Bloomberg is a distinct user interface providing access to a wide variety of financial data involving equities, debt, commodities, currencies, and other sectors. The Bloomberg system is widely known for containing relevant and detailed resources for financial services professionals and public-sector employees. Practical applications include: Global and corporate debt prices, yields, and risk profiles Real-time Bloomberg and third-party news feeds Analytical projection tools available for most securities Commodity resource mapping Historical and current foreign exchange (FOREX), derivative, and swap prices Default spread rankings