To find index data, including a description, constituents, and prices, type in the mnemonic for that index, then press the INDEX key, type DES and then GO. If you do not know the mnemonic for your index, start typing the name of the index in the search box on the top left of the screen. Keep typing until Bloomberg auto-suggests your index, and then select it.
To obtain a list of the current members of the index, from the index's profile page (the page you will see after following the instructions in the first paragraph), select 6) Members, or type MEMB and press GO. To see a price chart for the index, select 3) Price Chart, or type GP and press GO.
Mnemonics for Popular Indexes
NDX NASDAQ 100 Stock Index
DJII Dow Jones Industrial Index
RIY Russell 1000 Index
RTA Russell 2000 Index
RAY Russell 3000 Index
SPX S&P 500 Index
To access a list of the most popular indexes across the globe, or indexes by region, type WEI (the mnemonic for World Equity Indexes) and press GO.