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

The Value of Diversification

The Value of Diversification

It’s not always easy to grasp the value of diversification—why, in other words, it’s better to own many stocks inside a mutual fund than one or two stocks on their own. But recent research conducted by Arizona State U. finance professor Hendrik Bessembinder offers some insight.

Bessembinder is not afraid of numbers. He calculated […]

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Population Decline

Population Decline

You’ve probably read some alarming statistics about the world becoming overpopulated, unable to feed itself, and meanwhile using up all the fresh water and energy that is available. If you found these reports disturbing, and believe that humans are multiplying like jackrabbits, then here’s some good news: it appears that the human birthrate is […]

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Low Volatility

Low Volatility

While the U.S. stock market tests new highs, and valuations keep rising farther above long-term averages, you may not have noticed something very odd about our current bull market. The last six and a half years have set a record for lowest market volatility, and the past 299 trading days, starting in November of […]

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