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 14 May 2017 – LS Trader

The French Presidential election resulted in the expected outcome, and the anticipated sharp increase in volatility in European markets did not materialise. Both the Dax and the Euro moved lower following the result, which would have been the opposite of most market participant’s expectations. Several stock markets made new all-time highs, or new multi-year highs […]

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Weekly Update 7th May 2017 – LS Trader

The coming week’s opening will be dominated by the outcome of the French Presidential Election on the 7th May, and that may lead to some volatility when the markets open Sunday night/Monday morning. Stocks have been bullish, but the dollar has remained mixed, as have commodities. The energy markets took a battering until a partial […]

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Weekly Update 30 April 2017 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Nasdaq 100 make new all-time highs and has seen the Dollar Index drop to its lowest level this year. The Dollar remains mixed with strength in some markets and weakness in others. Strength is being seen in the stock markets and we could see the S&P 500 make a […]

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Weekly Update 23 April 17 – LS Trader

The first round of the French Presidential elections occurs on Sunday, with exit polls being available around 7 pm on Sunday night. This has the potential to move a few markets about, particularly the Euro, Dax, and to a lesser extent the British Pound, depending on the outcome. The current polling data shows that the […]

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Weekly Update 16 April 17 – LS Trader

The last week was a shortened trading week with the markets closed on Friday. Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK, but most global markets will be open as normal. Many markets appear to be on the verge of some large moves. Although we have yet to see any sustained trends, which have been […]

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Weekly Update 9 April 2017 – LS Trader

Several markets have shown an increase in volatility this week, and we could be entering a more active period in the markets. We saw multiple key levels tested in the markets and a change of trend to up complete for the 30-Year T-Bond. Gold and Silver are also close to a change of trend to […]

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Weekly Update 2 April 2017 – LS Trader

The Nasdaq 100 printed a new all-time high this week, but the S&P 500 did not. The S&P 500 has not made a new high since the 1st of March. The dollar put in a substantial reversal to keep the long term bull trend intact, and interest rate futures remain at a pivotal juncture. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 26 March 2017 – LS Trader

The stock markets continued with short-term weakness this week and have not made a new high since the 1st of the month. Tuesday’s wide range bar was the largest daily bar of the year to date, indicating that the short-term trend is down, even though the longer-term picture is still bullish. Stocks The stock market […]

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Weekly Update 19 March 2017 – LS Trader

The past week was a busy week in terms of the calendar, due to the two-day Federal Reserve meeting and triple witching on Friday. Considering that, it was a quiet week in terms of price action. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 hit a new all-time high on Thursday before pulling back a bit, but still closing […]

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Weekly Update 12 March 2017

In last week’s update, we noted: “Many markets remain in a neutral trading environment, but there are signs that multiple markets are beginning to awaken and that we could see some breakouts, volatility and price expansion over the coming weeks.” A few markets have started to awaken, and we did get some breakouts during this […]

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