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Financial Services and Information Technology Lab: Bloomberg

Welcome to the FSIT Lab resource guide!

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a professional on-line database that provides real-time and historic trading data, analytics and research, and news for global financial markets. The markets include but are not limited to government securities, corporate securities, mortgage, money-market, indices, currency, commodities and equities.

Why use Bloomberg?

Bloomberg is used to monitor the news on a company, industry, economy. It finds stock prices and price information on commodities and currencies, as well as members of S&P 500 or other equity indices. Bloomberg is also used to build and maintain stock/bond portfolios.

The Bloomberg terminals are located in the FSIT Lab - T 50 and Student Lab in room T-54. 

To launch Bloomberg, click the "BLOOMBERG.INK" icon on the desktop or: Start > All Programs > Bloomberg.

After launching Bloomberg, you will see the following page, which asks you to login and provides Customer Support phone numbers.

After clicking the red key, Bloomberg will allow you login with a user name and a password. If you don't have them, you may create an account now by clicking the green key .

Accounts


Create an Account

There are 5 steps to create an account:

  1. Choose a language

  2. Fill in your contact information

  3. Choose your interests and answer if you have used

  4. Choose your user name and password

  5. Verify your information you entered in the previous steps

Now you have created your account and can login with your account, but to get the full functionality, you have to wait until you get a phone call from a Bloomberg representative. Usually, you just need to wait a few minutes.

There are three ways to logoff from Bloomberg:  

  1. Typing OFF and pressing

  2. Right click and choose EXIT > OK  

  3. Press the red DEFAULT key on the keyboard

Questions?

Adrian Mihailescu
Director of Technology

(202) 885-1904
adrian@american.edu

IT Help Line: (202) 885-2550

Financial Services & IT Lab
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Student Lab
Mon-Fri: 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Find the reservation form on the FSIT lab site: https://www.american.edu/kogod/research/labs/fsit/