FiveThirtyEight: The look and feel of the Bloomberg Terminal

Linette Lopez and Robin Wigglesworth introduce the Bloomberg Terminal and and describe its unique setup.
2:32 | 06/18/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: The look and feel of the Bloomberg Terminal
This is some of whom are terminal two screens. Lots of date and information right in front of you to my very untrained eye can see what looks like stock. Quotes right so obviously that's no surprise to me there's financial information you can check on how the market's doing but what other kind of information is coming through its latest looks like hey this classic only thing looks like a Japanese company. When they've used a candle ball which is means you can see the intraday moves in the asphalt products and some moving averages and that he can you with a few keystrokes he can see all these. Fans he's basking technical things and I think it's incredibly powerful seeking use that. You can see you all five are listed it's our be emboldened this is this apple ball on the Walt will I make most money. How sensitive visit if they say defend raises interest rates to morrow how will that be affected by that what should I be borrowing. And then you can use it full everything from chatting to other people if you want to do tradable. Brady this exchange the latest of Wall Street Joe's and let's talk a little bit specifically about how he actually called this stuff up and some of the functions so there's a keyboard that is unique to use the terminal and we're word we're looking at it now and it looks they're regular keyword except for some of their. This is worth 2000 dollars alone they thought green stickers on some of the buttons and they put yellow. Blue and red stickers are some of the other buttons but I guess these are shortcuts for and bring up particular functions I have to admit I'm most of those buttons are some mock Kate their remnants old. Holding combinations of the two and the like and how much people actually yeah some people lose so they don't get rid of them boats. I feel like to search function is more his fault because and you can put in more general term and then calls upon the options and you scroll through and wine sound. That to me is like a little bit more ease flaw I. We have a list of you don't. Commands sitting next our terminal that are the most used commands. I look at those our government merits like in one year and the right say you mentioned. That there's MVP where you can see who's the most visited but there's also what restaurant reviews right. There is like a Craig's list for super rich people what it's like it's a really the only place you can go where people regularly talk about sea plane spent believe the keystroke credits. Posh halt POI say I'm mad continues.

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