Welcome to the LS Trader spread betting blog. Here you will find lots of spread betting articles as well as our weekly updates showing movements for the financial markets for that week. All blogs are authored by Phil Seaton, creator of the LS Trader System. Phil has more than 15 years experience successfully trading stocks, forex and commodities online. This blog is updated weekly so be sure to check back for all the latest spread betting news & articles.

U.S. Labor Day Holiday

U.S. markets will be closed today for the Labor Day holiday. Forex markets will be open as normal but will likely be quiet. Other global markets that we trade at LS Trader, such as the Dax and the Nikkei 225 will be open as normal. Trading volume and volatility will likely pick up from tomorrow […]

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Weekly Update 31 August 2014 – LS Trader

Stocks continue to rise with the S&P 500 rising to new all time highs and finally reaching the 2000 level that we have been writing about for months. The dollar has also continued to rise with the dollar index reaching its highest level since September last year. Commodities have once more been mixed, and interest […]

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Weekly Update 24 August 2014 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 posted new all time highs and the Nasdaq 100 also posted a new multi-year high. The dollar has also continued its advance and commodities have for the most part remained weak. The long-term trends are still therefore up for stocks and interest rate futures, still mixed in the currencies but mostly favouring […]

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Weekly Update 17th August 2014 – LS Trader

Stocks have spent much of the past week rallying, which has kept the long-term uptrend for stocks intact. The dollar has for the most part moved sideways and the long-tern trend for the dollar is still mixed. Interest rate futures have rallied sharply, keeping the long-term trend up, and commodities have continued with weakness overall […]

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Weekly Update 10 August 2014 – LS Trader

Most markets had been trading in the direction of their respective trends until we got a sharp one-day reversal on Friday. This reversal was seen in several markets and sectors, including stocks, currencies and interest rate futures. Such one-day moves do not reverse the prior trend, but can be indicative of a short-term reversal that […]

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Weekly Update 3rd August 2014 – LS Trader

From last week’s update “The Euro has fallen to new lows for the year and the dollar index came close to making an upside breakout, which may follow this week. Should the dollar index breakout and continue to rise, that may put some pressure on stocks around the time of the 2000 level being attempted […]

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Weekly Update 27th July 2014 – LS Trader

The Euro has fallen to new lows for the year and the dollar index came close to making an upside breakout, which may follow this week. Should the dollar index breakout and continue to rise, that may put some pressure on stocks around the time of the 2000 level being attempted on the S&P 500, […]

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Weekly Update 20 July 2014 – LS Trader

The trend change that we wrote about last week in the Euro finally happened, but the move has yet to be confirmed by a breakout higher in the dollar index. Should the index break higher then we will likely be due a period of dollar strength and weaker commodities. Such a move would also likely […]

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Weekly Update 13th July 2014 – LS Trader

A handful of commodities markets completed long-term trend changes to down as we suggested may happen in last week’s update. As yet we have not seen a change of trend for the dollar index and the Euro, both of which would be significant and would likely pressure commodities further. Further trend changes, based on LS […]

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Weekly Update 6th July 2014 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened one due to the 4th July holiday in the U.S. The shortened week was still sufficient for the S&P 500 to post new all time highs once again. The major global index looks set for a test of 2000 in the next week or so. The long-term trend analysis […]

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