BondDesk Releases November Transparency Report for Retail Fixed Income Market
NEW YORK (MMD Newswire) December 4, 2012 -- BondDesk Group LLC, a leading provider of fixed income technology and operator of the largest odd-lot fixed income alternative trading system (ATS) in the United States, released today its November Market Transparency Report. A copy of this report can be found here

The data and analysis contained in this monthly report provide transparency into the dynamics of the U.S. Fixed Income markets for retail investors. The report includes twenty-five charts and graphs to present the important trends in the market, including trade volumes, most active issuers, yield/spread movements and buy/sell ratios.

November market commentary:

Treasury, Agency and CD

- In November, yields in Treasury, Agency and CD remained flat (or increased slightly) compared to October levels. Daily trade volume (as measured by trade counts) increased but remained close to 12-month lows. A declining trend in the buy-to-sell ratio over the past few months continued as we saw relatively more sell orders in the retail markets.


- Compared to October levels, November yields in Corporate bonds increased but remained close to the 12-month low mark. At 4.2%, the median yield remains close to the lowest level over the past 10 years. After a relatively sharp decline in October, daily trade volume in November increased by 2% compared to October. The 1.2 buy-to-sell ratio remained flat and at a 12-month low.


- Yields for Municipal bonds continued their declining trends in November. At slightly above 2.5%, the median yield for Municipal bonds in November set a new 12-month low. Reversing the declining trends over the past few months, average daily trade volume increased sharply (8%) from the volume in October. The Buy-to-Sell ratio, however, dropped below 2 and set a new 12-month low.


About BondDesk

BondDesk Group LLC is a leading financial technology company providing innovative, enterprise-wide fixed income solutions to a community of over 2,000 investment firms, including many of the top broker-dealers in North America. BondDesk's workstation solutions, including its flagship BondWorks™ Wealth Management Platform, enable over 105,000 financial advisors and asset managers to trade bonds with confidence, manage client portfolios and attract new assets. The company's industry-leading advisor workstation, price transparency, portfolio management and compliance solutions empower wealth managers to better service the needs of the investing public. BondWorks is the first financial services solution to win the highly coveted "Best Application Design" award from the Nielsen Norman Group (NNG), one of the world's leading design and usability research and consultancy firms.

In addition, the BondDesk Alternative Trading System (ATS), operated by BondDesk Trading LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, provides the BondDesk community with access to an aggregated pool of over 120,000 daily live offerings of odd-lot fixed income securities in a broad range of asset classes. The BondDesk Trading ATS executes over 20,000 transactions per day with high fill ratios and price quality.

BondDesk Trading LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BondDesk Group LLC.

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For more information, please contact:

Jade Faugno

Intermarket Communications

+1 212 754 5425

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