Bloomberg Essentials

Report
MFE & The
Business Library
Alie Visser, Business Librarian
[email protected]
www.lib.uwo.ca/business/
C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library
What We’ll Discuss
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Library Services Available
Library Databases
Bloomberg Basics
Bloomberg Essentials
Setting Up Your Bloomberg
Account
Library Services
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www.lib.uwo.ca/business/
Research Help
Find Answers Quickly
Business Chat & Text
Databases
• Over 60 business related
databases
• Business Databases by Subject
• MFE Program Guide
Bloomberg Professional
What is it
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Equities, securities, companies
Bonds, fixed income
Indices, commodities, currencies
Economic data
Data sets
Bloomberg Keyboard
Yellow = market sector
Green = action
Red = stop
Helpful Beginner Codes
• TK Ticker
• EQS Equity screener
• GRAB Send screen to email
• BU Bloomberg university – seminars,
events, training
Equity & Security Codes
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DES Description - Profile, Ratios, Revenue, EPS, Industry
FA Financial Analysis - Income statement, balance sheet
ANR Analyst Recommendations
BETA Historical betas
COMP Comparative Total Returns
CRPR Credit rating profile
EE Earnings estimate
MA Mergers and acquisitions
HP Historical price
GP Graph price
RV Relative value
WACC Weighted average cost of capital
RELS Related Securities
BIP Bloomberg Industry Intelligence
Bonds & Fixed Income Codes
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BNDX Bloomberg Bond Index Finder
COMB Comparable Bonds
CTB Canadian Treasury Bills
DDIS Debt Distribution
RATC Credit Rating Revision
SRCH Fixed Income Search
WB World Bond Markets
WBF World Bond Futures
WBIX World Bond Indices
YA Yield Analysis
Index Codes
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BNDX Bloomberg Bond Index Finder
COMB Comparable Bonds
CTB Canadian Treasury Bills
DDIS Debt Distribution
RATC Credit Rating Revision
SRCH Fixed Income Search
WB World Bond Markets
WBF World Bond Futures
WBIX World Bond Indices
YA Yield Analysis
Commodity Codes
• CPFC - Commodity Price Forecasts
• FDM - Commodity Fundamentals
• GLCO - Global Commodity Prices
FX & Currency Codes
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FRD - FX Forward Calculator
FXIP - Forex Information Portal
FXTF - FX Ticker Finder
TKC - Exchange Rates
WCR - World Currency Rates
Economic Codes
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ECFC - Economic Forecasts
ECO - Economic Calendar Releases
ECOS - Economist Estimates
ECST - World Economic Statistics
FED - Federal Reserve
GDP - Gross Domestic Product
GDPP - Gross Domestic Product Per Capita
Bloomberg via Excel
• Extracting large data sets
• More than one security
• Import Bloomberg tickers, CUSIP, ISIN and
retrieve data
Bloomberg via Excel
Next, you
will choose
your Time
Frame and
Frequency
Bloomberg Essentials
4 Core
Videos + 4
Exams
At least 1
Market
Sector Video
+ 1 Exam
Must have
75% to be
certified
Time:
95-129
minutes
Bloomberg Logins
Now let’s go to the library
and set up your Bloomberg
accounts!

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