Zions Direct : Zions Direct Municipal Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending June 21, 2013

  Zions Direct : Zions Direct Municipal Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending
                                June 21, 2013

News Release


Russell Fisher
Vice President
(801) 844-7826

Alison Andersen
Communications Officer
(801) 844-7710

Zions Direct Municipal Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending June 21, 2013

Auction results and MSRB trade data for the week of June 17, 2013 to June 21,

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.

Municipal Bond Auction Comparison Data(auction data from

Issuer                             Term      Rating     Auction Yield
Grant Jt Union Sch Dist, CA GO     1 Month   Insured A  0.97%
Miami-Dade Cnty Sch Brd, FL COP    1 Month   Insured A  1.06%
Cabot Sch Dist #4, AR GO           1 Month   Insured AA 1.11%
Statewide Cmnty Dev Auth, CA Rev   2 Month   AA         0.80%
Florida Dept of Mgmt Srv, FL Rev   2 Month   Insured AA 0.91%
State Public Sch Bldg Auth, PA Rev 2 Month   A          0.96%
Prince George's Cnty, MD GO        3 Month   AAA        0.85%
Wichita, KS Rev                    3 Month   AA         0.99%
Merriam, KS GO                     3 Month   AA         1.00%
Charleston Cnty, SC GO             4 Month   AAA        0.87%
Riverside Cnty, CA Cop             4 Month   Insured A  0.98%
Pennsylvania Turnpike Auth, PA Rev 5 Month   Insured A  1.20%
Chicago Park Dist, IL GO           6 Month   AA         0.86%
Ho-Ho-Kus Brd of Ed, NJ GO         7 Month   Insured AA 0.95%
Delano-Earlimart Irr Dist, CA COP  7 Month   AA         1.22%
Jefferson Co Sch Dist, KY REV      8 Month   Insured AA 1.00%
McCormick Cnty Sch Dist, SC GO     8 Month   Insured AA 1.18%
Texas Transportation Comm., GO     9 Month   AA         0.90%
Lexington, SC Rev                  9 Month   A          1.00%
Evergreen Sch Dist #114, WA GO     11 Month  AA         0.99%
Deer Vly Un Sch Dist #97, AZ GO    1 Year    Insured AA 0.93%
West Virginia Sch Bld Auth, WV Rev 1 Year    Insured AA 1.00%
Richland, WA GO                    17 Month  Insured A  1.73%
State of Massachusetts, GO         3 Year    Insured AA 1.50%
Louisville, CO GO                  10.5 Year Insured A  1.61%

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.

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            0.33% 0.38% 0.55% 0.79% 1.33% 1.89% 2.38%
AA             0.34% 0.36% 0.59% 0.95% 1.53% 2.07% 2.64%
A              0.77% 0.50% 0.64% 1.14% 1.83% 2.46% 2.97%
BBB            1.01% 0.48% 1.78% 2.12% 3.05% 3.55% 4.34%
Insured AAA-AA 0.44% 0.44% 0.60% 0.92% 1.39% 2.00% 2.54%

*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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Market Snapshot Information Disclaimer
MSRB bond trade data displayed as weighted average yield. Municipal bond
information from MSRB as of June 21, 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 June 21, 2013. The aggregate
rating for each bond is based on average ratings from Moody's and S&P (when

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.

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