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Dow stages nearly 590-point comeback after worst week since October

“I think it took a weekend’s pause to realize the world wasn’t coming to an end,” said Michael Farr of the D.C.-based investment advisory firm Farr, Miller and…

Jun 21, 2021 | Washington Post

Enjoy this bull market, but investors shouldn’t get complacent

When bull markets last for a number of years, it feels normal to make money. Stock investors smile more, look a little smug at times and believe that they’re p…

May 26, 2021 | CNBC.com

Stock Selloff Accelerates After Powell’s Comments

“The uncertain market got an uncertain message,” said Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. “It was a reiteration of a wait-and-see approac…

Mar 4, 2021 | The Wall Street Journal

The stock market is ending 2020 at record highs, even as the virus surges and millions go hungry

“That a pandemic-induced economic shutdown of epic proportion has been digested with stocks ending the year 15 percent higher is mind-blowing,” said Michael Fa…

Dec 31, 2020 | Washington Post

Michael Farr says Tesla is too risky a bet for most investors

There is no law prohibiting stupidly expensive from becoming moronically expensive. Moreover, speculative companies that actually achieve explosive sales and p…

Dec 27, 2020 | CNBC.com

Survey: Top market experts say stocks likely to continue bull run in 2021

“Monetary stimulus has kept the economy alive, but has been ineffective at sparking even a little inflation,” says Michael K. Farr, CEO of Farr, Miller & Washi…

Dec 22, 2020 | Bankrate

Wall Street wraps up a monster November

“Industrials and value names have started to climb this year as the market strength continued to broaden in the month of November,” said Michael Farr, presiden…

Nov 30, 2020 | Washington Post

What a Joe Biden Presidency Will Mean for Markets

“The markets are telling us that the outcome of the presidential race may be less important than what’s happened with Congress,” said Michael Farr, president o…

Nov 8, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

Voters choose Biden to rebuild U.S. economy battered by pandemic

“No incumbent has kept the White House in a year where there was a recession and 10 percent-plus stock-market decline since 1952. It seems that President Trump…

Nov 7, 2020 | Washington Post

Dow jumps 367 points as Wall Street looks past election uncertainty

Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington, said the post-election rally mirrors what happened in 2016, when investors reckoned with an unexpected re…

Nov 4, 2020 | Washington Post

Dow caps volatile October with worst weekly finish since March

If Biden wins, Farr suspects that a rescue package would not arrive until after the inauguration but that it would be “a big one.” If Trump wins, he said, Cong…

Oct 30, 2020 | Washington Post

Wall Street Week Ahead: Big tech nervousness prompts calls to diversify

It might be a good idea to trim some tech exposure if the position has gotten too overweighted, but the sector’s gains are largely being driven by fundamentals…

Oct 16, 2020 | Reuters News Wire

Survey: Just 22% of experts see the stock market outperforming over next 5 years

“Starting valuations, which are a very good predictor of future returns, are still very high,” says Michael K. Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington, LL…

Oct 15, 2020 | Bankrate

Dow soars 465 points as Trump news, stimulus talks power U.S. stocks

As news headlines change and more “October Surprises” emerge, sharp moves in the markets should be expected, said Michael Farr, president of wealth management …

Oct 8, 2020 | Washington Post

Stocks cut losses after broad sell-off; Dow slides more than 500 points

Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington, said a coronavirus resurgence in Europe has the United Kingdom considering another shutdown, triggeri…

Sep 21, 2020 | Washington Post

U.S. stocks nosedive as tech saps rally; Dow slides more than 800 points

Michael Farr, president of wealth management firm Farr, Miller & Washington, said that in a normal market, investors could expect a 10 to 15 percent declin…

Sep 3, 2020 | Washington Post

Rising stock market would be in the red without a handful of familiar names

“The dependence on such a small number of megacap stocks is not a healthy sign for the markets or the economy at large,” said Michael Farr, chief executive of …

Aug 19, 2020 | Washington Post

Op-Ed: The next stimulus should be spent on job training and rebuilding a better American economy

The Fed is now encouraging additional government spending to stave off a deeper recession. Congress and the White House are bickering over this spending packa…

Aug 16, 2020 | CNBC.com