Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaped more than $100 million of trading revenue on 36 days in the third quarter, down from a record 46 in the preceding three months.
The firm's trading division lost money on only one day during the quarter, down from two days in the second quarter, according to a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Goldman Sachs made at least $50 million on 53 of the 65 trading days in the period, or 82% of the time.
Goldman Sachs' $8.8 billion in third-quarter trading revenue, while fueling a profit that exceeded analysts' estimates, fell short of the record $10 billion in the second quarter as the company reduced risk. Still, trading revenue surpassed amounts generated by rivals including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley.
Wednesday's filing also revealed gains and losses from some of the individual components of Goldman Sachs' fixed-income, currencies and commodities trading division, which were not itemized when the company reported earnings last month.
The firm lost $3.6 billion in currency trading, more than double the $1.4 billion lost from that division in the second quarter. The figures include gains and losses on currency contracts used to hedge positions in other parts of the trading portfolio, the filing said.
Credit trading showed a gain of $2 billion in the third quarter, doubling from $1 billion in the second quarter. Interest rates generated $3.9 billion, up from $3.8 billion in the second quarter.
Gains from commodities and "other" types of transactions fell to $964 million in the third quarter from $1.6 billion in the second quarter, the filing showed.