Bloomberg terminals are located in the Wall Street Trading Room Annex (Mandeville 294).
A Bloomberg terminal is located on the first floor of Drexel Library, near the main service desk.
The Bloomberg terminals are unavailable until further notice. There is no remote access.
Bloomberg is now offering FREE access to BMC, Bloomberg’s certification program, via the web, in lieu of a terminal connection. The fee for web access to this program is normally $149 US but is now being waived for academic customers.
Bloomberg has data on more than 5 million bonds, equities, commodities, currencies & funds. It covers most every publicly traded company in the world, and has profiles on more than a million people.
Navigation in Bloomberg is different from most other databases you use. Bloomberg is a decentralized command driven system. The commands are represented by codes. These codes tell Bloomberg the function you would like the database to perform or the type of information you want on a security or a market for example.
Being a decentralized database, there are three things to keep in mind:
With more than 25,000 codes, the key to becoming an expert Bloomberg user is to
It may seem awkward at first, but as you use Bloomberg more and memorize some of the codes, you will find that it is a time saver.
Learning how to put a command together in Bloomberg is similar to learning another language. The example below provides the basic structure of a command.
Bloomberg help is available via email.
Hit the green < HELP > key twice and a window will open with an option to type in your question and send it to a Bloomberg support specialist.
|Step 1||Press < GO > without entering a username or password. Select the option to create an account.|
|Step 2||Provide your cell phone number so they can text you a code to start the process.|
|Step 3||Follow the prompts on screen to create your account. This account will work on all of the Bloombergs on campus..|
|Step 1:||Press the red < CONN/DFLT > key in the upper right hand of the keyboard.|
Bloomberg's News Feed is a popular feature.
N < GO > - to get to the main news screen. From here you can specify what kind of news items you want to view.
READ < GO > - to view the most popular news stories on Bloomberg.
CN - to view company news. For example JNJ < EQUITY > CN < GO >
Click on the headline to view a story.
You can also email or download the stories.
|N||updated news from around the world update, filtered by topic, language, and date||ECO||find upcoming and past economic releases|
|JOBS||to view job listings||WECO||for world economic releases|
|MSG||the Bloomberg message system||BTMM||for key rates|
|HDSK||to retrieve Help desk messages||WEI||world economic indices lists the benchmark indices by geography|
|NIM||for new issues||IBQ||for industry analysis|
|MA||mergers & acquisitions search||BDRG||pharmaceutical industry information|
|EVTS||events calendar||EASY||for quick start tips|
|EQS||equity screening||LEAG||league tables|
|SRCH||bond search||BLAW||Bloomberg Law|
|GLCO||global commodity prices & data||FXGN||foreign exchange|