The scenario in the Wall Street was very different after the closing figures were exhibited in public. Goldman Sachs went up the scoreboard in a remarkable way, sweeping away the calmness of the market. It made a profit of $200 million in a single day, making a history.
A few people exposed the factors that seamlessly contributed to the whopping profit. One of it is the soaring of the fear index or the Cboe Volatility Index. On 5th February 2018, VIX splurged by 116%, which is the biggest leap taken by any company in the history. Along with it, Dow Jones slipped by 1,100 points while S&P500 dived by 4.1%.
The hedge fund of the investment bank and the clients of the asset management created a hubbub to expose the VIX. This resulted in the much-anticipated outcome, splurging the profit margin remarkably.
David Casner, the managing director of the company took hold of the company and steered the company towards the aforementioned output. The calm regulations of the market were the primary contributor to the turn of the events. The trading business of the investment bank dominated the market with revenue of $100 million, which was earned in the span of 4 days.
With the trading technology and bombastic performance, Goldman Sachs is expectant regarding their position in the market at the top. The volatility bet of the investment bank has helped acquire 38% rise in the equities at the first quarter. This spiked the trading revenue to $2.3 billion, which overpowered the hike of J. P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.
Though the company always exhibited results through its strategic moves, these also imposed a risk on the company. If the series of events would have taken an adverse turn the scenario would have exposed the company to losses, similar to the incident of 2017.