Welcome to the FarrCast, hosted by Michael Farr, Chief Market Strategist of Hightower Advisors and President and CEO of Washington DC wealth management firm, Farr, Miller & Washington. Each week Michael will have guests with insights into economics, policy, finance, and the intersections between them all. Listen in not just for analysis of what has happened, but for the forecast of where the markets are going.
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Line in the Sand
This week's FarrCast kicks off with Michael Farr and Jim Iuorio analyzing the whipsaws of the markets. Jim tells us that while the pullback is ultimately healthy, there may be a bigger airpocket ahead. Next, Dan Mahaffee joins for a discussion of the hectic week in Washington. Congress wants to leave for Christmas, but there is much still on the table.
In the special guest segment, Michael takes a look at the real estate market with Greg Economos and Frank Saul. Their experience in single family, multi-family, and commercial real estate and construction helps work through the distortions in the real estate market post-pandemic, and sets the stage for what the economic and investment issues are.
Watch for a special bonus edition of the FarrCast this weekend as Michael continues his conversation with Frank and Greg.
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Here's the Future!
On this week's FarrCast, Michael Farr has an extended discussion with the ever insightful Jack Bouroudjian. It's a conversation not to be missed as Jack peels back the layers of the new normal, discusses what it's like to be an immigrant to technology, parses the structural changes happening around us -- and gives us insight into how it all impacts the investing landscape.
But first, Michael welcomes Kenny Polcari for a discussion on the markets, and why Kenny sees pitfalls in the new year. And Dan Mahaffee gives us the latest from Washington and what the prospects for the BBB bill.
It's the FarrCast! Wall Street, Washington, and The World.
And Another Thing!
Infrastructure week has come and gone, but all eyes are on inflation numbers. Michael Farr welcomes trader Jim Iuorio to talk about the effects of inflation on the commodities complex; political analyst Dan Mahaffee discusses the political conundrums facing the Biden administration; and Michael's special guest Jenny Harrington talks about longer run investment strategy, plus Jenny shares her insights into the difference between market speculation and investing.
Bringing you experts and insiders, it's The FarrCast: Wall Street, Washington, and The World!
Riot in the Happiest Place on Earth
Welcome to another episode of The FarrCast! This week host Michael Farr starts the show by welcoming Jim Lebenthal of Cerity Partners. Jim is bullish in the short term and Jim is bullish in the long term -- but he says the path from from short to long could be rough, and patience is a virtue. Next up, Michael is joined by political analyst Dan Mahaffee for a look at the Virginia governor's race, and what it suggests for the midterms.
For our special guest segment, Michael welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, Distinguished Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Dr. Lacker shares his view of the economic outlook and gives us a hint of what goes on behind the scenes at The Fed.
Bringing you experts and insiders -- it's The FarrCast: Wall Street, Washington, and The World!
More of a Bleep Than a Blip
This week sees nearly a third of the S&P500 companies deliver their earnings, and we've had some strange days in the equity markets. Have no fear -- Jim Iuorio joins the FarrCast this week to make some sense of the odd moves! As the Democrats come to the wire on the social spending bill, Dan Mahaffee goes through what taxes are likely to make the final bill -- and which aren't. And for this week's special guest, Michael Farr welcomes Bankrate's Mark Hamrick to analyze the GDP and unemployment numbers.
Bringing you insight into Wall Street, Washington, and The World -- it's The FarrCast!
The Cal Ripken Jr. Approach to Politics
Listen in this week as Michael Farr brings you another panel of experts and insiders to talk Wall Street, Washington, and The World.
First up is Jim Lebenthal who says the equity markets are easing into another leg up -- but while he's optimistic, he reminds us that normal markets always face risk. Political analyst Dan Mahaffee discusses developments in China that have passed under the radar, and gives his insight into the continuing negotiations on Biden's social spending agenda. He says a deal is in the making.
Michael is joined by special guest Lester Munson, whose insight into the intersection of diplomacy and politics has made him a Farr Cast fan favorite. Les gives an honest assessment of the stumbles, and strengths, of the Biden Administration's foreign policy, and the important issues they face next.
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