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Sustainability Management @ UTM

Starting points for research by MScSM students

BLOOMBERG: THE BASICS

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Bloomberg offers:

  • close-to-real-time and historical public company, industry, market and economic data;
  • charting and portfolio management applications;
  • real-time news from hundreds of sources, including Bloomberg's own newswire service, and
  • intelligence and market research licensed from hundreds of third-party suppliers.

Bloomberg is normally only available in the FLC on our three terminals.  While the FLC is closed, we are providing remote access to Bloomberg terminals online through a special web-enabled service. 

To request a Bloomberg account and access this database online, please visit this page on the FLC website.  During September 2020, the process for creating a Bloomberg account and accessing a terminal remotely will change.  Please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca if you encounter issues with access or your account - we appreciate your patience!

Remember: Bloomberg will send a validation code each and every time you log in to authenticate you as a user - please check your official University email account or your cell phone for the required passcode.

BLOOMBERG: COMPANY RESEARCH

Type the company's name or ticker symbol in the top search box (look for the blinking blue cursor) to locate your company.  Bloomberg will auto-suggest matches as you type.  Almost all companies will be listed under 'Securities'. 

Use the menu to drill down to various kinds of information about a company.  These may include:

  • DE: Descriptive company information
    • Click on the 'More...' at the end of the brief description to link to the full Hoover's profile
  • CN: News about the company
    • Use the yellow search-box to search for stories referencing a specific keyword
    • Use the filters above the headlines - 'Sources', 'All Dates', 'Language', 'Time' - to filter your search results
  • FA: Statement and ratio data, together with specialized ESG (environmental, social and governance) data
  • BRC:  Investment research reports that can be downloaded as PDFs
  • BICO: in-depth company profiles available from Bloomberg's Business Intelligence analysts
    • Only large companies are covered by BI