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 20 October 2014 – LS Trader

It’s been another active week in the markets that has seen volatility continue to pick up. This was amply highlighted by a rise in the VIX to levels not seen since the Euro crisis in 2012. In last week’s update we wrote: “The Vix made a huge rally on Friday and for the week, reaching […]

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Weekly Update 12th October 2014 – LS Trader

The past week has been a very active one in the markets, one that has seen the dollar’s rally come to an abrupt halt before a mild recovery towards the end of the week. It has also seen considerable weakness in stocks, which continue to look as though they may have already posted significant highs […]

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Weekly Update 6 October 2014 – LS Trader

The LS Trader system has continued its recent run of excellent performance, clearing the 100% gain level for the year to date, ending the first quarter up by 103.79%*. This leaves the system well on target to post another excellent year, potentially well above the 100% level, particularly with the historically strong fourth quarter ahead. […]

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Weekly Update 28th September 2014 – LS Trader

The majority of the markets that we trade at LS Trader are in a very strong trending phase, as they have been for much of the past couple of months. This has resulted in a period of outstanding performance for the LS Trader system, which may reach triple digit gains for the year to date […]

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Weekly Update 21 September 2014 – LS Trader

U.S stocks began the week with weakness, but this turned out to be just a short-term correction as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 both broke out to new highs again on Friday, which in the case of the S&P 500 was an all time high. The Federal Reserve meeting came and went, and dollar […]

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Weekly Update 14th September 2014 – LS Trader

U.S stocks are showing signs that they may have topped, although that is as yet far from confirmed, as the long-term trend is still very much up. However, the strong dollar appears to finally be weighing on stocks as it already has on commodities. The long-term trends are still up for stocks and the dollar, […]

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Weekly Update 7 September 2014 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 posted new all time highs this week and made its all time high weekly close at 2006. However, the advance following the break above 2000 has not been overly convincing. The dollar has soared against the major currencies in a week that has seen the collapse of the British Pound and the […]

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The lure of day trading

I often get emails from subscribers or even on occasion members to LS Trader who say something along the lines of “I’m making money trading with this longer-term position trading, but I really don’t have the patience for it and want to trade shorter-term”. I got such an email today. My answer is always the […]

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U.S. Labor Day Holiday

U.S. markets will be closed today for the Labor Day holiday. Forex markets will be open as normal but will likely be quiet. Other global markets that we trade at LS Trader, such as the Dax and the Nikkei 225 will be open as normal. Trading volume and volatility will likely pick up from tomorrow […]

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Weekly Update 31 August 2014 – LS Trader

Stocks continue to rise with the S&P 500 rising to new all time highs and finally reaching the 2000 level that we have been writing about for months. The dollar has also continued to rise with the dollar index reaching its highest level since September last year. Commodities have once more been mixed, and interest […]

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