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Bloomberg Professional: Introduction

This guide is designed to cover the basics of navigating through Bloomberg Professional, and retrieving financial news and information.

Introduction to Bloomberg Professional

Bloomberg Professional is a key financial source for current and historical information on equities, fixed income securities, foreign exchange, derivatives and commodities. Also including company profiles and financial statements, analysts' forecasts, market news and global economic data. Excel Add-in is available for data extraction.

Four Bloomberg terminals are located at the Information Commons on the Library G/F. Steps to launch Bloomberg:

  1. Use your ITSC username and password to log in to a terminal
  2. Double click on the green Bloomberg icon available on the desktop
  3. On the Bloomberg login page, enter the assigned Bloomberg Login Name and Password to access the database. The assigned Bloomberg Login Name and Password is at the base of the Bloomberg monitor stand.

All terminals are available for online booking. Bookings are limited to 2 hours per session. You may book at most one session per day, two sessions per week. 

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