MAcc Orientation

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)

DUE TO COVID-19 BLOOMBERG IS ALLOWING VU STUDENTS TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND ACCESS BMC VIA THEIR WEBSITE AT NO ADDITIONAL FEE; MUST BE STARTED BY 12/01/2020.

Navigate to the BMC login page, create an account using your VU email address, and use course code R2KVHDS36J

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an interactive introduction to financial markets. It utilizes the Bloomberg Professional Terminal and functions, such as LaunchPad, 

  • Ten hours, self-paced, e-learning video course
  • Consists of 3 sections:
    • Core Concepts: 8 hours (4 modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, Equities)
    • Getting Started on the Terminal: 2 hours
    • Portfolio Management: 2 hours (launched in August 2019)
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion (received after completing Core Concepts modules.)
  • Utilizes over 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions

All BMC modules are delivered on the Bloomberg Terminal by video, ear buds required. You do not have to do all modules in one sitting. Having a calculator is handy, you can borrow one from the library.

On the Bloomberg Terminal Type BMC <GO>

Video Modules

Module 1: Economic Indicators: ~ 1 hour

  • Primacy of GDP
  • Monitoring GDP
  • Forecasting GDP

Module 2: Currencies: ~1 hour

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

Module 3: Fixed Income: ~3 hours

  • 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: ~3 hours

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

Module 5: Getting Started on the Terminal: ~2 hours

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

Module 6: Portfolio Management: ~2 hours

  • Defining a Portfolio Manager
  • Generating Ideas
  • Building an Equity Portfolio
  • Analyzing a Portfolio
  • Assessing Portfolio Risk

Quizzes
The program will prompt you to take short three to four question exams throughout the modules.

Certificate of Completion
After all Core Concept modules are complete you will be prompted to download a Certificate of Completion.

Supporting Bloomberg Documents