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Basic instructions for the Bloomberg database


Red keys are stop keys.

<CONN DFLT> Press once to log into the system; press once to log off of the system.

<CANCEL> Equivalent to the traditional escape button.

Green keys are action keys.

<GO> The <GO> key is the equivalent of the enter key on a traditional keyboard.

<MENU> The <MENU> key is the equivalent of the "back" key to return to the previous screen.

<PAGE FWD/BACK> Press <PAGE FWD/BACK> to access the next/previous screen.

<PRINT> Press <PRINT> to print a one-page screen. To print more than one page, enter the number of pages and then <PRINT>. 

<HELP> Keyword search: enter a keyword and press <HELP> to search our entire database of information.

Blue keys are used to move from panel to panel.

<PANEL> When you log in to Bloomberg, up to four panels appear. The <PANEL> key is used to move from one to the next.

The Bloomberg Keyboard

The Bloomberg keyboard is non-standard. As a general rule, green keys correspond to actions, like <GO> and <HELP>. Red keys are for logging in or out of the system. Yellow keys correspond to the main market sectors.

Market Sector Keys

F2 or <GOVT> Worldwide sovereign and agency securities.

F3 or <CORP> Corporate debt, bond prices and yields by company

F4 or <MTGE> Mortgage markets

F5 or <M-MKT> Money markets

F6 or <MUNI> U.S. municipality issued debt

F7 or <PFD> Preferred. Private and public securities offered by countries

F8 or <EQUITY> ADRs, mutual funds, stocks, options, warrants

F9 or <CMDTY> Commodities, futures, options, spot rates

F10 or <INDEX> Global equity indices, economic indices

F11 or <CRNCY> Spots, futures, options, forex on over 100 currencies