Welcome to the FarrCast, hosted by Michael Farr, president and CEO of Washington DC wealth management firm, Farr, Miller & Washington. The FarrCast brings you up to date news from Washington, Wall St., and Main St., and discusses what it means for you and your future investments. Each week Michael will have guests with insights into economics, policy, personal 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.
Snow is coming to DC and Michael is back in studio to bring you another great FarrCast!
Kenny Polcari calls in from his new gig, and says the markets feel good. The markets are expecting a trade deal, but not getting too far ahead of itself. Markets are reasonably priced after rising out of the despair of December. The markets started low, but Kenny sees a piece meal trade deal coming together, and the markets having a constructive year.
Dan Mahaffee is back on the FarrCast to give us the insight from Capitol Hill. The China deal still has a long way to go, and China’s history speaks to a deep cultural resistance to a technology deal. Both sides need a win, so financial access issues and tariff suspension might be declared a win, but deep divides remain. Moving on to Europe, the Munich Security Conference has shown how deep the divide is now between the US and our allies. Yet Dan says unless it hits pocketbooks, ultimately American voters don’t care.
For our third segment, Michael welcomes Greg Valliere to the studio. Greg has long been one of the leading policy analysts writing for the financial industry. Greg parses the latest moves from the Democrats – and how those moves strengthen Trump with his base. In a wide ranging conversation, Greg and Michael handicap the early stages of the 2020 Presidential race, the Fed and interest rates, and the forecast for the economy.
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