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 1 November 2015 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Nasdaq 100 rally briefly to new 15-year highs and has seen the Euro continue its recent decline. Interest rate futures were lower this week, and commodities have seen mixed trading. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 completed the recovery and rallied to a new 15-year high this week. However, the index […]

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Weekly Update 25 October 2015 – LS Trader

The stock markets continue to recover and could be set to test the highs of the year in the coming days. The dollar has seen a large reversal and may be heading higher to test key resistance levels against several of the majors. Commodities remain weak and in long-term downtrends with only a few exceptions […]

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Weekly Update 18 October 2015 – LS Trader

The stock markets have continued their recent recovery, but all remain in long-term downtrends at present. The dollar has continued to weaken and looks like it could be set to resume its downtrend against some of the majors in the coming weeks. Commodities remain mixed, with strength being seen in the metals sector, but weakness […]

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Weekly Update 11 October 2015 – LS Trader

The stock markets have continued with counter-trend rallies, but all four indices that we trade at LS Trader remain in long-term downtrends. The currency markets remain mixed, but dollar weakness is evident against several of the majors in the short-term. Interest rate futures remain in an uptrend, and commodities are mixed. There are a few […]

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Weekly Update 27 September 2015 – LS Trader

<p>The stock markets continue to consolidate but could be due to break out again soon. Both the Dax and Nikkei came close to breaking their respective 24<sup>th</sup> August lows. If those lows can be taken out, we could see some decent moves in numerous other markets as well, particularly USD/JPY which has been very highly […]

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Weekly Update 20 September 2015 – LS Trader

The past week was another volatile week in many markets and also was the week of the much-anticipated 2-day FOMC where many expected to see the Fed raise interest rates for the first time in nine years. The Fed did not raise rates. As often occurs on and around the Fed meeting, there was significant […]

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Weekly Update 13 September 2015 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened week due to the Labor Day Holiday in the U.S. on Monday. It has seen mixed trading in many markets with the stock indexes higher and the dollar lower. This week sees another 2-day FOMC meeting begin on the 17th. This meeting is one that many expect to see […]

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Weekly Update 6 September 2015 – LS Trader

Following the extreme volatility of the two previous weeks, the past week has seen a return towards more normal market conditions. However, volatility in stocks has still been much higher than the rest of the year to date, and there have also been some large moves in the energy markets. The week ahead is a […]

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Weekly Update 30 August 2015

The volatility that had been seen during the prior week was exceeded this week, as we saw many markets experience levels of volatility not seen for many years, certainly not since at least 2008. The corrective rallies seen in stocks and commodities are currently viewed as corrections in a larger bear market, so they have […]

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Weekly Update 23 August 2015 – LS Trader

The past few days have seen some of the most volatile trading conditions in recent times. These moves have continued on from the volatility that began during the previous week, and has resulted in the stock indices breaking major support levels and confirming a change of long-term trend to down for the first time since […]

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