Systemic US banks’ trading portfolios swell 10% in 2019

The fair value of trading assets held across the eight US systemically important banks topped $1.76 trillion at end-2019, up almost 10% on the year before. Equities and US Treasuries held-for-trading (HFT) powered the aggregate increase.

HFT equities climbed +20% to $454.5 billion, accounting for 48% of the net rise in trading assets. HFT Treasuries rocketed +28% to $345.4 billion, making up 47% of the overall increase. 

In contrast, the fair values of state and municipal bonds HFT fell back

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