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 24 May 2015 – LS Trader

The markets are closed on Monday due to the Bank Holiday in the U.K. and the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. The week ahead will, therefore, be a shortened trading week. The past week has seen new all-time highs for the S&P 500 once again, as well as a new 15-year high for the […]

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Weekly Update 17 May 2015 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 printed a new all-time high this week, but so far without any follow through. The dollar has seen continued weakness that has taken the dollar index down to its lowest level since January. The British Pound has extended its recent rally that has now been sufficient for a change of trend to […]

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Weekly Update 10 May 2015 – LS Trader

It’s been an active week in the market and one that has seen large swings in price in stocks, currencies and interest rate futures. From all of these large swings seen in these three sectors, only one market, the 30 year T-bond, had completed a change of trend. The long-term trends, therefore, remain up for […]

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Weekly Update 3 May 2015 – LS Trader

Stocks began the week with strength but then reversed sharply lower, before finding support at the end of the week. The long-term trends still remain up for stocks, as they also do for the dollar and interest rate futures. However, the latter two sectors have both been under some pressure this week, and a change […]

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Weekly Update 26 April 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks complete their recovery, and the S&P reach new all time highs. The Nasdaq 100 also broke out to multi-year highs. The dollar has been weaker but remains in a long-term uptrend. Interest rate futures and commodities have been mixed, but the long-term trend is still up for rates, and […]

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Weekly Update 19 April 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stock markets sell-off, the particular weakness being seen in U.S. stocks on Friday. Interest rate futures have risen once more, and may go on to test their recent highs again, and the dollar has been weaker, highlighted by a four-day decline in the dollar index to end the week. The […]

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Weekly Update 12 April 2015 – LS Trader

The long-term trends still for the most part remain intact. The dollar bull market is still alive, and new breakouts for the dollar index and Euro could be seen this week. The British pound has this week fallen to a near 5 year low against the dollar and may yet have further to run. U.S. […]

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Weekly Update 5 April 2015 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the Good Friday holiday. Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK, but U.S. markets will be open. There are several markets that are at or near what may turn out to be very key levels. Whether these markets can break through the relevant support […]

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Weekly Update 29 March 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen U.S. stocks display considerable weakness and the dollar continue to consolidate. Still no change in the long-term trends for stocks or the dollar, both of which remain up. The long-term trend for interest rate futures also remains up, and commodities remain mixed. Stocks The S&P 500 failed at prior resistance […]

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Weekly Update – 22 March 2015 – LS Trader

It’s been a wild few days in the currency markets, which have seen large swings following comments from the Fed about a delay in interest rate rises. However, a correction in the dollar’s huge bull run was already overdue since sentiment had reached historical extremes, and the bull market was already mature, so the comments […]

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