Exporting Bloomy Data

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by murphmack, May 20, 2011.

  1. Hey guys,

    I have access to a bloomberg terminal but I don't know how to use it.

    All I really want to do is export historical data on the S&P500 and DJIA for the past 50 years (though I don't even know how far back bloomberg will go) so I can play with it in excel.

    Easy way to do this?
  2. rmorse

    rmorse ET Sponsor

    If you live in NYC or another city that Bloomberg has offices, you can take a free class on how to use the terminal. The owner of the terminal has to sign you up. Bloomberg is not very user friendly. Feels like your using PC-DOS.
  3. Start Excel on that machine and use the Bloomberg Add-In toolbar to import data. It's pretty self-explanatory (there's a big "Import Data" button) and the wizard will walk you through it.
  4. if you're still having probs after using the excel add in, press <HELP> twice and make them someone else's probs:D