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 29 May 2016 – LS Trader

Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK and Memorial Day in the US, so nearly all markets will be closed. Stocks have moved higher this week and the S&P 500, currently the strongest of the indexes we trade, is closing in on a new all-time high. The past week has also seen the dollar […]

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Weekly Update 22 May 2016 – LS Trader

The dollar has continued to advance over the past week, but the long-term trend is still down. There is potential for further dollar strength in the short-term, but we will need to see quite a bit more strength over the coming weeks for a change of long-term trend to be completed. The commodity markets are […]

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Weekly Update 15 May 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks move slightly lower whilst the dollar has continued its recent recovery. The long-term trends are mostly down for stocks already ( the exception being the S&P 500) and are also down for the dollar. Whether the dollar rallies sufficiently over the summer to complete a change of long-term trend […]

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Weekly Update 8 May 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has been a good week for the dollar, where several key reversals have been seen. It has also seen stocks continue lower. The stock indexes that we trade at LS Trader may resume their long-term downtrends this week. Currently, only the S&P 500 remains in a long-term uptrend. The commodities markets, on […]

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Weekly Update 1 May 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen some big moves in commodities, where metals and grains markets have made large moves higher. The energy markets are also showing continuing signs of strength, and there may be a change of long-term trend in the energy sector this week. Commodities, on the whole, continue to move higher as we […]

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Weekly Update 24 April 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 rose to a new high for the year, but as yet without follow through. The week has also seen quite a considerable recovery for the dollar against several of the major currencies, and has, for the most part, seen a continuation of the recovery from a deep bear market in several commodities, […]

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Weekly Update 17 April 2016 – LS Trader

We continue to see signs of strength returning to the commodities markets, and it’s possible that we have seen the bottom for many markets in the sector. If the commodities markets have bottomed, there is potential for some very large moves to the upside over the coming months. However, it’s important to wait for confirming […]

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Weekly Update 10 April 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks ended the week lower, as did the dollar index, in what has been a relatively quiet week for the markets, certainly regarding the recent volatility. Several commodity markets continue to look as though they may be at the start of new uptrends, particularly the energy markets, and we just have to wait for the […]

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Weekly Update – 3 April 2016 – LS Trader

Several markets completed a change of long-term trend this week, and there could be more to follow in the days ahead. US stocks continue to rise towards last year’s highs, but other global stock indexes are heading lower. The dollar has turned lower this week, and commodities have seen mixed trading. Stocks The S&P 500 […]

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Weekly Update 26th March 2016 – 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 US markets will be open as normal. It has been a good week for the dollar, which has advanced against the major currencies this week. Stocks have moved lower, and commodities remain […]

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