Goldman never loses

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I'm not sure how many people trade in here, but those who do will sure know how hard is not to have a losing day every now and then. Well, that's no problem for Goldman, who in the first trimester of this year didn't have a single losing day in their intraday trading.

This would be statistically impossible in an efficient market, but I guess when you are the market and set the rules it's fairly easy. So much for investment banking, underwriting or advisory. 76% of Goldman's $9.7 billion revenue in Q1 came from trading.

http://equity-research.com/no-loss-for-goldman/

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May 14, 2010

What the fuck do you mean it would be statistically not possible in an efficient market? Mother fucker, this is the era of Obama. We hoped, we believed, we are CHANGE. Yes we can mother ducker yes we can!

May 14, 2010

they make most of their money from market making, not prop trading. obviously not all market making is crossed trades w/o risk, but a good portion of it is.

May 14, 2010

JPM announced the same thing. MS only had 4 losing days.

May 14, 2010
dacasale:

This would be statistically impossible in an efficient market

Of course it is possible, just unlikely. Do you know what a market maker is? What flow trading is?

By the way, "statistically impossible" struck me as a bizarre notion.

May 14, 2010

JPM, GS, BAC and C all had perfect quarters in Q1. C is only from "sources" though and not disclosed in their filings. Deal Journal had a good link this morning which talks about how most of these trading revs were from credit/rate products and not equities - it's amazing how much money you can make when you borrow at 0% from the Fed.

May 14, 2010
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