Rugby League may be the easier game to play in terms of learning how, but it has a Football shirt cardiovascular fitness requirement compared to the NFL — and higher than that of Rugby Union. An NFL game of 60 minutes takes about 3 hours to play, with multiple personel changes. Many NFL players are simply not fit enough to play either Rugby code, where the minimum fitness required is to play 40 minutes straight and a further 20 minutes after a 15 minute half time break. League is especially demanding on fitness because the ball is in play for a higher percentage of that time. From what I’ve seen, a lot of NFL players would require a year of physical conditioning to play rugby to any decent level.
The USD is what I’d call the stress barometer of the Football shirt, and a breakout to the upside is indicative of the stress in the system. Note that this makes sense because when the Fed tapers from bond buying, they are essentially strengthening the dollar. The S&P 500 index is trading at all-time highs because the large and mega-cap names are holding it up, but there is a lot of subsequent carnage (and increasingly so), which is a classic sign we’ve topped off in the market. The M2 money supply peaked in February of 2021, which coincided with the top in the most speculative parts of the market, including SPACs and Cathie Wood’s ARKK. Well, the truth is, the companies whose stocks have overrun have gotten so large in market cap that it’d take them years for them to grow into their respective valuations, so either these companies grow at a much faster pace, which is unlikely, to “catch up” to their stock prices, or their stock prices will have to come down to Earth