Answered By: Leigh Lehmann
Last Updated: May 08, 2024     Views: 11726

Q.
Bloomberg: government bonds, bills & notes
How can I get data on government bonds, bills, and notes in Bloomberg?

A.
  1. Type , <GOVT>  TK, then hit GO to find ticker symbols of securities issued by governments and government agencies from countries around the world.
  2. On the Government Bond Ticker Symbols screen choose a country; e.g., select 8) U.S.A. for US government debt issues. To find generic bonds select 237) G to get a list of generic bonds. Select a generic bond, e.g., 8) Generic United States 5 Year Government Note for a for a 5 year benchmark note. The full ticker of this particular bond will appear at the top of the screen, e.g., T 0 1/4 07/31/25 Govt
  3. On the security's main menu browse categories or type a shortcut and hit GO:
  • DES for description
  • GY for graph of historical yields
  • HP for historical prices
  • YA for yield analysis

 Type BPS <GO> to get a menu of resource center documents for further help.