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How To: Bloomberg Terminal: Cheat Sheets

Information about the Bloomberg database and terminal.

Cheat Sheets

Find cheat sheets and help documentation for all variety of securities and functions by entering BPS <GO>

Below are a small sample of the help documents available to help you get the most out of Bloomberg.

Exchange Codes

The two letter codes you see in combination with a ticker symbol is the exchange code. By default, Bloomberg will use your account preferences to make assumptions about what security you are looking at. If you are looking at stocks traded on exchanges around the world you will need to add the related exchange code.

For example:

MIC Exchange Name Equity Exchange Code Composite Code
Hong Kong Stock Exchange HK n/a
London Stock Exchange (domestic) LN n/a
New York Stock Exchange UN US
Shanghai Stock Exchange CG CH
XETRA GY GR

 

See the attached file for the full list. You can find more information on the different exchanges by entering EPRX <GO> to view exchange profiles.

Excel API Help

In Excel, from the top menubar, go to Bloomberg > Help to see the Help documentation for more assistance in using the API.

Use BBXL < GO > in the Bloomberg terminal to find cheatsheets, pre-programmed spreadsheets, demo-spreadsheets, and explanation of error messages.