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

CEO vs. Staff Salaries

CEO vs. Staff Salaries

The growing wealth gap in America is only being accentuated by the increasing number of people unemployed because of this pandemic. However, something that is becoming abundantly clearer because of these times is how much more CEOs are making than the workers that we call “essential” being paid minimum wage.

In 2019 business.org did a study […]

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Negative Yields In Our Future?

Negative Yields In Our Future?

Imagine a world where YOU pay banks for letting them hold your cash.  While it may sound like a scam, starting in 2014, the European Central Bank started offering negative interest rates to its depositors.  At the peak, $12.2 trillion of central bank deposits were paying negative interest rates.

According to Jana Randow and Yuko Takeo, […]

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“Smart” Investment Strategies

“Smart” Investment Strategies

Among other things, the National Association of College and University Business Officers surveys college endowments.  A recent survey listed $616 billion in assets among 104 colleges.  The chart shows the 40 largest.

Harvard is the largest with over $38 billion in assets, while the University of Richmond (at 40th) has $2.5 billion in assets.  Endowment assets are […]

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