Zions Direct Municipal Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending January 25, 2013 Auction results and MSRB trade data for the week of January 21, 2013 to January 25, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. Since 2006, Zions Direct has auctioned over $2 billion in more than 7,000 fixed-income auctions.

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Municipal Bond Auction Comparison Data (auction data from auctions.zionsdirect.com)

Issuer

Term

Rating

Auction Yield

New Braunfels, TX GO

1 Month

AA

1.00%

Livingston Sch Dist #1, LA GO

3 Month

AA

1.02%

Timpanogos Spl Svc Dist, UT Rev

4 Month

A

0.60%

Granville Cnty, NC GO

4 Month

AA

0.96%

South Dakota Bldg Auth, SD Rev

4 Month

AA

0.97%

Gallup, NM Rev

4 Month

AA

1.25%

Energy Northwest, WA Rev

5 Month

AA

0.60%

Clayton, NC GO

6 Month

AA

1.33%

Desoto Ind Sch Dist, TX GO

7 Month

Insured AAA

0.89%

Pennsylvania Infra Inv Auth, Rev

7 Month

AAA

0.90%

Kissimmee Util Auth, FL Rev

8 Month

A

1.00%

Massillon City Sch D, OH GO AON

10 Month

Insured AA

0.90%

Lexington Co Sch Dist #1, SC Rev

10 Month

AA

1.00%

Boulder Valley Sch Dist, CO GO

10 Month

AA

1.29%

North Branch ISD #138, MN GO

1 Year

Insured AA

1.29%

Main St Nat Gas Inc, GA Rev

14 Month

A

1.55%

Fulton Cnty Dev Auth, GA Rev

16 Month

AA

1.24%

Omaha, NE GO

21 Month

AA

1.22%

League City, TX GO

3 Year

AA

1.53%

Davis Cnty School Dist, UT GO

3.5 Year

Insured AAA

1.30%

Chandler Unif Sch Dist #80, AZ GO

4.5 Year

AA

1.80%

Zions Direct, in conjunction with BondDesk Group LLC, regularly publishes a Market Snapshot for investors to help understand the current bond market, summarizing current weighted-average yields of investment-grade municipal and corporate bonds.

ZIONS DIRECT / BONDDESK® MARKET SNAPSHOT
Municipal Bonds' Average Yields Trade Data* (source: MSRB)


2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

2020

2023

Rating

<9mo

1 yr

2 yr

3 yr

5 yr

7 yr

10 yr

AAA

0.27%

0.37%

0.41%

0.54%

0.77%

1.17%

1.52%

AA

0.28%

0.37%

0.51%

0.71%

0.93%

1.33%

1.90%

A

0.36%

0.62%

0.79%

1.11%

1.33%

1.75%

2.23%

BBB

0.86%

0.73%

2.26%

2.55%

2.87%

3.10%

3.42%

Insured AAA-AA

0.38%

0.42%

0.59%

0.64%

0.93%

1.18%

1.80%

*Terms are defined as follows: < 9 months = anything up to .75 years to maturity; 1 year = anything greater than 0.75 years up to 1.5 years to maturity; 2 years = anything greater than 1.5 years up to 2.5 years to maturity; 3 years = anything greater than 2.5 years up to 4 years to maturity; 5 years = anything greater than 4 years up to 6 years to maturity; 7 years = anything greater than 6 years up to 8.5 years to maturity; 10 years = anything greater than 8.5 years up to 11.5 years to maturity.

THE INFORMATION IN THE MARKET SNAPSHOT IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE AS THE BASIS FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT AN INDICATION OF FUTURE RESULTS.

For more information about Zions Direct and to sign up to receive the free weekly e-newsletter, visit zionsdirect.com. This and past Market Snapshots can be found at think.zionsdirect.com.

Market Snapshot Information Disclaimer
MSRB bond trade data displayed as weighted average yield. Municipal bond information from MSRB as of January 25, 2013. The Trade Data was developed by BondDesk Group based on information from MSRB's Real-Time Transaction Reporting System, and excludes transactions in taxable bonds. Auction information from auctions.zionsdirect.com as of January 25, 2013. The aggregate rating for each bond is based on average ratings from Moody's and S&P (when available).

Although information in this Market Snapshot is believed to be reliable, Zions Direct and BondDesk make no express or implied warranties of any kind regarding this information, including as to its accuracy or completeness. Auction data excludes bonds in undersubscribed auctions. Any specific weekly results may be heavily influenced by large, atypical volatility, trade volume, or other unusual investing events.

Municipal bonds are exempt from federal tax and may or may not be tax-exempt in individual states. The inclusion of municipal bonds selected by tax-exempt status is generated from pertinent federal tax attributes as populated from Muller, IDC, and/or BD ATS data sources.

Investment products and services offered through Zions Direct, member of FINRA/SIPC.

Investment Products: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

Zions Direct is a wholly owned non-bank subsidiary of Zions Bank.

SOURCE Zions Direct



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