This strategy is aggressive in a bear market - it does not flock to safety. This is not for you if you are uncomfortable with falling returns at the start of a crisis or bear market scenario
The strategy hits its stride between 12 to 24 months after the start of a crisis, beating the market substantially in 5 of the last 7 crises (with losses to market remaining low)
This strategy relies on the theory that certain factors (aka sections of the market) do better than others, or the market as a whole, during crises. It also relies on predicting the start of a bear market correctly, two strong assumptions.