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

Inverted Yield Curve

Inverted Yield Curve

Economists have discovered that an inverted yield curve could be a warning signal of a recession to come.

A what? A yield curve is a map of bond yields for different maturities — one month, three months, six months, 1, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all the way in between for 30 years. Generally, the borrower […]

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Index Fluctuations

Index Fluctuations

Index investing isn’t very interesting, right? This seems particularly true with all the large cap indicators like the S&P 500, which include large, permanent, steady titans of the worldwide market.

Or is it? The S&P 500 actually added and got rid of three stocks in the past year- Advanced Micro Devices, Raymond James, Inc. and Alexandria […]

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Enhancing Value of Your Charitable Contributions

Enhancing Value of Your Charitable Contributions

You might recall that when the tax legislation was being debated, there was plenty of chatter around the risk that Congress would completely remove the deduction for charitable gifts. This Republican-backed proposition never made it into the final Tax Cuts + Jobs Act, but the tax changes could end up having a similar impact on […]

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