Answered By: [Unclaimed] Last Updated: May 21, 2015 Views: 6458
Answered By: [Unclaimed]
Last Updated: May 21, 2015 Views: 6458
- Hit the GOVT key, type TK, then hit GO to find ticker symbols of securities issued by governments and government agencies from countries around the world.
- On the Government Bond Ticker Symbols screen choose a country; e.g., select 14) U.S.A. for US government debt issues.
- Select 14) Generic U.S. Bills, Notes, Bonds to find generic bonds. US government bonds in Bloomberg include individual and generic bills and bonds; TIPS; STRIPS; and agency securities.
Select a generic bond, e.g., 7) GENERIC 5YR N/B for a five-year benchmark bond. The full ticker of this particular bond will appear at the top of the screen, e.g., T 2 3/8 10/31/14.
- The full ticker of a debt security includes the ticker symbol and a coupon rate and/or a maturity date.
- On the security's main menu browse categories or type a shortcut and hit GO:
If you know a security ticker the full shortcut would be T 2 3/8 10/31/14 [GOVT] YA [GO].
- DES for description
- GY for graph of historical yields
- HP for historical prices
- YA for yield analysis
Use the lavender fractional keys to type fractional denominators. Put a space between the whole and fractional parts; e.g., 3 3/8 is: 3 [Space] 3[1/8] and put a space between the fraction and the date.
In Bloomberg type the following DOCS numbers and hit GO for Cheatsheets:
DOCS2008993 for Government, Political and Economics
DOCS2009919 for Government/Agency Bonds