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 November 2015 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US. The long-term trends remain as before across the market sectors. Commodities, in particular, have been bearish. Stocks The S&P 500 exceeded the highs of the previous week but fell short of testing the all-time highs posted earlier this year. […]

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Weekly Update 22 November 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen mixed trading in numerous markets. The stock markets traded higher this week, as did the US dollar against most of the major currencies. Commodities markets remain in a long-term bear market, and interest rate futures moved higher. The long-term trends remain as before and are mixed for stocks and interest […]

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Weekly Update 15 November 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks turn lower once more and has also seen the dollar give back some of its recent gains. The long-term trends are, however, still intact in these markets. Commodities had a highly active week, and many markets broke out from their recent trading ranges in what could be the start […]

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Weekly Update 8 November 2015 – LS Trader

The period of choppy, consolidating markets that have dominated most markets for the past few months could now be at an end. Friday saw some key breakouts in several markets and some decisive moves that may be the early stages of some decent trends in several markets. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 posted new 15 1/2 […]

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Weekly Update 1 November 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Nasdaq 100 rally briefly to new 15-year highs and has seen the Euro continue its recent decline. Interest rate futures were lower this week, and commodities have seen mixed trading. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 completed the recovery and rallied to a new 15-year high this week. However, the index […]

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Weekly Update 25 October 2015 – LS Trader

The stock markets continue to recover and could be set to test the highs of the year in the coming days. The dollar has seen a large reversal and may be heading higher to test key resistance levels against several of the majors. Commodities remain weak and in long-term downtrends with only a few exceptions […]

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Weekly Update 18 October 2015 – LS Trader

The stock markets have continued their recent recovery, but all remain in long-term downtrends at present. The dollar has continued to weaken and looks like it could be set to resume its downtrend against some of the majors in the coming weeks. Commodities remain mixed, with strength being seen in the metals sector, but weakness […]

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Weekly Update 11 October 2015 – LS Trader

The stock markets have continued with counter-trend rallies, but all four indices that we trade at LS Trader remain in long-term downtrends. The currency markets remain mixed, but dollar weakness is evident against several of the majors in the short-term. Interest rate futures remain in an uptrend, and commodities are mixed. There are a few […]

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Weekly Update 27 September 2015 – LS Trader

<p>The stock markets continue to consolidate but could be due to break out again soon. Both the Dax and Nikkei came close to breaking their respective 24<sup>th</sup> August lows. If those lows can be taken out, we could see some decent moves in numerous other markets as well, particularly USD/JPY which has been very highly […]

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Weekly Update 20 September 2015 – LS Trader

The past week was another volatile week in many markets and also was the week of the much-anticipated 2-day FOMC where many expected to see the Fed raise interest rates for the first time in nine years. The Fed did not raise rates. As often occurs on and around the Fed meeting, there was significant […]

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