Zions Direct Announces Municipal Bond Auction Results.Zions Direct, Salt Lake City, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from May 7, 2012 to May 11, 2012, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.55 percentage points, or 55 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB MSRB
See Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). ).
Zions Direct, in conjunction with BondDesk Group LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , 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. Findings are compared against similar securities auctioned at Zions Direct Auctions. Since February 2007, Zions Direct has auctioned over 1.1 billion dollars in more than 5,000 fixed-income auctions.
ZIONS DIRECT / BONDDESK[R] MARKET SNAPSHOT Municipal Bonds' Average Yields Trade Data (source: MSRB)
2012 2013 2013 2014 2015 2017 2019 2022 Rating <9mo 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 7 yr 10 yr AAA 0.38% 0.36% 0.46% 0.58% 0.85% 1.32% 1.80% AA 0.40% 0.38% 0.58% 0.73% 1.04% 1.55% 2.07% A 0.51% 0.60% 0.82% 0.98% 1.41% 2.37% 2.63% BBB BBB
A medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate an adequate ability to pay interest and repay principal. However, adverse developments are more likely to impair this ability than would be the case for bonds rated A and above. 0.77% 0.88% 1.60% 1.85% 2.13% 2.69% 3.40% Insured AAA-AA 0.43% 0.45% 0.61% 0.84% 1.17% 1.61% 2.16%
Municipal Bond Auction Comparison Data (auction data from auctions.zionsdirect.com) Issuer Term Rating Auction Yield MSRB Difference
Avg Yield (basis points) Reg Trans Dist, CO COP 1 Month Insured A 1.00% 0.44% 56 Orange Wtr & Swr Auth, NC Rev 2 Month AA 0.98% 0.38% 60 St Charles Mesa Wtr Dist, CO Rev 7 Month Insured BBB 1.25% 0.44% 81 Cache Cnty, UT Rev 7 Month Insured AA 1.00% 0.44% 56 Phoenix, AZ Rev 2 Month Insured AA 0.93% 0.44% 49 Arizona Trans Brd, AZ Rev 2 Month AA 0.80% 0.38% 42 St Charles Mesa Wtr Dist, CO Rev 7 Month Insured BBB 1.20% 0.44% 76 Port Chester Port Chester, village (1990 pop. 24,728), Westchester co., SE N.Y., a suburb of New York City, on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Byram River, and on the Conn. border; settled after 1660, inc. 1868. Primarily residential, it produces some household goods. Gen. , NY GO 10.5 Year AA 2.50% 2.13% 37 Yakima, WA GO 1 Month Insured A 0.88% 0.44% 44 Palm Beach Co Sch Bd, FL Cop 3 Month AA 0.80% 0.38% 42 State of Connecticut, GO 8 Month AA 0.88% 0.38% 50
Suffolk Cnty Wtr Auth, NY Rev 13 Month Insured A 1.09% 0.45% 64 San Mateo San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St. Cnty Cmnty Clg, CA Go 4 Month AA 0.81% 0.38% 43 University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticut's land-grant university. It was founded in 1881 and serves more than 27,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 9,000 graduate students in multiple programs.
UConn's main campus is in Storrs, Connecticut. , Rev 8 Month AA 1.00% 0.38% 62 Sandy City, UT Rev 13 Month Insured AA 1.14% 0.45% 69 Grossmont-Cuyamaca Clg, CA GO 3 Month Insured AA 0.94% 0.44% 50 Flower Mound, TX GO 10 Month Insured AA 0.93% 0.45% 48 Casa Grande Sch Dist #4, AZ GO 14 Month Insured AA 1.10% 0.45% 65 Arizona Trans Brd, AZ Rev 2 Year AA 1.22% 0.60% 62
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About Zions Direct
Zions Direct is a broker-dealer that specializes in offering securities for self-directed and fixed income-focused investors. Zions Direct allows retail investors to buy FDIC-insured certificates of deposit, corporate and municipal bonds, and other investment products through its web-based Bond Store and auction platforms. In addition, clients can invest in stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds online or through a Zions Direct financial representative. About BondDesk Group LLC BondDesk Group LLC is a financial technology firm, providing enterprise-wide fixed income solutions to many of the top broker-dealers in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . The BondDesk Alternative Trading System The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
Please help [ improve the introduction] to meet Wikipedia's layout standards. You can discuss the issue on the talk page. (ATS), run by BondDesk Trading LLC, connects broker-dealers through a centralized marketplace by offering a diverse pool of liquidity for odd-lot fixed income securities in multiple asset classes. The BondDesk ATS executes over 20,000 transactions per day by providing 2,000 broker-dealers access to 35,000 live and executable offerings from over 100 premier fixed income dealers. In addition, BondDesk Group is a leading provider of innovative fixed income wealth management solutions, advisor workstations and fixed income analytical tools and applications.
Market Snapshot Information Disclaimer MSRB bond trade data displayed as weighted average yield. Municipal bond information from MSRB as of May 11, 2012. 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 May 11, 2012. 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 Undersubscribed
A situation in which the demand for an initial public offering of securities is less than the number of shares issued. Also known as an "underbooking".
Notes: 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.
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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