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 1st June 2014 – LS Trader

Stocks have risen to new all time highs once more in spite of supposed seasonal weakness. We are now historically in the weakest few months of the year, but that has so far yet to have any negative impact on stocks. The dollar has for the most part moved sideways this week as the long-term […]

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Weekly Update 25th May 2014 – LS Trader

The week ahead will be a shortened trading week due to the Bank Holiday in the UK and the Memorial Day Holiday in the US on Monday. The past week has seen stocks post slight new all time highs and has also seen the dollar continue its recent recovery, with the dollar index rising to […]

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Weekly Update 18th May 2014 – LS Trader

Although market volatility on the whole remains at historically low levels, a few key things are starting to emerge that could have a big impact on the markets as a whole. Of particular interest is the rally in the interest rate futures sector, particularly the 30-year bond and the 10-year T note. The interest rate […]

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Weekly Update 11th May 2014 – LS Trader

With the exception of the currency markets, where volatility has seen a sharp increase this week, other markets have remained relatively quiet and still for the most part in their respective trading ranges. This means that the long-term trends on the basis of LS Trader‘s proprietary analysis still remain intact, and are up for stocks […]

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Weekly Update 4th May 2014 – LS Trader

The 2-day FOMC meeting came and went this past week, with relatively little impact on the market. Overall market conditions remain very quiet, with volatility in numerous markets near historically low levels, particularly in the currency markets. This is likely to change in the coming weeks for at least 2 reasons, firstly, volatility rarely remains […]

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Weekly Update 27th April 2014 – LS Trader

This week ahead sees the 2-day FOMC meeting, beginning on Tuesday. This can often lead to some short-term volatility for a couple of days as Fed watchers try to guess what the Fed is going to do and what the markets’ reaction will be. This is not a winning game to play and one is […]

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Weekly Update 20th April 2014 – LS Trader

In last week’s LS Trader update we wrote that critical support tests were on the horizon for the dollar index and Nasdaq 100 and Euro, and suggested that these levels could have a key influence on the direction of several markets over the coming weeks. These levels were tested and each held firm, keeping the […]

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Weekly Update 13th April 2014 – LS Trader

Both stocks and the dollar declined this week and critical levels look set to be tested in the coming days. Critical support tests are on the horizon for the dollar index and Nasdaq 100, and critical resistance for the Euro may also be tested. These levels collectively could have a key influence on the direction […]

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Weekly Update 6th April 2014 – LS Trader

It’s been a mixed week with the S&P 500 reaching new all time highs before reversing lower on Friday. The dollar has continued to gain against most of the majors, although on balance the long-term trend is still against the dollar. Interest rate futures had been heading lower but rallied Friday, keeping the uptrend intact, […]

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Weekly Update 30th March 2014 – LS Trader

Overall it’s been a relatively quiet week for most markets. Stocks have once again failed to reach new all time highs, continuing to trade in quite a narrow range, especially in the case of the S&P 500. The dollar index was little changed, but overall the dollar fared slightly better against the major currencies. The […]

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