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Getting Started with Bloomberg: Training

New Bloomberg for Education Student Webinar Series: Part 3 - April 2021

Webinar Series Details

  • Features 8 topics in 3 parts each, one part per month Feb-Apr
  • Focuses on how to use the Terminal the way a market player would
  • Contains a short-answer assignment at the end
  • Is approximately 15-20 minutes long
  • Includes time for Q&A
  • A recording of this session will be sent to all who register

Download the full schedule here. 

Wednesday, April 7 at 4pm EST 
ESG (Part 3): Leveraging ESG news and research
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Thursday, April 8 at 4pm EST 
Equity (Part 3): Discovering equity options & interpreting volatility data
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Wednesday, April 14 at 4pm EST 
Fixed Income (Part 3): Exploring the swap market, simulating interest rate swaps
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Thursday, April 15 at 4pm EST
BQL (Part 3): Using BQL to analyze fixed-income data in Excel
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Wednesday, April 21 at 4pm EST
Commodities (Part 3): Using the Terminal as a commodities options trader
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Thursday, April 22 at 4pm EST
Econ/FX (Part 3): Exploring FX options market, creating custom option strategies
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Wednesday, April 28 at 4pm EST 
PORT (Part 3): Analyzing our portfolio’s risk relative to our benchmark
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Thursday, April 29 at 4pm EST
Technical Analysis (Part 3): Exploring market breadth, sector momentum, & trends
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Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8-hour, self-paced, e-learning video course consisting of four modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities. 

Participating in BMC will help you:

  • Learn about financial markets
  • Familiarize yourself with over 70 Bloomberg terminal functions
  • Solidify your knowledge with over 100 interactive questions

BMC is a free program if completed on the Terminal.

New for 2020 - 21 Academic Year: Users can complete BMC on the Bloomberg Education website at no cost through June 30l

To learn more about the program, please visit

To begin the BMC training program on the Terminal, log in with your Bloomberg account, enter BMC and click the green GO key.

Bloomberg Help and Learning

Bloomberg Help and Learning (BHL) features training modules on how to use market-specifc and advanced features on the terminal. BHL covers:

  • Getting Started 
  • Market Sectors
  • Communication & Community
  • News & Research
  • Launchpad
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • and more

Functions for the Market (FFM) features ideas for analyzing current events that are affecting the market and is great way to learn how to use advanced functions. 

Bloomberg Handouts & Cheatsheets

Frequently Used Functions & Shortcuts

Getting Started with Bloomberg:
MAIN:   Main menu
BLP:   Bloomberg Launchpad
SITE:  Overview of system (select heading for functions)

CHEAT:  Directory of Bloomberg Cheatsheets