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Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)

Bloomberg Market Concepts is an overview of financial markets. Students who complete this program will recieve a certification. 

Starting in January 2022, students will need to be on campus to complete the course on the terminals in the Walker Management Library.

 

BMC

What is BMC

  • Twelve hours, self-paced, e-learning video course
  • Can earn a Certificate of Completion if you complete the Core Concepts (Modules 1-4.)
  • Utilizes over 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions

BMC has six modules, detailed below. Earbuds required. You do not have to complete all modules in one sitting. Having a calculator is handy.
 

Video Modules

Module 1: Economic Indicators

  • Primacy of GDP
  • Monitoring GDP
  • Forecasting GDP

Module 2: Currencies

  • Currency Market Mechanics
  • Currency Valuation
  • Central Banks and Currencies
  • Currency Risk

Module 3: Fixed Income

  • The Roots of the Bond Market
  • Bond Valuation Drivers
  • Central Bankers and Interest Rates
  • The Yield Curve and Why it Matters
  • Movements in the Yield Curve

Module 4: Equities

  • Introducing the Stock Market
  • The Nature of Equities
  • Absolute Valuation
  • Relative Valuation

Module 5: Getting Started on the Terminal

  • Using the Terminal
  • Analyzing the Market
  • Exploring the Equity Market
  • Discovering the Fixed Income Market
  • Building an Equity Portfolio 

Module 6: Portfolio Management

  • Describe the role of a portfolio manager
  • Generate ideas and perform extensive research on investment ideas for a portfolio
  • Create a portfolio using screening tools
  • Use PORT to analyze historical performance and risk metrics
  • Use PORT to evaluate future risk and opportunities for a portfolio

Quizzes 
The program will prompt you to take short three to four question exams throughout each module.

Certificate of Completion
If you complete all four Core Concept modules (1-4) you will be prompted to download a Certificate of Completion