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 November 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has been one of the wildest weeks in a long time. The Presidential election result in favour of Trump prompted some significant moves, particularly in stocks and the dollar. The initial knee-jerk reaction was a steep sell-off in stocks and the dollar. Both moves got quickly overdone and were reversed equally quickly, […]

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Weekly Update 6 November 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 closed lower for nine consecutive days on Friday. This is the first time that has happened since 1980; such is the uncertainty ahead of this Tuesday’s Presidential Election. The dollar has also seen weakness this week. Many market participants have moved to the sidelines in financial markets ahead of the vote. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 30 October 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks began the week with some strength but fell away as the week progressed. The dollar index reached its highest level since March, but the dollar itself continues to see mixed trading against most of the majors. Interest rate futures could be on the verge of a breakdown and change of trend to down for […]

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Weekly Update 23 October 2016 – LS Trader

The dollar has had a positive week with the dollar index reaching its highest level since February. At the same time, the Euro has fallen to its lowest level since March. The stock markets have continued to consolidate near their recent highs, with the exception of the Nikkei, which completed a change of long-term trend […]

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Weekly Update 16 October 2016 – LS Trader

US stocks traded lower this week, and the dollar rallied against many of the majors. The dollar index broke out of its consolidation and we could be coming to the end of what has been mostly directionless trade in the current markets for much of the past 18 months. Stocks Stocks ended the week lower, […]

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Weekly Update 9 October 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Pound fall to its lowest level in 31 years and has seen a sharp decline in Gold. Stocks continue to hover near all-time highs. Many markets and asset classes remain in a pre-breakout phase and the large moves seen in Gold, and the British Pound could be a sign […]

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Weekly Update 2 October 2016 – LS Trader

There are several markets that are in the pre-breakout phase and that are potentially well placed for breakouts. Although numerous markets are currently consolidating, there are multiple markets that are well within the range of breakouts, including the energy and currency markets. If, as is usually the case, the breakouts and resultant trends are proportional […]

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Weekly Update 25 September 2016 – LS Trader

The Nasdaq 100 posted new all-time highs this week, and global stock indexes continue to recover from their recent declines. The dollar has had a mixed week, and the currency markets, along with many commodities and interest rate futures remain in a low volatility, pre-breakout phase. The next few months should see some volatility breakouts […]

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Weekly Update 18 September 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks mount a bit of a recovery, but they remain below their recent highs. The Dollar has had a decent week and may be poised to breakout higher against some of the major currencies. This week sees the two-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 is the […]

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Weekly Update – 11 September 2016 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the US Labour Day holiday on Monday. It also delivered what may be the beginning of a change of trading landscape for the next few months following a well overdue move in the stock markets, which broke out of their incredibly narrow, low volume trading […]

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