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Bloomberg Assessment Test Pre Course: 10 hours in 10 classes (Free beta Version & Prep Guide)

Shivgan Joshi To be Launched soon in Aug 2012 on Wiziq by the author of stockcreditfinancecfa.blogspot.com

Content (10 hrs plan)


Strategy to take Bloomberg Assessment test (1 hrs) FRA/Corporate/Equity Valuations/Ratios (4 hrs) Investment Banking (2 hrs) Bloomberg terminal (1 hrs) Bond/Fixed Income Market (2 hrs) Economics revision / Federal Reserve (2 hrs) Interpreting Market News (2 hrs) Analytical Reasoning (1hrs)

Disclaimer
Copyright of all questions belongs to Bloomberg This video is for non profit and research purpose Based on 3 file which are on BAT Website: BAT_Demo.pdf BAT_Presentation.pdf SampleQuestions.pdf

Author
Instructor has 70% score on BAT, in aprox top 90 percentile globally Cleared CFA L1, FRM L1 exams Prior to this author has given classes on GRE and GMAT

Class 1: Introduction to BAT


150 questions-3hrs-12sections BAT vs CFA vs FRM vs GMAT vs CMT vs Terminal Exam has some part embedded from all Easy exam for those who have flavor or all 4 All real areas covered Excel at B Terminal

Class 2: Bloomberg Terminal


Understanding what is it all about 3 tutorials are there: 1. Bloomberg_Tutorial.pdf 2. Bloombergfull.pdf 3. Bloomberggetstarted.pdf Helping in understanding how their platform looks which we will be working on.

Class 3: Corporate Valuation (equity)


Equity Valuations (CFA L2) Trading Multiples DCF: Free cash flows, and EBITS. WACC Private company valuation Residual valuation

Class 4: Investment Banking M&A


Matrix questions of merger and acquisition Synergy and re pricing IPO for getting money, and effect of activity Determination of final stock prices of the acquiring company (price of the company once the deal goes through) in M&A Stock-exchange, debt, equity, and combined debt/equity payments in M&A EV multiples Investment Banking by J. ROSENBAUM J Wiley

Class 5: Fixed Income & Bond market


Real terms in market based on news analysis Many questions in this area

More toward FRM as questions are tough News

Class 6: Global Markets Sensitization


Numerical Low scoring area after accounting UK / Japan / EU / Latin America

News Items
General News interpretation and decisions Bond News for PIGS / Japan / Fed impacts News of recession in EU / UK Looking into the past to recession (correlation) Recession creates arbitrage opportunity to earn money Correlation between Bonds, Commodity(gold and crude), S & P 500

Class 7: Economics
CFA l1 and l2 included like currency also Level 2 economics also in play Currency / interest rates / inflation Effect of Federal interest rates

Class 8: Financial Market


Capital Markets is another where people score low accuracy Derivatives and Exotic financial instruments like CDS

Class 9: 30 Question Financial Market


The longest area Which one to do first and which one to do last

Class 10: Logical Reasoning questions CAT vs BAT


New Section added in GMAT Data arrangement Table-Astra Other questions with lots of Data on the screen

CFA L1 vs BAT
All topics of CFA L1 are important 1. Economics & FSA (imp) 2. Fixed Income, Equity & Corporate Finance (imp) 3. Derivatives (less imp) 4. Portfolio Management, AI, Quant (less imp) FRSA is lowest mean, means it is toughest

FRM L1 vs BAT
Many questions del with rating agencies Kind of most talked about thing: The rating agencies Predicting Volatilities

Foundation or Risk VAR (bonds and rating etc)

GMAT vs BAT
RC CR Even the new section included which is Analytical Reasoning

CMT (Chartered Market Technician)


Exam Taken by MTA Charts at Terminal Bull vs Bear Reversal Support

CFA L2
Equity and Corporate Finance Financial Reporting Analysis International economics Cash flow calculations Mistakes Improvements

Upcoming 6 Video in the Series


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Economics FRA / Accounting Equity valuation & Corporate Finance Ratio Bloomberg Terminal Bonds in real markets

My Experience
Analytical Questions Modeling question

Conclusion
Tried to link BAT with other Exams Pointed out the difference and similarities

References for BT
www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/pdfiles/Bloo mbergfull.pdf