Accessing Financial Data
Bloomberg is a very comprehensive data source and is used by most financial services firms both small and large. There are approximately 310,000 terminals in use worldwide.
Given the large amount of data available on the system it is necessary to be familiar with the tools that are provided to manage this data.
The tutorial below will help you to access a particular company's financial data and analyse it using some of Bloomberg's many tools.
Task 1 –Selecting a Company
Hit the Yellow [EQUITIES] Key followed by the Green [GO] key.
Task 2 – Getting Basic Company Data
Type DES and [GO] to get a description of the company.
The screen shown below should appear:
Task 3 – Drawing Charts of Prices and Events
The following chart should appear:
Task 4 - Reading Company News
Type CN and GO into the top left hand corner of the screen.