No point in discussing Goldman's abysmal earnings. Here is the chart that says it all.
Total Revenue by Segment - this is the worst quarterly revenue for the firm in years. The biggest loser: Institutional client flow AND Prop (Investing and Lending).
In tabular format.
At least the compenstation expense margin is a nice and sold mid-40%. As for those 35,500 staffers at the end of the period: that's number is going down.
The reason for all of this - the massive collapse in VaR, as Goldman somehow loses its edge which oddly parallels the unwind of the firm's prop trading division... Gee, we wonder why.