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Bloomberg: Getting Started
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What do the Bloomberg terminals look like?
Log On/Off
Green Keys
MOST HELPFUL KEYS
Bloomberg is menu driven
Yellow Keys
Useful tips
Learn more about Bloomberg
Bloomberg News
System Levels
Searching Bloomberg
Appendix
EQUITY
Warrants, Futures and Options
Fundamental Analysis
M&A Analysis
FIXED INCOME
Swaps
FI Futures and Options
Repo Analysis
Derivatives, Convertibles and Asset Swaps
Money Markets
Structured Finance Analytics
High Yield/Syndicated Loans/Distressed Research
Municipal Bonds

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This guide is intended to:
• Provide a brief introduction to the Bloomberg system, including the custom
Bloomberg keyboard and function keys.
• Help you gain an understanding of how information is organized in the Bloomberg system for easy retrieval.
What do the Bloomberg terminals look like?
Monitors: Bloomberg has two flat-panel monitors, which allows you to view two displays simultaneously. The active screen shows a blue flashing cursor. To switch between the panels, click on the inactive panel to activate it or press the <PANEL> key.
Keyboard: Bloomberg has a colored keypad (Please go to
Bloomberg keyboard page (http://firestone.princeton.edu/econlib/blp/docs/keynew.pdf) for an image of the keyboard.) The yellow function keys across the top represent different markets- each will bring up a similar main menu for that market. The green keys are action keys that execute your commands.
In this guide, keywords, commands and mnemonics are used interchangeably.
Log On/Off:
Log on to Bloomberg using one of the following two methods.
Method 1
Press <CONN DFLT>
Enter Username and Password.
Press <GO>
Method 2
Enter L <GO>
Enter Username and Password.
Press <GO>
Log off of Bloomberg using the following:
Press <CONN DFLT>

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Here is a typical Login screen:

<CANCEL> To reset a screen or cancel a current command
Green Keys
The Green keys are action keys and allow you to move throughout the system.
<GO>
: To access a particular screen, one might






enter some keyword(s) and then press <GO>, or press some key and then press <GO>, or use a combination of keys and keywords and then press <GO>, or click on the highlighted item on the screen, or in some special cases, just press certain keys, such as the <Menu>,
<Page Fwd>, <Page Back>, etc.

The use of the <GO> key is analogous to the use of the “Enter” key in other Windows applications.
Note: Keywords are always entered in the top left corner of the screen. If you want to enter keywords, and if the cursor is not flashing on the top left corner, click on the top left corner and make sure that the cursor is flashing there. If it doesn’t work in some cases, press <HOME>. You can then enter keywords.
<MENU>
: to go back to a previous menu or screen, this is going to be one of the most frequently used keys.

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<PAGE FWD> and <PAGE BACK>
: The top right corner of any screen will show the number of pages for that particular screen topic. Use <PAGE FWD> and <PAGE BACK> to go forward and backwards through these pages. Use the <MENU> key to go to the most immediate menu from which the current screen is referenced.
<NEWS>
To access Bloomberg’s 24-hr global online news service
<PRINT>
To print any screen. To print a multi-page report, type the # of pages to print, then press the <PRINT> key. For example, to print a 5-page report, press 5
<PRINT>. Type 9 <GO> to print the whole report.
<PANEL>
Switch Bloomberg screens
<CMND>
Press each time to see previous keywords you entered
You can also type LAST <GO> to see last eight commands you entered.

MOST HELPFUL KEYS
<HELP> and <SEARCH> are two of the most helpful keys in Bloomberg, especially for people in learning process.
<HELP>

: This key provides 3 important functions:
1. <HELP> as Screen Help: To understand what a given keyword or screen contains, just press <HELP> once to define terminology, formulas and applications for that screen.

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