Bloomberg Terminal’s Log-in Requirement:
Content: The Bloomberg system provides current and historical financial and economic data (including equities, commodities, and corporate bonds, etc.) and financial, political, and business news as well.
Interface: While Bloomberg is menu driven, its interface is not so user-friendly since it is command-based. That means users have to press a special key or type a command on a special line at the top of the Bloomberg terminal screen to run the function/command. In this sense, the interactive ways within the Bloomberg terminal are pretty much like in the old MS-DOS environment.
has its own special keyboard on its terminal. Click this link to see what functions the red / yellow / green keys are used for, or click another link here for details. Of particular importance to know on this special keyboard is the functions of a number of yellow Market Sector Keys from F2 to F11. For instance:
For all the functions from F2 to F11, please see the "" box, which is just underneath this box.
F2 = GOVT: Worldwide sovereign and agency securities
F3 = CORP: Corporate Debt
F4 = MTGE: Mortgage Securities including MBS, ABS, CMO, etc.
F5 = M-MKT: Money market
F6 = MUNI: Municipal Debt issued by U.S. municipalities
F7 = PFD: Preferred Shares
F8 = EQUITY: ADRs, mutual funds, rights, stocks, options, warrants
F9 = CMDTY: Commodities, futures, options, spot rates
F10 = INDEX: World financial markets, economic indices.
F11 = CRNCY: Spots, futures, options on over 100 currencies