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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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  • Earnings Scorecard: Schizophrenia! Sunday, 19 Jul 2009 | 11:51 PM ET

    So far, earnings this quarter have painted a mixed picture, some good some bad, but they're far from the disaster some had feared.

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    With all the talk of the United States in decline (and China on the upswing) there's one inescapable fact that often gets lost in the debate — China and the U.S. are dependent on each other and if either country flounders, there will be a dramatic negative effects on both economies.

  • Yoshikami: A No Jobs Recovery Is Bad News Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 12:57 AM ET

    With talk of recovery in the United States filling the economic debate, it's important to ask what is meant by the term recovery.  Semantics matter.