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Bloomberg symbols available for free

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Interesting move by Bloomberg to release BSYM.

Bloomberg, however is making their robust BSYM identifiers, (originally developed for the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service and Bloomberg’s enterprise data products) available through Bloomberg’s website at no charge to users, with no material impediments on use.

Since the site allows download to CSVs, an API is not immediately needed, but it sure would’ve been nice. I’m not a fan of rummaging through source to figure out the calls, even if it were ethical to do so.

Side notes:

  1. BSYM site seems to have been developed with ExtJS.
  2. The export contains BSIDs for the symbols as well which should make it easier to map a symbol over to their BPOD feed.
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