Michael K. Farr

CEO & Founder of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC

Michael K. Farr
  • Longest-running paid contributor for CNBC television and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, BloombergTV, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report
  • Hosts a weekly podcast called FarrCast, where he covers wealth strategies and financial news
  • Highly sought-after speaker who focuses on topics such as investing, retirement, the current economic situation, the Federal Reserve, and more

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Michael K. Farr is the CEO and Founder of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC, a Washington, DC-based wealth management firm. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the firm. Prior to founding Farr, Miller & Washington in 1996, he was a Principal with Alex, Brown & Sons. Farr’s position as a DC based manager places him with unique insight into the collision of Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

Michael is the longest-running paid contributor for CNBC television and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, BloombergTV, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report. He can also be heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio, and National Public Radio (NPR). Michael has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, Businessweek, USA Today, and many other publications. His market blogs can be found on CNBC.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and Politico.com. Michael also hosts a weekly podcast called FarrCast, which is available on iTunes and other major podcast-streaming platforms for worldwide distribution. 

Michael is a highly sought-after speaker who focuses on topics such as investing, retirement, the current economic situation, the Federal Reserve, and much more. He has presented alongside Federal Reserve Presidents, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, financial leaders, and economic forecasters at various speaking engagements around the country. Michael has delivered presentations at a wide range of events, including the YPO Economic Summit, the Economic Club of Memphis, the University of Delaware, Matheson Financial Advisors Conference, and the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, the American College of Trial Lawyers (800 attendees), and numerous events hosted by Fidelity Investments.

He is the author of the book, A Million Is Not Enough, published by Hachette Book Group USA in 2008, and The Arrogance Cycle, which was released in September 2011 by Globe Pequot Press. His third book, Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment, was released in March of 2013 by Headline Books Inc. and received a Finalist Award from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Current Events and Social Change category.

Michael is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, National Association for Business Economics, The World Presidents’ Organization, International Atlantic Economic Society, and The Washington Association of Money Managers. 

Michael is also founding Chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of Sibley Memorial Hospital and of HEROES, Inc. He is a Director of Goal Financial, LLC and Atlas Financial Services Group, Ltd. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Salvation Army, Chairman of the Travelers Aid Society, and a Trustee of Sewanee, The University of the South, Ford’s Theatre, Nation’s Capital Progress Foundation, the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation, and Neediest Kids.

Michael is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is married and has two children.

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Michael Farr Tells You What To Watch In Markets

Wallstreet, Washington and The World. 

Everything has a price. Congressional decisions, international events, acts of terrorism, and even hurricanes drive the prices of stocks and bonds on Wall Street. It is a fascinating inter-connected global fabric that simultaneously creates billionaires and paupers. Michael tackles the complex issues and translates them into clear, everyday language in a style that is considered, entertaining, and informative.

Is the Trade Dispute with China the Next Cold War?

Forget the Politics. We Need Immigrants to Grow the US Economy. Period.

Wealth Disparity Has Social Implications But Can Cripple Economic Growth

Michael explains why half the world’s wealth in the hands of just eight people can be a really bad thing economically.

Does a Trade War with China Make Sense?  

It may not work, but not addressing the theft of technology and intellectual property makes far less sense.

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