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 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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Weekly Update 13 September 2015 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened week due to the Labor Day Holiday in the U.S. on Monday. It has seen mixed trading in many markets with the stock indexes higher and the dollar lower. This week sees another 2-day FOMC meeting begin on the 17th. This meeting is one that many expect to see […]

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Weekly Update 6 September 2015 – LS Trader

Following the extreme volatility of the two previous weeks, the past week has seen a return towards more normal market conditions. However, volatility in stocks has still been much higher than the rest of the year to date, and there have also been some large moves in the energy markets. The week ahead is a […]

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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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