GPACT - Bloomberg
The Bloomberg workstation provides business and financial professionals with the tools and data they need on a single, all-inclusive platform. Bloomberg is an online database available only on a dedicated Bloomberg workstation, providing 24-hour current and historical financial quotes. These quotes include: stock, bond, option, futures, warrants, swaps, commodities, currencies, mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, indexes, mutual funds (open and closed), exchange traded funds, credit default swaps, etc. Also available are: economic statistics, analyst reports/research, credit rating information, country information, portfolio analytics, scenario analysis, spot rate/ yield curve information, business newswires, and descriptive information, research and statistics on over 52,000 companies worldwide. There are over 20,000 different commands (called mnemonics) available to the user. Bloomberg also has a great job listing resource available, with lots of finance industry postings. Bloomberg has an online "university" that can be accessed and courses taken for certification in equities and/or fixed income, free of charge.
The Word documents below provide information on the Bloomberg workstations (e.g. how to log onto the terminals, how to create a username, etc.). More documents are going to be forthcoming in the future. You may be able to use Bloomberg for your classes for research.
For more information on Bloomberg software, please visit their Web site at www.bloomberg.com
If you have any further questions please contact the Graduate Assistant on duty at the GPACT lab, W-404.