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Empirasign Blog Entry: BWIC Email Extractor



BWIC Email Extractor

Feb. 19, 2013

Have you ever received a BWIC aggregation or recap email that's packed so dense with information that it could make your head explode? Our enhanced Email Search tool allows you to quickly make sense of these messages and access information about bonds and BWICs embedded in them. Simply copy and paste an email or Bloomberg message into the Raw Email Message text box on our Email Search page and hit the Parse Email Msg button.

Example Screenshot of an email message pasted into Raw Email Message box:
sample unstructured email message with market data

After clicking the Parse Email Msg button, your original email is overlayed with meta-data that identifies BWICs (large colored circles), and Bloomberg tickers, cusips and ISINs (small green circles). BWICs circled in green indicate that trade color is available. BWICs circled in yellow indicated that price talk is available. If no price talk or trade color is currently available, the BWIC is circled in black. To visit any BWIC page on our site simply click inside a BWIC's circled region.

parsed and highlighted results showing bwics, bonds and available market data

You can also run a quick search on any Bloomberg ticker or cusip by simply clicking on a highlighted identifier. A pop-up will appear displaying information regarding appearances on past BWICs and inventory offer sheets. A link to the bond's complete trade history is also available to click on. Example displayed below:

click on bond reveals quick search results

Finally, you can run a bulk search on every bond in a message by clicking on the Bulk Search button. If your email contains BWICs currently not in our database (BWICs that are not circled), you can click on the Add to Index button to have them added to our database.

Our Email Search tool can be found on the Navigation Bar under Find Bonds, or simply point your browser to this URL: www.empirasign.com/email_search

Trouble Shooting: The Email Search page is reliant upon both CSS for styling and JavaScript for parsing. As such, this page may not work as advertised until you refresh your browser cache by hitting CTRL-F5.


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