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.


  • We know that jobs aren’t being added and that consumers have their saving hats on.  Neither offers much encouragement for speedy recovery. But pay attention to stocks.

  • Farr: Market Irrationality and Wal-Mart Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:19 PM ET

    If we've learned anything from the past decade, it is that the stock market can be irrational and it can remain so for long periods of time.

  • Farr: The Fed Reverses its Policy Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 4:04 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    We continue to believe (and the Fed appears to agree) that a stabilization in housing is key to any self-sustaining economic recovery. Therefore, it should not come as a major surprise that the Fed changed course and decided to maintain the size of its portfolio.