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 18 June 2017 – LS Trader

The past week has seen mixed trading in many markets, especially in stocks and currencies. Interest rate futures have had a fairly bullish week and pushed to new highs for the current move. Commodities markets have seen some decent moves in a handful of markets. Stocks The S&P 500 fell just short of a new […]

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Weekly Update 11 June 2017 – LS Trader

The General Election result delivered a shock to the UK and the British Pound, but the result was quickly brushed off by the FTSE 100. The FTSE had gapped lower at the open but printed a strong bullish reversal and ended the day higher by 0.97%. Much of this recovery is likely due to the […]

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Weekly Update 4th June 2017 – LS Trader

US stocks rallied to new all-time highs again this week as global stocks remain bullish. The dollar has continued to weaken, and interest rate futures have seen renewed strength. The week ahead sees some key events. On Thursday we have the UK General election, and the European central bank meets. In the US, former FBI […]

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Weekly Update 28 May 17 – LS Trader

The week ahead will be a shortened trading week due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US and the Bank Holiday in the UK. The past week has seen US stocks print new all-time highs but has seen mixed trading in other asset classes. Commodities markets have been particularly weak with multiple markets extending […]

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Weekly Update 21 May 2017 – LS Trader

The stock markets saw a sharp increase in volatility this week with a very large reversal bar printing on Wednesday which took out the entire month’s trading to date! Weakness continued at the open on Thursday before a reversal higher which retraced around two-thirds of the decline. Stocks The S&P 500 printed a new all-time […]

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Weekly Update 14 May 2017 – LS Trader

The French Presidential election resulted in the expected outcome, and the anticipated sharp increase in volatility in European markets did not materialise. Both the Dax and the Euro moved lower following the result, which would have been the opposite of most market participant’s expectations. Several stock markets made new all-time highs, or new multi-year highs […]

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Weekly Update 7th May 2017 – LS Trader

The coming week’s opening will be dominated by the outcome of the French Presidential Election on the 7th May, and that may lead to some volatility when the markets open Sunday night/Monday morning. Stocks have been bullish, but the dollar has remained mixed, as have commodities. The energy markets took a battering until a partial […]

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Weekly Update 30 April 2017 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Nasdaq 100 make new all-time highs and has seen the Dollar Index drop to its lowest level this year. The Dollar remains mixed with strength in some markets and weakness in others. Strength is being seen in the stock markets and we could see the S&P 500 make a […]

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Weekly Update 23 April 17 – LS Trader

The first round of the French Presidential elections occurs on Sunday, with exit polls being available around 7 pm on Sunday night. This has the potential to move a few markets about, particularly the Euro, Dax, and to a lesser extent the British Pound, depending on the outcome. The current polling data shows that the […]

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Weekly Update 16 April 17 – LS Trader

The last week was a shortened trading week with the markets closed on Friday. Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK, but most global markets will be open as normal. Many markets appear to be on the verge of some large moves. Although we have yet to see any sustained trends, which have been […]

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