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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: Is the Consumer Really Back? Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 9:26 AM ET
    Growth in Consumer Credit

    Recent economic data has raised investor hopes that a resurgent US consumer will lead a "V-shaped" recovery rather than the "U-shaped" version that many economists had previously expected.

  • Farr: Goldman Was Naughty! Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 1:08 PM ET

    Wall Street’s truths are hard won, hard learned, and too often forgotten. The balmy breezes of strong earnings and improving economic data continue to waft and are embraced by investors who are enjoying this wonderful respite after last year’s unpleasantness.

  • Farr: Why Don't We Sell Everything? Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 4:11 PM ET

    We've recently received questions from clients that go something like this, "If you are so nervous about the stock market after it has run-up 40% in 3 months, why do I have only 10%-15% cash in my equity portfolio?"