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 June 2018 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Nasdaq 100 print new-all time highs and has seen some volatility in the currency markets, as is often the case during the week of the FOMC meeting. The volatility resolved itself in favour of the Dollar, which is in line with the current long-term trend. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 […]

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Weekly Update – 10 June 2018 – LS Trader

The Nasdaq 100 did break out to new all-time highs, and the S&P 500 also broke out of its range, with as we suggested last week. The dollar has also had the expected pullback. The long-term trend remains up for stocks and the dollar, down for interest rates and mixed for commodities. Stocks From last […]

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Weekly Update – 3 June 2018 – LS Trader

The long-term trend remains bullish for US stocks. The Nasdaq 100 has seen bullish price action this week and may head back to test all-time highs. The S&P 500 remains weaker but may also breakout this week. A look at the monthly and weekly charts confirms that the uptrend is still intact in spite of […]

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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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