Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Bloomberg

Description: Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets.

Also provides company profiles and financial statements, analysts'  forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets, and audio and video interviews and presentations by key players in business and finance.

Important Note Regarding Bloomberg

Individual Login Required: As of January 2014, generic logins are no longer provided. See Bloomberg: login for help or just click on the "Create Login" button on the login screen.

Individual login benefits include:
  • Ability to save screens and personalize settings.
  • Access to help chats you initiated.

Compliance: HBS has terminal subscriptions to Bloomberg. This requires data extracted through the Excel API be used only on the terminal from which it is downloaded. If you are not able to comply with this condition, please use an alternative to Bloomberg.

Data Limits: Data extracted through the Excel API is subject to daily and monthly download limits. Please be judicious in downloading data to avoid hitting the limits for yourself and all other users. Once the monthly limit is reached at a terminal, data cannot be downloaded until the start of the next month.

The monthly limit is driven largely by the number of securities retrieved. Downloading a large number of different securities can bring a terminal up to the monthly limit. The daily limit takes into account the number of fields and date/time elements. Thus downloading 5 different fields for 10 different dates for 1 security would count as 50 hits towards the daily limit. Bloomberg has advanced capabilities for screening that can be used before downloading. See Bloomberg: Screening for equities and securities for instructions. Further advice can be enlisted from Bloomberg Help chat on the terminal. More information on limits can be accessed through the Bloomberg WAPI command.

If data is downloaded by accident, please chat with Bloomberg immediately so a courtesy adjustment to the terminal limits can be requested.

Quicklinks:

Content Type: Company Financials & Filings, Financial Markets Data

Subject: Commodities, Companies, Corporate Debt, Corporate Governance, Credit Ratings, Fundamentals, Equities, Exchange Rates, Financial Markets And Indexes, Futures, Interest Rates, Mutual Funds, Ownership, Risk, Sovereign Debt

Access:

  • Current HBS faculty, students, and staff in the Exchange
  • Authorized Baker visitors in the Stamps Reading Room

Use of this database implies acceptance of our Copyright and Licensing Restrictions.


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