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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.


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    In this difficult investment environment, it's a daunting task to choose which stocks to invest in. But there are some basic strategies that can help investors make the right selection even in these times.

  • Yoshikami: How to Profit off a Weak Dollar Monday, 25 May 2009 | 8:55 PM ET
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    With U.S. deficits rising at a record pace, the possibility that America will lose its AAA investment rating is becoming more and more plausible. While this scenario far from inevitable, there is certainly concern that rising debt levels will decrease the creditworthiness of the U.S. government. The result — a weaker dollar.

  • 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.