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How do I use Bloomberg: Bloomberg Keyboard & Tickers

This guide helps you understand how to navigate Bloomberg

How to use the Bloomberg Keyboard?


Commonly Used Bloomberg Keys:


CONN/DEFAULT Log in / Log out
Esc/CANCEL Cancel a command



GOVT F2 Securities issued by national governments and securities by quasi-governmental agencies
CORP F3 Corporate bonds
MTGE F4 Mortgage market instruments
M-MKT F5 Money market securities
MUNI F6 U.S. municipal bonds
PFD F7 Preferred securities
EQUITY F8 Common stocks, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), mutual funds, rights, options, warrants
CMDTY F9 Commodities and their associated futures and options
INDEX F10 Equity indices and economic indices
CRNCY F11 Foreign currencies
PORT F12 Portfolio

For further information on each function key and its coverage, press the function key, e.g. <EQUITY>, and then press <GO> for the main menu.


Enter/GO Run function
MENU Return to previous screen
BACK Scroll backward in a multiple-page screen
HELP Send a message to the Bloomberg Help Desk, 24x7          



PANEL            Press to switch between the Bloomberg windows                     

What are Bloomberg Ticker Symbols?

Examples of Bloomberg Tickers:

  • Google Inc.: Goog US Equity
  • S&P 500 Index: SPX Index
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