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.
  • Register for or view free training seminars or webinars through SMNR.
  • 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. 


Bloomberg is a terrific source for current, national and international news.  

General News Menu:

Hit the green <NEWS> key, or Type N. Press <GO>.  Highlight selections or type the number or command.

Key Functions:

  • NSE      News Search Engine
  • TOP      Top news headlines for today
  • READ   Most read news stories
  • LIVE     Live broadcasts and interviews

Company-Specific News:

Company-specific news exists within the company profile.

Type the company's ticker symbol. Hit the yellow <EQUITY> button, then press <GO>.

Bloomberg Research

Common Function Codes for Accessing Bloomberg's Analysis on Various Topics:

  • BI                  Bloomberg Intelligence Portal
  • BI STOX       Earnings Strategy, U.S. Market Strategy


Research by Particular Analysts and Strategists

Cross Asset Strategy and Ideas -- To follow a specific analyst, type BIO, then the name. 
Example: BIO Mike McGlone retrieves this strategist's profile and his related news and research.