Johnston Investment Counsel

Life the Way You Planned It…

Johnston Investment Counsel (JIC) is an independent, fee-only, comprehensive financial planning, investment management and consulting firm that has been in business since 1997. We are fiduciaries working with both individual and institutional clients.

JIC understands that today’s financial lives are complicated. Our financial planning process seeks to reduce our clients’ financial concerns allowing them to focus on life’s more important activities.

From our physical headquarters is in Peoria, Illinois, we serve clients throughout Illinois, the nation and internationally.

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Recent News & Information

Monthly Returns

Monthly Returns

Years ago, a study in the Journal of Business of the University of Chicago a researcher named Sidney Wachtel found that stocks tend to go up more in January than in the other months – something dubbed the “January Effect”. In addition, over time, we have “learned” that markets tend to decline during the […]

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Less Stuff to Carry Around

Less Stuff to Carry Around

Many people are not carrying around all the stuff they once did. For example, your phone is now your camera and your earbuds replaced your old Walkman. Your phone also functions as your GPS, email and text sender and receiver, and the mobile apps function in ways that once required a computer.

The consolidation […]

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Inflation:  Costs and Benefits

Inflation: Costs and Benefits

For someone saving for the cost of future retirement, inflation erodes your future purchasing power. One of your investment objectives is likely to have a return greater than the drag of inflation.

Believe it or not, the government (specifically the IRS) will periodically increase certain thresholds for the impacts of inflation. For […]

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