Bloomberg provides users the capability to do economic, financial, and news research. This page lists some of the most popular functions available including how to research company information, industry, news, currency, commodities, and global markets.
Enter the company's ticker symbol <GO>
See 'Company Analysis' menu.
Type <Function Code> <GO>
Common Function Codes:
FA – FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - key financial data, ratios, dupont analysis, etc
CF – COMPANY FILINGS – 10K, 10Q, etc.
CN – COMPANY NEWS – can research news on particular days – understand chart peaks and dips
EE – EARNINGS ESTIMATES
DES - SECURITY DESCRIPTION - latest data on the security you’re researching
SPLC - SUPPLY CHAIN BREAK DOWN - Analyze revenue exposure, suppliers, customers, and track against peers
RV - RELATIVE VALUATION - compare financial statistics against competitors
BETA - BETA Calculations (Company Profile Screen, Comparative Analytics, Statistical Analysis)
BRC – RESEARCH - Gives access to broker reports, ratings, can download
GP – Price Line Chart
GF – Graph fundamentals (e.g. revenue, etc.)
Don't know the ticker symbol?
Hit <EQUITY> <GO>.
Type TK (or TKI for list of companies by industry) <GO>.
Type the company name. Hit <GO>.
Select from results.
Type BI and hit <GO>. This accesses Bloomberge Intelligence which analyzes market sectors.
Bloomberg is a terrific source for immediately released Bloomberg-breaking news and current, national and international news.
General News Menu:
Hit the green <NEWS> key or Type N. Hit <GO>. Highlight selections or type the number or shortcut/command.
Bloomberg Breaking News:
Bloomberg breaking news stories are specially coded (Look for the "B" by the links).
Type the company ticker symbol. Type CN and hit <GO>.
<CRNCY> TKC <GO> - For exchange rates by region
<CRNCY> WCR <GO> - For world currency rates
<CRNCY> FRD <GO> - Spot and forward rates
COUN <GO> - COUNTRIES - Provides data on equity indices, currency, rates, etc.
WB <GO> - WORLD BOND MARKET - Look at bond yields and historical data
ECST <GO> - WORLD ECONOMIC STATISTICS - World statistics by country, e.g. GDP exports, etc.
ECTR <GO> - TRADE FLOW - Shows who a specific country is trading with
ECFC <GO> - ECONOMIC FORECASTS - Shows all forecasted information on specific countries, regions
FXC <GO> - CURRENCY RATES MATRIX - Real time and historical values, spot, forward, etc.
CMDS <GO> - OVERVIEW OF COMMODITY LANDSCAPE
CMBQ <GO> - SPECIFIC COMMODITY INFORMATION
BMAP <GO> - BLOOMBERG COMMODITY MAP - Shows detailed map of specific refineries, etc.
EQS <GO> - EQUITY SCREENING TOOL - Can screen through stocks by sector, location, data, etc.
MA <GO> - MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS DATA - Real-time updates on pending deals, history, and precedents of similar deals
READ <GO> - CAN DISPLAY MOST READ STORIES ON BLOOMBERG