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 State of the Housing Market

The State of the Housing Market

During the past year ending September, homes sales have declined by 13%.  In combination with the volatility in stock prices, some are concerned about the condition of the U.S. economy.

In the past, housing market declines have been an indicator of a future decline in economic activity.  However, in the aggregate, we believe housing is sending […]

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The Level of Corporate Debt is Troubling

The Level of Corporate Debt is Troubling

The amount of corporate debt has recently reached $1 trillion. Research from Bloomberg News firm found that businesses have taken advantage of over a decade of low interest rates to make acquisitions – substantially increasing their debt load.

Looking at a few of the acquisitions, the investigators found that companies commonly borrowed two to six times […]

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Who Has Benefited From the Stock Market Recovery

Who Has Benefited From the Stock Market Recovery

Since the economy and stock markets have been doing well, we have been told that the U.S. has recovered from the Great Recession. However, reaching new stock market highs and personally recovering from the losses sustained are two different things.

A recent study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard evaluated […]

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