WASHINGTON — Trading revenues in the fourth quarter hit a record high despite being down from the previous quarter due to seasonal trends, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Trading revenues fell 17% to $4.4 billion from the third to fourth quarter, though it was up 73% from a year earlier. The OCC attributed the fourth quarter drop to seasonal patterns, but added that it was the best period on record for a typical low season thanks to improving economic trends.

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