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Bloomberg: Getting started

This guide contains short videos explaining how to use some key functions of Bloomberg to find key company, industry and economic news, data and analysis

Getting access to Bloomberg

Bloomberg terminals are available on the ground floor of the Barry J Marshall Library and from several locations in the Business School. Bloomberg is not web based and it is not available off-campus. More information on how to access Bloomberg can be found in the "Getting access to Bloomberg" PDF to the right. 

You can book the Bloomberg terminal in the Barry J Marshall Library at:  http://is.uwa.libcal.com/booking/barryjmarshalllibrary

Bloomberg have produced a detailed user guide called "Getting Started Guide for Students". It covers the basics of using the keyboard, key functions and navigating to find, analyse and export data. Click on the link to the right to read or download the guide.

The Bloomberg keyboard

Bloomberg has a distinctive keyboard.

Bloomberg - 25 tips and tricks

Access and booking instuctions

Bloomberg basics for students

Most used Bloomberg codes

CODE FUNCTION
EQUITIES AND INDUSTRIES
DES Security description
CF Company filings
FA Financial analysis
SPLC Supply chain break down
RV Relative valuation (for benchmarking against comparable companies)
GP Standard price chart for a company (graphs)
GIP Intraday price chart and chart options
BRC Research - e.g. broker reports
EQS Equity screening - set  screens to customise criteria for equities analysis 
BI Bloomberg Industries - industry level analysis 
CN Company news
READ Financial news, most read items etc
WEI World Equity Indices - market surveillance of the world's equity indices
MA Mergers and Acquisitions
ECONOMIC INFORMATION
BTMM Treasury and Money Markets
COUN Country overview
WB World Bond markets
ECST World Economic Statistics
ECTR Interactive trade flow data from the IMF showing trade flows from 1980
ECFC Economic forecasts 
FXC Data on currencies updated in real time
WCRS World currency rankings
CMDS Current global or regional commodities landscape 
CMBQ Singe commodity overview
BMAP Visualisation of commodity production and flow at a global or local level