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The Bloomberg Terminal is at the cutting edge of innovation, delivering fast access to indispensible news, data and trading tools from any internet-connected PC or mobile device, and helping its subscribers turn knowledge into action.


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Junior Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Bloomberg contains abundant, useful financial data, including financial report, real-time market prices and news, research reports, etc. Users can easily get information just in seconds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is hard to find the correct ticker for specific underlying asset. Also, as a researcher, I usually use Bloomberg to draw charts for analysis, but find that somehow it is not user-friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very useful access to get abundant financial data. Highly recommended. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Bloomberg to analysis financial market trends and predict prices for specific underlying assets. Combined with Reuters, Bloomberg is a helpful tool for me at work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love the plethora of information! Not only are you able to search and find information on nearly every index, equity, bond, and any other security created, but you can compare these features and find very helpful information. You can also export directly to Excel which is much easier than copying and pasting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do wish the layout was a little prettier. FactSet was more intuitive than Bloomberg and did not require a special terminal or keyboard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to memorize the shortcuts that you need to type in to get to certain screens. It will make your research more efficient and you will be able to find more data quickly. Also get used to using the keyboard and typing in numbers that correspond to finding data as the keyboard is easier to use on Bloomberg than is the mouse. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding yield and duration information, comparing indices, seeing what percentage the market is pricing in more Fed rate cuts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best thing about Bloomberg Terminal is its multi-functionality. It is a single space where you can access news, data, analytical tools, manage portfolio, conduct research, customise information in a most convenient way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Helpdesk usually does not have wide understanding of the methodology behind internally calculated data. Several times I asked to help me to replicate the output however didn’t receive proper answer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Whenever you think you need some information or function to help you with analysis and you don’t know where to find it, ask helpdesk, Bloombreg will have it for sure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Following creditworthiness of counterparties by looking at CDS spreads, ratings, default probabilities. Being on top of the business by reading top news of the day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Quantitatve Analyst
Investment Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The EQS, PRTU, PORT, EQBT functions and the recently launched BQNT python integration option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A lot of additional windows pop up as soon as I start the program, which is really annoying.

Logging of automatically is unnecessary and express login does not help.

Fingerprint recognition and B-unit login are painful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's one of the best basic tools in the investment management world. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am working on Portfolio Creation and Backtesting the strategy and performance analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I use the terminal for everything. it links into my models, I use it for portfolio management, trading, risk analysis and for performance attribution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is an old system which has been added to over many years but they are improving this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Access to more information than I could ever need on one program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Finance Accounting Intern
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The software Bloomberg Terminal is one of the most powerful programs in the market when we talk about Financial Analysis. I like the way that the company put the numbers and the graphics in the interface. Is possible to compare a lot of companies that work in the capital market, and also can compare the derivatives, the futures, and the options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfornutlly, the only thing that Bloomberg Terminal disappoint me is about the price to acquire the program. The software is so expensive when we compare with other product that is offered in the market of financial analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I extremely recommend the Bloomberg Terminal for people that have interest to join in the financial market and in the capital market. I have 100% of certain that you are not going to upset with the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a lot of benefits when we use the program Bloomberg Terminal, especially when we talk about confiability in all the numbers and graphics - the software is very precise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that all data is laid out in one place, and there is no question that all data will be there Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not very intuitive, and sometimes difficult to find certain data points or functionalities. Sometimes, when I have asked for help with some functions, I have received very little help Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to pull data points to look for trends in price movements - it is very quick and easy to pull data in from Bloomberg, and thus it makes me far more productive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Regional Sales Executive
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Lots of information available in a compact format. Once you get over the initial learning curve of the controls it has a lot of hidden sources available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Rigid controls. Sort of is pain to navigate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be ready to navigate slowly at first. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analytics. Easier to access direct data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is an incredibly big source of financial information for individual companies, sector, countries and much more. Letting you consume both the information on the terminal as well as to download it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is quite outdated being its usability not the best, it has many monochrome screens and with very low reslution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your work in the financial industry or need any financial input this is the place to go Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for both valuation as well as risk managent, being my main source of information while performing those Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Market Risk Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The amount of information you can receive from the system is amazing. it is quite comprehensive and valuable to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit difficult to understand all its functionalities at the beginning but with the time you can get used to it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it is making the financial decisions and analysis easier since you have a large amount of data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to export and use macros within the Bloomberg terminal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The cost to the company is very high and sometimes the console will need to be restarted. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use bloomberg if you want the most up to date market pricing and trading details. Bloomberg has an easy to use terminal that can also allow users to chat and connect with other users on the platform. It can also be used in conjunction with excel macros which can pull data directly from the site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are looking up pricing for securities, corporate action events, mergers, and what asset class a security can be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The Bloomberg terminal is incredibly helpful for investment professionals. The amount, and quality, of data is unparalleled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be “cumbersome” to use and requires a somewhat steep learning curve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask Bloomberg consultants for help. They are very good and helpful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to get a large number of varied financial data for international companies across asset classes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Just the sheer amount of data that they have, seriously. I used Thomson Reuters before but Bloomberg's menu was much easier to use. Plus, more companies and investors are using it in comparison so you'll have more access to the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Excel add-in was slower than the software. But that wasn't a big issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usually i used it for data collection for my research at the university. Tools and addin in the excel were quite useful to specify what exactly i was searching Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Impact Investing Research Intern
Financial Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The questions bank is a great way to check knowledge Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The lack of difficulty. It provides such knowledge but does not have a proper framework. People can get the certificate even without going through it, which makes it question the worth Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For carrying financial research .

One stop solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I appreciate how powerful and insightful the terminals are. They are able to provide accurate information about nearly every equity, financial instrument, market, and everything else finance related. It creates a powerful system that is useful for a wide variety of research and applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the user interface and visual design. It can be challenging to use and look at for long periods of time. It appears as if it hasn’t been updated since the 1980’s Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Once you begin using them, be sure to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts course (BMC). It will greatly assist in your user experience and make it much more friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bloomberg is helping me find accurate information to build equity research reports, in less time. I have realized the credibility this brings to my research and how it is insightful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Brilliant platform, innovative and fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Seems to be expensive for what you get, not sure it's worth it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the information on one platform, handy! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Amount of data available

Excel add inn works fine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Traffic limits on the excel add inn

The quality of Helpdesk Assistance has decreased Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Producing economic and financial reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What is most helpful is how easy it is to access information. With the use of different functions, Bloomberg makes it very easy to find exactly what you are looking forward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Dislike the appearance. The actual program could have a better visual appearance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Much easier to calculate stock and price analysis. Do not have to hand write all formulas for math problems because the Bloomberg Terminal does it for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The amount and variety of data available, the ease to transfer that data into spreadsheet, the incorporated mailing services Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the data is incorrect and/or incomplete or unavailable, especially when it comes to financial analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doing research to have a better understanding of financial markets and economic impacts of macro/politic events. I have reached a good understanding of the problems I was looking into. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ease of connecting to other data platoforms is incredible. The MS Excel add-in works extremely effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are high barriers to entry and usually you cannot afford the platform unless at a large company with significant resources Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data validation and mining Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very detailed endless data available to all Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Complexity and pure cost for smaller businesses to even try and implement Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do your research and you will find you cant beat this program if money isn't a factor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wish I was able to tell you that since I can not afford to get this platform I cant tell you Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The advantage of having real time stock prices as well as an easy to use interface over other alternatives to Bloomberg Terminal. I also love the fact that I could log in remotely if I needed to if I was travelling abroad in a different time zone to keep up to date and be in the loop with everything to do with the markets Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If anything, the price, but as this was through work. I did prefer the Reuters 3000 Xtra system but that became obsolete a few years ago and Bloomberg Terminal is seen as the default go to system anyway. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the default go to for live market data over all of it's competitors and the user interface is easy to use. Remote log in is incredibly handy. You're fortunate if your company have implemented this expensive but useful tool at your disposal! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having real time stock market prices at your fingertips. The hotkeys are fantastic for switching between different markets/securities instantly with little or no fuss to gather all of the data you need. Again, the ability to be able to remotely log in from anywhere in the world was invaluable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

How much information is listed about company and insider details Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wish smaller companies were more filled out and had more information attached to them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Bloomberg to do company research. To double check if company is public or private. Benefits are that Bloomberg is able to tell me what company is public or private Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Bloomberg Terminal is the best tool if you’re serious about trading and want to have your finger on the pulse of every market in the world.

It also lets you buy/sell stocks, options, futures, loans, and bonds directly from the terminal window by linking to JP Morgan Active Assets accounts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You cannot execute trades directly through the terminal with every brokerage.

Having to use fingerprint login.

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows you to communicate directly with other broker-dealers and Terminal users through the chat function. This is often an essential issue which Bloomberg solves by use of their chat function.

Another issue Bloomberg solves is it aggregates tons of real time data into one place. This means if you want real-time data from the NYSE, CME, OPRA, or any other exchange, you can get it all. And you can get quotes on stocks, options, and futures in London and China.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The most helpful part of a Bloomberg terminal is the ability to sift through different securities for highly accurate valuations. Being able to network for a job is also another great benefit of the terminal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The layout of a Bloomberg terminal could definitely be more user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stock analysis and accurate valuation reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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