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 30 August 2015

The volatility that had been seen during the prior week was exceeded this week, as we saw many markets experience levels of volatility not seen for many years, certainly not since at least 2008. The corrective rallies seen in stocks and commodities are currently viewed as corrections in a larger bear market, so they have […]

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Weekly Update 23 August 2015 – LS Trader

The past few days have seen some of the most volatile trading conditions in recent times. These moves have continued on from the volatility that began during the previous week, and has resulted in the stock indices breaking major support levels and confirming a change of long-term trend to down for the first time since […]

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Weekly Update 16 August 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen some volatile swings in several markets, which have seen some large daily moves in both directions. Such moves have been seen in stock indices and currencies. Precious metals have bounced, but overall commodities remain weak, highlighted by continuing weakness in the energies sector, where Crude Oil dropped to a new […]

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Weekly Update 9 August 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen an increase in volatility in the stock indexes and also the start of what may be a period of sustained weakness for stocks. For now the technicals remain intact and in favour of the long-term uptrend, but not much additional weakness is required for that to change. The dollar has […]

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Weekly Update 2 August 2015 – LS Trader

It’s been a mixed week for several markets and sectors this week as many markets have seen swings both up and down at different stages in the week. The long-term trends remain as before and are still up for stocks, mostly up for the dollar, down for commodities and mixed for interest rate futures markets. […]

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Weekly Update 26 July 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen considerable weakness in the metals and energy markets and sentiment is reaching extremely bearish levels in both of these sectors. The S&P 500 matched its high of the year but was unable to break through, and selling followed, which took the Nasdaq 100 lower as well. The dollar has seen […]

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Weekly Update 19 July 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen bullish moves in the stock indexes and the dollar. The Nasdaq 100 rallied to new multi-year highs, but as yet the move is unconfirmed by other U.S. stock indexes. The long-term uptrend for the dollar remains intact, and this past week has seen further dollar gains against most of the […]

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Weekly Update 12 July 2015 – LS Trader

The past couple of weeks has seen a considerable increase in volatility in several markets, due in part to what is happening in Greece and events in China. At the time of writing, the situation in Greece remains unresolved, so there could be further volatility this week depending on what happens. The long-term picture however […]

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Weekly Update 5 July 2015 – LS Trader

The past week began in eventful fashion with volatile trade seen in several markets when the markets opened late on Sunday night. Several markets made quick moves, including stock indexes, interest rate futures and some currencies. With the referendum in Greece on Sunday, it’s possible that we will see similar volatile price action this week. […]

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Weekly Update 28 June 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks move lower, and the dollar move higher, but the big moves have come in interest rate futures and commodities. Interest rate futures opened the week lower and traded down to below their recent lows in both the 30 Year T-bond and the Long Gilt. Commodities markets have seen large […]

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