Accessing Asset Data

In this tutorial we will focus on Bloomberg functionality for:

  • accessing asset data,
  • plotting it and
  • saving it to an Excel fi le.

A basic function of the Bloomberg system is to display and analyse data such as current or historical asset prices. Assets include government bonds, commodities such as precious metals, or equities (stocks) in corporations.

ACCESSING ASSET DATA

  • Make sure you're typing into the command line at the top left.
  • Click next to the small blue triangle.
  • Then choose an asset by typing the ticker symbol, eg VOD for Vodafone.
  • Don't press Return - wait for the menu shown above to appear, then choose Vodafone as shown.

bloomberg-asset

PLOTTTING ASSET DATA

You can look at a chart of the price history using GP.

bloomberg-asset-gp

It will look like this. You can change the date ranges and (with the "Last Price" menu), change what data is shown.

bloomberg-asset-gp2

MODIFYING DATA OUTPUTS

You can look at the same data in table form by typing HP at the top left.

bloomberg-asset-hp
It will look like this. Again, you can change the date ranges and (with the "Last Price" menu), change what data is shown.
bloomberg-asset-hp2

 

Next Tutorial

Exporting Asset data to Excel