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Bloomberg Professional: Bloomberg Tickers

This guide is designed to cover the basics of navigating through Bloomberg Professional, and retrieving financial news and information.

How to Find Bloomberg Tickers

How to Find Bloomberg Tickers?

There are two ways to find Bloomberg tickers:

Smart Search

Simply enter the company name (e.g. HSBC) or keyword (e.g. US Treasury) will give you the most relevant results, then look for your results by categories such as Functions or Securities

Bloomberg Tickers

Mnemonics (Ticker Lookup)

You can also find Bloomberg Tickers by Mnemonics, i.e. <Yellow Key> + TK.
For example, to find all corporate bonds issued by Hutchison Whampoa,

Bloomberg Ticker

  1. Press <F3> follow by <TK> (CORP TK)
  2. Enter partial ticker name (e.g. HUTCHISON)
  3. A list of company short names will appear
  4. Select 1 to show the results.


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