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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: Assessing The Fed's Actions Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 9:59 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    The Fed has been on a deliberate path toward inflating financial asset prices, and in this endeavor the central bank has enjoyed much success. Most notably, the stock market is up nearly 19% since the year's low on July 2. The Fed believes that higher stock prices will lead to improved consumer confidence and spending.

  • Farr: Jobs Number Raises Questions Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 10:46 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    In my opinion, it will take several months of positive job additions in the 150K+ range before the Fed feels comfortable that the employment situation is getting better. There is still a very high level of unemployed people as well as people who remain out of the labor force because they are frustrated. Therefore, we would expect QE2 to go ahead as planned.

  • Farr: Election No Panacea Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Voters seem to believe that a split Congress and increased gridlock is the best way to achieve these ends, and I don't disagree.