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Zions Direct Announces Municipal Bond Auction Results through December 9, 2011
Dec 13, 2011 (02:12 PM EST)


Auctions of Municipal Bonds for week ending December 9, 2011

 

 

 

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Direct, 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 December 5, 2011 to December 9, 2011, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.89 percentage points, or 89 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB).

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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. 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 4,000 fixed-income auctions.

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Municipal Bonds' Average Yields Trade Data (source: MSRB)

 

2011 – 2012

2012

2013

2014

2016

2018

2021

Rating

<9mo

1 yr

2 yr

3 yr

5 yr

7 yr

10 yr

AAA

0.26%

0.36%

0.55%

0.80%

1.08%

1.58%

2.15%

AA

0.35%

0.42%

0.64%

1.09%

1.42%

1.88%

2.51%

A

0.50%

1.08%

1.15%

1.82%

2.29%

2.71%

3.21%

BBB

0.88%

1.62%

1.90%

2.53%

3.44%

4.15%

4.23%

Insured AAA-AA

0.39%

0.48%

0.79%

1.17%

1.57%

1.97%

2.28%



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

Issuer

Term

Rating

Auction Yield

MSRB

Difference

 

 

 

 

Avg Yield

(basis points)

State of California, CA GO

4 Month

Insured AA

1.32%

0.39%

93

Sacramento Co Wtr Auth, CA Rev

6 Month

Insured AA

1.20%

0.39%

81

Collin County, TX GO

14 Month

AAA

1.02%

0.36%

66

Fanwood, NJ GO

5 Year

Insured AA

1.89%

1.57%

32

Austin, TX Rev

5 Month

Insured AA

0.85%

0.39%

46

Scottsdale Muni Ppty Corp, AZ Rev

7 Month

AA

1.50%

0.35%

115

State of Ohio, OH GO

15 Month

AA

1.32%

0.42%

90

Kent, WA Rev

2 Year

AA

1.50%

0.64%

86

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, TX GO

2 Month

Insured AAA

1.25%

0.39%

86

Dallas, TX Rev

10 Month

Insured AA

1.14%

0.48%

66

Austin, TX GO

17 Month

AAA

1.34%

0.36%

98

San Diego Pub Facs Fin, CA Rev

2.5 Year

A

2.90%

1.15%

175

Utah St Brd Regents, UT Rev

4 Month

AA

0.90%

0.35%

55

Elgin, TX GO

7 Month

Insured A

1.79%

0.39%

140

San Jacinto Cmnty College, TX GO

14 Month

AA

1.40%

0.42%

98

South Jordan Muni Bld Auth, UT Rev

22 Month

Insured AA

1.38%

0.79%

59

Los Angeles, CA Rev

6 Month

AA

1.39%

0.35%

104

San Jose, CA GO

9 Month

AAA

1.23%

0.26%

97

Pasco, WA Rev

18 Month

AA

1.21%

0.42%

79

Houston, TX GO

4.5 Year

AA

2.52%

1.42%

110

Average Difference

 

 

 

 

89


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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.

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. The BondDesk Alternative Trading System (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 December 9, 2011. 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 December 9, 2011. 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.

 

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.

 

Investment products and services offered through Zions Direct, member of FINRA/SIPC, a non-bank subsidiary of Zions Bank are NOT insured by the FDIC or any federal or state governmental agency, are NOT deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, Zions Bancorporation or its affiliates, and MAY be subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal value or amount invested.

 

 

SOURCE Zions Direct