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Bloomberg Guide: Popular Commands

Learn how to access and use Bloomberg at NYU Libraries.

First Time Users

FFM - "Functions for the Market": Examples showing how Bloomberg functions can be applied to current market events.

GRAB - Email a screenshot of the current page.

LANG - Change the interface to any supported language.

LAST - Display the last few commands you ran.

LOGI - Log out.

NO - Turn the news chyron/crawler that appears on most pages off to reduce visual clutter.

Stay Informed

BRC - Analyst reports / broker research.

BRIE - "Bloomberg Briefs": Daily newsletters on the following topics: Economics; Economics Europe; Economics Asia; Municipal Market; Oil Americas; Oil Europe; Oil Asia; Credit; Regulation; ETFs; Private Equity; Hedge Funds; Dine; QuickTake; Special Reports.

KI - "Key insights": Bloomberg's artificial intelligence flags the most interesting news and information about a company.

QUIC - "Quick Takes": One-page, authoritative guides to current news topics.

QUIZ - A competitive news quiz that comes out weekly on Fridays.

TOP - View Bloomberg's most popular news stories.

USER and USER ENHANCE - What's new on the terminal, including recent terminal enhancements.

 

Help

BPS - "Bloomberg Resource Center": Locate "cheat sheets" and guides that help you learn more about the functionality of the terminal. 

HELP - Access support documentation and contact customer support.

HDSK - Review your correspondence with Bloomberg's customer support.

Frequently Used at Stern

BETA - Calculate BETA.

GC3D - "Graph Curve Surface": An impressive visualization that plots the term structure of a curve over time in a 3D chart, allowing you to observe its evolution.

GP - Plot security pricing and related market variables on a chart. Great for easily visualizing "key events".

LEAG - Create league tables.

PEOP - People search that includes functionality for finding NYU and Stern alumni.

PIB - "Public Information Books": Quickly gather publicly accessible documents, data, and Bloomberg reports on a specific company and download as a single PDF.

PORT - Create and track a portfolio.

WACC - Weighted Average Cost of Capital.

Just for Fun

DINE - Search restaurant reviews by city.

FLY - View worldwide flight information. See if your, or a client's, flight is on time.

MVP - "Most Viewed People" in Bloomberg's user directory.

RICH - "Bloomberg Billionaires Index": Monitors the world's highest net worth individuals.