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 – 27 May 2018 – LS Trader

This coming week will be a shortened trading week due to the Bank Holiday in the UK and the Memorial Day holiday in the US. As of Friday’s close, the long-term trends remained up for US stocks, up for the Dollar, down for interest rate futures and mixed for commodities. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 continues […]

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Weekly Update – 20 May 2018 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks consolidate but has also seen continued strength in the energy markets and the dollar, and weakness in metals. The long-term trends remain up for US stocks, down for metals and interest rate futures, up for energies and sideways to up for the dollar. Stocks Strength remains evident in the […]

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Weekly Update – 13 May 2018 – LS Trader

US stocks have continued to recover from the sell-off earlier this year and show signs of renewed strength. It’s possible that we will see further strength and breakouts to new all-time highs over the coming weeks. Stocks The US stock indices remain in a long-term uptrend and have shown renewed strength this week. The S&P […]

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Weekly Update – 6 May 2018 – LS Trader

This week has seen continued dollar strength and we now have the dollar in a new long-term uptrend against a couple of the majors with possibly more to come this week. The stock markets remain mixed, as do commodities. Interest rate futures are consolidating near their recent lows and remain in a long-term downtrend. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update – 29 April 2018 – LS Trader

This week sees the 2-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday so we may see a quiet start to the week followed by an increase in volatility on Wednesday. From last week: “Further breakouts and resumptions of the primary trend could follow this week, especially in the interest rate futures sector, where new lows for the […]

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Weekly Update – 22 April 2018 – LS Trader

From last week: “Many markets have corrected against their primary trends over the past few weeks, but several looks set to resume their longer-term moves as early as this week.” This past week has been more active than the recent few weeks as multiple markets did breakout as expected. Further breakouts and resumptions of the […]

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Weekly Update – 15 April 2018 – LS Trader

The past week has been a continuation of the calm before the storm. Many markets have corrected against their primary trends over the past few weeks, but several looks set to resume their longer-term moves as early as this week. The long-term trends remain mixed for stocks and commodities, but down for the dollar and […]

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Weekly Update – 8 April 2018 – LS Trader

Volatility in stocks has continued. The S&P 500 has closed right on its key 200-day moving average and remains perilously positioned above MA support and the February lows. For now, the trend remains up, but that picture could quickly change. Stocks US stocks ended the week lower and had big down days on Friday. For […]

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Weekly Update – 1 April 2018 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to Good Friday, and Thursday’s close also saw the end of the first trading quarter of the year. The first quarter has been far more volatile in many markets than recent quarters but has also been profitable to trade in spite of some large swings in […]

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Weekly Update – 25 March 2018 – LS Trader

Global stocks took a heavy hit this week, ending the week sharply lower. Sentiment has become extremely negative for stocks, so with the long-term trend remaining up for US stocks, it is possible that we will see a bounce higher this week, but things look to be taking a turn for weakness in the longer-term. […]

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