What does the prefix PX stand for on a Bloomberg Terminal?
PXis often used as an abbreviation for price in Bloomberg.
Fields prefixed with
PXare generally static fields: the value is requested only once and is based on whatever information is available when you send that request. On the other hand, real time fields keep sending new data as it becomes evailable.
As an example:
PX_LASTis the last price as of when you request it and won't change afterwards, whereas
LAST_PRICEis a real time last price which will keep updating if you subscribe to those changes.
Other examples include
More looking for what the P and the S letters stand for . In PX_VOLUME PX cannot stand for price, as that would mean PRICE_VOLUME. It is just volume so not really sure.
There is no S letters there, so I'm not sure what you mean. PX_VOLUME means Price Trading Volume - usually the daily trading volume of trading for that particular instrument.
When I am querying reference data service, instead of subscribing to intraday, will ```PX_LAST``` be effectively same as ```LAST_PRICE```?
You probably won't be able to find a direct one-to-one mapping for what the individual
Xstands for, because the use of
PXis to avoid the
PSabbreviation, which appears like the more common "postscript" or similar words like "post", and this is by convention set at Bloomberg. Also, phonetically it makes more sense to use
PX, "coz" (pun intended) native speakers generally pronounce price more like "prize" than "prise" (note these are made-up words so may or may not correspond to the actual word).