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Getting Started with Bloomberg: Training

Bloomberg for Education Student Webinar Series: March 2021 - NEW

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
  • Delivered twice on the day of the presentation at 9 am and 4 pm Eastern
  • Allows for Q&A
  • Will have a recording that is sent afterwards to those who register

Download the full schedule here. 

Wednesday, March 3 at 4pm EST
ESG (Part 2): How can we leverage Bloomberg to understand the sustainable debt environment?
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Thursday, March 4 at 4pm EST
Equity (Part 2): How can we generate stock ideas based on recent price action or corporate events?
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Wednesday, March 10 - 4pm EST 
Technical Analysis & Charting (Part 2): How can we identify trading signals based on custom trading strategies to analyze market impact and spot trends?
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Thursday, March 11 at 4pm EST 
BQL (Part 2): How can we use BQL (Bloomberg Query Language) to analyze equity-focused data in Excel?
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Wednesday, March 17 at 4pm EST 
Commodities (Part 2): How can we use the Bloomberg API to monitor commodities data in Excel?
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Thursday, March 18 at 4pm EST 
Econ/FX (Part 2 is FX): How can we get market color on exchange rates and hedge our exchange rate risk? Analyzing exchange rates on the Terminal
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Wednesday, March 24 at 4pm EST 
PORT (Part 2): How can we analyze our portfolio’s return relevant to our benchmark and identify the reason for our under/over performance?
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Thursday, March 25 at 4pm EST
Fixed Income (Part 2): How can we create and analyze interest rate curves on the Terminal?
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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 Fall 2020: Users can complete BMC on the Bloomberg Education website at no cost. 

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. 

Slides from Bloomberg Student Webinar Series

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