Instructions and tips for getting started on the Bloomberg Professional terminals for research in business, finance, real estate and economics.

Bloomberg Guides and Tutorials

  • Type BPS and hit  <GO>, or type BU and click on Marketing Materials, to access Bloomberg's Getting Starting guide, search guides, and topic-specific cheat sheets.  Click Download to view the document. Choose the print command within Adobe to obtain a hard copy.
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  • Refer to the Certification Program link on this web guide for details on the Bloomberg Markets Concepts (BMC) course.
  • Bring personal earphones to connect to the keyboard and listen to tutorials. 

Key Functions

Fixed Income Menus:

  • Treasury: Hit the yellow <GOVT> key.
  • Municipal: Hit the yellow <MUNI> key.
  • Corporate: Press the yellow <CORP> key.

Popular Codes:

  • WB          World Bond Market, Bond Curves, Yield Curves
  • YAS         Yield and Spread Analysis
  • SECF       Finding Securities, Equity, Debt, FX or Commodity
  • BTMM     Treasury and Money Market Rates
  • DES        Fixed Income Securities Main Landing Page  
  • FICM      Fixed Income Credit Monitor
  • CAST     Capital Structure
  • RELS     All Related Securities [including options, warrants and where (entity) those securities are held]


Cheapest to Deliver

Cheapest to Deliver Summary:

Hit the yellow <CORP> key. Press <GO>. Choose Futures and Options. Hit <GO>.


For List of U.S. Treasuries in Coupon Order:

Type T; hit <GOVT><GO>.

For Specific Coupon and Issue:
Treasury (Government)

Type the ticker symbol (hit space); type the coupon (hit space); type the maturity date. Hit <GOVT> <GO>.

Example: T 6 <GOVT> <GO> lists U.S. Treasury 6% bonds.


Type the company ticker symbol, then the coupon and maturity date. Hit <CORP> <GO>.

Example: DIS 8 9/6/09 <CORP> <GO>.