Bloomberg

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Symbol Entry

 

A distinctive characteristic of Bloomberg is its symbols. Ordinarily, symbols are what the exchange says they are. To display a quote on IBM, you enter IBM. Bloomberg symbols consist of the following:

 

<symbol>'<country>'<type>

 

or,

 

IBM'US'Equity

 

The Bloomberg keyboard maps instrument types to function keys F2 through F12. This enables a user to type a symbol, press a function key, and get the completed syntax. Aspen Graphics duplicates this function key mapping:

 

Key

Type

F2

GOVT

F3

CORP

F4

MTGE

F5

M-MKT

F6

MUNI

F7

PFD

F8

EQUITY

F9

CMDTY

F10

INDEX

F11

CRNCY

F12

CLIENT

 

Use the following table for quick access to foreign equities.

 

Key

Type

Shift + F1

LN (London)

Shift + F2

GM (Germany)

Shift + F3

JT (Japan)

Shift + F4

HK (Hong Kong)

Shift + F5

AB

Shift + F6

BB

Shift + F7

CT

Shift + F8

FP

Shift + F9

VX

 

The shift + function key assignments are adjustable. See the BB Equities tab in the Setup Options dialog.

 

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