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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 5th September 2011

This coming week is a shortened trading week due to the US Labor Day holiday and US markets will therefore be closed. This holiday is often followed by some strength for stock indexes early in the week but that often runs out of steam relatively quickly. Stocks We wrote last week that if the S&P […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 29th August 2011

Volatility has remained high once again over the past week, with some large swings seen in stocks and commodities, especially Gold, which made a new all time high and then a steep sell-off followed. The long-term trends remain down for stocks and the dollar and mixed for commodities. Stocks Stocks endured another volatile week and […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 22nd August 2011

Volatility has remained high over the past week, which has overall seen continued weakness for stocks and the dollar, as well as several commodities. The exception to that is the metals sector, which has once again seen new all time highs for Gold. Stocks It continues to look as though we have seen a major […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 15th August 2011

It’s been another very dramatic week in the markets, which has once again seen volatility spike higher and seen some of the largest daily swings in the stock indexes. The early panic for stocks sent them tumbling lower but go on to make partial recoveries by the end of the week. The trend continues to […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 8th August 2011

In last week’s update we wrote “It is in reality a joke that the US still holds this status as their debt levels are already beyond the point of no return and the fact that the US still holds the triple A rating shows how much of a joke the rating agencies are.” This weekend […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 1st August 2011

All the focus will be on the US debt debate relating to raising the US debt ceiling in order for the US to avoid default and lose their AAA credit rating. It is in reality a joke that the US still holds this status as their debt levels are already beyond the point of no […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 25th July 2011

Risk appetite has returned to the markets after a week of volatility but some safe haven markets such as gold and the Swiss franc are still in demand, so investors still remain undecided on future price moves. Stocks resumed the long-term uptrend having bounced nicely off short term support levels early in the week and […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 18th July 2011

Volatility has continued to be the order of the day across most market sectors as indecision remains rife amongst traders and investors. The long-term trends remain mixed and sustained trends are lacking in most markets, although there are a few exceptions. Stocks The indecision has remained present in stocks but overall indexes are lower over […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 11th July 2011

The long-term trends are still mixed for stock indexes even though the past week has been quite bullish. Trends are also mixed for commodities and are still down for the dollar. Volatility has been present of late in many markets and sectors but we could be on the verge of some decent breakout moves soon. […]

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LS Trader Weekly Update – Monday 4th July 2011

The coming week will be a shortened trading week due to the July 4th Independence Day holiday in the US. The past week has seen bullish action from stocks, bucking short-term weakness and a renewal of US dollar weakness. The markets are seemingly trading in a schizophrenic style, with extreme moves in either direction following […]

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