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 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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Weekly Update 7 February 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stock indexes, and the dollar move lower. Precious metals benefitted from dollar weakness and have rallied to their highest level in several months. Interest rate futures rallied to new highs, and energy markets have seen mixed trading. Stocks Stocks have had a mixed week. Strength seen early in the week […]

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Weekly Update 31 January 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the FOMC meeting, the Bank of Japan move interest rates to negative, and has seen stocks move higher. The energy markets rallied, but all remain in long-term downtrends. The dollar has had a mixed week but is close to testing a key level against the Swiss Franc, as well as […]

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Weekly Update 24 January 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has delivered some large moves in the markets, particularly in stocks and energies. At present these moves are corrective and have not been sufficient to do any damage to the long-term trend picture, which remains intact. This week sees the two-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday. Stocks The S&P 500 briefly pierced […]

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Weekly Update 17 January 2016 – LS Trader

The brilliant start to the year for the LS Trader system has continued this week, with several markets making significant moves. This has resulted in the system generating excellent profits after only two trading weeks of the year. Stocks have continued their decline, as their very poor start to the year continues to get worse. […]

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Weekly Update 10 January 2016 – LS Trader

The new trading year got off to a flying start as several markets made some significant moves. Stock indices made their worst start to a year in decades, and in the case of the S&P 500, the worst start ever. The long-term trends are down for commodities and stocks, up for the dollar against the […]

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Weekly Update 3 January 2016 – LS Trader

The past week, which was a shortened trading week due to the New Year’s Day holiday, was another quiet week. This was as expected and is very much the norm for the two-week period around Christmas and New Year. This week ahead should see a significant uptick in trading activity and volume, and several markets […]

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