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Still thinking about #Bitcoin. No conclusion - not endorsing/rejecting. Know that folks also were skeptical when paper money displaced gold.feedback
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Aug 29 2017

Goldman has thrived by hiring strong individuals with very different backgrounds and putting them together on a team. Gary and Steven are both steeped in that tradition from their years working side by side on the trading floor – not a bad training ground for the pressure cooker that is Washington.feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Trump Presidency

Wish the moon wasn't the only thing casting a shadow across the country. We got through one, we'll get through the other.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

Lincoln: 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' Isolate those who try to separate us. No equivalence w/ those who bring us together.feedback

Aug 02 2017

People may not like the job the have in every case, they never do.feedback

Jul 18 2017

A mixed operating environment persisted into the second quarter as conditions continued to support underwriting and M&A, while constraining certain market-making activity.feedback

Jun 23 2017

Every time I get accustomed to low volatility, like we were towards the end of the Greenspan era, and we think we have all the levers under the control ... something erupts to remind us that the idea that anybody is in control of everything is hubris. I don't know what brings us out of the doldrums, but I do know this is not a normal resting state.feedback

Jun 19 2017

It was bad behavior. But who got it right? Did the Fed get it right? Did the pundits get it right? Did all the observers of the financial market who were active then say, You're lending too much money against real estate, this is a dangerous thing?feedback

Jun 19 2017

You had a severe banking crisis, which always takes time to sort out because, again, banks are, in a lot of ways, the transmission mechanism for economic growth. You can change interest rates, but at the end of the day, someone has to lend and the banks have to be in better shape so they have to be recapitalized. So if you do it by comparison to the Great Depression, that took 10 years to sort out. At the end of the day, this might also take 10 years to sort through.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Unemployment

We didn't have 25 percent unemployment in the country [like in the Depression]. In fact, it never got to really 10 percent unemployment, and I think all that stimulus, all that interest rates being dropped to 0, all that quantitative easing in this country, achieved ... [a] shallower recession.feedback

Jun 19 2017

It was a bubble that burst and, in hindsight, I'm much better identifying bubbles in hindsight than I am in foresight.feedback

Jun 19 2017

I know that there's some people who believe, as do we all, that sensible regulation is good, but there was some redundancy and there's been a bit of a wax built up as layers and layers have gotten on it and no doubt impeded the economy, and he represented trying to deal with it. Now, the devil, of course, is in the detail, and how you look at it depends on what you wanted. But, in any case, it seems to have gotten bogged down in the issue. I'd say the market now is not what he wants to do, but whether he'll be effective in accomplishing it.feedback

Jun 19 2017

I'd say things are pretty good. If you looked at things statistically, you looked at the numbers, you looked at the metrics, [the United States] at full employment, low energy prices, growth – a lot of the metrics are all positive.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Immigration

I commented on immigration, I commented on LGBT issues, I commented, obviously, on the environment more recently, spending on infrastructure. It has to fall in, for my mind, in one of a couple of categories. Either it's something that's kind of in our wheelhouse of expertise. So I commented it would be very, very bad to let the U.S. government default – that's in our wheelhouse. Before Twitter, I did those things by press release. The other thing I'll comment on is when things really affect the ability of our people to be who they are and to do their job and to be effective as professionals.feedback

Jun 15 2017

As you integrate into your teams, capitalize on every opportunity to learn from your colleagues, develop new skills and forge meaningful connections with our people and your peers.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - China

US needs to invest in infrastructure to keep up!feedback

Jun 01 2017

Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

President Trump acted in America's best interest, moving away from a flawed agreement ... and opening the door to a new agreement that reaches the right balance. America will remain a leader in environmental protection. But we will not jeopardize our economy in order to please other counties that don't come anywhere near our environmental standards.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

Market making is a very important public function of companies like ours.feedback

May 09 2017

My blink reaction is a sense of pride that again another person who wasn't necessarily friendly to our institution in his campaign recognized the talent of these people.feedback

May 09 2017

The low volatility may be a bit of a bubble of confidence, but we won't know until we know.feedback

May 05 2017 - Brexit

We are talking about the long-term stability of huge economies with hundreds of millions of people and livelihoods at stake and huge gross domestic product. So, if it takes a little while - I'd rather get it right than do things quickly.feedback

May 05 2017 - Brexit

I don't think it will totally reverse.feedback

May 05 2017 - Brexit

Obviously, a lot of people elect to have their European business concentrated in a single place, and the easiest place, certainly, for the biggest economy in the world [America] to concentrate would be the UK – the culture, the language, the special relationship, and we are an example of that. If you cannot benefit from access to the EU from the UK – and nobody knows what those rules and determinations will be – then the risk is there will be some adjustment that will cause some people to have a smaller footprint in the UK.feedback

Mar 24 2017

With May there is almost no interest or affection. She is keeping us at arm's length. I will probably never meet May.feedback

Mar 17 2017 - Goldman Sachs

We have been criticized for the fact that some of our colleagues, after long careers at the firm, have moved to work in the public sector. The charge is that Goldman Sachs is able to extract certain advantages that others cannot. In fact, the opposite is true. Those in government bend over backward to avoid any perception of favoritism.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Goldman Sachs

Gary [Cohn] was not the first person from Goldman Sachs to join the government, and we hope and expect that he will not be the last. We are proud of our tradition of leadership and public service and believe it is a core part of our culture. That is why we will continue to encourage our people to contribute to government service if they are fortunate enough to be asked.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Goldman Sachs

It's an imprimatur on our firm that we have such good people that the administration wants to hire them. But the perception that they'll go to Washington and then favor us is false. The reverse is true. They'll bend over backwards to avoid that. They're not going to serve the interests of Goldman Sachs. They have their own careers and reputations to worry about.feedback

Jan 30 2017

If the order were to become or remain effective, I recognize that there is potential for disruption to the firm, and especially to some of our people and their families. I want to assure all of you that we will work to minimize such disruption to the extent we can within the law and are focused on supporting our colleagues and their families who may be affected.feedback

Jan 30 2017

Now is a fitting time to reflect on those words and the principles that underlie them.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - British economy

The financial services industry is so important to the British economy . . . so that will become an important priority.feedback

Jan 18 2017

There's a lot that can go wrong, but I think that we are at the beginning of a change in the cycle.feedback

Jan 18 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

I think it's time to look at this stuff. Not all the regulation is serving the interest of safety and soundness, and certainly on a cost-benefit analysis it's not. That's not saying we want repeal of all regulation or repeal of Dodd Frank or anything like this.feedback

Jan 18 2017

My base case is this can keep on going.feedback

Jan 18 2017

After a challenging first half, the firm performed well for the remainder of the year as the operating environment improved.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Goldman Sachs

These five leaders have distinguished themselves in their respective areas of expertise, and I look forward to working with them in formulating and executing our global strategy. They have consistently demonstrated their unwavering commitment to Goldman Sachs, our clients and our people.feedback

Dec 01 2016

I don't want to help or hurt anybody by giving them my endorsement.feedback

Nov 22 2016 - Goldman Sachs

Michael has played a vital role in establishing and growing our franchise in Europe and around the world.feedback

Nov 17 2016

We are dissuaded from growing into certain activities that are capital-intensive, and it's easier to grow into other areas that are more favored by the regulators and capital rules.feedback

Nov 15 2016

That omelet has been made; that toothpaste is out of the tube. I wouldn't want regulation to be repealed in toto. If you want to be good for bankers, you have to have policies that would be good for economic growth.feedback

Nov 15 2016

I'm going to see how it goes before I become mournful.feedback

Nov 15 2016

He will start to think not about getting elected but about what his legacy is going to be. I assume you go into that office and you think about your place in history and things change.feedback

Nov 10 2016

Change is often the agent of progress in ways that we can't always readily see in the early days.feedback

Oct 19 2016

One of the risks that are inherent in this interest rate policy that we have is that assets are being pumped up almost indiscriminately. That's not necessarily a good market for people like ourselves.feedback

Oct 19 2016

We could parse that clause by clause, but to every clause, the answer is 'no, we weren't doing it.' We weren't meeting in secret and we certainly weren't plotting destruction.feedback

Oct 19 2016

Almost all the businesses that we have correlate with growth.feedback

Oct 19 2016

Now, this isn't the worst of markets, and it surely not the best of markets. Prices are high.feedback

Oct 19 2016

We're not just waiting, sitting around, singing 'Kumbaya,' waiting for markets to come back and opportunities that we think are going to be important in the future to rally. We're also doing other things that we can do.feedback

Oct 18 2016

We saw solid performance across the franchise that helped counter typical seasonal weakness. We continue to manage our balance sheet conservatively and are benefiting from the breadth of our offerings to clients.feedback

Aug 16 2016

There's not a sport – there's not an activity – in life where if you have a really hard grip, you're actually better. Whether it's baseball or golf or kicking a ball, the looser you are, the further the thing goes. If you're tight, you're not necessarily better.feedback

Jul 19 2016

Despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, we achieved solid results by continuing to serve our clients across our diversified franchise and by managing our business efficiently.feedback

Jun 24 2016 - Goldman Sachs

We respect the decision of the British electorate and have been focused on planning for either referendum outcome for many months. Goldman Sachs has a long history of adapting to change, and we will work with relevant authorities as the terms of the exit become clear. Our primary focus, as always, remains serving our clients' needs.feedback

Apr 19 2016

The operating environment this quarter presented a broad range of challenges, resulting in headwinds across virtually every one of our businesses.feedback

Jan 14 2016

We are pleased to have reached an agreement in principle to resolve these matters.feedback

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