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Goldman Sachs plans on making cuts within its commodity trading platform, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday. The report, citing people familiar with the investment bank's plans, says the decision comes after a "monthslong review showed the business uses too much capital for too little profit." Goldman has been a powerhouse in trading both in physical commodities, including gold and silver , as well as derivatives pegged to such assets. Many large investment firms opted to pare back those platforms in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis and as new regulations like the Volcker rule put a spotlight on operations that put banks' capital at risk. A departure from commodities would come after Lloyd Blankfein, former CEO at Goldman, came from the bank's well-known commodity platform J. Aron & Co. Blankfein stepped down as CEO last year and was succeeded by David Solomon, who may be attempting to cut a new path forward for the high-profile investment bank. Goldman's stock lagged behind its peers last year but has gained 19% so far in 2019, outstripping gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, up about 9%, the S&P 500 index , with a year-to-date gain of 9.2% and the Nasdaq Composite index , which has climbed 11.6% since the start of the year. Shares of rivals JPMorgan Chase & Co. are up 6.6%, while those for Morgan Stanley have gained 7% thus far this year. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.