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Third Quarter 2018

Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities

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Collection: Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities

In the report, the OCC noted that trading revenue in the third quarter 2018 increased by 1.7 percent compared with the $6.9 billion reported in the third quarter 2017.

The OCC reported:

  • While four large banks held 89.8 percent of the total banking industry notional amount of derivatives, a total of 1,344 insured U.S. commercial banks and savings associations held derivatives at the end of the third quarter 2018.
  • Derivative contracts remained concentrated in interest rate products, which represented 75.7 percent of total derivative notional amounts.
  • The percentage of centrally cleared derivatives transactions increased to 40.7 percent in the third quarter 2018.

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