Carl Lamb: The curse of living in interesting times

What else will the future throw at us?

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The gung-ho mindset where we tell clients to just tough it out when markets are riding a rollercoaster is beginning to sound a little hollow, isn’t it? Carl Lamb explores the issues...

It's said that if someone says "may you live in interesting times", they're using an ancient Chinese curse to wish bad things to come your way.  Certainly, many of us would consider a quiet uneventful life to be a blessing - particularly after the events of the last few years. We've had disasters, political unrest, disease, product shortages, escalating cost of living, and now war. What else will the future throw at us? There's no denying that the war in Ukraine will have a global effect, whatever the outcome. We are at a time of great danger: I was a fighter controller in the RAF dur...

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