ASSIGNMENT 1

Topics: United States, Inflation, Economics Pages: 4 (362 words) Published: March 26, 2014
BLOOMBERG ASSIGNMENT – FINA 385

Name:
Date:
Section:

Part 1: News Search

1-Write NSE then press in order to conduct a news search.
2-Type ‘Ben S Bernanke’ in the search box
3-Select Bloomberg Only from the sources menu
4-Write the date and titles of the top three hits

DateTitle
1)
2)
3)

5-Find the companies with the highest total readership under the news ranking function (NRR). Write the top 5 companies below.

Highest Total Readership - Company Name
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

Part 2: Economics Search

1-Find the World Economic Calendar for Canada
2-Type WECO to find the economic statistics releases.
3-Present the most recent statistics below [indicate the date]

DateEventPeriodSurveyActualPriorRevised
Unemployment Rate
Building Permits MoM
Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
Housing Starts
New Housing Price Index MoM

4-Type WB for World Bond Markets and fill in the table blow: Country2Y-Yield5Y-Yield10Y-Yield30Y-Yield
United States
Canada
Germany
Greece
Japan

5-Type ECFC then and choose a country other than the United States. a.What are the Real GDP, Unemployment and CPI forecasts for 2014?

Country Chosen:

Q1Q2Q3Q4
Real GDP (yoy%)
Unemployment (%)
CPI (yoy%)

6-What is the 2014 expected exchange rate versus the USD?
Expected Exchange Rate:

Part 3: Broad Market Search

1-Find the 3 best performing and 3 worst performing primary indices in 2012 & 2013. In order to do this, type WEIS then . Modify “Ret Period” to IRR and change date to 2012. Do the same for 2013. Ensure the return period, region and currency is correct.

2012 Best Performing:
1)
2)
3)

2012 Worst Performing
1)
2)
3)

2013 Best Performing:
1)
2)
3)

2013 Worst Performing
1)
2)
3)

Part 4: Building a Portfolio

1-PRTU:
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