Net revenues in Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution were $2.19 billion, 37% higher than the second quarter of 2011, reflecting higher net revenues in mortgages and commodities compared with difficult market-making conditions during the second quarter of 2011. During the second quarter of 2012, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution operated in a challenging environment reflecting broad market concerns and uncertainty, which resulted in generally wider credit spreads and lower activity levels compared with the first quarter of 2012.Net revenues in Equities were $1.70 billion, 12% lower than the second quarter of 2011, primarily due to lower net revenues in equities client execution, reflecting significantly lower net revenues in derivatives. In addition, commissions and fees were lower compared with the second quarter of 2011, generally consistent with broader market activity. Securities services net revenues were lower compared with the second quarter of 2011, reflecting the impact of slightly lower average customer balances. During the second quarter of 2012, Equities operated in an environment characterized by a decrease in global equity prices and higher volatility levels compared with the first quarter of 2012.
Goldman Sachs Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Common Share Of $1.78
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