Bloomberg (BBG) keyboard is a specialized and color-coded keyboard that helps users navigating through the system. The look of the BBG Keyboard is very similar to the standard computer keyboard, but there are several unique features including:
The color keys are function keys with different commands:
|CONN DFLT||Log in / Log out|
|CANCEL||Cancel a command|
<Green Keys> - green keys are "Action" keys
|ENTER/GO||Execute your command|
- Press "once" to get assistance on a particular page/function
|MENU||Press to return to previous screen|
|Pg UP/BACK||Press to scroll backward in a multiple-page screen|
|Pg Dn/FWD||Press to scroll forward in a multiple-page screen|
|PANEL||To move between screens.|
<Yellow Keys> - yellow keys are "Market Sector" key
|LAW (F1)||Global laws, regulations and related news|
|GOVT (F2)||Securities by governments (e.g. Treasury)|
|CORP (F3)||Corporate bonds|
|MTGE (F4)||Mortgage market instruments|
|M-MKT (F5)||Money market instruments|
|MUNI (F6)||U.S. municipal bonds|
|PFD (F7)||Preferred securities|
|EQUITY (F8)||Common stocks, derivatives, ETFs, etc|
|CMDTY (F9)||Commodities and related derivatives|
|INDEX (F10)||Equity indices and economic indices|
|CRNCY (F11)||Currency information (e.g. FX)|
The green <HELP> key is a special key on the Bloomberg keyboard.
Use it to search the entire Bloomberg system. Press the <HELP> key once to define terminology, formulas, and pages.
Example: type CAPM <HELP>, choose from the result screen for more information on your topic.
Example: type 5 HK <EQUITY> DVD <HELP> will give you the help documentation available for that page/function
Hit <HELP><HELP> will open up a live chat box which is a real-time online assistance service from the Bloomberg helpdesk.