The six biggest U.S. banks have never had a US$100 billion year. Until now.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and their peers have already reported more than US$111 billion of profit for 2018. Morgan Stanley will only make that number bigger when it releases its fourth-quarter results Thursday.
They have Republican tax cuts to thank, along with rising interest rates, a surge in dealmaking and a retail-banking boom.