Financial Research and Learning Lab

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) Certificate

AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE. FROM BLOOMBERG.

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television along with 120 assessment questions through the modules.

Available for FREE if taken in the Financial Research and Learning lab or $249 USD at home.

Learn the language of finance

  • Supplement your university learnings with practical knowledge of the markets
  • Familiarize yourself with over 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions

Discover the inner workings of the markets

  • Learn what moves markets
  • Familiarize yourself with key benchmarks that professionals monitor

Get Bloomberg on your resume

  • Receive a certificate of completion after completing BMC
  • Demonstrate your comfort with the gold standard data platform

**Taken from Bloomberg

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Module Details

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

  • Discover the regiment upon which economic indicators are published and analyzed.
  • Identify how investors use economic indicators to gauge the health of the economy.
  • Explain the qualities of good economic indicators.
  • Explore how economic indicators can be used to spot inflection points.

CURRENCIES

  • Explore the history and mechanics of currency markets.
  • Identify the three main drivers of currency valuation.
  • Discover the role of central banks in guarding against inflation and deflation.
  • Demonstrate how investors and businesses are affected by currency markets and how they manage currency risk.

FIXED INCOME

  • Discover how the bond market became the biggest, most complex market in the world and how it serves a vital public service.
  • Describe how yields facilitate comparison across the vast diversity of the bond market.
  • Describe how government bond yields are a yardstick by which all other investments are measured.
  • Describe how bond markets instill discipline in governments around the world.
  • Discover why, when, and how central banks make interest rate decisions.
  • Explore how bond valuation is driven by creditworthiness, inflation, and central bank interest rates.
  • Describe the importance of the yield curve to businesses and consumers around the world.
  • Interpret the meaning of the four major shifts in the yield curve and the meaning of curve inversion

EQUITIES

  • Calculate equity index performance from the performance of single stocks.
  • Explore the nature and allure of equity ownership.
  • Identify why equities are more volatile than bonds.
  • Describe how industry and supply chain analysis is foundational to equity research.
  • Discover how the use of accurate industry drivers facilitates accurate earnings forecasts.
  • Describe the five-step absolute valuation process and the attendant pitfalls.
  • Identify the three types of relative valuation and the role of future earnings growth when assessing fair value.

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