Bloomberg Terminal Locations
All 9 Bloomberg Terminals are available in the Cyber Lab and near the Video Wall of Vikram Sarabhai Library.

Bloomberg Anywhere
To access Bloomberg Anywhere you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
  • One-time login required in Bloomberg Terminal from the library cyber-lab after that you can access Bloomberg Anywhere (BBA).
  • Go to the Bloomberg Anywhere website: https://bba.bloomberg.com/
  • Log in to the platform using your Bloomberg user name and password.
  • Verify your account using your mobile phone or your email address.
  • Click Launch within the Browser.
  • Bloomberg will load multiple windows on your browser.
  • When you are finished with your work, remember to exit from Bloomberg Anywhere.
Get terminal access through Bloomberg Education Portal
Access for researchers without an Existing Bloomberg Terminal Login

Students and faculty that do not have an existing Bloomberg Terminal login can request a Bloomberg username and password on the Bloomberg for Education portal.  This is a two-part process that requires new users to register on the Bloomberg for Education Portal and create a Bloomberg Terminal Login. These are two separate platforms with separate credentials.

Part 1: Create a learner account on the Bloomberg Education Portal
  • Go to https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com/sign_up
  • Click on the Sign up as a Learner button.
  • You MUST create an account using your @iima.ac.in email address. Requests from other email addresses will not be approved.
  • Activate your account with the link provided in your verification email. You will automatically be directed back to the Bloomberg for Education website.
  • Click on the Terminal Access tab, located on the navigation bar at the top of the page
You will see the following message:

            Your account is currently associated with: Vikram Sarabhai Lib In Inst Mgmt Ahm. A faculty member at your academic institution must authorize this account before you are able to create a Bloomberg Terminal login. Please refer to your school's guidelines on how to notify a faculty member of your interest in access to a Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg for Education support team cannot authorize accounts for access to Bloomberg Terminals.

You do not have to notify a faculty member for access. Your request will be reviewed within 2-3 working days, and you can expect to receive an email from database@iima.ac.in to notify you that you have been authorized for a Bloomberg Terminal Login.

Part 2: Create a Bloomberg Terminal Account
  • After you have received approval to create a Bloomberg Terminal account, return to the Bloomberg for Education web portal and navigate to the Terminal Access tab.
  • Follow the prompts to create a Bloomberg Terminal Login.
  • Once your Bloomberg Terminal account has been created, you may log in at https://bba.bloomberg.net/.
Bloomberg
The Bloomberg Terminal brings together real-time data on every market, breaking news, in-depth research, powerful analytics, communications tools, and world-class execution capabilities in one fully integrated solution.

Markets

Awareness, context, and analysis make Bloomberg the primary source for those who need to know what’s happening now and what might happen next. The Bloomberg Terminal delivers unparalleled coverage of markets and securities with information across asset classes from fixed income to equities, to foreign exchange, commodities, and derivatives integrated in one place and delivered in real-time to your desktop or mobile device.

Tools and charting

We continually develop and apply cutting edge technologies to deliver best in class tools, such as custom desktop applications, portfolio monitors, market alerts, and charting capabilities that optimize user workflow. Trading solutions We offer trading solutions across multiple asset classes and sophisticated pre- and post-trade analytics for both the buy-side and sell-side.

News

Up-to-the-minute access to the news that matters, that moves markets, and that changes the course of a business can make all the difference. Our news is reported when it happens, from where it happens. With more than 2,700 news professionals in 120 countries, Bloomberg’s award-winning coverage of companies, markets, economies, politics, and governments ensures that you get the information you need when you need it most.

Research

Bloomberg has a broad range of research offerings including direct access to sell-side and independent research from more than 1,500 sources, as well as proprietary, analyst-driven research that provides a comprehensive view of industries and their key constituents with unsurpassed depth and breadth at the sector, industry and company levels.
Reference/ Research Assistance
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The Librarian,
Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
Email: librarian@iima.ac.in
Phone: +91-79-7152-4984/77/75/80
Bloomberg Certificate Course
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.

BMC Course will Help you:

Learn about the financial markets.
Familiarize yourself with over 150 Bloomberg terminal functions.
Solidify your knowledge with over 200 interactive questions.

BMC is a free program if completed on the Terminal. Users can complete BMC on the Bloomberg Education website at no cost.

How to Start BMC:

1. To learn more about the program, please visit https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com/login.

2. 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-specific 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 a great way to learn how to use advanced functions.
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Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
Email: librarian@iima.ac.in
Phone: +91-79-7152-4984/77/75/80
Bloomberg Terminal
Bloomberg Professional terminal will have two monitors and a unique keyboard.

The dual monitors are helpful as they allow Bloomberg users to view multiple displays simultaneously.  Upon logging in, 4 individual panels or windows will open. Similar to the dual monitors, multiple panels allow users to multi-task, by viewing or comparing up to 4 different sets of data simultaneously. The active panel will show a blue flashing cursor. You can switch between panels using the key or by clicking on the panel that you wish to work on.

In addition to the monitors and panels, Bloomberg Professional will also have a unique keyboard. This keyboard is developed to make using the menu-driven navigation in Bloomberg Professional easier. For more on the keyboard, keep reading.

Bloomberg Terminal
Bloomberg Keyboard
The Bloomberg Keyboard is a standard PC keyboard that has been specially designed for use with the Bloomberg Professional.

Bloomberg Keyboard
 

Yellow Keys - Market Sector Keys

Green Keys - Action Keys

Red Keys - Cancel & Log Off Keys



Keys to know:

Esc/Cancel - Think of it like a normal Escape key. Striking it will stop whatever you are doing.

Enter/GO - Think of it like a normal Enter key. You will use this after every command that you enter.

Print - Press Print once to print the current page or enter the number of pages you wish to print & Print (ex. 5 Print)

Menu - Press Menu to navigate from any function back to a menu of related functions (and ultimately back to the main menu).

End/Back - Will take you back to the key previous screen.

Help - Press the Help key once to display the help function and a description of the current function that you are using. Press help two times to email the Bloomberg 24 hour help desk.
 

Searching Tips
Bloomberg platform offers flexibility for searching, featuring two frequently used options:

Browsing Menus:

Bloomberg functions are organized by menus that are classified by market sector or product type. Each menu is part of a hierarchy.

You can access menus using the Menu button on the screen, the Menu Key, or using a Yellow Market Sector Key.  This method is recommended for new users - It gives users a sense of the data and information available in Bloomberg and sees what functions are available.

Using Function Codes:

An alternative to using the menus is to search by function code. By entering codes directly into the command bar, users can eliminate the steps. This guide offers lists of frequently used codes.

There are two types of function codes: Security Specific, for analyzing loaded securities, and Non-Security Specific, for locating information on a sector or news & events.

To load a security, enter the ticker or identifier, hit the Market Sector key representing the asset type, and then click on the Enter/GO key.
Launchpad
Launchpad is a powerful feature that gives users the ability to combine & consolidate the Bloomberg content that you use most. Monitor data, group components, customize function panels and share ideas with other Bloomberg users with this unique tool.
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Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
Email: librarian@iima.ac.in
Phone: +91-79-7152-4984/77/75/80
Bloomberg Excel Add-in
The Bloomberg Excel Add-In is a powerful suite of tools bundled with the Bloomberg Professional service that allows you to deliver market data, historical data, reference data, and analytics.

To use the Excel Add-In, you must be logged into the Bloomberg terminal.
Working with the Excel Add-In
1. Use the Spreadsheet Builder

Spreadsheet Builder makes it easy to import Bloomberg data into a spreadsheet by automatically generating the appropriate functions through an easy step-by-step process.

You can launch the Import Data wizard by, selecting Spreadsheet Builder from the Bloomberg Menu or by clicking on the Import Data icon on the Excel toolbar.



Select the type of data you want to download, then follow the steps.

2. Use Worksheet Functions in Excel

Bloomberg’s worksheet functions provide intermediate to advanced Excel users the flexibility to construct their own formulas to customize the way Bloomberg data is delivered and organized in the spreadsheet.

In the Excel Add-in, Bloomberg functions are consolidated with flexible optional parameters:
  • BDP (Bloomberg Data Point) is for current data.
  • BDH (Bloomberg Data History) is for historical end of day and historical intraday data.
  • BDS (Bloomberg Data Set) is for large data sets/ bulk data.

When using any of the formulas, you must specify the security for which you want to retrieve data (Security), and you must specify the data item you want to retrieve (Field). The Security must be represented as (Ticker) (Market Sector).
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Phone: +91-79-7152-4984/77/75/80
Find a Company or Equity
Searching for a company or security

1. Enter the Security Ticker, +Equity, Go

Company search

2. If you don't know the ticker, enter the name of the company, click on Go, and select the firm from the list under Securities.

Search for company

Screening for companies or equities

Enter EQS

You will be able to select criteria to create filters. You can select an industry sector and drill down to a specific industry, country of domicile, or any of the other options listed.

Company Screening steps
Codes for Analyzing a Company
If you already know the ticker of the security or company that you are searching for, enter:

TICKER FUNCTION

Once the Security is loaded in Bloomberg, these commonly used functions can help with your analysis.

DES*:    Company Description
BQ:        Display price, trade, earnings, & relative value on a single screen.
CN:        Company News and Research
MGMT:  Management structure and profiles
HP:         Historical Prices table
GP:         Price Graph
GIP:        Intraday Price Graph
G:           Create custom graphs
ANR:      Analyst Recommendations
BRC:      Broker/Analyst reports
EM:        Earnings Matrix (multiple templates)
RV:        Revaltive Value - Peer Group Analysis
FA:         Financial Analysis
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Industry Information
Bloomberg Industries combines the insight from industry analysts with comprehensive data to provide users with a complete view of an industry and its key constituents. To access Bloomberg Industries enter BI .

Bloomberg Industries covers over 100 industries across the following Sectors: Communications; Consumer Discretionary; Consumer Staples; Energy; Financials; Health Care; Industrials: Materials; Technology; & Utilities.

Each industry home page features individual modules - Research, Data Library, & Monitor - allowing users to locate more in-depth industry information.

Industry information

Research

BI Research incorporates data as it becomes available and presents it with live links to charts, reports, and other tools.

Industry Research information

Data Library

The Data Library features data-sets specific for each industry and includes macro and industry factors and company-level operating, financial, and valuation statistics.

Data Library Industry information

Monitor

The Monitor module provides real-time access to data and news specific to an industry.

News about the industry
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Phone: +91-79-7152-4984/77/75/80
Reference/ Research Assistance
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The Librarian,
Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
Email: librarian@iima.ac.in
Phone: +91-79-7152-4984/77/75/80