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 December 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen some decent moves in several markets and has also seen the US Federal Reserve finally raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Stocks had a mixed week with some reasonably large price swings, but the long-term trends remain intact, which is down with the exception of the Nasdaq […]

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Weekly Update 13 December 2015 – LS Trader

The markets have returned to a more normal state this week following the extremely volatile price swings seen in numerous markets during the previous week. Volatility remains elevated in many markets, but this week has seen some markets trend better than they have in recent weeks. The long-term trends are still mixed, but remain mostly […]

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Weekly Update – 6 December 2015 – LS Trader

This past week has seen a mixture of decent moves and some highly volatile trading, particularly on Thursday, following the ECB announcement. The markets have since retraced some of those moves, which is particularly the case in the stock markets, and the long-term trends have not been affected. It’s likely that several of the affected […]

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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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