This great infographic tells the story of how conventional investments often fail us during periods of serious instability while alternative investments/strategies can often shine during such times.
Also check out the section near the bottom Is this Bull Market Getting Long in the Tooth? for some perspective on the current bull run vs. more typical runs.
(Click the infographic to view a larger, readable version at the VisualCapitalist.com website.)
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist