Bloomberg is a global financial markets database providing economic and business news, analytics, real time pricing for over 5 million securities world-wide. It also includes extensive historical pricing and stock charts.
A "getting started" guide has been created by Bloomberg and provides an overview of, and how to navigate and search, the resource.
To explore the Bloomberg terminal, type User into the search box (at the top left), then select Learn the Bloomberg, at the bottom of the menu list. This opens a new window, Master the Bloomberg Terminal which takes you through a quick tour, helping you Discover, Explore, Target, Get Alerted, Keep up and Accelerate.
Getting Started with Bloomberg
An introduction to the financial markets database, covering: what’s available, booking a terminal and setting up an account, finding your way around, getting help. Including Equities (GP, FA, SPLC, EQS); Equity Indices (WEI); Industries (BI); Economics (ECST, BI Econ).
Using Bloomberg with Excel
Covering exporting data from Bloomberg, downloading the Excel add-in, using the Spreadsheet Builder to import time series and static data, accessing templates, the basics of using formulas to build functions.
Attendees at this seminar should have previously attended Getting Started with Bloomberg, or have past experience using Bloomberg.
An overview of the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-learning module: how to access and work through it, and how completing it can benefit employability, especially for those seeking careers in finance and investment.
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an e-learning programme available online to members of the public at a cost, but free to students via the Bloomberg terminals in the Financial Resources Suite on Floor 1 of the Library. The programme helps you learn to use Bloomberg through an exploration of financial market concepts. It is an 8-10 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities. You will get a certificate upon completion.
To get started…
Access to Bloomberg is only available on campus. There are currently 10 Bloomberg terminals at Brunel University Library, which are located in the Financial Resources Suite on the first floor of the Library.
Each slot is one hour long, and you can book up to a week in advance. The PCs are available to book during the following hours in term-time:
(Access to the Financial Resources Suite has been extended from 10pm to 2am on a trial basis.)
NB: Please ensure you book a terminal to guarantee your session. All bookings will have priority.