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Michael Yoshikami

Michael Yoshikami
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Michael Yoshikami, Ph.D., CFP®, is CEO, founder and chairman of Destination Wealth Management's Investment Committee at Destination. Founded in 1986, Destination is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent, wealth-management firm. He leads the research initiatives at DWM and develops tactical allocation strategies for firm portfolios.

Michael is also finance professor at the National University of Singapore and authors finance white papers for the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS.

Michael was named by Barron's as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He holds a BS in business administration, MBA and Ph.D. in education. He is also a Certified Financial Planner®.

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  • Welcome to the world of the fluctuating U.S. dollar. After gathering considerable strength against the euro for many months, the greenback reversed course last week with the most dramatic valuation swing in years.

  • Yoshikami: The Government Bond Stampede Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 2:45 AM ET
    Global Markets

    Seems like everybody nowadays is interested in buying government bonds, but the reasons differ depending on who you are. The Bank of Japan announced they would increase the purchases of their own sovereign debt following in the footsteps of the Bank of England who also stated they would purchase gilts.

  • The government is moving towards a budget that will raise the national deficit to almost $2 trillion dollars.  $2,000,000,000,000.  That's a lot of zeroes!  Even the Chinese have expressed concern over U.S. deficits. And when the Chinese, the biggest buyer of U.S. debt, begin voice concerns, you know deficits are real and something to be worried about.