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 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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Weekly Update 26 June 2016 – LS Trader

The EU Referendum delivered a shock to the financial markets, and we saw on Friday one of the most volatile days ever seen. Volatility will likely continue this week, particularly in currencies, stock indices and interest rate futures, but will not likely continue at such elevated levels as were seen on Friday. When volatility reaches […]

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Weekly Update 19 June 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen some significant moves in numerous markets, but the focus this week will shift towards Thursday’s EU Referendum. We saw another shift late this week back in favour of the Remain camp, but that could still change. Price movements in GBP/USD give an excellent indication towards the current sentiment and expected […]

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Weekly Update 12 June 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen some big moves in commodities and interest rate futures but has also seen mixed trading in the currency and stock markets. The long-term trends continue to turn bullish for commodities, although there are still numerous commodity markets in long-term downtrends. The long-term trend is also up for interest rate futures […]

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Weekly Update 5 June 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the dollar turn sharply lower and has seen numerous commodity markets move higher. The S&P 500 tested its recent high but has so far been unable to break through. Interest rate futures look to be resuming their long-term uptrends and may breakout to new highs for the year soon. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 29 May 2016 – LS Trader

Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK and Memorial Day in the US, so nearly all markets will be closed. Stocks have moved higher this week and the S&P 500, currently the strongest of the indexes we trade, is closing in on a new all-time high. The past week has also seen the dollar […]

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Weekly Update 22 May 2016 – LS Trader

The dollar has continued to advance over the past week, but the long-term trend is still down. There is potential for further dollar strength in the short-term, but we will need to see quite a bit more strength over the coming weeks for a change of long-term trend to be completed. The commodity markets are […]

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Weekly Update 15 May 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks move slightly lower whilst the dollar has continued its recent recovery. The long-term trends are mostly down for stocks already ( the exception being the S&P 500) and are also down for the dollar. Whether the dollar rallies sufficiently over the summer to complete a change of long-term trend […]

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