Bloomberg Finance

    Table of Contents
  1. What is Bloomberg
  2. Who is the owner
  3. History Of Bloomberg
  4. Bloomberg Vision
  5. Products and Media
  6. The Bloomberg Terminal
  7. Digital Access to the Bloomberg
  8. Bloomberg Markets
  9. Bloomberg Business Journalism
  10. Conclusion

What is Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in  New York City United Sates of  America . It was co-founded by Michael Bloomberg in  year 1981, with Thomas Secunda, Charles Zegar, Duncan MacMillan and a 12%  shares by Bank of America through their brokerage subsidiary Merrill Lynch.

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Bloomberg now the global business and financial data, Financial analysis and news creator, gives  a critical edge by connecting them to a vast network of  data and information, people, locations and ideas. The company’s strength is delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately. It is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal a very famous product among others. Bloomberg’s Financial solutions build on the company’s core strength: innovative technology to allow customers to access, reproduce, integrate, distribute and manage information  and data use across organizations more quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Bloomberg L.P. provides financial analysis software tools and more applications such as financial data analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg Terminal its core revenue generating and famous product. Bloomberg L.P. has two magazines namely Bloomberg Business week and Bloomberg Markets. Bloomberg has  more thamn176 locations and nearly 21,000 employees.

In May 2022, the company announced that it would launch a new project in the UK, Bloomberg UK, as part of a vast international strategy. Bloomberg UK expected to hire in the region and has created a  website, a weekly  new video series, a new podcast and event series.

Who owns Bloomberg

Michael Rubens Bloomberg, born February 14, 1942 is an American businessman, politician and author. He is the major owner, co-founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. He was Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013, and  he was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. Bloomberg also served as chair of the Defense Innovation Board, an independent advisory board that provides recommendations on data and digital modernization to the United States Department of Defense, since June 2022.

Bloomberg  graduated from the Johns Hopkins University and also studied at Harvard Business School. He started his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers before forming his own company in 1981. That company is a financial data, software and media firm that is famous for its Bloomberg Terminal product. 

Bloomberg worked twenty years as its chairman and CEO of the company. He is ranked as the sixteenth-richest person of the world, with an estimated net worth of US$83 billion and ranked 14th in Forbes 400 with net worth $55 billion. 


It was 1981 when Salomon Brothers acquired it and Michael Bloomberg was given a $10 million partnership. Bloomberg designed in-house  financial analysis  systems for Salomon, used his $10 million partnership buyout to start Innovative Market Systems (IMS). Bloomberg developed and built his own computerized  terminal system to provide real-time  finance market data, financial calculations and other financial analytics to different firms. The Market financial master terminal, later called the Bloomberg Terminal, was released to market in December 1982.Merrill Lynch was the first customer, purchasing  total 20 terminals and a 30% equity stake in the company for $30 million in exchange for a five-year restriction on marketing the terminal to Merrill Lynch's competitors.
In 1984 Merrill Lynch released IMS from this restriction. The company renamed itself Bloomberg L.P. (limited partnership) In 1986.Bloomberg launched Bloomberg Business News, later Bloomberg News, in 1990, with Matthew Winkler as was first established on September 29, 1993, as a financial portal with information on markets, currency conversion, news and events, and Bloomberg Terminal subscriptions.

Bloomberg L.P. has remained a private company since its founding; the majority of which is owned by billionaire Michael Bloomberg. To run for the position of Mayor of New York against Democrat Mark Green in 2001, Bloomberg left his position of CEO and appointed Lex Fenwick as CEO. Later on Peter Grauer became the chairman of the company in 2012, a role he still holds. In 2008, Fenwick became the  next CEO of Bloomberg Ventures.

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Bloomberg Vision

Think Bigger with Bloomberg

"The company vision is to ensure that Bloomberg BNA leverages leading-edge technology and trusted content to deliver essential, innovative solutions to professionals"


  • Bloomberg Terminal (most famous product)
  • Execution and Order Management
  • Content and Data
  • Financial Data Management
  • Integration and Distribution
  • Bloomberg Tradebook
  • Industry Products
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Bloomberg Tax
  • Bloomberg Government
  • Bloomberg NEF


  • Bloomberg Markets (Magazine)
  • Bloomberg Technology
  • Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bloomberg Politics
  • Bloomberg Opinion
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Bloomberg Live Conferences
  • Bloomberg Radio
  • Bloomberg Television
  • News Bureaus
  • Media Services
  • Bloomberg Media Distribution
  • Advertising

The Bloomberg Terminal 

The Bloomberg Terminal revolutionized an industry by bringing transparency to financial markets. More than four decades on, it remains at the cutting edge of innovation and information delivery — with fast access to news, data, unique insight and trading tools helping leading decision makers turn knowledge into action.

Bloomberg Terminal

How to use Terminal

From the  Start menu of Windows , select START > then All Programs > then Bloomberg > BLOOMBERG. Once its application is opened , the following Bloomberg panel appears on your desktop screen. And when you open the Bloomberg Terminal application for PC, you must  be log in with a login name and password provided. Click on one of the Bloomberg panels and continue.
Bloomberg terminal runs as an application on a Windows computer and normally makes use of several screens. Although this terminal uses two screens it is common to see up to four screens being used by Bloomberg terminal. Each window has a distinctive and immediately recognizable black background and mostly orange and red screen fonts the other immediately distinctive feature is the Bloomberg keyboard. Although a Bloomberg terminal can be operated using a conventional keyboard it is most usual to see a bluebird keyboard such as the one attached to a Bloomberg terminal. It features an extra row of keys at the top  of which are used in trading environments. The yellow keys at the top are used a great deal in the operation of the terminal as they specify the type of asset being used. Each Bloomberg terminal is connected to Bloomberg's global financial information system. 
A Bloomberg terminal provides access to life prices of a vast range of financial assets that trade in their financial markets need to be able to observe prices which are absolutely up to date and this makes a Bloomberg terminal a key tool in a professional training environment. In some trading houses each
trader will have their own Bloomberg terminal Bloomberg accomplishes this by
integrating data from a very wide range of sources and making it available in an
easily searchable form.

Unparalleled coverage

The Bloomberg Terminal provides  a vast coverage of markets, industries, companies & securities across all asset classes.

Powerful data & analytics Tool

By this powerful tool tap into data, information,  proprietary and third-party research & analytics.

Industry-leading collaboration tools

Collaborate across your firm and with a global network of more than 325,000 influential decision makers.

Multi-asset execution capabilities

  • Create more efficient Financial workflows
  • Integrated execution & order management solutions 
  • Sophisticated pre- and post-trade analytics


  •  2,700 news professionals
  • 120 cities worldwide 
Bloomberg News deliver award-winning coverage of companies, industries, markets and economies. We break news that moves markets – and you’ll see it first on the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg News is an important source of news for the financial markets users of Bloomberg terminals can place a continuous feed of
Bloomberg News on the screen since many traders will be sitting at Bloomberg terminals this news feed is highly
influential in moving markets.
 Bloomberg terminals allows traders to communicate with each other through Bloomberg messages. 

Collaboration Tools

Capture, share and receive the information both within your firm and with external clients and counterparties, from the world’s most powerful financial information system.

Bloomberg is a full-fledged information resource targeted at traders and investors, large international banks, and brokerage companies. Headquarter of company  is in New York City

When you go to the main page then  a news review opens with linked  tabs for: 
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Markets 
  • Expert Opinions.

The web  has different versions with an emphasis on the main world’s major economic zones such as: 
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa


Advantages of Bloomberg

• There is wide coverage of all areas related to finance

• The possibility of a vast assessment of instruments from the standpoint of fundamental and technical analyses, as well as the opinions of financial experts available

• Free access to the main part of information services

• Regional zones determine the information shared together

• Financial Market research can be combined with viewing news for your country and the world as a whole

• The information is well organized in it and up-to date

• Mobile version of the site is also helpful

Disadvantages of Bloomberg

• There is a biasness of the publishers regarding political matters as seen through a USA filter
• Without knowing one of the  other supported languages, you will have to use an online translator

Based on  Bloomberg information, daily monitoring independent of the potential of various instruments in the international financial markets is possible. Such an assessment will be multi-dimensional in terms of fundamental and technical analyses. The  bloomberg site is such a  simple, so even a person without experience can get all the necessary information while spending minimal time.

The Bloomberg website is streamlined and has a well-thought-out menu. For the convenience of users, quick links for popular queries are highlighted with separate icons at the top of the page. The resource provides a feed of quotes for stock indices, futures, major currency pairs, precious metals, and oil. The menu function in the upper left of the screen makes it easy to find the desired section, there is also a standard search engine.
The website offers a wide range of useful services, such as a full-fledged news feed and quotes feed, BTV+, and Bloomberg Professional Services, which comprises news, analytics, subscriptions for professionals, and access to install/update the Bloomberg Terminal trading platform, customer support, and special messenger for communication.

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Bloomberg Markets

Bloomberg Markets is a magazine published six times a year by Bloomberg L.P. as part of Bloomberg News. Aimed at global financial professionals, Bloomberg Markets publishes articles on the people and issues related to global financial markets. Bloomberg Markets, which is based in New York City, has readers in 147 countries. More than half of its readers live outside the U.S.

As of December 2011, the magazine had a circulation of 375,000 and was available for sale at bookstores and selected newsstands. All subscribers of the Bloomberg Professional service and the Bloomberg Terminal also receive Bloomberg Markets as part of their subscription. Newsstand sales averaged 6,154 in 2010.

History of Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Bloomberg Markets was launched in July 1992 as "Bloomberg: A Magazine for Bloomberg Users" and was originally intended to be a guide for the Bloomberg Professional service. Although every issue included instructions for navigating terminal functions, content also included articles about financial markets aimed at portfolio managers, corporate executives, brokers, bankers and securities traders. William Inman served as Bloomberg Markets founding editor.

In 1999, the magazine became part of Bloomberg News and Ronald Henkoff became editor. Prior to joining Bloomberg Markets, Henkoff worked as a reporter and editor at Newsweek and Fortune. Henkoff was tapped by Bloomberg News chief Matt Winkler to bolster the magazine's feature writing, which had not been a focus of the publication. In 2000, the magazine's name was changed to Bloomberg Markets and became available on newsstands.

Bloomberg  journalism

Bloomberg News was known for having strong culture, and hardworking employees who left the news service for other media companies typically were not hired back again. Those Business journalists who joined the company like Bloomberg were trained to write stories in a new manner based on the financial stylebook, The Bloomberg View: A Guide for Reporters and Editors . This book, which has been updated many times, explained to reporters how to cover specific  financial stories, such as company earnings and the daily stock market performance. Basic Bloomberg News stories were known for their four-paragraph lead structure, which included the “nut” paragraph (the paragraph that explained the rationale for the story; usually but not necessarily the third paragraph) and a quote, often in the fourth paragraph.

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