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 4 September 2016 – LS Trader

Monday is Labour Day in the US so most markets will be closed, leading to a shortened trading week. Volume and volatility should return to the markets from Tuesday as traders and fund managers return to their trading desks following the summer break. Typically, the next 3-4 months are the best trading months of the […]

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Weekly Update 28 August 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen a continuation of light summer trade, with low volumes and low volatility continuing. That should start to change over the next week or so as we move into September. Stocks The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high on Tuesday but ended the week lower following a break of support […]

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Weekly Update 21 August 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks briefly hit new highs this week but have been unable to decisively move higher on the back of low volume and volatility. These low volume conditions are quite typical of summer trading, which should see an increase in volume as traders and fund managers return to their trading desks at the beginning of September. […]

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Weekly Update 14 August 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen strength in stocks sufficient for the S&P 500 to print new all-time highs. The Nasdaq 100’s rally has continued and is within touching distance of new all-time highs as well. The other sectors have seen mixed trading. The long-term trend is up for stocks and interest rate futures, and mixed […]

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Weekly Update 7 August 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 posted new all-time highs again this week and may be poised for a breakout higher even though there is little volume fueling the move and that we are in seasonally the weakest month of the year. The Nasdaq 100 is closing in on its all-time highs posted in March 2000. The dollar […]

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Weekly Update 31July 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the dollar reverse lower following the US Federal Reserve meeting and has seen the S&P 500 make a new all-time high, but also continue to trade in a very tight range. Commodities markets have been mixed, and interest rate futures have moved higher. The long-term trends remain as before across […]

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Weekly Update 24 July 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 made new all-time highs this week, but the other global stock indexes continue to lag the S&P. The dollar’s recent recovery continues, and we could see some long dollar breakouts this week as the long-term trends look to be in the process of favouring the dollar once more against several of the […]

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Weekly Update 17 July 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the S&P 500 rally to new all-time highs and has seen the Nasdaq 100 complete a change of long-term trend to up. The week has also seen mixed moves in the currency and commodities markets and also saw a pullback in interest rate futures. Stocks From last week: “The S&P […]

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Weekly Update 10 July 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the S&P 500 make a new all-time weekly closing high as global stocks have continued their recovery from the Brexit shock. Commodities have had a mixed week, as have currencies. Interest rate futures remain in long-term uptrends with yields falling to record lows. Stocks The S&P 500 rallied to a […]

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Weekly Update 3 July 2016 – LS Trader

It’s been another volatile week in many markets as the marketplace continues to digest Brexit and what it means for global financial markets. The initial sharp move lower on the 24th saw some follow through on Monday to new lows, before a very strong reversal pattern that retraced a significant percentage of the prior decline. […]

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