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 13 August 2017 – LS Trader

The past week saw the expected weakness in stocks and a continuation of the counter trend rally in the dollar against most of the majors. For now, the long-term trend remains up for stocks, although some short-term technical damage has been done. The long-term downtrend remains intact for the dollar in spite of the recent […]

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Weekly Update 6 Aug 2017 – LS Trader

The dollar has regained some of its recent declines against the majors following an extended period of dollar weakness that has resulted in high volatility readings in several current markets, including the dollar index and the Euro. Stocks have pulled back since the latest all-time highs printed on the 27th July and are trading in […]

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Weekly Update 30 July 2017 – LS Trader

U.S. stock indexes made new all-time highs yet again and the U.S. dollar continues to weaken almost across the board. Interest rate futures are in a random rotational two-way trading environment and may remain so for a few weeks yet. Commodities remain mixed, with metals and energies both having good weeks and continuing their recent […]

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Weekly Update 23 July 17 – LS Trader

U.S. stocks made new all-time highs again this week, and the dollar continues to weaken across the board. Interest rate futures continue their recent recovery and remain in long-term uptrends. Commodity markets remain mixed for the most part as they continue to build up for the next major move. Stocks Both the Nasdaq 100 and […]

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Weekly Update 16 July 2017 – LS Trader

U.S. stocks have recovered this week as the S&P 500 printed a new all-time high. The Dow 30 also made new all-time highs. The Nasdaq 100 has also rallied to within range of new all-time highs and could complete the treble this week. Other global stock markets continue to lag. Stocks From last week on […]

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Weekly Update 9 July 2017 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the Independence Day holiday in the US on Tuesday. Trading volumes have been fairly light as expected. The big moves have come in the current markets where we have seen considerable strength in the grains markets and weakness in metals and energies. Stocks The S&P […]

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Weekly Update 2 July 2017 – LS Trader

Stock indexes have seen an increase in volatility, and we are seeing some daily price swings that are inconsistent with price action that has been seen in the last couple of years. This suggests that the personality of the stock markets is changing and that we are on the cusp of seeing a volatility explosion […]

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Weekly Update 25 June 17

The S&P 500 made a new all-time high, as did the Dow, but other stock indexes lagged. Stock indices are trading in a very narrow range. Interest rate futures are also trading in a narrow range near the recent highs. The commodities markets remain mixed, with energies, soft commodities and some grains markets remaining under […]

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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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