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

Investments for the Long Run

Investments for the Long Run

A common tool used by financial advisors is something called the Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns. As you can see from the following chart, the rank order of different asset classes (color coded; top is highest performers, lowest is worst returns), is generally random.

See for yourself whether you can discern any pattern. […]

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Costly States

Costly States

Which state has the highest (lowest) taxes? The answer turns out to be surprisingly complicated.

If you look at state income taxes, and assuming a decent to high level of income, California immediately jumps to the bottom of the list. It’s highest state income tax bracket is 13.3% — higher than second-place Hawaii […]

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ESG Investing

ESG Investing

An increasing number of investors considering the social impact of their investment dollars – for a variety of reasons. Some investors want to avoid supporting companies or industries which, in their opinion, are not making the world a better place — such as weapons manufacturers, tobacco companies, or firms that have a track record […]

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