Inflation is Putting Pressure on the Economy

John J. Gonner, CFA First Community Trust, N.A. July 1, 2022   Many times since the financial crisis 14 years ago, experts have sounded the alarm about the coming inflation, but it failed to materialize.  Well, it has arrived.  The Consumer Price Index has...

Diane Derifield Announces Plans to Retire

FCT Vice President, Diane Derifield, has announced her plans to retire on March 31st. Diane has been an integral part of the FCT team for many years. She brought decades of experience working in the trust industry and passionately helped her clients. Prior to joining...

The markets have a ‘real’ problem

As first seen on biztimes.biz. By: John Gonner, President & CEO and Chief Investment Officer The yield you see quoted in the news for a bond is called the “nominal” rate. For instance, as I write this article the yield on the 10-year Treasury Bond is 1.4%. That is...

FCT’s John Gonner Featured on CUbroadcast

As first seen on CUbroadcast. First Community Trust’s President and CEO John Gonner recently interviewed with CUbroadcast’s Mike Lawson about why more bank owners are turning to credit unions as potential buyers, as well as how to ensure a bank/credit union merger is...