Rates trading revenues up 154% at top US banks

Aggregate net gains on trading fixed income and interest rate contracts topped $21.4 billion at the eight US systemically important banks in 2019, up +154% on the year prior, regulatory reports show.

Gains on trading equity and index-related exposures also jumped year-on-year, by +42% to $26.8 billion, as did those for credit exposures, by +49% to $6.3 billion. Trading revenues linked to commodity and other exposures edged up on 2018 by a lesser degree, by +18% to $3.4 billion. 

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