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Michael K. Farr

Michael Farr
President and majority owner, Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

Michael K. Farr is president and majority owner of Farr, Miller & Washington LLC. He is chairman of the investment committee and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the firm. Prior to starting FM&W, he was a principal with Alex, Brown & Sons.

Farr is a paid contributor for CNBC television and has appeared on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "NBC's Nightly News," CNN, Bloomberg TV, Reuters and the "Nightly Business Report." Farr is heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. His market blogs can be found on CNBC.com, HuffingtonPost.com and Politico.com.

He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., National Association for Business Economics,The World Presidents' Organization, International Atlantic Economic Society and The Washington Association of Money Managers. He is the author of "A Million Is Not Enough" and "The Arrogance Cycle." His third book, "Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment," was released in March 2013 and is available on Amazon.

Farr is the chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation. He also serves on the board of trustees at Sibley Hospital; he is the former vice chairman of the board of the Salvation Army; a former member of the Board of Trustees of Ford's Theatre; the former chairman of the board of directors of the Traveler's Aid Society, Nation's Capitol Progress Foundation; and the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation. He also is a member of the board of the Neediest Kids.

He graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He is married and has two children.

Follow Michael K. Farr on Twitter @Michael_K_Farr or contact Farr on his website.

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  • Farr: Year-End Rally? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    There are a few things that may bring the retail investor back into the market in the near term: the elections may deliver a Republican majority in Congress, we are likely to get more clarity regarding the new bank regulatory landscape as the Basel Committee delivers their recommendations over the next few days/weeks and we are likely to get a report on the causes of the "flash crash" that has instilled fear in many a retail investor.

  • Farr: Want to Make Money? Don’t Buy Bonds! Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 1:54 PM ET

    Yes, I know that bond holders have been among the precious few investors to have enjoyed positive returns over the past ten years. Yes, I know that equity guys usually favor equities. I begin with these two disclaimers because of the intense criticism readers send in whenever I caution against buying bonds.

  • Farr: Data-filled Week Provides Little Clarity Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    The economic data released this week has been decidedly ambiguous, leading to sharp volatility in the stock and bond markets.