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 – 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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Weekly Update – 18 March 2018 – LS Trader

This week sees the FOMC Meeting with the Fed expected to raise rates in their announcement on the 21st March. This rate increase is already priced into the markets. Overall, it’s been a quiet week in the markets, but things will likely pick up this week around the time of the aforementioned Fed announcement on […]

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Weekly Update – 11 March 2018 – LS Trader

The past week has seen bullish price action in US stocks, led higher by the Nasdaq 100 which made a new all-time weekly closing high on Friday. That is not a bearish characteristic. Multiple other markets have continued to consolidate as they digest the recent spike in volatility. The long-term trends remain as before, up […]

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Weekly Update – 4 March 2018 – LS Trader

The stock market ended the week lower but closed well above the lows. The Dollar Index ended the week almost flat but had been higher during the week. The long-term trends remain intact, up for stocks, down for the dollar and interest rate futures, and mixed for commodities. Stocks Four days of selling in the […]

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Weekly Update – 25 February 2018 – LS Trader

The past week, which was a shortened trading week due to the Presidents’ Day holiday in the US, was also a fairly quiet one by recent standards. Volatility has receded from the extremes seen at the start of the month. Stocks continue their recovery after the recent sell-off, and the Nasdaq 100 stands a decent […]

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Weekly Update – 18 February 2018 – LS Trader

Monday is Presidents’ Day in the US, so it will be a shortened trading week for US markets. Stocks continued their recovery that began during the previous week. Interest rate futures resumed their downtrend and commodities continue to gain traction to the upside. Stocks Stocks continued the bounce that began on the prior Friday and, […]

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Weekly Update – 11 February 2018 – LS Trader

Stock market weakness continued this week as volatility continues to expand across multiple markets. Volatility has reached extreme levels in the stock markets, and a new period of higher volatility in stocks appears to have arrived. However, the extremes seen over the past week or so are likely to decrease somewhat over the coming weeks […]

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Weekly Update – 4 February 2018 – LS Trader

Stock markets reversed aggressively this week following a new high at the open which could not hold. The price action this week certainly represents a change in personality of the market and puts the market into corrective mode. Interest rate futures collapsed, making their lowest print since 2015 (30 Year T-Bond). Stocks Stocks opened the […]

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