Don't understand a financial term used by Bloomberg?
Use HL <GO> to look up definitions
Type in the function or name you are searching, then press HELP once for more information.
Press HELP twice to start a Live Help Chat session with a Bloomberg representative.
The two documents below offer different guidance from Bloomberg on getting started and commands.
If you are unsure of where you are within the Bloomberg system, you can type the letters MAIN and then press <GO> to get you back to the main menu screen.
To move higher up in a hierarchy of an area, press the MENU key.
Type LAST <GO> to display the last 8 functions accessed; click or press a number to go back to one of them.
TIP: Always be sure that the cursor is in the upper left hand corner before typing in a command unless a text box is provided.
Switch between screens:
Press PANEL key or click on the inactive screen.
Enter GRAB <GO> to email the screen to you as a screenshot.
Click on Export from the top menu bar, then select Grab.
Email data copied and pasted in Excel:
Enter PFM <GO>, then click on Compose
Enter CHEA <GO>
Other useful tips:
The Bloomberg Panels allow you to work with multiple functions at once, and each panel is divided into 4 main sections:
|TOP <GO>||Today's top business and general news headlines|
|READ <GO>||Most read news stories|
|N <GO>||Main news menu|
|ECO <GO>||Displays a calendar of economic releases|
|IM <GO>||Menu of treasury/money market and international bond monitors|
|WEI <GO>||World equity indices|
|WB <GO>||World government bonds|
|FXIP <GO>||Foreign exchange information platform|
|IRSM <GO>||Interest rate and credit derivatives|
|EVTS <GO>||Displays events and earnings announcement calendar|
|MOST <GO>||Monitor most active stocks|
|IBQ <GO>||More than 65 industry overviews|
|EQS <GO>||Scan Bloomberg Equity information to find companies that match your criteria|
Use Bloomberg for lifestyle information, such as viewing flight schedules, checking weather, and finding a good restaurant. Try the functions below:
|MUSE <GO>||Arts and culture|
|DINE <GO>||Restaurant search and reviews|
||Bloomberg Sports Menu|
|FLY <GO>||Flight Schedules|
|WEAT <GO>||Regional weather forecasts|
||Ease of use tips and shortcuts|
||Bloomberg Career Center|
||Bloomberg data and calculations in Excel|