Goldman Sachs Group Inc's bet that securities backed by risky home loans would fall in value brought nearly $4 billion of profits in the year ended November 30, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday, citing people familiar with its finances.

The gains erased $1.5 billion to $2 billion of mortgage-related losses elsewhere at the firm, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The company is expected to report a record net annual income of more than $11 billion, the Journal said.

Goldman Sachs was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Aarthi Sivaraman; Editing by Gary Hill)