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 December 2017 – LS Trader

US Stocks have made new all-time highs once again this week as the global bull market remains in effect. There were a few breakouts this week in various commodities markets as volatility continues to awaken. This week is likely to see declining volatility as the week progresses, but watch for the Santa Claus rally in […]

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Weekly Update – LS Trader – 10 December 2017

The past week has seen mixed trading in several asset classes, with new all-time highs being seen in the S&P 500, the dollar continuing its recovery, and some decent sized moves in several commodities markets, which includes downside breaks in precious metals. This week sees the last Fed meeting of the year. The two-day meeting […]

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Weekly Update – 3 December 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks hit new all-time highs on Thursday but then had a bit of a wobble on Friday, where, by recent standards, a steep sell-off ended with an equally sharp recovery. This resulted in the S&P 500 closing lower by just 0.15% for the day. Stocks The S&P 500 posted a new all-time high this week, […]

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Weekly Update 26 Nov 17 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the US Thanksgiving holiday. It is also a week characterised by lighter trading volume. Things should be back to normal this week. Stocks From last week: “The S&P 500 also broke support this week but also reversed higher from Wednesday’s lows and may yet breakout […]

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Weekly Update 19 Nov 17 – LS Trader

The week ahead will be a shortened trading week due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday. The last week has seen mixed trading in many sectors as the markets consolidate the recent moves. An increase in volatility has been seen in several markets with weakness during the first half of the week being mostly […]

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Weekly Update 12 November 17 – LS Trader

The past week has been fairly quiet in terms of trading activity but has seen an increase in stock market volatility and what could be described as a possible change in market personality. It seems that we are in the early stages of a much-needed volatility expansion which is beginning to filter into many markets. […]

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Weekly Update 5 November 17 – LS Trader

The past week has seen new all-time highs in stocks as the stretched bull market continues to grind higher. The big moves have been seen in the energy sector, where the Crude Oil markets continue to lead the sector higher. Stocks The S&P 500 made a new all-time high on Friday at 2585.5 but has […]

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Weekly Update – 29 October 2017 – LS Trader

Market conditions are looking better than they have in months as some directional moves are appearing in the energy markets, currencies, interest rate futures and stocks. Stock indexes broke out to new all-time highs; Brent Crude hit a 2-year high and interest rate futures are breaking down. At the same time, the dollar’s corrective recovery […]

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Weekly Update 22 October 2017 – LS Trader

The past Thursday was the 30-year anniversary of the October 1987 stock market crash. The stock markets experienced a fairly sharp dip early in the day but recovered just as quickly before going on to make new all-time highs in the case of the S&P 500. Global stock markets remain bullish but also extended. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update – 15 October 2017 – LS Trader

Global stocks continue to press higher with multiple stock indexes printing new all-time highs. The dollar has also seen some weakness this week in the direction of the long-term trend. Commodities markets remain mixed, but strength has been seen in multiple markets, particularly metals, where a couple of breakouts could be setting up this week. […]

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