The Bloomberg Terminal at JPL
- At the Business Building there are two labs having some Bloomberg Terminals: One lab is located on the 3rd floor BB 3.02.14 and the other one is on the first floor BB 1.01.04, Financial Studies Center.
- At the 2nd floor of JPL Information Commons: there is also a Bloomberg Terminal - workstation #018. This is the only one Bloomberg station available at UTSA Libraries. The workstation #018, with a unique Bloomberg Terminal’s keyboard, is located near the Quiet Study Room, and users have to first use a UTSA computer log-in ID and password to log into this workstation, then log into Bloomberg Terminal. If there is a problem with the Bloomberg terminal at 2nd floor, we would have to notify CoB IT support. They're the ones who handle the Bloomberg terminals at UTSA.
Bloomberg Terminal’s Log-in Requirement:
- Bloomberg is only available on designated workstations at UTSA.
- For first-time user of Bloomberg, after you log into a designated Bloomberg workstation at UTSA, then you must register with the Bloomberg system by using your UTSA email, in order to get your log-in ID and password from Bloomberg.
Bloomberg Coverage / Interface / Cheat Sheets
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:
- F3= CORP (Corporate debt / bond) ,
- F8 = Equity (Stock markets),
- F9 = CMDTY (Commodities, futures, options), etc.
For all the functions from F2 to F11, please see the "" box, which is just underneath this box.
Yellow Market Sector Keys
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