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 Farr, Miller & Washington, he was a Principal with Alex, Brown & Sons.

Mr. Farr has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC's Nightly News, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report. Mr. Farr is heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. And he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, Businessweek, USA Today, and many other publications. His market blogs can be found on CNBC.com, HuffingtonPost.com and Politico.com.

He 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.

Mr. Farr is an award-winning author of three books. The first, "A Million Is Not Enough", was published by Hachette Book Group USA in 2008. That was followed by "The Arrogance Cycle", 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.

He is the Chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Sibley Hospital; he is also a Trustee of the Board of Trustees of Sewanee, The University of the South; he is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of the Salvation Army; he is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Ford's Theatre; he is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Traveler's Aid Society, Nation's Capital Progress Foundation, the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of the Neediest Kids.

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

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


  • Farr: Good Jobs Report — Is QE2 Working? Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    The ADP Employment report showed stronger than expected jobs gains for the month of December...This is very good news and extrapolated would indicate an additional 3.5 million jobs in 2011.

  • Farr: Top Ten Stocks for 2011 Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 1:42 PM ET

    Every year for the last five years, Farr, Miller & Washington publishes our ten favorite names for the upcoming year. I own the list personally.

  • California Suburbs

    Data out this week confirmed one of the Fed's greatest fears—housing prices are double-dipping. The S&P Case-Shiller Index of 20 major metropolitan areas fell for the third straight month in October, taking the index back to its lowest level since April 2010. And while the index is still 4.4 percent above the April 2009 low, the new trend suggests that we may easily test those lows in the months to come.