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Michael Yoshikami

Michael Yoshikami
Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management

Michael Yoshikami, Ph.D., CFP®, is CEO and Founder of Destination Wealth Management and Chairman of DWM's Portfolio Strategy Committee.

Founded in 1986, Destination is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent firm that provides fee-based wealth management services to institutional and individual investors. Michael was named by Barron's as one of the "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors" six years in a row (2009 – 2014).

Michael has over 30 years of experience in the investment management and financial planning field. He oversees the economic viewpoints of the firm and the integration into client portfolios. As Chairman of the Portfolio Strategy Committee, he oversees the macro tactical asset allocation weightings for client portfolios. Additionally, he works with Destination's investment team in integrating behavioral investing strategies with the firm's core fundamental perspective.

Michael provides commentary to Reuters, Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, and other international publications and publishes a weekly investment market/investing report that examines the macro environment and its impact on investment decisions.

He holds a Ph.D. in education, and has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation.


  • Yoshikami: China's Got Cash! Sunday, 17 May 2009 | 10:35 PM ET
    People walk at a shopping street Tuesday, May 1, 2007 in Shanghai, China. May Day, on May 1, is traditionally the day socialist countries honor their workers, but in modern communist China the day kicks off a week-long Golden Week holiday which the government hopes will encourage its citizens to travel and spend, thereby boosting the economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    The secret is out. After years of whispers in the economic dark President Obama said out loud what we have all known was a fundamental truth: China is the banker to the United States and buying the debt that keeps the American economy moving forward. This is globalization at work though a condition not desirable to the United States.

  • Yoshikami: A Less Gloomy Dr. Doom? Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 2:07 AM ET

    Nouriel Roubini, otherwise known as Dr. Doom, was interviewed on CNBC today where he outlined his views on the world economy. As usual he continued his warnings about significant issues facing the global economy. His arguments on the theme that denial of a deleveraging world is a dangerous position to take was as always, very thoughtful.

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    Now that Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting has concluded, it's time to stand back and assess the lessons provided by Warren Buffett in his comments to the faithful in Omaha. As is usually the case, his wisdom can be instructive for all investors particularly in today's difficult market environment.