Log Off: to log off of the Bloomberg software
Cancel: to cancel an executed command
Yellow Keys (Market Sectors)
Client: create own portfolio or access publicly filed portfolios and those of different country market indices
Cmdty: commodity and financial futures, options, forward spot rates
Corp: corporate debt including multi-currency, supra national, provincials, company issues, medium term and structured notes
Crncy: currency spot rates, currency futures contracts and listed options on over 150 currencies
Equity: worldwide stocks, mutual funds, options, warrants
Govt: worldwide sovereign and agency securities
Index: world financial market and economic indices and indicators (Consumer Price Index, Constant maturities, LIBOR and stock, bond and emerging market indices)
M-mkt: continuously issued and short term dated paper, such as commercial paper, bankers’ acceptances and certificates of deposit
Mtge: U.S. mortgage backed security pass-throughs (MBS), asset-backed securities (ABS) and collaterized mortgage obligations (CMO)
Muni: debt issued by U.S. municipalities
Pfd: preferreds—equities with mandatory dividend payouts
Green Keys (Controls Functions)
Go: enter or return, used after each command
Home: return to command line at top of screen
Page forward, page back (Type a number before hitting this command to move several screens): Moves from one screen to another within the currently displayed window. Page numbers display in right corner of window.
Menu: reverts to previous menu screen (if not, type LAST and Hit <GO> to raise last screen viewed)
Print: print screen. Type a number to print more than one page.
News: News Menu
Quote 1: displays one line stock quote (ibm<QUOTE 1>)
Quote 2: for comprehensive snapshot of company. Type PDF. Hit <GO> to modify. Type menu number or shortcut for appropriate function for more detail.
Surveys: for customer requests, suggestions, portfolio view, price capabilities
Help: advice at point of contact ; Hit Help key twice to raise analyst help desk.