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 7 February 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stock indexes, and the dollar move lower. Precious metals benefitted from dollar weakness and have rallied to their highest level in several months. Interest rate futures rallied to new highs, and energy markets have seen mixed trading. Stocks Stocks have had a mixed week. Strength seen early in the week […]

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Weekly Update 31 January 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the FOMC meeting, the Bank of Japan move interest rates to negative, and has seen stocks move higher. The energy markets rallied, but all remain in long-term downtrends. The dollar has had a mixed week but is close to testing a key level against the Swiss Franc, as well as […]

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Weekly Update 24 January 2016 – LS Trader

<p>The past week has delivered some large moves in the markets, particularly in stocks and energies. At present these moves are corrective and have not been sufficient to do any damage to the long-term trend picture, which remains intact.</p> <p>This week sees the two-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday.</p> <p><strong>Stocks</strong></p> <p>The S&amp;P 500 briefly pierced […]

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Weekly Update 17 January 2016 – LS Trader

The brilliant start to the year for the LS Trader system has continued this week, with several markets making significant moves. This has resulted in the system generating excellent profits after only two trading weeks of the year. Stocks have continued their decline, as their very poor start to the year continues to get worse. […]

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Weekly Update 10 January 2016 – LS Trader

The new trading year got off to a flying start as several markets made some significant moves. Stock indices made their worst start to a year in decades, and in the case of the S&P 500, the worst start ever. The long-term trends are down for commodities and stocks, up for the dollar against the […]

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Weekly Update 3 January 2016 – LS Trader

The past week, which was a shortened trading week due to the New Year’s Day holiday, was another quiet week. This was as expected and is very much the norm for the two-week period around Christmas and New Year. This week ahead should see a significant uptick in trading activity and volume, and several markets […]

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Weekly Update 27 December 2015 – LS Trader

Overall it’s been a quiet week, as is to be expected during the holiday period. Two consecutive shortened trading weeks due to and light trading due to the holidays generally results in little in the way of market moves, even though this is historically a bullish few days of trading in the stock markets. Another […]

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Weekly Update 20 December 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen some decent moves in several markets and has also seen the US Federal Reserve finally raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Stocks had a mixed week with some reasonably large price swings, but the long-term trends remain intact, which is down with the exception of the Nasdaq […]

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Weekly Update 13 December 2015 – LS Trader

The markets have returned to a more normal state this week following the extremely volatile price swings seen in numerous markets during the previous week. Volatility remains elevated in many markets, but this week has seen some markets trend better than they have in recent weeks. The long-term trends are still mixed, but remain mostly […]

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Weekly Update – 6 December 2015 – LS Trader

This past week has seen a mixture of decent moves and some highly volatile trading, particularly on Thursday, following the ECB announcement. The markets have since retraced some of those moves, which is particularly the case in the stock markets, and the long-term trends have not been affected. It’s likely that several of the affected […]

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