Zions Direct : Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending May 3, 2013

Zions Direct : Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending May
                                   3, 2013


Russell Fisher
Vice President
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Alison Andersen
Communications Officer
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Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending May 3, 2013

Auction results and TRACE trade data for the week of April 29, 2013 to May 3,

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
Goldman Sachs Group Inc            1 Month  A      0.86%
McDonald's Corporation             1 Month  A      0.92%
Aegon NV                           1 Month  A      1.17%
Bank of Montreal                   2 Month  A      0.74%
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours            2 Month  A      0.86%
American Express Co                2 Month  BBB    0.93%
Thomson Reuter Corp                2 Month  BBB    1.04%
Petrobras International Finance Co 2 Month  A      1.20%
Credit Suisse USA Inc              3 Month  A      0.84%
Kimberly-Clark Corp                3 Month  A      0.86%
Caterpillar Fin Srvcs              3 Month  A      0.98%
Hewlett-Packard Co                 4 Month  BBB    0.86%
General Electric Capital Corp      4 Month  AA     0.93%
PacifiCorp                         4 Month  A      0.99%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc            5 Month  A      0.98%
Morgan Stanley                     5 Month  BBB    0.98%
Home Depot Inc                     7 Month  A      0.94%
Walt Disney Company                7 Month  A      0.97%
Citigroup, Inc.                    7 Month  BBB    1.03%
Caterpillar Fin Srvcs              8 Month  A      0.99%
PepsiAmericas Inc                  9 Month  A      0.89%
Pfizer Inc / Wyeth                 9 Month  A      0.89%
ConocoPhillips                     9 Month  A      0.90%
Coca-Cola Company                  10 Month AA     0.64%
Pepsico Inc                        10 Month A      0.72%
National Rural Utilities           10 Month A      0.88%
JP Morgan Chase & Co.              10 Month A      1.10%
Hewlett-Packard Co                 13 Month BBB    1.40%

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    0.20% 0.25% 0.38% 0.49% 0.92% 1.70% 2.43%
AA     0.27% 0.32% 0.52% 0.77% 1.30% 2.28% 2.54%
A      0.34% 0.48% 0.67% 0.87% 1.50% 2.14% 2.70%
BBB    0.51% 0.81% 1.25% 1.61% 2.23% 3.17% 3.51%

*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.


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
TRACE bond trade data displayed as weighted average yield. Corporate bond
information from FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) as of
May 3, 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 May 3, 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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