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Bloomberg – financial market overview

BloombergOverview commands (functions) that give users a summary view of the global financial markets are a feature that sets Bloomberg apart from other specialist company and financial information databases. Some examples:

  • WEI – World Equity Indices (screenshot below) and
  • EMEQ – Emerging Markets Equity Indices
  • MOST – Most Active Securities on a chosen Equity Index (e.g. UKX for FTSE 100)
  • READ – Most Read News
  • BTMM – Bloomberg Treasury and Money Markets Monitor
  • FXC – Key Cross Currency Rates
  • CRIS – European Crisis Monitor

These are not Bloomberg commands (functions) that are essential if you are looking for data for a research project. However, if you want to investigate figures mentioned in the financial press, or just get a idea of how people in the financial markets watch those markets, then explore these functions.

Screenshot of WEI – World Equity Indices function (command)

Bloomberg - World Equity Indices

Bloomberg – World Equity Indices screen – click to expand

Note. The Bloomberg PCs in the Eddie Davies Library and the Precinct Library do not have up to the minute information – Equity and Index quotes have a 15 mintute delay.

Further Bloomberg tips:

  • Try out the Bloomberg Professional tag in the right-hand column
  1. 4 March 2012 at 11:24 am

    A new one – MRV is coming up.

  1. 11 October 2012 at 5:24 pm

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