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Fourth 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 also noted that trading revenue in the fourth quarter 2018 decreased by 28.5 percent compared with the $5.8 billion reported in the fourth quarter 2017.

The OCC reported:

  • While four large banks held 87.3 percent of the total banking industry notional amount of derivatives, a total of 1,307 insured U.S. commercial banks and savings associations held derivatives at the end of the fourth quarter 2018.
  • Derivative contracts remained concentrated in interest rate products, which represented 72.7 percent of total derivative notional amounts.
  • The percentage of centrally cleared derivatives transactions decreased quarter-over-quarter to 39.8 percent in the fourth quarter 2018.

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