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Goldman Sachs’s Trading Performance in 1Q18 and 2018

Robert Karr
Goldman Sachs’s Trading Performance in 1Q18 and 2018

The bank posted net revenues of $4.4 billion in 1Q18 for the Institutional Client Services or ICS segment, growth of 85% from 4Q17 and 31% from 1Q17, reflecting a strong rebound from laggard performance in 2H17. The ICS segment’s fixed income, currencies, and commodities trading revenues increased 23% to $2.07 billion, helped by currencies, higher commodity prices, and credit products and partially offset by rates and mortgages. Goldman has taken advantage of higher fluctuations in products outside of equities, and it managed to get an edge over other bankers.