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 5 March 2017 – LS Trader

Global stocks have seen continued strength this week with multiple indexes making new all-time highs. 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. Stocks The S&P 500 made a […]

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Weekly Update 26 Feb 17 – LS Trader

US stocks printed new all-time highs again this week before a slight pullback. Some commodity markets are showing signs of life, but the currency markets continue to consolidate. Interest rate futures are making a counter trend rally, which should terminate over the next few weeks and result in a resumption of the primary trend. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 19 February 2017 – LS Trader

Monday is Presidents’ Day in the U.S. so many markets will be closed, and it will, therefore, be a shortened trading week. The stock markets remain bullish, with U.S. indices printing new all-time highs again. Currencies and interest rate futures remain in consolidations, and commodities remain mixed. Stocks From last week: “prices at all-time highs […]

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Weekly Update 12 February 2017 – LS Trader

US stocks hit new all-time highs yet again this week. The dollar has turned around its six-week period of declines and finished the week higher. Strength continues to return to the metals, and interest rate futures continue to consolidate above their recent lows. Stocks The S&P 500 hit new all-time highs on Thursday and Friday […]

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Weekly Update 5 February 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks were unable to post new all-time highs this week but after weakness early in the week have rallied back to within touching distance of the recent highs. The trend remains up for stocks. The dollar has continued to weaken as seen by a six-week decline in the dollar index. Commodities remain mixed but will […]

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Weekly Update 29 January 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks hit new all-time highs this week, which included the Dow 30 finally hitting the 20,000 level. The trend is up for global stock markets. Most other markets, particularly currencies and interest rate futures continue to consolidate, but a few are in pre-breakout mode. Stocks The S&P 500 narrowly held on to short-term support and […]

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Weekly Update 22 January 2017 – LS Trader

The past week has seen Donald Trump inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. It will be interesting to see what impact that and his policies have on the financial markets over the coming years. As of now, the long-term trends are up for stocks and the dollar, down for interest rate futures, […]

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Weekly Update 15 January 2017 – LS Trader

For the most part, the markets are undergoing a period of volatility, volume and price compression and are therefore consolidating ahead of the next trending campaign. The long-term trends all remain intact and are still up for stocks and the dollar, and mixed for commodities. Many commodities are showing some early bullish signs, and this […]

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Weekly Update 8 January 2017 – LS Trader

It’s been a wild start to the year, particularly in the currency markets, which have seen some large swings. The week has also seen stocks and interest rate futures make counter trend rallies from their recent lows and has seen the stock markets make new all-time highs. Stocks The S&P 500 managed a slight gain […]

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Weekly Update 1 January 2017 – LS Trader

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, this week’s update is an abbreviated version. We’d like to wish all our readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! We’re still in the seasonal period of the Santa Claus rally, which, according to the data, and not the talking heads on TV, actually runs from the […]

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