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.

Weekly Update 19 Nov 17 – LS Trader

The week ahead will be a shortened trading week due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday. The last week has seen mixed trading in many sectors as the markets consolidate the recent moves. An increase in volatility has been seen in several markets with weakness during the first half of the week being mostly […]

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Weekly Update 12 November 17 – LS Trader

The past week has been fairly quiet in terms of trading activity but has seen an increase in stock market volatility and what could be described as a possible change in market personality. It seems that we are in the early stages of a much-needed volatility expansion which is beginning to filter into many markets. […]

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Weekly Update 5 November 17 – LS Trader

The past week has seen new all-time highs in stocks as the stretched bull market continues to grind higher. The big moves have been seen in the energy sector, where the Crude Oil markets continue to lead the sector higher. Stocks The S&P 500 made a new all-time high on Friday at 2585.5 but has […]

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Weekly Update – 29 October 2017 – LS Trader

Market conditions are looking better than they have in months as some directional moves are appearing in the energy markets, currencies, interest rate futures and stocks. Stock indexes broke out to new all-time highs; Brent Crude hit a 2-year high and interest rate futures are breaking down. At the same time, the dollar’s corrective recovery […]

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Weekly Update 22 October 2017 – LS Trader

The past Thursday was the 30-year anniversary of the October 1987 stock market crash. The stock markets experienced a fairly sharp dip early in the day but recovered just as quickly before going on to make new all-time highs in the case of the S&P 500. Global stock markets remain bullish but also extended. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update – 15 October 2017 – LS Trader

Global stocks continue to press higher with multiple stock indexes printing new all-time highs. The dollar has also seen some weakness this week in the direction of the long-term trend. Commodities markets remain mixed, but strength has been seen in multiple markets, particularly metals, where a couple of breakouts could be setting up this week. […]

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Weekly Update – 8 October 2017 – LS Trader

Global stock markets remain bullish. US stock indexes made new all-time highs this week once again. The Dax also made a new all-time high. The dollar continues to rebound from the steep sell-off which has been in place since the beginning of the year and may correct higher against the prevailing long-term downtrend. Stocks From […]

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Weekly Update 1 October 2017 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 made a new all-time high yet again this week as the bull market in global stocks continues. Other indexes lag behind the S&P 500, but all are making progress back towards a test of their respective recent highs. The dollar continues to show signs of a reversal in the making, at least […]

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Weekly Update 24 Sep 17 – LS Trader

Moody’s, the ratings agency, cut the UK’s credit rating again on Friday from Aa1 to Aa2 on concerns over Brexit, showing once again how hopelessly out of touch these ratings agencies are. One only needs to go back to the global financial crisis to see the high credit rating given to banks and risky mortgage […]

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Weekly Update 17 Sep 17 – LS Trader

The past week has seen mixed trading in the markets with the S&P 500 printing new all-time highs as the global bull market in stocks continues. The dollar’s weakness remains intact, but support and resistance levels in the currency markets have both been tested this week. The big currency move came from GBP/USD, where the […]

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