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 24 December 2016 – LS Trader

Due to the Christmas Holiday, this week’s update is an abbreviated version. We’d like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas. It’s been another excellent week for the LS Trader System, which has just hit a new all-time high as of the close on Friday 24th December and is up 81.85% this year […]

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Weekly Update 18th December 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks posted new all-time highs but have since pulled back slightly. The Fed increased rates as expected this week at the FOMC meeting, and the dollar continues to climb higher. The existing downtrends in metals and interest rate futures remain intact. It’s been another excellent week for the LS Trader System, which has just hit […]

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Weekly Update 11 December 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 rose to new all-time highs in what was a fairly volatile week in stocks and currencies. The week ahead sees the two-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday, where the Fed have long been expected to raise US interest rates, the anticipation of which has likely been a driver of the recent dollar […]

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Weekly Update 4 December 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the S&P 500 print a new all-time high (Wednesday) but fail to press higher. The dollar has also moved lower against several of the majors, and the dollar index is now testing support. Stocks From last week: “the continued lack and decline of volume do not bode well for continued […]

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Weekly Update 27 November 2016 – LS Trader

The US stock markets continue to post new all-time highs, but other global indexes continue to lag behind. Friday’s close of 2211.25 on the December S&P 500 contract is the highest ever close. The dollar has also continued to rise, and interest rate futures have continued their steep declines. There are signs that some of […]

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Weekly Update 20 November 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 printed a slight new all-time high this week as the stock markets complete the recovery from the initial steep sell-off on election night which was well overdone. Interest rate futures continue to crash, as yields rose the fastest over the past two weeks of any two week period in history. The anticipation […]

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Weekly Update 13 November 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has been one of the wildest weeks in a long time. The Presidential election result in favour of Trump prompted some significant moves, particularly in stocks and the dollar. The initial knee-jerk reaction was a steep sell-off in stocks and the dollar. Both moves got quickly overdone and were reversed equally quickly, […]

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Weekly Update 6 November 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 closed lower for nine consecutive days on Friday. This is the first time that has happened since 1980; such is the uncertainty ahead of this Tuesday’s Presidential Election. The dollar has also seen weakness this week. Many market participants have moved to the sidelines in financial markets ahead of the vote. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 30 October 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks began the week with some strength but fell away as the week progressed. The dollar index reached its highest level since March, but the dollar itself continues to see mixed trading against most of the majors. Interest rate futures could be on the verge of a breakdown and change of trend to down for […]

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Weekly Update 23 October 2016 – LS Trader

The dollar has had a positive week with the dollar index reaching its highest level since February. At the same time, the Euro has fallen to its lowest level since March. The stock markets have continued to consolidate near their recent highs, with the exception of the Nikkei, which completed a change of long-term trend […]

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