Jim Willie's Contributions

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...

TFMR Podcast - Monday, June 3 - A Visit With The Jackass

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

In lieu of a podcast today, here's an informal discussion of current events with our old friend, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

This was meant to be a wide-ranging discussion where the conversation takes Jim and I to wherever we end up. And everything was fine...until...at...

Here Comes Jackass Cottontail

It's a holiday weekend. You know what that means...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 11:47am

What's a holiday weekend at TFMR without a visit with our old friend, The Golden Jackass himself, Jim Willie.

Over the course of this call, we primarily update a few of the recurring themes we've been following for the past few years, namely...

  • Ongoing de-dollarization
  • ...

2018 In Review With Jim Willie

Jim Willie recaps 2018 and looks ahead to 2019.

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

In his own inimitable fashion, our old pal The Golden Jackass stopped by today to share his thoughts on the year that was and the year that soon will be.

This podcast can be broken into two segments. In the first, Jim lists nine events or topics that dominated 2018. Some of these you'...

Your Holiday Weekend Jackass

Jim Willie gets us ready for year end and 2019.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 9:46am

We'll speak with Jim again in a few weeks for our annual year-in-review and look ahead. For today, however, I thought we should mainly focus upon the three main subjects that have Jim's attention into the end of 2018.

And those three, primary topics are:

  • The ongoing
  • ...

Discussing De-Dollarization with Da Jackass

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:26pm

A perceived acceleration toward the end of US dollar hegemony has been a hot topic here at TFMR this week. Thus, we thought it should be the primary topic for our holiday weekend Jim Willie discussion, too.

Looking Ahead with The Jackass

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 8:30am

It's another three-day US market holiday weekend so The Golden Jackass, Jim Willie, stopped by on Friday to discuss the present situation and look forward to what promises to be a volatile and unpredictable summer.