The Bloomberg database offers financial data: real-time prices, fundamental data, graphical applications, financial-analysis tools and news from their own news agency and other providers.
Near the Search and Find desk in the library you will have access to five Bloomberg Terminals. You can find login instructions and an icon to start the programme right on the desktop. You will need your mobile phone at hand because the validation code necessary for finishing the registration is sent to your mobile number (SMS).
Bloomberg can and may only be used by HSG members.
Support for Bloomberg is provided by Dr. Thorsten Uehlein, subject librarian for Company & Finance databases.
Please pay attention that data download is not too excessive. Due to daily and monthly download limits it is not possible to download data infinitely. Unfortunately, users are not able to verify how much data has yet been downloaded at a specific point in time. If a limit has been achieved please try again at another Bloomberg PC or on another day, respectively.
In order to alleviate the limit problems Bloomberg recommends to use Bloomberg Query Language (BQL). This facility allows to download the data in a more efficient way compared to conventional requests by means of BDP and BDH formulae. By doing so, much less data capacities will be stressed by each request than with BDP and BDH, respectively. Please use this option in the interest of all Bloomberg users at HSG. Thank you very much!
You find more details on Bloomberg Query Language (BQL) in the BQL FactSheet.
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a 12-hour e-learning course for an interactive introduction to the financial markets.
Create an account: Learner Sign Up.
For schools with 5+ billable terminals Bloomberg offers free access to sign up for BMC via the web. This means that an unlimited number of students can sign up to complete BMC in their own time via web access. From the sign up date they have 1 year to complete BMC.
To access BMC, visit the Bloomberg for Education portal