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 16 October 2016 – LS Trader

US stocks traded lower this week, and the dollar rallied against many of the majors. The dollar index broke out of its consolidation and we could be coming to the end of what has been mostly directionless trade in the current markets for much of the past 18 months. Stocks Stocks ended the week lower, […]

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Weekly Update 9 October 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the Pound fall to its lowest level in 31 years and has seen a sharp decline in Gold. Stocks continue to hover near all-time highs. Many markets and asset classes remain in a pre-breakout phase and the large moves seen in Gold, and the British Pound could be a sign […]

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Weekly Update 2 October 2016 – LS Trader

There are several markets that are in the pre-breakout phase and that are potentially well placed for breakouts. Although numerous markets are currently consolidating, there are multiple markets that are well within the range of breakouts, including the energy and currency markets. If, as is usually the case, the breakouts and resultant trends are proportional […]

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Weekly Update 25 September 2016 – LS Trader

The Nasdaq 100 posted new all-time highs this week, and global stock indexes continue to recover from their recent declines. The dollar has had a mixed week, and the currency markets, along with many commodities and interest rate futures remain in a low volatility, pre-breakout phase. The next few months should see some volatility breakouts […]

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Weekly Update 18 September 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen stocks mount a bit of a recovery, but they remain below their recent highs. The Dollar has had a decent week and may be poised to breakout higher against some of the major currencies. This week sees the two-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 is the […]

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Weekly Update – 11 September 2016 – LS Trader

The past week was a shortened trading week due to the US Labour Day holiday on Monday. It also delivered what may be the beginning of a change of trading landscape for the next few months following a well overdue move in the stock markets, which broke out of their incredibly narrow, low volume trading […]

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Weekly Update 4 September 2016 – LS Trader

Monday is Labour Day in the US so most markets will be closed, leading to a shortened trading week. Volume and volatility should return to the markets from Tuesday as traders and fund managers return to their trading desks following the summer break. Typically, the next 3-4 months are the best trading months of the […]

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Weekly Update 28 August 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen a continuation of light summer trade, with low volumes and low volatility continuing. That should start to change over the next week or so as we move into September. Stocks The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high on Tuesday but ended the week lower following a break of support […]

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Weekly Update 21 August 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks briefly hit new highs this week but have been unable to decisively move higher on the back of low volume and volatility. These low volume conditions are quite typical of summer trading, which should see an increase in volume as traders and fund managers return to their trading desks at the beginning of September. […]

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Weekly Update 14 August 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen strength in stocks sufficient for the S&P 500 to print new all-time highs. The Nasdaq 100’s rally has continued and is within touching distance of new all-time highs as well. The other sectors have seen mixed trading. The long-term trend is up for stocks and interest rate futures, and mixed […]

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