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Bloomberg Professional Introduction: Useful Functions

25 top functions from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Equity

DES Description

CF

Company filings (can change from All Filings; can export as PDF)

FA

Financial Analysis

SPLC

Supply chain Breakdown. Nifty graphic. Note the filter capability.

RV

Relative Valuation (compare with similar companies; can narrow to single aspect of a company’s business)

GP

Price Chart (Line Chart): Choose MAX range to get longest time series; try Page Down to see more detail

GIP

Intraday chart

BRC

Broker Reports (some not available with educational license; can download as PDF)

EQS

Equity Screening (try going to sectors; can choose indices; can drag & drop)

BI

Bloomberg Industries: digested reports; "Themes" is good, includes PDF

CN

Company News: set a date if you notice a discontinuity in GP

READ

Most-read news stories

WEI

World Equity Indexes; can change regions

MA

Mergers and acquisitions

Special Features

PRTU Portfolio
BLP Bloomberg Launchpad

News

TOP

Top news stories

READ

Most-read news stories

Government/Soverign

BTMM

Treasuries and Money Market; can choose a country

COUN

Country Overview

WB

World Bonds

Macroeconomics

ECST

World Economic Statistics (macro data)

ECTR

Country-to-country Trade Flow, back to 1980. nifty graphic!

ECFC

Economic Forecasts (by country)

Foreign Exchange

FXC

Foreign Exchange Rate Matrix; many countries at a glance

WCRS

World Currency Ranking System

Commodities

CMDS

Regional Commodities (commodity market overview)

CMDQ

Single Commodity overview

BMAP

Bloomberg commodity mapping; check out Actions … Fly to