFMR Podcast - Friday, September 8 - Jim Willie

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 3:00pm

Our old pal, Jim Willie, stops by for a visit today and this discussion could not be more timely so please be sure to carve out some time over the weekend to have a listen.

Since I'm out this afternoon, this audio will serve as your Friday podcast. I'll try to stop by the comments...

Your Holiday Jackass

Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 12:00pm

It can't be the U.S. Independence Day weekend without fireworks, apple pie and The Jackass. So here you go. An hour of mostly-uninterrupted Jackass consciousness for your holiday listening pleasure.

So what do Jim and I discuss here at the mid-point of 2022? To be honest, I don't...

Hippity, Hoppity, Jackass On His Way

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00pm

It's a market holiday weekend so you know what that means....

So, as per tradition, here is an update from our old friend, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie. It's always fun to venture off the beaten path when Jim stops by and his particular brand of out-of-the-box thinking and...

Thursday Conversation - 2021 into 2022 with Jim Willie

Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 3:00pm

As you know, it's tradition to have The Golden Jackass stop by in December to give us his thoughts on the year that was and the year to come. Internet connectivity issues precluded us from having this conversation last week but we finally got it done yesterday.

So here's a full hour of...

Thursday Conversation - Jim Willie

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 3:00pm

Well, here's something interesting....

Our old pal, Jim Willie, stops by today to share his thoughts on the current situation. And what "situation" is that? Well, it's best to just let The Jackass explain for himself.

And the "Thursday Conversation" format for this call sort...

Some Holiday Fireworks

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 1:00pm

I wasn't sure we could get it done but we did. So here is your holiday Jackass.

Again though, since this was put together on short notice, time was short, too. I'd promised MrsF my full attention Friday morning as we prepare Turdfork for the holiday weekend. This left little precious...

Some Jackass For Your Easter Basket

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:45am

It's a holiday weekend so you know what that means....

It has been since late 2020 that we've checked in with our old pal, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie. Never one to mince words or shy away from telling you what he really thinks, it's always a treat to hear from Jim and he...

Ringing In The Jackass

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 10:54am

2020 finally ends and 2021 begins. What better guest with whom to share New Year's Eve than our old pal, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

Jim and I had scheduled 90 minutes for this call but we spent the first 45 just shooting the bull and getting caught up. In the remaining...

Gobble Up Some Jackass

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:32pm

Whether you enjoy your holiday Jackass baked, smoked or deep fried, it's always a treat.

My old pal Jim and I will, of course, record our year-in-review in just five weeks. So, for today, I asked Jim to focus upon just one topic...this notion of a pending "Global Reset".


Fireworks with The Jackass

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 10:00am

It's another three-day, U.S. market holiday weekend so you know what that means...a visit from our friend, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

Much has changed since we last spoke with Jim a month ago...but much has stayed the same, too. If you want a reminder of where we left off...

Thursday Conversation - Jim Willie

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 9:00am

Our daily podcast series concludes today with a visit from our old pal, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie. As with all of the other discussions this week, this podcast today is FREE and PUBLICLY available to all. So please have a listen and, when you're done, feel free to forward some or...

Golden Jackass Time

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:04pm

It's a three-day market holiday weekend so you know what that means....a visit from The Golden Jackass, himself...Jim Willie. The last time we spoke was New Year's Eve and that seems like freaking years ago so, as you might expect, this is an update that you're going to want to hear.


For Auld Lang Jackass

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 1:24pm

Our old pal Jim Willie, The Golden Jackass, stops by today for his annual year-in-review and look ahead. If you can find some time over the holiday, you should be sure to have a listen.

As usual, Jim is full of valuable information. Over the course of this podcast, just a few of the...

Holiday Jackass

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:00am

It's a three-day US market holiday weekend. You know what that means! An update from The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

By now, you know the drill. I ask Jim to pontificate on three primary topics and Jim, of course, never disappoints. For this call, those three topics are:...

Thursday Conversation - Holiday Jackass

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 9:00am

It's not a full holiday weekend as the US markets will be open on Friday. Regardless, it's tradition around here to check in with Jim Willie for a mid-summer update so here you go.

As usual, we mainly tried to discuss three, major themes...though, as usual, the conversation often...