Leverage is being reduced. Goldman Sachs has done very well with leverage. One of their secret weapons has been de-commissioned.
Interest rates are probably going to rise. While we can expect Goldman to short interest rate risk most large players on the street will see them coming and will not help out.
The world is still subject to global shock. Putin, ISIS, Euro-markets, China, Volcanoes in Iceland. Goldman still havs an excellent rep and cache. If they ever lose it there will be a lot of knives out their waiting for them.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.