Jim Willie

Jim Willie CB is a statistical analyst in marketing research and retail forecasting. He holds a PhD in Statistics. His career has stretched over 25 years. He aspires to thrive in the financial editor world, unencumbered by the limitations of economic credentials. Visit his free website to find articles from topflight authors at  www.GoldenJackass.com. For personal questions about subscriptions, contact him at  JimWillieCB@aol.com

Articles by Jim Willie

Mark down June 10, 2005 as the day the great commodity bull market resumed. The USDollar continued to rise, but that story must be put aside. The euro currency finally reacted to the much anticipated EU votes. The real story was the move...
In the last 18 to 24 months, two key "False GO Signals" lifted the gold price from its low in 2003 of $320 per ounce to its recent high of $455 in December 2004. The markets finally figured it out though, and the gold price has languished...
In the past few years, a remarkable parallel can be seen emerging between financial markets and the laws which govern physical motion. In the world of science, we call this field physics. In most high schools and colleges familiar to me,...
One cannot blame any institution from wanting to present a brighter picture than reality, to paint a rosier description in order to impress, perhaps even to minimize or deny some elements of weakness. Ask any person being interviewed for a...
My greatest fear is that the USGovt and US Fed will actively pursue and promote a recession in order to prevent ongoing energy demand from creating a series of oil price spikes. Recession uses less oil than war!!! Somewhere wisdom might be...
The world functions upon a greatly different world chessboard compared to seven decades ago. Conditions inside the United States are as different nowadays versus the 1930 decade, as that Great Depression Era was compared to the Roman...
Much as home builders and mortgage associations and national realtors and REIT managers would like to deny, strong parallels exist between the housing bubble and the tech stock bubble in 1999. We all know how the Nasdaq stock index...
The term "Petro-Dollar" has been bandied about for years. In my travels, much has been mentioned in indirect terms about it, with assumptions of its nature and structural significance. It is mentioned often carelessly when talking about...
This time-honored question has historically been debated within the province of gender battle. Banter between the sexes has countered machismo, never to set the record straight on true satisfaction and lasting harmony among partners....
The Japanese developed a technical analysis set of tools called "Candlesticks" which goes far beyond the simple depiction of a chart as a white bar for a rising day (or week), and a colored red or black bar for a declining day (or week)....

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With gold stolen by Conquistador Francisco Pizarro from the Inca Empire in 1532, Spain financed its conquest of Europe.