CHAPTER 2

Overview and Guide to the Bloomberg System

Introduction

Bloomberg is a computer information and retrieval system providing access to financial and economic data, news, and analytics. Bloomberg terminals are common in most trading floors and are becoming more common in universities where they are used for research, teaching, and managing student investment funds. The Bloomberg system provides 24-hour, instant access to information on most U.S. and foreign securities: stocks, bonds, asset-backed securities, swaps, and derivatives; economic information by country; current and historical news and information on corporations and countries; and analytical packages for evaluating bonds, equity, derivatives, and portfolios. Moreover, many ...

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