BLOOMBERG ASSIGNMENT – FINA 385
Part 1: News Search
Write NSE then press in order to conduct a news search.
Type ‘Ben S Bernanke’ in the search box
Select Bloomberg Only from the sources menu
Write the date and titles of the top three hits
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
Part 2: Economics Search
Find the World Economic Calendar for Canada
Type WECO to find the economic statistics releases.
Present the most recent statistics below [indicate the date]
Building Permits MoM
Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
New Housing Price Index MoM
Type WB for World Bond Markets and fill in the table blow: Country
Type ECFC then and choose a country other than the United States. a.
What are the Real GDP, Unemployment and CPI forecasts for 2014?
Real GDP (yoy%)
What is the 2014 expected exchange rate versus the USD?
Expected Exchange Rate:
Part 3: Broad Market Search
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:
2012 Worst Performing
2013 Best Performing:
2013 Worst Performing
Part 4: Building a Portfolio
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