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

Reducing Volatility

Reducing Volatility

There is an easy solution to reduce the volatility of your investment portfolio.

No, we are not suggesting you increase your cash allocation. We all now that will simply eliminate any future purchasing power – in many ways that is the riskiest strategy (that conversation for another time).

And, diversification will only […]

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IRA Contributions During Retirement

IRA Contributions During Retirement

Here are a couple of common questions those over 65 ask about IRA’s. Can I contribute to an IRA or a Roth IRA? When I start taking required minimum distributions (RMD) can I reinvest some or all of it back to IRA or Roth IRA?

If you have earned income you can contribute the lower […]

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Energy Independence Achieved

Energy Independence Achieved

Quietly, the United States economy passed an extraordinary milestone. As of October, America became energy independent for the first time. As recently as 2008, the U.S. had spent 4% of its gross domestic product to purchase foreign oil and gas.

The shift is from a dramatic increase in crude oil and natural gas […]

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