This article has provided an advanced look at the Bloomberg system. Following an introduction, Part 2 and Part 3 looked at some of the tools available for analyzing, evaluating, and trading the equity markets. These tools included both fundamental and technical analysis functions, while Part 3 also contained a look at the functionality of Bloomberg for evaluating options on equities. Part 4 provided an overview of some of the functions Bloomberg offers bond market investors. The number of tools available for analyzing various subsectors of the bond market is virtually limitless, so for the purposes of this article we simply examined some of the more common functions available for analyzing government, corporate, and municipal bonds. In Part 5, we looked at the tools available for analyzing and evaluating mutual funds and ETFs. Particularly in the area of ETFs , Bloomberg has recently upgraded its capabilities and users will find a wide variety of screening and evaluation tools. Finally, Part 6 examined Bloomberg's functionality in the currency and commodity markets. The range of tools available here are quite broad, and include simple market monitors as well as advanced functions for structuring highly customized trades in a commodity or currency market.

In conjunction with the Beginners Guide to Bloomberg also available on Investopedia, this Advanced Guide to Bloomberg provided readers with an overview of some of the tools and capabilities a Bloomberg terminal might offer them. As mentioned in the beginners guide, the capabilities of Bloomberg are almost limitless, and users will likely find that they only utilize a small fraction of the available functions. The functions described in this overview should provide a good starting place, but ultimately the best way for an individual to discover which functions are helpful to them is simply to begin using the Bloomberg system.

SEE: Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

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