Goldman Sachs shares appeared set for a lower open in New York trading on Wednesday after the group reported its first quarterly loss since 2011.
The stock was 0.8% lower in pre-market trading as of 1332 GMT.
Goldman unveiled a $4.4bn charge to fourth-quarter earnings related to US tax reform, but more worryingly for investors, also reported a major slump in revenues from bond trading.
The US-listed giant reported a 50% drop in net revenues from fixed income trading.
Nevertheless, overall earnings and revenues generally exceeded analysts´ forecasts.
Quarterly revenue rose to $7.83bn, beating analysts´ projections of $7.63bn.