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WHAT IS BLOOMBERG?
• Stand alone (not
online) financial and
economic database
• Thousands of real
time and historical
price data sets
• 320,000 global
subscribers
WHERE IS BLOOMBERG?
• 8 Bloombergs are
available in library
• Book each for 1 hour
at a time
• Create your own
Bloomberg account
• Excel add-in
WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
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360+ global
exchanges
15,000 global
indices
24,000 global
companies
1 million profiles of
business leaders
5 million data points
BLOOMBERG KEYBOARD
Green = action
Yellow = market sector
Red = stop
KEYBOARD BREAKDOWN
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GOVT – Government issued securities
CORP – Corporate bonds
M-MKT – Money market securities
MUNI – Municipal bonds
PFD – Preferred stocks
EQUITY – Stocks, options, mutual funds
CMDTY – Commodities, futures, options
INDEX – Equity indices and economic indices
CRNCY – Foreign currencies, spots, futures
HELPFUL KEYS
• GO/ENTER – Activates your commands
• MENU – Returns you to the previous page
• PAGE UP/PAGE DOWN – Navigate between
pages
• HELP – Get help and information for the page
you are on – or email the help desk
• GRAB <GO> – Type this to send any page you
are on to yourself an image
BLOOMBERG PNEUMONICS/CODES
• The fastest way to find data is to use a Bloomberg
pneumonic/code
• Bloomberg has thousands of codes – try to record
those most relevant to you
• E.g. EURCAD CRNCY will bring you to the spot
exchange rate for the Euro versus the Canadian
dollar
• If you can’t remember your codes, simply type in
what you need and Bloomberg will offer
suggestions
Code/Ticker
Current Screen
Date +
Frequency
Data can
be
exported
into
Excel
INTRODUCTION TO FOREX ON BLOOMBERG
http://youtu.be/3s29RW3aXTo
FOREIGN EXCHANGE
FXIP – Information portal
FRD – Forward rates calculator
FXC – Currency rates matrix
FXFA – Relationships between spot, forward and
interest rates
• FXTF – FX ticker finder – spot, forwards, volatility
• WS – World swap rates
• WCV – World currency values
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INTEREST RATES
• ECST – World economic statistics including
national accounts and financial indicators
• IRSB – Interest rate swap rates
• IRSF – Interest rate swap forwards
• WIRP – World interest rate probability
• WIR – World interest rate futures
FIXED INCOME TRADING
• CTB – Canadian
Treasury Bills
• FIT – Fixed income
trading for US rates
and global sovereign
debt
• SRCH – Fixed Income
search builder
EXCEL ADD-IN
• Extracting large data sets
• Load multiple securities
• Import Bloomberg tickers, CUSIP, ISIN and retrieve data
seamlessly
EXCEL ADD-IN
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% on
Market Sector exam to
be certified
Time:
95-129 minutes
YOUR TURN
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