Wall Street’s Investment Bankers ‘Firing On All Cylinders’

Wall Street’s Investment Bankers ‘Firing On All Cylinders’

After a deluge of big bank earnings delivered over what certainly felt like a compressed timeframe, one thing stuck out: IB was strong in Q3. On Thursday, Morgan Stanley reported $2.85 billion in IB revenue, breezing past estimates for a $2.1 billion haul. It was a record quarter for the firm's investment bankers (figure below). Advisory fees tripled from Q3 2020 -- and then some. The bank's characteristically spartan press release said simply, "Institutional Securities net revenues of $7.5
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  1. H-Man, the investment world has turned to “managed money” which means shooting ducks in a barrel. Spit out an asset allocation of 60/40 or 80/20, slide in some mutual funds and ETF’s and collect the quarterly fee. All great for the bottom line with little to no risk.

  2. By March/April, I expect YoY inflation reads to come in at 2% or lower. From a higher base than pre-pandemic, for sure, but over 2022-23, the cost of most goods and many services should moderate.

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