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John Authers

Tips on Survival From the Queen Who Excelled at It

Discipline, patience and a certain passivity paid off. Investors might take heed.

They had a Bond. Actor Daniel Craig, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip added fun to the 2012 Olympics in London.

They had a Bond. Actor Daniel Craig, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip added fun to the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Normally, this section of Point of Return closes the newsletter. Not today. If there was ever a great survivor, it was Elizabeth II, who has passed away after seven decades as Queen of England. The economy and markets transformed beyond recognition during her reign, and so did the role her nation played in the world. Instinctively, much of the English-speaking world is voluntarily coming to a halt. For the overwhelming majority of Britons who have known only her reign, there is a sense of unreality.