Zions Direct : Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending April 26, 2013

  Zions Direct : Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending
                                April 26, 2013


Russell Fisher
Vice President
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Alison Andersen
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Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending April 26, 2013

Auction results and TRACE trade data for the week of April 22, 2013 to April
26, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY - 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 9,000 fixed-income auctions.

Corporate Bond Auction Results(auction data from auctions.zionsdirect.com)

Issuer                               Term     Rating Auction Yield
Protective Life Secured Trusts       2 Month  A      0.98%
NYSE Euronext                        2 Month  A      1.00%
Target Corp                          2 Month  A      1.03%
John Deere Capital Corp              2 Month  A      1.05%
Bank of Montreal                     2 Month  A      1.18%
Pitney Bowes Inc                     2 Month  BBB    1.23%
CME Group Inc                        3 Month  AA     1.00%
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours              3 Month  A      1.01%
Rio Tinto Finance (USA) LTD          3 Month  A      1.20%
Berkshire Hathaway Finance           4 Month  AA     0.96%
Dow Chemical Co                      4 Month  BBB    0.99%
Credit Suisse USA Inc                4 Month  A      1.13%
Hewlett-Packard Co                   4 Month  BBB    1.26%
General Electric Capital Corp        5 Month  AA     0.80%
General Electric Capital Corp        5 Month  AA     1.02%
Mondelez / Formerly Kraft Foods Inc. 5 Month  BBB    1.08%
Berkshire Hathaway Finance           6 Month  AA     0.75%
Georgia Power Company                6 Month  A      0.91%
Bottling Group LLC / Pepsi BG        7 Month  A      1.02%
Vodafone Group PLC                   8 Month  A      0.94%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc              8 Month  A      1.19%
Comcast Corp                         9 Month  A      1.01%
Eli Lilly & Co                       10 Month A      0.90%
Caterpillar Fin Srvcs                10 Month A      0.98%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO                  11 Month A      1.08%
Prudential Financial Inc             11 Month BBB    1.09%
US Bancorp                           1 Year   A      0.98%
General Electric Capital Corp        1 Year   AA     1.04%
Bank of America Corp                 1 Year   BBB    1.20%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO                  17 Month A      1.28%

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.

Corporate Bonds' Average Yields Trade Data* (source: FINRA's TRACE)

       2013  2014  2015  2016  2018  2020  2023
Rating <9mo  1 yr  2 yr  3 yr  5 yr  7 yr  10 yr
AAA    0.19% 0.30% 0.37% 0.62% 0.93% 1.84% 2.35%
AA     0.28% 0.35% 0.56% 0.78% 1.31% 2.14% 2.53%
A      0.34% 0.47% 0.68% 0.96% 1.51% 2.27% 2.71%
BBB    0.60% 0.87% 1.32% 1.83% 2.27% 3.25% 3.52%

*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.


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be found at think.zionsdirect.com.

Market Snapshot Information Disclaimer
TRACE bond trade data displayed as weighted average yield. Corporate bond
information from FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) as of
April 26, 2013. The Trade Data was developed by BondDesk Group based on trade
reporting information from TRACE, and excludes transactions in callable and
floating-rate coupon bonds. Auction information from auctions.zionsdirect.com
as of April 26, 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.

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