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 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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Weekly Update 29th June 2014 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 posted a new all time high on Tuesday basis the September e-mini contract but ended the week marginally lower. The range for stocks continues to be extremely tight as it does for the majority of other markets, the exception being a handful of commodities. The LS Trader long-term trend analysis remains as […]

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Weekly Update 22 June 2014 – LS Trader

Friday was triple witching day and saw quarterly stocks roll to the September contract. Friday also saw the S&P 500 and the Dax post new all time highs. The dollar continues to trade in very quiet fashion, with the trading range of the past four weeks on the dollar index contained within a 92 pip […]

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Weekly Update 15th June 2014 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks post new all time highs once again, but then back away from those highs before ending the week lower, and has also seen the dollar rise slightly for the week, even though it ended the week lower against the commodity based currencies and the Pound. Commodity markets continue to […]

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Weekly Update 8th June 2014 – LS Trader

Stocks have risen to new all time highs once more in spite of supposed seasonal weakness. Complacency is reaching near historic proportions as the VIX has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, as volatility has continued to decline. These levels in the VIX indicate an almost complete absence for fear from stock market participants, […]

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Weekly Update 1st June 2014 – LS Trader

Stocks have risen to new all time highs once more in spite of supposed seasonal weakness. We are now historically in the weakest few months of the year, but that has so far yet to have any negative impact on stocks. The dollar has for the most part moved sideways this week as the long-term […]

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Weekly Update 25th May 2014 – LS Trader

The week ahead will be a shortened trading week due to the Bank Holiday in the UK and the Memorial Day Holiday in the US on Monday. The past week has seen stocks post slight new all time highs and has also seen the dollar continue its recent recovery, with the dollar index rising to […]

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