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 April 2016 – LS Trader

We continue to see signs of strength returning to the commodities markets, and it’s possible that we have seen the bottom for many markets in the sector. If the commodities markets have bottomed, there is potential for some very large moves to the upside over the coming months. However, it’s important to wait for confirming […]

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Weekly Update 10 April 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks ended the week lower, as did the dollar index, in what has been a relatively quiet week for the markets, certainly regarding the recent volatility. Several commodity markets continue to look as though they may be at the start of new uptrends, particularly the energy markets, and we just have to wait for the […]

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Weekly Update – 3 April 2016 – LS Trader

Several markets completed a change of long-term trend this week, and there could be more to follow in the days ahead. US stocks continue to rise towards last year’s highs, but other global stock indexes are heading lower. The dollar has turned lower this week, and commodities have seen mixed trading. Stocks The S&P 500 […]

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Weekly Update 26th March 2016 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the Good Friday Holiday. Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK, but US markets will be open as normal. It has been a good week for the dollar, which has advanced against the major currencies this week. Stocks have moved lower, and commodities remain […]

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Weekly Update 20 March 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen a continuation of the bear market rally in stocks, which has now travelled so far that a change of long-term trend back to up is a possibility over the next few weeks, something that was almost unimaginable only a month ago. Strength in stocks has been accompanied by further dollar […]

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Weekly Update 13 March 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks and currencies have had an extremely volatile couple of days this week, with large swings up and down in numerous markets. However, none of these moves have changed the long-term trends, which remain down for stocks and mixed for the dollar. The long-term trend is also mostly still down for commodities, but we continue […]

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Weekly Update 6 March 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the move back towards risk-on in the financial markets continue, with stocks and commodities moving higher at the same time as interest rate futures and the dollar have been in decline. The long-term trends remain down for stocks and down for most commodities, although there are a few exceptions, notably […]

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Weekly Update 28 February 2016 – LS Trader

Both stocks and the dollar have moved higher this week. The British Pound has fallen to a near seven-year low. Commodities have seen mixed trading and interest rate futures have moved lower. The long-term trends remain down for stocks and commodities, up for interest rate futures and mixed for the currency markets, but slightly favouring […]

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Weekly Update 21 February 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks and the dollar both advance, but it’s been a quieter week than we have seen recently. Volatility has also dropped in most of the markets that we trade. There are a handful of markets that are trading within range of key breakouts, and one or two markets are on […]

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Weekly Update 14 February 2016 – LS Trader

The markets have been very active once again this week, with large moves being seen in virtually all market sectors. Stocks, currencies, metals, interest rate futures and energies have all delivered significant price moves over the past few days. The long-term trends remain as before overall, but there have been changes of long-term trends in […]

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