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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. Hightower Advisors, LLC is an SEC registered investment adviser. Securities are of ...
 
Australian rugby once had $40 million in the bank. Crowds over 100,000. TV audiences of 3 million. Today the Wallabies have sunk to their lowest world ranking ever. Off the field rugby is a "war zone" with a $20 million deficit last year alone. The Breakdown is a gripping podcast investigation from The Australian, exploring just how far "the game they play in heaven" has fallen - and why. Jessica Halloran and Claire Harvey have interviewed everyone from ex-PMs and billionaires to Wallabies l ...
 
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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…
 
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 ru…
 
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 Maha…
 
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 f…
 
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 developme…
 
Earnings season starts, and The FarrCast is here helping you see through the headlines! This week's show begins with a discussion with Kenny Polcari on the numbers, housing issues, and Don Ho. (It will all make sense when you hear it!) Michael then welcomes political analyst Dan Mahaffee and he finds a silver lining in the latest political turmoil …
 
The noise from Washington has been deafening on Wall Street and across the World -- and the FarrCast is here to help you sort through it all. Michael Farr welcomes Jim Iuorio and he tells why he thinks the correction, shallow though it is, might not be done. He shares his targets, and great advice on keeping discipline whether you are a short-term …
 
The fights on Capitol Hill are widening, and effecting more and more of the economy. On this week's FarrCast, Michael Farr welcomes Greg Valliere of AGF Investments, and the consumate inside analyst to explain what headlines are just noise -- and what is going on behind the scenes that can hurt investors (and the broader economy.) While an agreemen…
 
Season Five! Can you believe it? The FarrCast kicks off its fifth season with Jim Lebenthal, Dan Mahaffee, and special guest, Stephanie Link. Bringing you insight into Wall Street, Washington, and The World -- this week Michael and guests talk about the market pullback: is it a harbinger of future trouble, or a buying opportunity? The latest on Chi…
 
On the final summer FarrCast episode, Michael Farr and Dan Mahaffee take a look beyond the headlines at China. The CCP has made a calculation that money is more important to western democracies than principles, but the tables have turned and many of the same questions are now being asked of China. But first, Michael welcomes Kenny Polcari for a dis…
 
We've made it to September, and the FarrCast is bringing you another special before we begin Season Five later in September. Michael Farr welcomes Jim Lebenthal of Cerity Partners and CNBC for a discussion on market. Jim reminds us as the markets climb to new highs: don't confuse a bull market with brains. Investing may seem easy now, but it's not.…
 
August is supposed to be the month the headlines slowdown -- but we always keep an eye on them on the FarrCast and this week bring a special summer episode with Dan Mahaffee and Jim Lebenthal. Michael Farr discusses the political impact of the Afghanistan debacle with Dan, and what that impact could mean to the Biden domestic policy agenda moving a…
 
It's another great FarrCast this week, beginning with our great friend, Kenny Polcari. Michael and Kenny discuss the market getting "tired" and expect a wobble in the fall. The bull market should continue, but keep some powder dry as bargains appear. For our dive into Washington, Michael welcomes Lester Munson this week to explain what the Senate v…
 
The FarrCast comes to you with an abbreviated edition this week, but still an episode packed with insight into Wall Street, Washington, and The World. Michael Farr begins with a state of the markets, and they are pretty good, in spite of Monday's sell-off. The rumors of the end of the world proved to be exaggerated. Dan Mahaffee joins with insight …
 
The summer continues and markets keep inching upwards. Listen to the FarrCast for what is appearing on the horizon! Michael Farr welcomes Kenny Polcari to talk markets and Kenny says the Fed has done a remarkable job managing the shock to the economy so far -- and it never pays to fight the Fed. He expects seasonal weakness, but the economy is rebu…
 
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it -- we truly believe this is one of our best! Michael Farr begins by welcoming Jim Lebenthal who gives us sage counsel on navigating the emotional pulls of the market. He reminds us that corrections always come, and when we are in a correction, it always feels like something much worse. …
 
Markets continue to flirt with all time highs this summer as the US restarts from the pandemic. This week Michael welcomes special guest Stephanie Link for a talk about the Goldilocks market -- and what can upset it. Stephanie has said on CNBC that some inflation will be transitory, where some won't and she goes into more detail about where she see…
 
The Fed meeting has come and Jerome Powell says they are now "talking about talking about" tapering and the eventual raising of rates. What does it mean for the investing landscape? Listen to the FarrCast as Michael Farr speaks with experts on Wall Street (Jim Lebenthal, who says you have to stay invested), Washington (Dan Mahaffee, who tells us th…
 
On this week's episode, Michael Farr welcomes special guest Jenny Harrington for a discussion of how to buy in a market at all time highs. It's easy to buy low and sell high -- but when stocks are expensive to begin with, buying high and selling higher is tricky (but not impossible!) But first, Michael begins the show with Kenny Polcari and a look …
 
The summer doldrums have come to the markets, but does it mean it's time to sell and wait? Michael Farr welcomes Jim Iuorio from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange who says he remains constructive on the markets as the recovery continues. Political analyst Dan Mahaffee joins to discuss the latest news from the MidEast. Is Netanyahu's dominance of Isra…
 
The markets are beginning to hit the summer doldrums, but that's not a time for investor complacency! Michael Farr welcomes guest Jim Lebenthal of CNBC and Cerity Partners for a dive into the markets. Jim says the markets can expect some choppiness, but he expects another leg up before the end of the year that will reward the patient investor. Poli…
 
This week has seen volatility continue, and wild swings in cryptocurrencies. Michael Farr welcomes Kenny Polcari for a dive into what's going on in the markets. Kenny says the choppiness is likely to continue, and he's not worried -- but you have to do your homework. Process is boring, but boring can yield results. Dan Mahaffee joins Michael for a …
 
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