Use this login each time you use a Bloomberg terminal on campus.
The auto-complete feature helps you find the security or function that you are searching for.
The Bloomberg platform offers flexibility for searching, featuring two frequently used options:
1. Browsing Menus
Bloomberg functions are organized by menus that are classified by market sector or product type. Each menu is part of a hierarchy.
You can access menus using the Menu button on the screen, the Menu Key, or using a Yellow Market Sector Key. This method is recommended for new users - It gives users a sense of the data and information available in Bloomberg and sees what functions are available.
2. Using Function Codes
An alternative to using the menus is to search by function code. By entering codes directly into the command bar, users can eliminate the steps. This guide offers lists of frequently used codes.
There are two types of function codes: Security Specific, for analyzing loaded securities, and Non-Security Specific, for locating information on a sector or news & events.
To load a security, enter the ticker or identifier, hit the Market Sector key representing the asset type, and then click on the Enter/GO key.
MAIN: Main menu
BLP: Bloomberg Launchpad
SITE: Overview of system (select heading for functions)
CHEAT: Directory of Bloomberg Cheatsheets
EASY: Tips and Shortcuts
BU: Bloomberg University
Launchpad allows you to create your own customizable desktop to track securities, news and charts.
BPL < GO > will get you started OR hit the LPAD key on the Bloomberg keyboard