News, data and analytics related to companies’ environmental, social and governance performance are now available on the Bloomberg Professional service. For a menu of ESG-related functions, type ESGX <Go>. Type BSUS <Go> for more information on using ESG data.
Scrolling Tick Chart is a new function that lets you graph every bid, ask and last-trade price, along with volume, for a selected security. Type RIO AU <Equity> GIPT <Go> to track trading in shares of Melbourne-based mining company Rio Tinto Ltd., for example. In Trade Only and Scroll on Trade modes, click on the square to the left of Flat Filter and press <Go> to display ticks only when prices rise or fall.
Saving and Sharing Stories
The Bookmarks (BKMK) function has been enhanced with a number of new features. First, bookmarking is now easier. When you’re reading a news story or research report, click on the star in the upper-right corner of the screen to save the article to BKMK. You can also share stories with a group of users and start discussions by adding your comments. Click on the star again to open a window that lets you share the story. For more information on sharing stories, type DOCS #2055115 <Go> 1 <Go>. In addition, you can now access bookmarked stories on your BlackBerry.
Locating Economic Data
Economic Data Finder is a new function that lets you search for economic data and available online payday loans by keyword, category or region. First type ECOF <Go>. To find tickers for SErP/CaseShiller home price indexes, for example, tab in to the field, enter SHILLER and press <Go>. You can also drill down through the Regions or Categories listing trees. Type ECOF <Go> again. Click on North America under Regions, then on United States, then on Housing Market, then on Prices and finally on Indices.
A real-time feed of the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper is now available on the Bloomberg service. Type NH TEL <Go> for a list of headlines of every story that appears in the newspaper and on its Web site.
Read and React Faster
The new press release headline monitor displays Bloomberg News headlines that were sent based on a press release when you click on that release, enabling you to find critical information faster. For more information, type DOCS #2054643 <Go> 1 <Go>.
The analysis of agricultural commodities depends on understanding the impact of weather on crops and the effect of supply-and-demand changes on prices. Global Crop Calendar Analysis is a new function that brings together data on crop events, prices and weather so you can evaluate their relationships. Type CCAL <Go>, click on the arrow to the right of Commodity and select Corn, for example. Click on the Futures tab at the bottom of the screen to see how corn futures have traded historically in relation to the crop’s growth stages in various producing countries.
Economic Data Matrix Update
The Global Economic Matrix function has been enhanced to let you create, edit and save multiple custom tables of economic data. Type ECMX <Go>, click on the Custom Views button on the red tool bar and select Add New Custom View to open a window that lets you select indicators and countries for your matrix.